Quick Quakes’ founder, a registered dietitian, originally concocted his protein-packed smoothies so he could snack more healthily while on the road between appointments. Today, his drive-thru storefront deals out more than 30 flavors of shake laced with high-end whey protein isolate and performance-enhancing positive vibes. Friendly staff members help chuggers to choose from options such as citrus limeade, creamy coffee, or piña colada, most of which are available in sugar- and gluten-free varieties. Each 24-ounce medium smoothie brims with 40 grams of nourishing protein and zero Happy Meal toys shaped like anthropomorphic blenders.
The Clinic doesn't just build muscles—it rebuilds them, too. As part of Action Chiropractic, the small fitness studio specializes in a marriage of therapeutic exercises and dynamic workouts for functional strength. A physician remains on hand at all times to oversee these efforts, whether members are striving to overcome a back condition, lose weight, or boost their athletic performance.
Classes range from Pilates Reformer sessions, which strengthen the core and promote healthy spinal alignment, to a mix of TRX-suspension training and spinning. Instructors adjust their exercises to meet the needs of each client and can tailor workouts to address injuries and symptoms of muscular imbalance. Personal trainers, meanwhile, can engineer a unique private program based on desired goals. The same emphasis on customization guides three types of doctor-supervised weight-loss plans, all of which rely on long-term dietary solutions and exercise instead of quick fixes such as supplements or insults directed at your favorite chocolatier.
Dr. Ricky Russell, an ophthalmologist, stocks his boutique’s shelves with frames designed by labels such as Vera Wang, Hugo Boss, Candies, and Lucky. Swiss-made T2 System glasses weigh less than 1/10 of an ounce and use a highly evolved mounting system to stay snug on the face, even when heads whip quickly around to see dogs doing cartwheels.
DeShelia V. Hughes tailors her massage style for every client. Every session starts with a discussion of any complaints clients have had recently, after which DeShelia decides what techniques from a wide range of massage modalities she'll use to dissolve their stress or pain. Her repertoire of techniques includes Swedish massage, lypossage, and myofacial, which she uses to knead away knots more effectively than Alexander the Great's favorite cat. Whether she’s performing a reflexology treatment or practicing deep-tissue or lymph-drainage massage, DeShelia makes sure to explain her approach to clients and answer any questions. At the end of a session, clients often enjoy less pain and improved mobility.