HOT OFF THE PRESS: Fitness Club Merritt Island Owners Lou and Denise Manley Keeping Brevard 4Ever Young
By Space Coast Daily // August 24, 2022
SPACE COAST DAILY MAGAZINE
BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – Fit, healthy and forever young: what could be better?
Denise and Lou Manley, co-owners of Fitness Club of Merritt Island, are aiming for that magic trifecta with their new anti-aging practice that is soon to open next to their gym.
Fitness Club will take care of keeping you fit, while the new 4Ever Young Anti-Aging Clinic and Medical Spa will focus on helping you feel and look your best.
“At the gym, we met people in their fitness journeys and we wanted to help them go to the next level,” said Denise, who has more than three decades of experience in the medical field and holds both a bachelor’s degree in radiological sciences and an MBA.
“4Ever Young goes hand in hand a healthy lifestyle. There is nothing like it in the area.”
The couple selected the 4Ever Young franchise because of both the company’s philosophy of service and the one-stop convenience it offers patients.
In 2014, Deniz Duygulu and Carlton Washington founded the first 4Ever Young location in Boca Raton to fill a gap they had perceived through their personal exploration of health and fitness options.
They realized that conventional medicine is reactive, not proactive, and is structured to treat problems and not to support patients’ goal of becoming the healthiest, best-looking versions of themselves, regardless of age. To fill that void, they created a preventative clinic committed to supporting vitality throughout life.
FEEL YOUR BEST
4Ever Young is actually two practices in one. Feel Your Best is dedicated to wellness services that include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) and IV vitamin therapy for men and women, while Look Your Best focuses on state-of-the-art cosmetic services to combat aging and showcase the individual’s best features.
“In the past, people have had to drive all over town to get these different services, but now they will be available under one roof,” said Lou Manley.
Hormones are the body’s messenger who deliver signals that affect how cells and organs work. As we age, our hormone levels decrease, impacting our physical, mental and sexual functioning, since there are then fewer hormones to deliver signals needed for the body to perform at optimal level.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy combats and even reverses the decline.
“We target the hormones you are lacking as we age,” said Denise.
Treatment for men and women begins a free, in-depth consultation with a wellness specialist, and is followed by detailed, extensive bloodwork, a comprehensive health profile and a full physical with a medical provider in order to pinpoint the patient’s health status and to determine if the individual can benefit from BHRT.
In men, low testosterone levels can be caused by several conditions, but the primary culprits are andropause, the male version of menopause, and obesity.
Medically supervised bioidentical testosterone therapy can reverse the symptoms and health risks of low testosterone. 4Ever Young offers testosterone injections – testosterone no different than the body’s own – that are immediately absorbed by the body and bypass the liver, which can be damaged by oral therapies. The center trains patients to properly inject these hormones when and where it is most convenient for them.
Patients who prefer a “set and forget” approach can opt for pellets as an alternative to injections. Smaller than a grain of rice, these tiny pellets are inserted into the upper hip by 4Ever Young’s medical staff, which consists of a medical director, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
The pellets release a steady dose of testosterone at the same rate as the body’s own testosterone is released.
4Ever Young also offers testosterone gels and creams that deliver a dose of hormones through the skin.
With all modalities, patients’ hormone levels are closely monitored throughout treatment.
Women can also greatly benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement, since it is common for women as young as in their thirties to experience a decline in hormones that can affect mood, libido and weight.
While caring for the skin, staying fit and maintaining a healthy lifestyle helps women remain vibrant, lifestyle choices alone cannot prevent some changes. Menopause results in a massive decrease in estrogen, progesterone and testosterone, and results of these low hormone levels appear well before and last long after this normal life stage appears.
4Ever Young offers estrogen and progesterone in either cream or pill form, custom compounded for patients by a pharmacy specializing in BHRT. Women also need the male hormone testosterone in very small quantities in order to function well. The tiny 4Ever Young Pearl pellet precisely matches the levels of testosterone in the female body. The pellet is placed in the hip through a minimal incision to release a steady dose of hormones over several months.
Under the monitoring and guidance of 4Ever Young’s medical staff, BHRT is a safe, proven option to improve health, because personalized dosage and close clinical monitoring ascertain that the patient is receiving the treatment needed to restore that youthful feel and drive.
4Ever Young also provides vitamin IV therapy and infusions for a quick pick-me-up and boost of energy levels and immune system, as well as personalized nutrition plans.
LOOK YOUR BEST
To counter signs of aging, 4Ever Young’s youth-reviving cosmetic services tackle the issue with the latest technology and products.
Proven, science-based treatments such as Botox,® Dysport,® Restylane® and Juvederm® injectables are available, as are treatments such Hydrafacial MD Elite, a gentle yet revitalizing treatment that delivers long-term skin health is as little as 30 minutes, and the SkinPen microneedling, which encourages the body’s production of collagen.
Although virtually pain-free, SkinPen flips on the skin’s healing “switch” to repair and rejuvenate skin. The technology is so advanced that it is even safe for the sensitive areas around the eyes, lips and nose.
“Microneedling enriches the collagen, minimizes pores and makes for tighter, firmer skin,” said Denise.
4Ever Young provides a comprehensive array of aesthetic services, including dermaplaning, chemical peels and custom facials.
Patients of the new 2,000-square-foot facility will be able to access services either a la carte or through memberships and a variety of packages. The 4Ever Young VIP membership provides unlimited year-round product and service discounts and invitation to unique events and specials.
While getting older is inevitable, getting old is now not necessary, thanks to 4Ever Young. It’s never too early to slow the aging process with treatments backed by solid medical science.
“It’s also never too late to feel younger than you did 20 years ago!” said Denise.
4Ever Young will open at at 1450 N. Courtenay Pkwy., Merritt Island. For more information, call 321-378-8240 or visit 4EverYoungMerrittIslandFl.com.