We had the good fortune of connecting with Claudia Trevino and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Claudia, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Throughout my life, I have felt a passion to support, encourage, and help women and girls with self-confidence and self-image. I have participated in community outreach and prayer groups, along with mentor counseling of young Latina women. This awareness and importance of addressing self-image concerns among women is ultimately the foundation for how my business was launched. It all started one day when I wanted to schedule a body massage for myself. I found that it has become so challenging to live in this society and not be body shamed, and not just on social media, but also in our everyday regular lives. I have struggled with maintaining a certain body weight for so many years; I tried so many different avenues that never worked. I attempted everything from yo-yo dieting, and even some scary invasive surgeries. When I say that I feel a passion to help women with self-confidence and self-image concerns, really, I am also speaking from a personal perspective with these issues. However, it isn’t just the negative societal pressures to achieve a certain appearance. Beauty, especially over the pandemic, has become a form of self-care for many people. I know that skin care and beauty products are things that women sometimes enjoy just for the sake of feeling “pretty,” for ourselves and no one else. These considerations led me to decide that the techniques I offer through my company would be enjoyed by my customers.
As I mentioned, I can relate to the struggle, the frustration to keep the weight off or lose it. I found a way to help those who need a boost with weight loss, burning stubborn fat, boosting confidence, and mentoring them with a healthy lifestyle. The treatments I offer help to reduce fat, restore firmness to skin, reduce cellulite, eliminate stubborn pockets of fat, detox body, and reduce stretch marks. Women can feel and look slim and save money with BBL and not have the pain and cost of a liposuction or a tummy tuck. One other thing about affordability; as a single mom, I understand how challenging it is to squeeze as much as possible out of the budget! My non-invasive treatments offer true help with facilitating weight loss, and are a satisfying self-care treat, all without breaking the bank! It can be very challenging especially as a single mom or not having the support to be able to afford anything extra.

Body contouring, or body sculpting, is a procedure that alters the shape of the human body. It includes procedures that eliminate fat or reduce excess skin in a variety of places including facial, neck, torso (abdomen), upper arms, chest, hips, waist, legs and thighs.

Treatments as in the Ultrasound Cavitation is one of the most advanced systems today’s markets. Combining Cavitation and Radio Frequency the Cavi Lipo allow your body to break down fat cells. These cells are then metabolized through your body’s natural removal process. Unlike traditional liposuction, Cavitation Lipo uses no injections, anesthesia, and there is no down time making it the perfect treatment for removal of fat and cellulite.

Ice Sculpting has amazing benefits to freezing your fat. It will help you lose the weight, detoxify your body, firm the skin, invigorate good circulation, reduce cellulite, reduce discoloration and stretch marks and will increase energy to activate your metabolism. This in combination with a proper diet and exercise, ice therapy can work wonders to help you shed unwanted pounds.

Wood Therapy has amazing benefits as well. All natural 100%, non-invasive and free of contraindications. Loosens tight restricted muscle, stimulates lymphatic drainage, eliminates toxins, speeds metabolism, breaks down cellulite, burns fat and tones, tightens and reduces circumference.

One of my hottest treatments is the BBL! A non-surgical Brazilian Butt Lift (also known as Booty Sculpting) is another non-invasive treatment which contours, tightens, and lifts the buttocks. IT will help achieve a rounder and more uplifted buttocks.

All treatments can be combined together to get the maximum results. Radio-Frequency, Vaccuum Therapy and Laser Lipo, body wraps, red light therapy will help you get those desired figure you have wanted for a long time.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I have worked in the medical field for 10+ years and again, of greatest importance, is my desire to help others. I get that from my parents! They taught me, all my life, to help those in need and always stand with them when no one else will. It was not easy obtaining my certification being a full-time mom and student. Honestly, even after I graduated, I struggled. I remember getting my first job at a low salary and trying to make it for years. There were so many obstacles and challenges to success; bills, school, and the normal average cost of living as a single mom to name a few. I had to work two jobs to survive. There were times that no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t do everything. Many years ago, before Uber Eats, I would order my boys pizza delivery on Friday nights because I was picking up a double shift in the ER and couldn’t come home. I would work my regular job and an hour after clocking out I would clock back in for a second shift. I wouldn’t get off work until the net morning. I had to do this for years to make sure my two sons would have what they needed.
As I reflect, I can tell you that I never settled for “just getting by.” In the back of my head, I always thought to myself, keep it up, be strong, learn more. Throughout the years I have moved up in my career from a medical assistant, achieving advanced certifications, senior level status and other promotions. I have been a Senior MA, Patient Care Coordinator, Clinic Coordinator, and presently a Practice Lead. A common theme in all the different roles; as an employee, a student, a mom, a woman, daughter, sister, is that I have strived to help people and mentor women. Along with my work certifications, I also worked on getting training and certifications for my business. I hope my personal story is a source of inspiration that it is possible to reach your goals, with perseverance and time. Maybe my clients and prospective clients will realize that the treatments offered through my business are another way that I can help women feel good about themselves without spending too much money.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
The amazing metropolis of Houston is a jewel in Texas! So many enticing things to see and do; the night life, sports pubs, wine bars, or even salsa dancing are some options. That’s not to say that the honkytonk place a couple of blocks over isn’t great if you are in the mood for some country. Early in the day I would head towards the Montrose area and have brunch at the Empire Cafe. We would enjoy their delicious food with a mimosa! Next up, we would take a walk-through Bayou City Art Festival or if the Houston Astros were playing in town, I would make it a point to go to Minute Maid Park to catch game.
In the evening , I would put on the heels and head to Fabian’s in downtown for some drinks, food, and salsa dancing and if we wanted to change it up head two blocks north and hit the 80’s club Etro. We could close the weekend down on Sunday by heading over to The Toasted Yolk Café in The Heights for their Shrimp n Grits!! A must have!!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My support comes from my amazing family! My two loving and encouraging sons who have always been my source of inspiration, motivation, and the reason why I am driven in life. They don’t recognize it, but it is because of them that I got up every day to take my classes, go work full-time, and then came home to be mom. After my divorce, I had to drop out of college to support my boys. I had to put them first for years, until they graduated from school; I knew my time would come again. Once they succeeded, I was able to start my studies again and earn my credential. I also want to say, “thank you” to my parents and family who have always supported me, my ideas, and always pushed me so that I followed through. Also, my grandchildren are an inspiration and give me a desire to leave a meaningful legacy. But above all, I give all the glory to God. He has always made a way when there was no way!

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