Inside their 11,000-square-foot facility, the personal trainers at One-on-One Personal Training Center use a variety of fitness tools such as cardio machines, free weights, and mats during each one-on-one session. The trainers take their students' needs into account when they personalize a program for bulking up muscles or slimming down bodies.
Rays of sunlight flit over the colorful tiles that decorate Old Orchard Dental Group's walls. Inside, board-certified periodontist Dr. Nikita Jodhan teams up with other experienced dental professionals to polish and repair patients' pearly whites. The specialists can scan jaws with low-exposure Panorex digital x-rays before treatments to help locate cavities or popcorn kernels forgotten in time. The practice specializes in an all-encompassing range of services, from cleanings to dental implants to Zoom teeth-whitening treatments that brighten smiles.
Tension and worry creep through the body, elbowing into sleep, pinching at joints, and generally making life unpleasant. As harbingers of that larger monster, stress, they are formidable foes—but they prove no match for the staff of The Chicago Stress Relief Center. Led by founder Dr. Howard K. Weissman, the team develops personalized plans to help clients to manage mental and physical ailments. Concerns can be washed away with water and heat during flotation-tank and infrared-sauna sessions that afford clients solitary peace and quiet. Further aid takes the form of massage and art therapy, yoga sessions, and unlimited rolls of bubble wrap ready to be popped.
Metropolitan MD's board-certified doctors perform both cosmetic and medical, as well as both surgical and nonsurgical, treatments for the face, body, and skin. Dr. John Rachel is triple-board-certified in otolaryngology, facial plastic surgery, and cosmetic surgery, qualifying him to treat nose and throat ailments as well as beautify bodies and land airplanes in Siberia. Both doctors remain active in the medical community through their publications and membership in medical associations.
The Morton Grove Park District plays host to whole families with community-focused childcare, summer camps, fitness classes, and recreational programs. Preschool classes teach kids that classrooms are more than just growth chambers that middle schoolers walk into before emerging as bearded adults. Adults can stay fit with athletic programs or laps around the park's multiple pools. As visitors leave dance classes or wrap themselves in tinfoil to better reflect sunlight into the eyes of passing cyclists, they can take notice of the eco-friendly lighting of the Prairie View Community Center.
Matt Kuhlman, a fitness instructor and owner of The Sweatshop, likes to maintain a fun atmosphere. For starters, he keeps a list of lighthearted rules for his employees, one of which is “all employees must be able to dance, sing off key, and change into a bunny suit in less than 10 seconds.” Yet for all the gym’s silly workouts, its group fitness and boot-camp classes are no joke, combining a hearty mix of body-weight and plyometric exercises to keep exercisers engaged and help them lose weight without just moving to the moon.