Much More Than Weight Loss


In the past decade, Lifestyle Solutions MedSpa in Ocala has become known as the place to go for a successful medically-directed weight loss program. Dr. Michael Holloway is the founder and has served as its medical director since 2004, and that’s his smiling face you see on billboards across town.


But billboards hardly do justice to everything Lifestyle Solutions MedSpa offers. The key word is “spa.” In addition to their popular weight loss program, a full menu of spa services is available in a luxurious atmosphere you’d expect to find at a five-star destination in your travels.



If you haven’t visited Lifestyle Solutions yet, you’re in for a delightful surprise. The tucked away location on NE 2nd Street is centrally located and incredibly convenient, but feels secluded and private. Step across the wooden walkway to the entrance and the setting is immediately quiet and soothing. Brightly-hued koi swim in lazy circles in the tranquil pond beneath the walking path, while a stacked rock waterfall provides a backdrop of gently tumbling water.


Every time you visit Lifestyle Solutions, a tranquil serenity is obvious as soon as you enter the beautifully decorated lobby. Pause for a moment at the mirrored waterfall atop a striking stone wall and help yourself to a complimentary coffee, tea or bottled water before or after your appointment. You’ll also find an assortment of tasty high protein food samples.


Recent renovations have elevated the already comfortable atmosphere up another notch. From the lush, warm colors to the graceful stone and wrought iron appointments, guests find a welcoming ambiance and friendly, knowledgeable staff, led by Dr. Holloway and his wife, Shannon Holloway, the spa’s executive director.


Dr. Holloway’s lengthy career as a pole vaulter garnered him five SEC championship titles and school records that still stand at the University of Florida. He also competed in the 1992 and 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials. His athletic background enhances his medical expertise, providing a unique perspective and benefit for clients.


Shannon Holloway is a living testimonial to the MedSpa’s successful weight loss program, having lost 75 pounds herself. Other staff members have also had amazing results with the program and their personal experience is invaluable when it comes to relating with clients.


It’s one thing to have an effective program and top-quality products. What takes Lifestyle Solutions to another level is the passionate, personal involvement of dedicated staff ready to coach and encourage you step-by-step to your own success. You’re guaranteed to receive the assistance you need on your results-oriented journey, whether you’re seeking weight loss, a balanced, healthier lifestyle with more energy, or a rejuvenating spa treatment.



“I realize from personal experience the challenge of juggling a job, family and trying to lose weight at the same time,” says Shannon, who was a size 18 when she started working at the MedSpa and is now a size 6. “It’s easier to help people when you can understand the struggle they’re going through.”


If you’ve made an appointment to address weight issues, you’ll be relieved to know the approach here has nothing to do with “diet.” Instead, it’s all about learning lifestyle changes that can make a profound difference. Because it’s a medical clinic, you gain the extra advantages of additional methods to increase energy and metabolism, and also curbing appetite. Although Dr. Holloway and his staff make a point not to push products, it’s good to know Lifestyle Solutions has a variety of high-protein nutritional items that make it easier to achieve your objectives.


“We coach people about how to achieve and maintain an overall healthier lifestyle, whether you want to lose weight, take better care of your body, your skin or simply improve your overall health,” says Dr. Holloway. “Most everyone who comes here is successful in reaching their goals, whether it is for weight loss or for achieving healthier skin and a more youthful and vibrant look.”



As for that healthy skin and youthful vibrancy, you’re in the best of hands when it comes to the spa itself. The menu includes an array of both effective and utterly relaxing treatments; the highly skilled estheticians and service providers explain in careful detail just what you can expect.



Dr. Holloway often uses Botox and Restylane when a client wants to improve her/his appearance by adding fullness and/or addressing facial wrinkles, creases and skin folds.


The MedSpa setting offers benefits not found at all spas. For example, you can learn the true state of your skin with a VISIA™ complexion analysis, a precise system that measures pigmentation, pore size, UV spots, sun damage, texture and more, giving your skin care professional the perfect tool to design a customized care plan.


If you choose the HydraFacial™, you’ll discover the favorite treatment of many Hollywood stars and experience astounding cleansing, exfoliation, extraction and hydration results. Your face is left soothed, moisturized and positively glowing; your esthetician can even recommend serums for home daily care that contain the same ingredients to extend the impressive results.


Treatment options have you covered from head to toe, ranging from body wraps and massage to aromatherapy hair and scalp treatments, including a blissfully relaxing scalp massage.



Why not get a few girlfriends together and enjoy a private spa evening? Lifestyle Solutions MedSpa now offers “Girls Night Out” and bridal party “after hours” spa packages. You’ll even have a catered meal; all you and your friends have to do is come and be pampered!


“Customized spa parties after hours include a full spa experience along with either a Mimosa with lunch or wine with dinner,” says Shannon Holloway.


Individuals covered by medicare will be happy to know weight management programs are covered. Call Lifestyle Solutions MedSpa today and schedule your consultation or spa visit for a healthier, happier you.

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