Dr. Alan Terlinsky is not only a physician with multiple board certifications—including in internal and bariatric medicine—he's also an active sports and outdoors enthusiast. He shares his belief in the restorative powers of nutrition and exercise at Nu-LIving Optimal Wellness & Longevity Center, where he helps his patients achieve their individual weight-loss and age-management goals. Drawing on specialties including hypertension, anti-aging medicine, and hormonal changes, along with more than 23 years of primary-care experience, Dr. Terlinksy takes a head-to-toe approach with each patient.
In addition to Zerona laser treatments, physician-supervised nutrition and exercise plans, and bioidentical hormone therapy, Dr. Terlinksy offers a service known as concierge medicine. This trend in healthcare allows patients to spend much-needed time in the office of their primary-care physician, resulting in more individualized care and a deeper understanding of how stethoscopes work.
Since 1973, each of Sport&Health's clubs has aimed for full fitness coverage with programs for every taste and family member. Guests can spark positive lifestyle changes with workouts and wellness services, or engage in a variety of sports. Each facility houses different athletic amenities for games and laps, from pristine swimming pools to squash and racquetball courts. The camaraderie of group classes such as Zumba and Les Mills BodyPump barbell routines complement scores of club equipment meant for exercising solo—or with the guidance of a certified personal trainer. The clubs also emphasize kid-friendly activities with arts and crafts, Kidz Klub childcare, and youth certification courses that teach teens the ins and outs of training. Depending on the location, spa treatments can knead tension from muscles and paint one's favorite kettlebell with a layer of Shellac.
Open 24 hours a day, XSport Fitness gilds pallid patrons with sunless Mystic Tan at the Falls Church location and VersaSpa systems at the Alexandria location as well as regularly re-lamped UV beds. With Mystic Tan and VersaSpa spray-tan sessions, unstained patrons stand in private booths while a moisturizing mist sweeps over the skin, bestowing the body with the healthy golden glow of a Spanish doubloon polished up for a night on the town. In about two minutes, airbrushes apply a natural tone that can be customized according to body size, skin type, and desired color. The formula imbues epidermises with bronze, line-free tans without the hassle of spending all summer loitering around sandcastle hard-hat zones.
Roy Johnson was working on his yoga certification when he discovered Thai massage—sometimes called "lazy man's yoga" for the way practitioners stretch and manipulate their clients' limbs. Intrigued, he sought out classes in the style, then went to Thailand to meet other practitioners. Today, Thai massage is just one modality he employs at Lion and Dragon Yoga Bodyworks, which he and his wife, Brenda, strive to make a one-stop shop for bodywork services. In a tranquil, unrushed atmosphere, the pair targets tension through mindful massages, employing various tools such as Hot Stone, Essential Oils and Heated Thai Herbal Bundles. Reflexology treatments target pressure points on the feet to benefit the whole body.
Drawn by the holistic lure of chiropractic medicine, Paris native and owner Dr. W. Jean-Luc Sansfaute teamed up with an acupuncturist and a massage therapist to tackle ailments from all holistic fronts.
A wide range of spine-adjusting techniques allows Dr. Sansfaute to address both illness and physical pain, for which he offers immediate relief. Using a "whole-person approach" to wellness, he and his staff search for underlying causes of pain and help patients to adopt healthier lifestyles with nutritional counseling, corrective exercises, and trigger words that make them suddenly crave apples.