Honey and raw silk aren’t two things normally associated with a spa, but at Beauty Within, they’re key components to reaching beauty and relaxation. Honey-dew facials moisturize and gently exfoliate the skin, thanks to honey’s alpha-hydroxy acids and humectants. And raw silk comes to play during the garshana massage, an ancient massage technique from India. The massage therapist wears special gloves made of raw silk and other fibers that help boost circulation and oxygen flow. Other services at Beauty Within include slimming body wraps and body sculpting.
At the Center For Medical Weight Loss, physician Gina Randhawa uses a program rooted in scientific principles to help patients achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Dr. Randhawa employs tools such as body-composition analysis to customize each treatment plan, enhancing the effects of a low-calorie diet with appetite suppressants and injections designed to boost energy and metabolism. Her medical expertise also allows her to identify barriers to weight-loss success, from medications taken for separate health conditions to walls built around gyms.
GNC's opulent aisles display a wide variety of vitamin and mineral and herbal supplements, as well as sports nutrition, diet, energy, bodycare, and other health products. The Mega Men Sport multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets) supports muscle recovery and energy levels while aiding speedy male metabolisms without dangling steaks in front of their treadmills. Fuel feats of female strength with the Women's Ultra Mega Active multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets), ideal for vigorous women. Two pounds of Pro Performance 100% whey protein ($35.99) distract taste buds with the flavor of chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry while smuggling 20 grams of high-quality protein into the body in each scoop. Promote healthy bones with a calcium supplement, such as coral calcium, sustainably harvested from the Okinawan Sea to provide a healthy 2-to-1 ratio of calcium and magnesium.
Doctors Weight Loss & Spa’s roster of physicians, captained by Dr. Ban Mechael, restores faces to youthful vigor with 30-minute, minimally invasive procedures. Twenty units of Botox render wrinkle-causing muscles inactive with miniscule shots, shooing away crow’s-feet and unfurrowing areas of the face that prevent skin from being as smooth as a stone bust of Barry Manilow. The beauty-boosting injection reaches its aesthetic potential within days and results generally last up to four months. Alternatively, Juvederm injections remedy wrinkles caused by loose skin with a specially formulated gel designed to smooth out epidermal expanses. Clients often experience mild swelling and tenderness following the treatment, but seven days of rest usually restores faces to fine fettle. Juvederm’s effects are noticeable immediately and usually last for up to a year, keeping faces absent of wrinkles like a shar pei's bizzaro-world twin.
At Fit Slim of Michigan, the team’s preferred weight-loss tool is light. The center specializes in a red light therapy dubbed UltraSlim, whose beams of LED light trick subcutaneous fat cells into releasing their contents—without painful incisions or any known side effects. Afterward, the freed fat is digested naturally, slimming inches from the midsection, thighs, and chest. As the treatments contour physiques, they also boost collagen and elastin production, tightening skin and combating cellulite.
Powerhouse Gym's 18,000-square foot interior is a fitness haven filled with free weights, cardio machines, and full boxing and training studios. A haven for health gurus, the gym's doors open at 5 a.m. every Monday morning and never close until 10 p.m. on Friday. Full weeks of 24-hour fitness opportunities lets a staff of personal trainers readily help new members navigate the space. Once inside, they establish routines on the equipment or showing how best to utilize the new functional training studio to achieve fitness goals or sneak away from work to nap. Alternatively, instructors welcome students into group fitness classes to shake away calories during Zumba or pummel punching bags to build strength and endurance. The space also features a classic running track, locker room facilities, and a Kid Zone babysitting service five days a week.