WHAT IS CLUB RECHARGE?
When people are first introduced to Club Recharge, they have no idea what we are or more importantly what we do. The simple explanation of Club Recharge is that we are a time machine, well not exactly a time machine, but we are in the same category. At Club Recharge we help individuals roll back the hands of time to a time that they were not in constant pain and soreness, their skin wasn't sagging or full of wrinkles, their hair wasn't thinning or falling out, their stress levels were low and their waist line wasn't out of control. Club Recharge is a complete body revitalization & wellness studio that works with individuals using the science behind 70+ unique therapeutic technologies to improve the overall look and wellness of our clients bodies. This combined with our knowledgeable staff or what we like to call them "body mechanics" are guaranteed to make you look and feel better.
We spent over 11 months researching hundreds of therapeutic technologies that helped individuals improve their bodies look and overall wellness. We identified those therapies which had scientific evidence from either university or medical studies that demonstrated the clinical effectiveness from using the therapy and put them all at one location for our customers convenience.
At Club Recharge the main thing we focused on when selecting each therapy was the scientific evidence of its effectiveness. Manufacturers in the wellness industry often make far reaching or outrageous claims as to what conditions their product helps without any scientific basis. While other manufacturers rely on medical professional endorsements. In our world neither method supports the effectiveness of their therapy. Instead we reviewed the scientific journals and read hundreds of scientific studies that used real world human subjects from all over the globe to verify the overall success and effectiveness of the therapy. This way Club Recharge could stand behind our results and know with a high degree of certainty the outcome of our customers wellness.
When we finished collecting all of the data we had amassed over 70 therapies and had the ability to help treat over 150+ common problems.
WHY DO WE NOT HAVE YOUR FAVORITE THERAPY?
Customers often ask why we don't have a specific treatment they have received at other spas and the short answer is that their no conclusive scientific data that supports it's effectiveness. For example there are two specific therapies know as the "oxygen facial" and "oxygen bar" are in this category. We have read dozens of clinical studies on both of these treatments that clearly demonstrate that blowing oxygenated air on your skin or sitting at bar with a mask on your face breathing oxygen for 1 hour simply has no therapeutic effects on your body. Although both therapies sound really cool neither therapy has conclusive scientific data supporting them. There are a wide range of non scientifically supported therapies that are in this category that we are not concluding don't work, rather we are simply stating that there is no conclusive scientific data supporting their effectiveness. Because our business model was based on using the true scientific data to accept or reject a therapy at the club, they simply just did not meet our standards.
HOW DID WE DESIGN THE CLUB?
Once all of the hard work of thoroughly researching each therapy was done we started on the next phase of the project, building the facility. We knew how many effective therapies we had and how many conditions we could treat, but we needed to assemble them in some sort of order that would make our clients sessions positive, efficient and cost effective. We came up with a dozen different ways to layout the club and after many nights of debate we settled the Lab Format.
At Club Recharge we have 23 different specialized labs that each treat a different part of the body or ailment the body has. Starting with a lab dedicated to PAIN, America's single biggest ailment. Because there are hundreds of different types of pains and just as many places on the body the individuals have pain in, we segregated 12 therapies solely designed to eliminate pain and assigned them to the Pain Lab. There are other labs in the club that help reduce pain symptoms but the therapy works in a different manner to eliminate pain symptoms so we had to give them their own rooms.
Slowly we found a lab that each of the 70+ therapies would fit into nicely from our Altitude Lab to the Muscle Lab. Each lab we designed had a single purpose or ailment to contend with for our customers to get under control or improve their quality of life. Since we are the first of our kind we had no business model to copy or pricing method to compare to and we wanted to make sure that our customers received the proper number of treatments to be effective at a price that was affordable.
More importantly all of our staff or "body mechanics" know a lot about each of the therapies offered at the club, but one specialist has been assigned to each lab that knows everything their lab can help our clients improve with..
HOW DID CLUB RECHARGE DECIDE PRICING!
When we got down to how we were going to price the therapies we had two problems to contend with to make it fair for all of our clients. Some clients only needed 4 treatments a month to alleviate their symptoms, while others needed 16 treatments. The next problem was some of our clients conditions required a therapeutic piece of equipment that cost the club $4,000 while other customers required a therapeutic piece of equipment that had a cost of $40,000. In either case the customer did not choose their ailment and it didn't seem fair to charge one customer substantially more than another based on a problem they did not have any control over.
So in our pricing model we threw out how much each piece of equipment cost the club to purchase and came up with a credit based model that would be based on our customers therapeutic requirements and needs. Credits are sold in the club in plans of 4 per month, 8 per month, 12 per month, 16 per month, 20 per month and 50 per month. The credits can be used for most every therapy in the club, each therapy is the same cost and the credits never expire if they were unused.
For example a client with lower back pain typically requires only 1 session a week to achieve optimum results. As opposed to a client with diabetic neuropathy that requires 4 sessions a week to achieve optimum results. This credit based model made it more fair for each customer.
For the customer that only needed 4 treatments to achieve their optimum results their monthly plan is only $129 for all of the therapies. Versus the customer that needed four times as many treatments or 16 treatments, their plan only costs $249 per month.
Plans are sold month to month and can be changed each month, placed on hold for a month or cancelled at the end of the month. There are never any long term contracts to sign or commitments to make and your price stays locked in as long as your membership is active.
By using this format we could ensure that our staff could always recommend the best therapy versus the highest profit while also ensuring that the customer received the correct number of therapy treatments in order to improve their quality of life and achieve the best outcome. We are told everyday by our clients how refreshing it is to see an honest business which is always nice to hear but at the same time we believe should be the standard in all businesses.
HOW IS CLUB RECHARGE DIFFERENT?
How is Club Recharge Different? Club Recharge is different than every other similar spa type business in our methods for selecting therapies, how we sell our therapies and how we price each therapy. We are a results driven business, so we focus less on how to take money from your pocket and more on what we need to do to make you look and feel better. For example, we don't charge $350-$1500 per session to freeze or melt fat in the troubled areas of your body when we know the science has demonstrated that you need 5-6 sessions for best results. At Club Recharge we sell the complete package of 6 session for $599, to ensure that we attain the best results for each customer.
We use this same method for every therapy at the club and for those rare cases that we are unable to achieve the promised results using the recommended sessions, Club Recharge will continue treatments for Free until we do achieve the results promised to our client.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AT CLUB RECHARGE?
What should I expect at Club Recharge? You should expect most of all to hear the truth. We went to great extreme's to make sure that every single therapy we offered at Club Recharge had the scientific data or clinicial trials backing up the claims made by the products manufacturer. To this extent there are multiple therapies that may truely be effective treatments for common ailments that are not represented at Club Recharge because we did not have the conclusive scientific data to support claims that have been made. We wanted to know that our clients were actually going to get better, so we set our standards high.
So much so that the staff at Club Recharge has been trained to ask each client the question "How do you feel?" instead of the statement "Don't you feel better now". When we started our mission to help people look & feel better that didn't include pleceabo therapy or telling our clients they feel better or look better when they actually didn't.
To make sure Club Recharge and its staff was always honest with our customers we included in our facility a lab named the Transformation Lab that allows each customer to take progress photos of their transformation absolutely FREE to all members. We have all heard that picture is worth a 1000 words, but not many businesses self police themselves with photographic proof to ensure that they never cheated a customer out of their hard earned money. We want to work hard and earn every dollar and every clients trust. This is why we made all of the membership commetiments month-to-month an not annual. We knew if we did our job well, provided you with excellent customer service and you actually felt better, we wouldn't need to lock you into a contract, you would want to come back.
HOW IS OUR DIET PROGRAM DIFFERENT?
I am aware that nobody ever wants to throw the baby out with the bath water, but in the case of Club Recharge and proper healthy weigh loss we thought it was needed. Let's take the difference between a traditional weight loss program versus the scientific approach deployed at Club Recharge.
Many people want to go on a diet for obvious reasons. The problem is some people can't or more importantly shouldn't go on a diet until their body is ready. Biologically everyone's body is very similar, but scientifically each body is unique and there is no one size fits all program that works for everyone. We often have clients come in to join our diet and weight loss program and they are always puzzled why we don't just take their money and sign them up. Here is why. Until we collect the scientific data no one can look at an individual and see if their body is ready to go on a diet. What i mean is how is the engine in their body running. I had a young lady come into the club that was over weight that badly wanted me to sell her a miracle treatment to make her skinny. After performing three tests/analysis we found that her metabolic rate was 1,130 calories with less than 20 lbs of lean muscle. I explained to her that her body was not ready to diet and that if she attempted a diet she would most likely fail very shortly after starting. She confirmed with me that she has already tried everything on the market and failed miserably. I explained to her that it was not her fault that her body just wasn't ready yet. People attempting to diet often fail and blame the product they were using, claiming it didn't work when instead their body simply wasn't ready.
HOW DOES OUR DIET PROGRAM WORK?
Customers often ask what we do different in weight loss, In a word, Everything. Our weight loss program is more like science class than a weight loss program. The first thing people need to know before attempting a diet is what you are about to put your body through is somewhat traumatic. Your body is one of the most complex machines ever invented and its ability to adapt to changing conditions is simply astounding. Few people attempting a diet realize that one of the biggest consumers of calories in your body is your brain and depriving it of essential nutrients by going on a 1,000 calorie diet is unsafe or may be dangerous. The young lady I spoke about earlier was in that exact situation. The healthy way to diet is to build a bigger engine or raise your metabolic rate first to a normal level before you attempt to deprive your body of calories. When you deprive the brain of essential nutrients all sorts of adverse effects may happen from low or no energy to your hair falling out, remember your brain's job is to keep you alive and it will adjust to the circumstances to protect itself.
The next big hurdle to overcome is LEPTIN, the chemical in you're body that is produced to remind you when you are hungry and that you should eat. Leptin cannot be overcome or beaten with sheer will power. It is your bodies emergency alert system and will increase in intensity if you ignore it. This is what diet pills usually attack to suppress your appetite.
The next hurdle is cortisol which is another chemical in your body's that has some direct control over your metabolic rate. People under stress often "stress eat". The stress will cause your body to produce more cortisol slowing your metabolic rate and leptin will make you hungry causing a huge calorie indifference and the pounds of extra weight will pile on quickly.
At Club Recharge we focus on the science. Our goal is to re-train the body and make it feel safe so that it doesn't try to protect you by storing excess food. We help you achieve this by reducing stress levels using some of the relaxing therapies available at the club and we also help you sleep better with other therapies. The young lady I spoke about earlier with the 1,130 metabolic rate in 4 short weeks has increased her metabolic rate to over 1,750 calories. She is still excited to lose weight and her body will be ready when we get her metabolic rate surging over 2,000 calories. Depriving your body of 200 calories a day is much easier to do with a metabolic rate of 2,500 versus a metabolic rate of 1,300 calories.
The next thing we do differently at Club Recharge is we throw out the scale. Why would we throw out the scale in a weight loss program you ask? Because it is not your intended goal. Your intended goal is to look in the mirror and feel better about yourself from the reflection the mirror gives back. Take it from a person that has helped hundreds of people lose weight. My customers get less excited about what the scale says they weigh and more excited when they fit into a size 5 pair of jeans. If you have ever known someone that has lost weight and can now fit into off the rack clothes you'll understand. That look on their face and their overall demeanor could care less about what the scale claims they weigh, neither do we.
The American Medical Association did a study on the 10 most popular diet plans on the market and concluded the 8 out of 10 did not supply your body with enough nutrients to support vital brain function. For a copy of the study you can contact CLUB RECHARGE.
WHY SCALES DON'T MATTER!
Why scales don't matter. Your body is made up of approximately 60% water, so a 200lb person is made up of approximately 120lbs of water. So if you start a diet and lose 5 lbs according to the scale how do you know if you lost fat or are just dehydrated. You don't because the typical bathroom scale doesn't know and the home versions of body composition scales are not very accurate that is why they are $100 and not $10,000 like the one at Club Recharge. Besides that, obsessing about a number on a scale will increase your cortisol levels every time you step on one and the number is not less than yesterday which in-turn will slow your metabolic rate which will make it harder to lose weight. Our advice to anyone starting a diet is simply throw out the scale and get yourself a $1 paper tape measure that you can wrap around your different body parts once every other week. Twice a month is all you need.
LASTLY, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY!
DO NOT and I repeat DO NOT try to lose weight too quickly. Here is why. The TV show "The Biggest Loser" had 14 successful seasons showing individuals how to lose weight. Don't get me wrong they inspired millions of people to lose weight, which by itself is absolutely great but scientifically not the best way to lose weight. Contestants were losing 10-13 pounds in a week which looked great to the audience, but what was not understood was their bodies were going to panic. 13 out of the 14 winners now weigh more than they did before the show, through no fault of their own. Their body was terrified and when they began burning huge amounts of calories with their last chance workouts and depriving their bodies of calories simultaneously, they caused their bodies to defend itself. These contestants metabolic rates dropped through the floor when their bodies tried to protect itself by putting the weight back on. They now have to start all over and slowly build up their metabolic rates before they can lose the weight again.
Science now understands a great deal more about fat cells than it did 20 years ago. What medicine thought fat cells roles were was simply a storage organ for excess calories. They now understand that they play a far bigger role in your body than just storage.
WHAT SHOULD MY WEIGHT BE?
Science now understands a great deal more about obesity than it did 20 years ago. What is now understood about an individuals weight is that it is for the most part genetically determined. This may be bad news for some and a relief to others, but the message is the same for both. For a rough guide to determine what your genetic weight should be you have to look back to your younger years. Ages 18-21 will give you an estimated genetic body weight. In other words if from age 18-21 your body weight was 225lbs that has now ballooned to 300lbs and you decide that you are going to start a diet and loose 100lbs, you may get there but will most likely bounce back to 225lbs fairly quickly. Our advice to our customers is to be slow and steady, create a realistic goal and don't be in a hurry.
There are far more details that need to be considered when choosing to go on a diet, but we wanted to show you how our process is uniquely different than all of the other programs.
IS MY PAIN REAL OR MEMORIZED?
A recent study in National Geographic demonstrated the many chronic pains people live with on a day to day basis are memorized or hard wired in your body. Memorization of neurological circuits is part of the makeup of individuals suffering with chronic pain in addition to pain sensitization. Just like the way you would learn any skill, such as a sport or musical instrument is repetition. It takes years of focused practice to attain the highest level of competence in a given field. Pain impulses are also repetitive input that can become embedded in your brain. One major difference is how rapidly these impulses are received. One metaphor that jumps out a me is that of a machine gun. The pain is memorized within a matter of months. Once they are defined, they can be permanent long after the injury your body has healed.
Thoughts are also memorized and can become obsessive circuits. Unfortunately, the brain becomes more focused on negative thoughts because there is natural tendency to suppress them. Although you make think you are successfully conquering them, you are actually giving them more neurological attention. “The surgeon screwed up my back.” “I can’t get out of bed.” “The pain is ruining my life.” These circuits can take on a life of their own, running on a constant loop. If left unchecked, they turn into a serious obstacle to recovery; one that’s not a psychological issue as much as it is a “programming” issue. At Club Recharge we have developed tools to break the cycle of memorized pain, but first you have to conceptualize how the brain works.
Neurological connections associated with pain will often continue to function, even if the offending stimulus is removed. A widely known example of this is “phantom limb” pain. It occurs in patients who require an amputation, usually because blood supply to the limb is compromised by vascular disease. Prior to the amputation, the limb is under severe pain and distress amplifying the pain signals to the brain . After the limb is removed, up to 60% of patients feel the pain as though the limb were still there. Almost 40% of sufferers characterize the pain as anywhere from distressing to even more severe than before, simply put your brain hard wired the pain message in the neurological path.
There's evidence that any pain that lasts more than a few minutes will leave a trace in the nervous system.” It's this memory of pain, which exists at the neuronal level, that is critical to the development of chronic pain. Old pain, though, when you can't remember what caused it in the first place, well, that's just not right. The problem is that for all the wonderful things our brain does, it has a hard time forgetting pain. Researchers discovered that it may be possible to ease chronic pain by erasing memories stored in the brain.
It has long been known that the central nervous system “remembers” painful experiences, that they leave a memory trace of pain. And when there is new sensory input, the pain memory trace in the brain magnifies the feeling so that even a gentle touch can be excruciating.
It’s this memory of pain, which exists at the neuronal level, that is critical to the development of chronic pain. But until now, it was not known how these pain memories were stored at the level of the neurons.
Recent work has shown that the protein kinase PKMzeta plays a crucial role in building and maintaining memory by strengthening the connections between neurons. In the new research, published in the journal Molecular Pain, Coderre and colleagues have discovered that PKMzeta is also the key to understanding how the memory of pain is stored in the neurons. They were able to show that after painful stimulation, the level of PKMzeta increases persistently in the central nervous system (CNS).
Even more importantly, the researchers found that by blocking the activity of PKMzeta at the neuronal level, they could reverse the hypersensitivity to pain that neurons developed after irritating the skin by applying capsaicin—the active ingredient in hot peppers. Moreover, erasing this pain memory trace was found to reduce both persistent pain and heightened sensitivity to touch.
Coderre and his colleagues believe that building on this study to devise ways to target PKMzeta in pain pathways could have a significant effect for patients with chronic pain.
“Many pain medications target pain at the peripheral level, by reducing inflammation, or by activating analgesia systems in the brain to reduce the feeling of pain,” says Coderre.
“This is the first time that we can foresee medications that will target an established pain memory trace as a way of reducing pain hypersensitivity. We believe it’s an avenue that may offer new hope to those suffering from chronic pain.”
WOULD A INFRARED SAUNA HELP ME?
Let's talk about the boring sweat box we all know as the Sauna. Yes i know they aren't very exciting or cool looking, and when you talk about the sauna at parties like I do your audience usually looks at you with the "SO WHAT" face. But let me spend a few minutes completely boring you to death about the health benefits. Unlike a traditional sauna, Club Recharge offers a cooler version of the sauna we all hate. We offer a Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna with all three wavelengths of near-infrared, mid-infrared and far-infrared. I know it is starting to sound sexier already, but i haven't even gotten to the good stuff.
The basic difference between a traditional sauna with the hot coals you pour water on and an infrared sauna is how they heat you. A traditional sauna heats the air around you to a degree that your body kick starts its natural cooling process. This means bringing blood closer to the surface of the skin and opening the pores to release sweat. Infrared saunas emit a wavelength of light that your body absorbs without heating up the room around you.
An infrared sauna provides a much milder temperature environment – between 120 to 150 degrees F. Additionally, the light of infrared saunas travels much deeper into the body, meaning they are to cause a more vigorous sweat, despite the lower (and more comfortable) temperature. Now with that out of the way let's talk about the health benefits of Infrared Sauna Therapy.
WEIGHT LOSS & INCREASED METABOLISM
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, regular use of a sauna imparts a similar boost on the cardiovascular system as running. As you relax in the gentle infrared heat, your body is hard at work producing sweat, pumping blood and burning calories. As your body increases sweat production to cool itself, your heart works harder to pump blood at a greater rate to boost circulation. This increase in your metabolism may burn calories.
“It has been known for decades that sweating is a wonderful way to get rid of stored chemicals, including heavy metals. In fact, a sauna is one of the detoxification procedures used in the Environmental Units in Dallas (Dr. William Rea) and North Charleston (Dr. Allan Lieberman) where the sickest of folks go to heal.” Dr. Sherry Rogers, Total Wellness, May 2000. There are still mixed scientific reviews about the entire Complete Body Detoxification statements made by many sauna manufacturers, but there is enough science to show that it does help your body sweat out many common chemicals.
Maintaining a cool body temperature is important for falling asleep. It explains why you have trouble sleeping on especially hot summer nights and why it’s easier to sleep when your bedroom is cool and dark. You can hack your body’s thermoregulation process by warming your body in an infrared sauna then allowing it to cool down after. This quick cool-down speeds up the process for your brain to fall asleep. The end result is a cool body that’s primed for sleep.
By using an infrared sauna before bed, you calm your body and mind promoting restful sleep. A calmer mind sleeps better for longer than a restless one. If you make a habit out of using your our infrared sauna, you’ll extend these calming benefits by making it a part of your bedtime routine.
EASE JOINT PAIN AND STIFFNESS
Infrared heat may temporarily ease joint pain and stiffness. Increased thermal energy to the joints may promote a temporary increase in blood flow. Increased thermal energy may reduce stiffness and increase range of motion.
IMPROVES APPEARANCE OF CELLULITE
Since the far-infrared radiant heat of infrared Saunas increases thermal energy in tissue, it is effective at temporarily reducing cellulite. There is a direct link between the slowing of metabolic rates and the storage of toxins in fat cells. Sauna use and far-infrared heat can temporarily increase heart rate and promote a temporary increase in localized blood circulation. This may reverse the above-mentioned trends towards the accumulation of liquids in the fat cells to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
STRESS AND FATIGUE REDUCTION
Just a few minutes in the gentle warmth of an infrared sauna can help you feel relaxed, rejuvenated, and renewed. Many Sauna customers comment on how much they look forward to their Infrared Sauna session, as it’s a great time to get away and release any built-up tension and stress.
The profuse sweating achieved after just a few minutes in our infrared Sauna will allow impurities in the pores to come out. The temporary increase in local blood circulation may help reduce the risk of certain chronic skin conditions.
WHAT IS BLUE LIGHT GOOD FOR?
There are numerous different light therapies at Club Recharge which may be confusing to some people. There is Red Light, Blue Light, Yellow Light and Infrared Light just to name a few. The main difference between all of the different light therapies really comes do to the wavelengths and how deep they penetrate the body. The waveform of Blue Light can only penetrate the body's skin a few layers deep, while the others can penetrate deeper in to the body. Blue Light at Club Recharge is primary for skin related issues such as acne, but does have other practical uses.
Blue light kills the acne-causing bacteria known as Propionibacterium acnes, or P acnes, which can cause inflammation. P acnes is sensitive to blue light. Using the blue light, eliminates the bacteria found in the oil glands in the skin. LIGHTWAVE proprietary LED light Therapy session (Red and Blue Light) designed to repair damaged skin and significantly reduce the P. acnes, the bacteria responsible for causing inflammatory acne vulgaris. 15 minutes of Blue light first enters the sebaceous glands and singlet oxygen is created. Singlet oxygen then in turn kills the bacteria. Next, the client is exposed to 15 minutes of red light. This acne treatment aids in the healing process of the skin and prevents infection and scarring from occurring.
PIGMENTATION / SUN DAMAGE TREATMENT
Blue light therapy is most commonly used to treat sun damage and premalignant or malignant skin cancer growths. It can actually be used to prevent skin cancer and remove both precancerous skin lesions and cancerous skin lesions that haven't spread to other areas of the body (or metastasized). LIGHTWAVE proprietary LED light Therapy session (Red and/or IR Light) intended to improve discoloration caused by sun damage, chemical build-up, and chemical reactions from chemical peels, and excessive use of skin damaging products. This process normalizes the melanin within the skin. The amount of treatments needed vary depending on the amount of damage to the skin, the thickness of the skin and the age of the client. Severe conditions such as Melasma may be best treated with a combination therapy of topical ointments such as hydroquinone and/or IPL and/or laser followed by LIGHTWAVE Therapy.
BLUE LIGHT SUPPRESSES MELATONIN
Research has found that exposure to blue light suppresses the production of melatonin more than any other type of light. It is believed that the shorter wavelengths in blue light is what causes the body to produce less melatonin because the body is more sensitive to this type of light. Exposure to all colors of light helps control your natural sleep-and-wake cycle, or circadian rhythm. More so than any other color, blue light messes with your body's ability to prepare for sleep because it blocks a hormone called melatonin that makes you sleepy.
SPIDER VEINS & VARICOSE VEINS
Blue light therapy for spider veins is often recommended by medical spas because they don't have to be administered by trained doctors. And, yes, after several expensive sessions, you might start seeing a difference.
SKIN CONDITION TREATMENTS
Blue light activates chemicals inside these bacteria, which ruptures their outer walls– destroying the cell and their ability to form acne and other imperfections. Rosacea, psoriasis, wrinkles and sun damage are all ideal candidates for Blue Light Therapy treatments.