If you've tried losing weight and haven't had much success despite dedicating time and money to the problem, you're probably skeptical about trusting a weight loss clinic like Cryo & Contour. You're absolutely right to think that way - many modern diets and weight loss programs are nothing more than quick fixes for weight loss problems that can't be solved overnight.
Fortunately, our weight loss program is different from the rest and designed with you in mind. Our medical weight loss program is a safe and effective way to improve your overall health and maintain a healthy weight in the long term without the need for surgery.
Developed by our medical director, Dr. Lorina Poe, MD., our medical weight loss plans start with a comprehensive analysis tailored to you, your body, and your goals. We start with a detailed wellness exam, blood work, body composition analysis, and resting metabolic rate testing to truly understand you and your body. We then use this detailed information to develop a weight loss plan that is personalized to help you lose weight and meet your fitness goals. For the best results, we like to work with your primary care physician and other medical specialists as necessary to ensure a healthy, progressive continuity of care.
The duration of your weight loss program is determined by weight loss goals specific to you and includes
If you're looking for a partner to help you achieve healthy weight loss in Franklin, TN, Cryo & Contour is the weight loss clinic for you. Unlike other medical weight loss programs, ours was founded upon the power of science with the caring and personalized support of our medical weight loss team.
This initial phase of your weight loss journey starts with blood pressure and weight checks, EKG monitoring for every 50 lbs. lost, lab tests conducted monthly, ongoing nutrition education, weekly nurse visits, and monthly physician visits.
This intermediate phase starts when you have achieved your target weight. At this point, we introduce more foods from the grocery store that you can eat. By the end of this phase, all meal replacements are eliminated from your diet and replaced with other foods.
This phase is crucial and meant to help you keep all that weight off that you have worked so hard to lose. We incorporate S.T.A.R. steps to accomplish this goal, which is a 24-week program designed to help you maintain your new healthy weight.
One of the most common questions we get at our medical weight loss office is who our program benefits most. That's not the easiest question to answer since every person's body and weight loss goals will be different from the next person's. However, we have found that professional, supervised medical weight loss can be hugely beneficial for a range of different people, including:
Shedding some pounds can lead to an overall improvement in health, a lower likelihood of developing chronic diseases, and an increase in energy levels for individuals struggling with weight issues.
Losing extra pounds can have a positive impact on one's well-being and alleviate the effects of conditions such as type II diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea.
Losing weight can reduce the pressure on joints, which can help reduce pain and improve mobility for people with a limited range of motion or joint pain due to being overweight.
Now that you know a little bit more about our weight loss program and its underlying principles, let's take a closer look at some of the key tools that our physicians use to expedite healthy, long-lasting weight loss.
If you're looking for a way to potentially lose weight, improve muscle recovery, overcome mood and sleep disorders, promote injury healing, and solve joint pain, cryotherapy could be a great addition to your weight loss plan. During each cryotherapy session, you'll step into a chamber and experience extreme cold for just three minutes. Some people have reported burning up to 800 calories during a session. Keep in mind that cryotherapy doesn't cure any specific illnesses, but it might be helpful for those who suffer from conditions like fibromyalgia, lupus, arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis.
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Are you curious about what happens during a typical cryotherapy session from Cryo & Contour? It starts with the first of three phases, which take place during a three-minute exposure to temperatures below zero.
When the body is exposed to cold temperatures, it undergoes a series of physiological changes to help maintain its core temperature. One of these changes is the constriction of blood vessels on the skin's surface and muscles, which forces blood away from the peripheral tissues towards the core. Once in the core, the blood can be filtered through the body's natural filtration system, which works to remove toxins and inflammatory components from the blood.
This process not only helps to keep the body warm but also helps to keep it healthy by eliminating harmful substances that can cause damage to cells and tissues. Additionally, the constriction of blood vessels can help to reduce swelling and inflammation in the peripheral tissues, which can be especially beneficial for those with conditions such as arthritis or joint pain.
After leaving the chamber, blood circulates to the body's outer tissues, which are now supplied with oxygen and nutrients. This circulation naturally warms the muscles and skin, allowing for increased flexibility and range of motion.
Within a period of 2 days, individuals experience a significant improvement in their physical condition. They have reported enhanced quality of sleep, heightened levels of energy, and faster recovery periods after injuries or exercising.
Looking for a cutting-edge way to enhance your physique? It might be time for you to consider Emsculpt, a body sculpting treatment that uses electromagnetic pulses to build muscle and burn fat. By stimulating muscle contractions, this innovative procedure can help your body generate new muscle fibers and proteins while reducing unwanted fat cells.
The short answer to this question is yes, it absolutely is safe. In fact, this procedure is a non-invasive, FDA-approved body sculpting treatment that uses the power of electromagnetism to tighten muscles and burn fat in areas where pockets of body fat typically collect, like the belly and the thighs.Request Appointment
For those who are struggling with stubborn pockets of fat that won't budge even with diet and exercise, Emsculpt offers a permanent solution. This treatment is most effective for individuals who are close to their target weight and looking for a way to destroy targeted fat cells. The muscle mass created by Emsculpt can last for at least six months or more, provided that patients continue to engage in strength and conditioning exercises to build muscle.Request Appointment
Emsculpt treatments can provide an incredible workout for muscles that would be difficult to achieve through traditional gym exercises. Within just 30 minutes, the treatment can generate an impressive 20,000 muscular contractions. For instance, if the treatment targets the abdominal muscles, it can be compared to performing 20,000 crunches in half an hour.
Emsculpt not only strengthens muscle fibers but also releases epinephrine, a naturally occurring chemical in the body that prompts nearby fat cells to break down. This is a significant development because fat cells are notoriously difficult to eliminate. Contact Cryo & Contour today to learn more about Emsculpt and whether this revolutionary weight loss tool is appropriate for you and your body.Request Appointment
The Verju laser system is a remarkable innovation in the field of non-invasive treatments. In fact, it's the only FDA-approved green laser that is both safe and effective in fat loss and the reduction of cellulite. One of the key advantages of this laser is that its low-level frequency ensures that there is no possibility of injury. Moreover, unlike liposuction or other hands-on treatments, there are no devices that push up against your skin during the procedure. Patients simply lay underneath the Verju lights and let the machine do the rest.
Individuals looking to lose weight with a medical weight loss program often benefit most from treatments like Verju. Why? Because Verju is very effective at eliminating stubborn fat from problematic areas such as your thighs, arms, and waist.
At the treatment sites, subcutaneous fat cells tend to collapse, leading to a thinner body shape for stubborn areas like hips, thighs, and lower abdomen. Based on the research, the average client can lose up to 4 inches over the hips and waist within just two weeks, and the results can be maintained for more than five months. Verju is a unique contouring system that does not damage the fat cells, thereby creating a more natural biological response for losing inches.
Unlike other branded treatments, Verju's green diode system increases the collagen concentration in the dermal layer and remodels collagen within the fibrotic septae. This puts Verju ahead of others when it comes to circumferential and cellulite reduction. Moreover, other modalities have been shown to permanently damage fat cells, leading to asymmetric weight regain in the shoulders, knees, and other unwanted areas.
This treatment is becoming increasingly popular for healthy medical weight loss because it allows you to relax and decompress while it works. Each treatment, which takes about 15 minutes to complete, provides you with a slight warming sensation that is soothing and gentle. This treatment not only feels great, but it's also incredibly convenient and doesn't require any recovery time.
FlexSure technology is a safe and effective treatment for all skin types, with no restrictions based on your body mass index (BMI). It offers multiple applicator sizes, which ensures that the treatment is tailored to your body shape and size for optimal results. Unlike other treatments, FlexSure does not cut or damage the skin, which eliminates concerns about scarring or infection. Additionally, it is a great option for those with darker skin tones, as it does not pose a risk of discoloration or burns.
If you are self-conscious about areas of skin laxity or have problem fat zones that you would like to tone and slim, FlexSure may be the right choice for you. At Cryo & Contour, our knowledgeable and caring medical staff is here to help you achieve your body-reshaping goals, so don't hesitate to reach out to us for more info on FlexSure and our medical weight loss plans.
FlexSure is a highly effective radio-frequency body treatment that's designed to deliver deep and even tissue heating. The peel-and-stick applicator is strategically curved and contoured to comfortably adapt to your body shape, making it easier to target those hard-to-treat areas. Some of the most common areas that our patients treat include:
Our medical weight loss program benefits greatly from FlexSure's use of monopolar technology, which can reach deep into the skin layers and underlying subcutaneous fat. When the temperature reaches over 42 degrees, the fat cells undergo apoptosis or cell death. The lymphatic system will then naturally clear away the debris left by the destroyed fat cells.
Since patients receive the dual benefit of fat reduction as well as skin tightening, FlexSure is often seen as a fantastic total body contouring, slimming, and toning system.
Are you tired of feeling trapped in a body you dislike? The team at Cryo & Contour, led by Dr. Lorina Poe, can help you achieve long-term weight loss success. If you're ready to live a healthier life free from obesity, our doctors and nutritionists are here to guide you every step of the way.
We offer personalized weight loss plans tailored to your specific needs and concerns, along with compassionate support to keep you motivated. Invest in your health and happiness today by contacting Cryo & Contour to learn more about our weight loss program in Franklin, TN.
Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, the family-owned-and-operated hot chicken eatery based here, opens its first Williamson County location this Wednesday at The Factory at 230 Franklin Rd.“Franklin is a special place for us. We opened our first restaurant, Bishop’s Meat & 3, in Cool Springs 16 years ago, so we know and love this community,” Nick Bishop, Jr., co-founder of Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, said. “We’re honored to now bring Hattie B’s to The Factory. We love the character and soul of the b...
Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, the family-owned-and-operated hot chicken eatery based here, opens its first Williamson County location this Wednesday at The Factory at 230 Franklin Rd.
“Franklin is a special place for us. We opened our first restaurant, Bishop’s Meat & 3, in Cool Springs 16 years ago, so we know and love this community,” Nick Bishop, Jr., co-founder of Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, said. “We’re honored to now bring Hattie B’s to The Factory. We love the character and soul of the building.”
The fast-casual restaurant is located in Building 14 at The Factory, adjacent to the Rusty the Metal Man statue on the Liberty Pike side of the building.
“Given its local history, Hattie B’s expansion into Williamson County also marks a return to its hometown roots. We’re thrilled Hattie B’s is coming home to The Factory and bringing its iconic hot chicken to a historic Franklin landmark,” Allen Arender, partner and senior vice president of development at Holladay Properties, said.
The restaurant is 3,058 square feet, including the private 471-square-foot patio, with 77 seats in the dining room and 24 seats for patio dining. The bright, welcoming dining room has a few new interior features guests will not see at other Hattie B’s locations: accent wallpaper with waffles, hot chicken and hot chicken sandwiches and a mix of read and white tables, along with windows original to the space.
The menu is the same as all Hattie B’s locations, featuring hot chicken — bone-in, tenders and a sandwich — served with varying levels of heat from Southern (no heat), mild, medium, hot, damn hot to the daredevil’s dream, Shut the Cluck Up. Scratch-made Southern sides and desserts, including guest favorites such as pimento mac-and-cheese and banana pudding, will also be served.
Local craft beer and frozen-drink cocktails with rum, vodka and whiskey will also be offered at The Factory location, along with several batch cocktails, including: Shack Water, Hattie B’s take on the classic Ranch Water—made with gin, instead of tequila, grapefruit and Topo Chico; a hot chicken-and-dill pickle-infused hot Bloody Mary; and a classic Island Painkiller.”
“Guests will experience the same delicious hot chicken, cold beers, and great tunes they’ve come to expect at Hattie B’s,” Bishop said.
Operating hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Hattie B’s Hot Chicken is a family business founded in 2012 by father-and-son team Nick Bishop Sr. and Nick Bishop Jr. in Nashville, Tenn., with additional locations in Atlanta, Ga., Birmingham, Ala., Dallas, Texas, Las Vegas, Nev. and Memphis, Tenn. With an emphasis on quality, flavor and Southern hospitality, Hattie B’s is renowned nationally for its hot chicken.
Six days into early voting, Franklin residents are making their voices heard in record numbers.Through Oct. 10, 4,391 votes were either cast in person or by absentee, shattering 2021 early voting totals when 3,403 votes were cast for the whole period.Franklin residents still have eight more days to cast their ballots before Election Day as early voting continues through Oct. 19.Like those early voting totals, the number of registered voters in Franklin is also growing, city officials say. There are current...
Six days into early voting, Franklin residents are making their voices heard in record numbers.
Through Oct. 10, 4,391 votes were either cast in person or by absentee, shattering 2021 early voting totals when 3,403 votes were cast for the whole period.
Franklin residents still have eight more days to cast their ballots before Election Day as early voting continues through Oct. 19.
Like those early voting totals, the number of registered voters in Franklin is also growing, city officials say. There are currently 60,950 registered voters in Franklin, up from 2021 when there were 54,166.
The uptick comes during a highly contested mayoral election, in which Alderman Gabrielle Hanson is challenging incumbent Ken Moore.
Controversy has surrounded Hanson from the start.
Just this week, during Franklin's regular city meeting, Alderman Matt Brown asked for a vote to censure Hanson at the Nov. 14 meeting or by special session. It will be the second time the board considers such action against her. Members voted not to take action in September, with one alderman saying she wanted the voters to decide Hanson's fate,
This new request comes after an Oct. 2 forum, where members of the Tennessee Active Club, identified as a white nationalist hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, gathered to support Hanson.
Franklin's board issued a public statement earlier this month in response to the group's presence at the forum, saying it wouldn't "tolerate any form of hatred, intimidation, or violence directed at our residents, media representatives, or anyone else attending or participating in the democratic process."
Brown said he will vote to censure Hanson, whether she's elected or not.
The alderman forfeited her seat to run for mayor.
During her time as a candidate, Hanson has come under fire after making claims about a false motive and saying she had a premonition about the Nashville Covenant School shooting. She's been the subject of multiple ethics complaints from residents who took issue with a letter she sent to Nashville Airport CEO Doug Kreulen criticizing the airport’s sponsorship of a Juneteenth event organized by the Franklin Justice and Equity Coalition. Hanson said the organization believes in "radical social justice platforms" and was competing with another longstanding Juneteenth celebration.
Hanson is the broker for Lewis County Store in Nashville, which came under fire this summer after it was revealed that members of the Tennessee Active Club were using a gym on the store's upper level for club activity. And she admitted in a September Instagram post to being arrested on a charge of promoting prostitution in Dallas in the mid-1990s.
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A candidate running for mayor in Franklin, Tennessee, has been accused by the members of the city council of refusing to condemn “actual, literal Nazis”.Gabrielle Hanson was at a candidates’ forum on 2 October when she received a visit by members of the Tennessee Active Club, a ...
A candidate running for mayor in Franklin, Tennessee, has been accused by the members of the city council of refusing to condemn “actual, literal Nazis”.
Gabrielle Hanson was at a candidates’ forum on 2 October when she received a visit by members of the Tennessee Active Club, a hate group known for promoting white nationalism. Members of the council, referred to as aldermen in Franklin, rebuked Hanson for enabling such hate groups, according to local news station WTVF.
“I’m not going to denounce anybody their right to be whatever it is they want to be – whether I agree with what they do in their personal life or not,” Hanson said in response to her critics.
Hanson told her colleagues “you reap what you sow”, in reference to the divisions within the community. She also noted that these were “spiritual repercussions”.
On social media, Hanson emphasized that she did not invite the group to the debate and is “categorically” not a Nazi, nor does she support nazism.
Brad Lewis, a leader of the Tennessee Active Club, said was at Hanson’s request that their group showed up in her support.
Alderman Matt Brown said during Tuesday’s forum: “To be silent is to be complicit. To not take action is to allow this behavior to root. We cannot allow this kind of hate to take hold in Franklin or else we have lost everything.”
Brown also called for a vote to censure Hanson.
Joining Brown, Alderman Beverly Burger asked Hanson: “Is it your mission to divide our city? Because you’re doing a bang-up job of it right now.”
Another member, Brandy Blanton, called the spectacle involving Hanson “embarrassing” for Franklin.
“To end up on HBO, to end up on MSNBC, and not for the good stuff – and it’s all traced down to one source,” she said.
Speaking directly to her colleagues, Hanson said the Tennessee Active Club showed up because they are an “anti-antifa” group, and “the dark web is showing massive antifa activity”.
Blanton said she supported the suggestion to censure Hanson.
A joint statement released by the council said: “We, the board of mayor and aldermen, are deeply concerned and disturbed by the events that unfolded at Monday night’s candidate forum for the upcoming city election. Individuals identifying as neo-Nazis and self-admitted supporters of Gabrielle Hanson threatened our citizens and members of the media during and after this important civic event.
“Our city has always prided itself on fostering a welcoming environment for all residents. We firmly believe that our city’s strength and success is built upon the contributions of a diverse citizenry made up of people from all walks of life, backgrounds and beliefs.
“We will not tolerate any form of hatred, intimidation or violence directed at our residents, media representatives or anyone else attending or participating in the democratic process.”
Sometimes all you need is an honest to goodness coffee. And in Franklin, Tennessee, there’s a lot of goodness going on at Honest Coffee Roasters. Over the course of their near-decade in existence, Honest Coffee has grown to include four cafes, including their latest spot inside the Factory. The 90-year-old former stove manufacturing plant has been renovated and repurposed into a shopping and dining destination in downtown Franklin.And what good is ...
Sometimes all you need is an honest to goodness coffee. And in Franklin, Tennessee, there’s a lot of goodness going on at Honest Coffee Roasters. Over the course of their near-decade in existence, Honest Coffee has grown to include four cafes, including their latest spot inside the Factory. The 90-year-old former stove manufacturing plant has been renovated and repurposed into a shopping and dining destination in downtown Franklin.
And what good is a revamped mixed use space without coffee? That’s where Honest Coffee comes in. With their new 70-person cafe space, Honest is bringing the lighter side of coffee roasting to the 85,000 denizens of Franklin, just 20 miles south of Nashville. So let’s check them out, shall we?
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For those who aren’t familiar, will you tell us about your company?
Honest Coffee Roasters was started in 2014 with the belief that coffee can do as much good as it tastes. Beginning with a small shop and roaster in Franklin, Tennessee, we have grown to have four shops in Middle Tennessee and three license shops in Alabama. We focus on high quality coffee that is enhanced by house-made syrups and the best milk possible.
Can you tell us a bit about the new space?
The new space stays with its industrial roots, but with an elevated feel. We kept our exposed brick walls and eclectic furniture, but added new fixtures and expanded our space to also reflect the changes coming at The Factory at Franklin- the building we are located inside. Our goal was to make it not only beautiful, but to be the largest place to sit and work in our area, which it is, with over 70 seats.
What’s your approach to coffee?
We work directly with farmers and small scale importers that we have long term and personal relationships with around the globe. In the world of coffee, both sourcing and life at origin can be pretty sketchy; by working directly with these folks, we can have full transparency of their farms and practices. We visit farms to make the face-to-face connection to sustain these types of relationships. When it comes to roasting their coffee, we opt for the light to medium approach. By roasting on the lighter side, we can highlight the unique bean characteristics that the farmers work so hard to create.
Any machines, coffees, special equipment lined up?
Two Kees van der Westen Spirit espresso machines, one black, one white with custom branding
What’s your hopeful target opening date/month?
Are you working with craftspeople, architects, and/or creatives that you’d like to mention?
Interior designer- Christie McCullough.
No, thank you!
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Franklin Alderman Matt Brown has asked for a vote to censure mayoral candidate and current Alderman Gabrielle Hanson at the next board meeting, on Nov. 14, or by special session."We can't let this kind of hate take hold of Franklin," Brown said during Tuesday's regular city meeting, ...
Franklin Alderman Matt Brown has asked for a vote to censure mayoral candidate and current Alderman Gabrielle Hanson at the next board meeting, on Nov. 14, or by special session.
"We can't let this kind of hate take hold of Franklin," Brown said during Tuesday's regular city meeting, referencing the presence of Tennessee Active Club members at an Oct. 2 forum. The club has been identified as a white nationalist hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center and members have openly voiced their support of Hanson.
Brown's comments came after the board issued a public statement earlier this month in response to the group's presence at the forum, saying it wouldn't "tolerate any form of hatred, intimidation, or violence directed at our residents, media representatives, or anyone else attending or participating in the democratic process."
Days earlier, board members had decided not to censure Hanson. At the time, Alderman Beverly Burger said the voters should decide. On Tuesday, Burger said if the election hadn't been so close, they would have censured Hanson.
"Is it your mission to divide our city? Because you're doing a bang up job," Burger said.
Hanson forfeited her aldermanic seat to run against incumbent Mayor Ken Moore in the city's Oct. 24 election.
And controversy has followed her almost from the start. In response to unfounded claims she made about a motive in the Nashville Covenant School shooting, at least 25 emailed complaints were filed against Hanson in Franklin, seeking her resignation from the board.
In June, she came under fire after sending an email to Nashville International Airport CEO Doug Kreulen criticizing the airport's donation to a Juneteenth celebration in Franklin. In her letter, Hanson said the organization the airport was supporting believes in "radical social justice platforms" and was competing with another longstanding Juneteenth celebration.
Things came to a head during the Oct. 2 candidate forum.
In a since deleted Instagram story, Hanson said a NewsChannel 5 report claiming that she hired members of Tennessee Active Club as security for the forum was false. Members of the club also posted on social media, saying Hanson didn't hire them.
Hanson said she is not, nor has she ever been associated with any white supremacy or Nazi-affiliated group. But her connection to Tennessee Active Club has come up before. She's the broker for Lewis Country Store in Nashville, which came under fire this summer after it was revealed that members of the group were using a gym on the store's upper level for club activities.
During Tuesday's meeting, Hanson seemed to defend the group when she was asked about them by a resident during public comments.
"I don't denounce any of my clients. I have a black client, a lesbian client, a Muslim client. I have Brad Lewis (owner of the aforementioned Lewis Country Store) as a client. I'm a realtor. I'm not going to denounce anybody their right to be whatever it is that they want to be, whether I agree with what they do in their personal life or not," she said, noting that the Tennessee Active Group came to support her at the forum after they became concerned about what they saw on the dark web, or part of the Internet not visible to search engines that requires the use of a specialized browser.
"I said, 'please to do not make a scene if you're going to come,'" Hanson said. "If they want to support you in your re-election, if they want to support me, that is their right, and we don't discriminate in this community against anyone."
As her fellow aldermen continued to denounce the recent controversies surrounding Hanson, she seemed, at times, to agree with them.
"Of course the citizens of Franklin don't deserve this," Hanson said. "But this is the old adage of you reap what you sow. You've planted seeds for years and years against our citizens, and they're coming to harvest."
Election Day in Franklin is Oct. 24. Early voting runs through Oct. 19 at the election commission office, 405 Downs Boulevard.
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