Spend to Lose


Whether results are guaranteed, spending big ‘moolah’ to lose some flab is fashionable…

Nutritional supplements, diet plans, fitness gear… With manufacturers tapping the never fading need to lose weight, there are innumerable avenues for those who have the money and the required orientation to give that flab a go.

In the following feature, take a quick look at some of the supplements, diets and equipment that spell money and, of course, the targeted weight loss.

World Nutrition Vitalzym

The World Nutrition website claims that Vitalzym liquid gels are all-natural, vegetarian systemic enzyme supplements, which can be used to promote muscle recovery, joint function, healthy immune and cardiovascular systems, and more. Every product comprises of a proprietary blend of vegetarian ingredients formulated for optimum absorption and benefit. They state that they are focused on identifying the problems at the source. Price: $164.95


Wellness Sky

If working out in an architectural marvel is on your agenda for weight loss, get ready to shell out a whopping $30,000 on membership fee alone. The Wellness Sky, located in Belgrade, Sebria, has its reasons for charging that fee. It has a line-up of exclusive equipment to get your body in shape and also promises views of the city that are breath-taking, to say the least. It is famous for its body balance programme, which is a combination of yoga, Pilates and tai-chi, all packed into one regimen. Price: $30,000


Jenny Craig diet

Dubbed as one of the most expensive diet programmes, the Jenny Craig method is a three-level food-mind-body plan to help people lose weight and keep it off. It teaches you how to eat the foods you want, in small frequent portions; how to increase your energy levels through simple activities; and how to maintain the weight loss and enjoy healthy diet. The plan offers prepackaged low-calorie food, a consultant to offer support in person or phone, exercise plan and online tools to plan and track meals. There are two programmes – one that is built around the actual centres and the ‘Jenny Direct’ programme for those who cannot physically access a centre. The latter is done via email and phone. Price range: $525 to $705 per month 


Range of Motions Machines

Is time a constraint in your fitness goals? Opt for the ROM machine, which is designed to give you a full workout in just four minutes. The Range of Motions machine is apt for all those who cannot make time to hit the gym or jog it out to stay fit. Said to be a challenging workout, it promises to increase your metabolism, while helping burn fat and build the muscles. It works both the upper and lower body. Price range: around $14,000


Align-Pilates A2RII Reformer

With three reformers in one, this home gym option, can be easily adapted to your changing circumstances. You could choose your preferred leg height – 28, 42 or 64cm – to suit your requirements and space. And, even if these change in the course of time, you could buy a different set of legs and swap them. It comes with a host of easy adjustments to provide total flexibility. Price: $3700


Power Plate

Experience the power of a personal trainer with the Power plate, which is equipped with over 250 customised programmes and more than a thousand individual exercises. The Power Plate my7 is a unique whole body vibration technology, featuring an integrated touch screen computer, which is packed with more than a thousand exercise videos and coaching tips to guide you through the training. Power Plate is engineered to activate the body’s natural reflexive response to vibration; its vibrating platform moves 25 to 50 times per second to engage muscles in a consistent, and controlled manner. Price range: $1,500 to 11,500


Metabolic Balance

This is an all-natural nutrition programme aimed at balancing your hormones, optimising your health and, of course, long term weight management. The programme helps develop a completely personalised nutrition plan based on an in-depth analysis of your blood values, medical history and personal likes and dislikes. This will specify which natural foods you should eat in order to induce the biochemical changes needed for reaching your desirable weight and health goals. You will be assigned a personal coach who will guide you through. Price range: $899 and above


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