“No strenuous workouts, no fad diets, no surgery.”
When Marie France opened in the Philippines in 1985 championing such an innovative approach to slimming, people could not help but take notice. It was during a time when people equated losing weight to either dubious quick fixes or extreme methods that demanded too much willpower, time, and money.
As the pioneer in non-invasive slimming in the Philippines, Marie France was the first to introduce a scientific approach to weight-loss, revolutionizing women’s perspective on slimming and wellness. A game changer that helped build the foundations for the slimming industry in the Philippines.
The Marie France Story
It all began with the body wraps (FMS or Fat Mobilization System), a first in the country at that time, followed shortly by the slimming machines. Then, in 2006, Marie France brought together two major star powers: the highly-successful UltraShape machine and the inimitable Dawn Zulueta-Lagdameo.
From that year on, business went from being good to being fantastic, with Marie France’s first centre in Makati bursting at the seams with people queueing for appointments. The group also experienced some skepticism—initially—being one of the very few foreign companies at the time. But as the group grew and made more weight-loss success stories happen, Marie France gained its market’s trust.
Fast forward to 2015: Marie France remains a leading and trusted name in non-invasive slimming on its 30th year in the Philippines. It has evolved; now no longer just offering weight-loss treatments, but also body contouring, skin tightening, and cellulite smoothening.
Weight-Loss That Works
Marie France first became known for the FMS (Fat Mobilization System), which stimulates the body to generate heat energy, prompting the conversion of regular fat to brown fat so that it is easier for the body to burn.
Now, with the superior technology of the FMS Elite, excess weight is lost without the cold wet wraps and the shivering. Fat is burned via thermogenesis using a blanket roll wrapped around the body, with the temperature maintained homogenously throughout the treatment session, making it more comfortable and more efficient. And the session still lasts only 30 minutes with no downtime.
But whether the goal is overall weight-loss, fat reduction in specific problem areas, or resculpting your figure, Marie France has a solution. Supervised by medical doctors, nutritionists, and slimming consultants, and with advanced slimming technology, Marie France’s weight-loss programs are personalized for each client to guarantee that she attains the body and shape she wants. This approach has made Marie France the top choice for the discerning woman who wants to look her best the healthy and lasting way.
The Perfect Slimming Partner
Just like Dawn Zulueta-Lagdameo, Amanda Griffin-Jacob, and Mikaela Lagdameo-Martinez, apart from being among the country’s most beautiful, these three women are mothers who thought they’d never get their pre-baby figures back. That is, until they found their perfect slimming partner—Marie France.
Dawn Zulueta-Lagdameo has made Marie France her slimming partner for almost 10 years now. “Marie France has kept me in shape all these years, through my first pregnancy, second pregnancy, and even now in my 40s,” she happily shares. “With them, I lost the pounds and inches, my pesky saddlebags and cellulite. Their treatments gave me the option to age gracefully. Now age is really just a number to me!”
Host, author, model, and blogger Amanda Griffin-Jacob also struggled with post-baby weight. For all three pregnancies, she went to Marie France to get back in shape. With her figure now, it’s hard to believe she had baby #3 this year! “I’m so happy to be back to a healthier physique!”
And model/entrepreneur Mikaela Lagdameo-Martinez still surprises people who can’t believe she’s a mom of two. She beams, “Thanks to Marie France, even after two kids, I’m still comfortable wearing a bikini!”
The Original Can Never Be Replaced
30 years on, Marie France is still the best slimming partner for women who acknowledge the importance of looking their best and living healthier lives. By re-educating them about healthy choices and reinvigorating their confidence, Marie France doesn’t just reshape bodies, it transforms lives. Just as it has done for Dawn, who, two pregnancies later and in her 40s, now finds herself as an icon of ageless beauty.
Dawn and Marie France: two icons, two trusted names, two beacons of aspiration. New fads and beauties come and go, but nothing compares to the original. The ones that transcend time, limits, and expectations.