There is a warm soothing sensation while the LED and collagen lights in the paddles work together to tighten and tone your skin and shrink adipose tissue.
“Following the session, you spend 10 minutes doing some low level exercise. That enables the fats and toxins that were released from the cells to burn off permanently.”
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“How did you get into such terrific shape?” I ask the mother of four, who tells me she was initially very skeptical about the fat reduction treatment. “I am an all-natural type of person,” says Julia Gometz, founder of Venus NY Body Shaping. “I was exercising and eating well, but just could not get rid of the extra fat.”
After learning more about this painless LED light technology, she decided to give it a try. “I was really surprised because the first time I did it, not only was it painless, it actually felt good! When my 20-minute treatment was up, I said, ‘Can I keep this thing going?’ ”
She saw results after two weeks. “Most people say they see results within three sessions. Once I completed the program, I kept doing my regular exercise routine of walking, sit-ups, and swimming a few times a week.
“I’ll never forget the moment when, after about a month of wearing only yoga pants,” says Julia, “I put on a pair of buttoned slacks for the first time. I’m getting goosebumps just telling you this. I couldn’t wear the pants. They were too big!”
Oval-shaped paddles are placed on your targeted spots, permitting LED light to penetrate the tissue.
This creates openings in the cells, so the fats, oils, and toxins can dissolve while the cell collapses.
“After lying in comfort for 20 minutes while this is happening, you perform 10 minutes of mild exercise, either by using the vibration machine or going for a walk, to permanently burn the fats from your body.”
The Venus NY Body Shaping program focuses on inches rather than weight. “I’m about five pounds heavier than I was when I got married, but the fat is gone and my body looks great. So who cares about a target weight?”
The LED-assisted lipolysis treatment takes 20 minutes as you lay down comfortably. “You have up to 16 paddles, each the size of your hand, placed on the areas you’ve targeted for fat reduction.”
There is a warm soothing sensation while the LED and collagen lights in the paddles work together to tighten and tone your skin and shrink adipose tissue. “Following the session, you spend 10 minutes on the vibration machine or doing some low level exercise. That enables the fats and toxins that were released from the cells to burn off permanently.” Julia tells us that her brides lose from three to nine inches in their six-week program. “Our star went from a size 8 to a size 2 in her six weeks!” Brides typically want to trim specific areas of the body, “like their arms, if they’re wearing a strapless gown. The stomach and thighs are also popular areas.”
The LED light technology is all natural. “But it’s still important to follow a nutrition and exercise program to keep the weight off. If you binge eat after the treatment, of course you will gain weight and your treated target areas will react the same way they always have.”
But if there is weight gain after a procedure like cool sculpting or liposuction, unwanted bulges occur. “Those procedures destroy fat cells, so if someone overeats, the fat cannot go to the targeted areas and instead goes to the closest place where there are fat cells, creating unseemly fat bulges. The process of weight gain when there are missing fat cells causes an unhealthy reaction, as the toxins have no place to be stored.”
As a supplement to their treatments, they also offer a simple nutrition and exercise program. “If I notice their workout focuses more on pilates, for example, I’ll suggest adding cardio. Everything is personalized so they can maximize their results.”
Included in their program is an optional blend of super food botanicals that has seven times the vitamin C of oranges, four time the calcium of milk, three times the potassium of bananas, and twice as much protein as yogurt. “The Venus NY specific blend acts as a natural appetite suppressant which improves the body's metabolism and enhances lipolysis. As a working mom with four children, I felt constantly exhausted, but these products give incredible energy.”
Julia has a masters in conflict analysis and resolution and spent several years overseas doing research on resolving conflict. After that, she was a mediator on Wall Street and then an airline analyst at Morgan Stanley. Then after her firm took JetBlue public, she joined JetBlue as an executive and went on to launch Venus NY.
Julia’s partner is a rehabilitation doctor. “He was looking for a weight loss solution for his patients. He got me into this as a customer and I was hooked!
“All my work have been about helping people find solutions. Your health impacts your whole life and it’s so rewarding to help people along that journey, especially when I’m working with brides and grooms. I get to participate in the special day, with the satisfaction that I contributed to how beautiful they look and feel! At Venus NY, we aim to change people’s lives and seeing them, especially at their wedding, is a fantastic feeling!”