Bally enshrines exercise classes, calorie-burning equipment, and a fitness-focused staff within its sanctuaries of health. A 30-day membership includes access to a spread of group exercise classes, including Pilates, Reaction Cycling, and Step Fitness (class offerings vary by location). For self-guided worker-outers, cardio equipment such as treadmills, elliptical machines, cross-trainers, and stair climbers torch calories while entertaining the brain with video entertainment and integrated music systems that occasionally whisper quotes from Charles Atlas. Bally also boasts an array of strength machines, free weights, and small-apparatus equipment, and grants gym-goers access to on-site locker rooms, showers, and, at some locations, a pool and steam room. Visit each location's webpage for a list of specific amenities and the lineup of classes.
The Refresh Dental and Dental Express networks brighten chomper futures with professional exams, cleanings, and x-rays that illuminate the path to lasting oral health. Technicians examine ivories for obstacles to mouth happiness including decay and gum disease, scraping away stains and deposits, and burnishing surfaces with polishing compound. A fluoride treatment imparts teeth with the strength to defeat candied apples cursed with sentience, and four bitewing x-rays reveal a clearer picture of your mouth’s design and lay a foundation for future care.
After 15 years as a personal trainer, Rebecca J. Shaw changed course and became a licensed massage therapist. Now, instead of pushing her clients to lift one more rep, she relaxes them during Swedish, deep-tissue, and Thai massages at Dreams Massage and BodyWorks. Moreover, she can schedule detoxifying lymphatic-drainage therapy sessions.
People from 40 states and 12 countries have come to Tenpenny Integrative Medical Center for treatment. Though the holistic facility offers a range of traditional and alternative medical services, more than 8,000 patients from across the globe have arrived at its door with the specific goal of experiencing the Tenpenny Sensitivity Reduction Technique—T-SRT—an anti-allergy methodology developed by founder Sherri Tenpenny, DO, in 1997. The technique combines three complementary practices—kinesiology, homeopathy, and acupressure—to evaluate and redirect bodily energy. The treatment requires patients to be in contact with the allergen while the practitioner activates a series of acupressure points on the spine, arms, and legs, and it can provide relief from common irritants such as ragweed, food allergens, and infomercials.
The caring, multidisciplinary staff also provides nonpharmaceutical solutions to family health issues. Pediatrician and homeopathic physician Janet Levatin, MD, keeps kids healthy, and Doctor of Chiropractic Matt Grant helps patients manage their chronic pain. Licensed acupuncturist Linda Corlett treats issues from insomnia to weight gain with traditional and needle-free treatments, and holistic gynecologist Dr. Cindy Fraed keeps women healthy with infusions of bio-identical hormones. The center also features breast thermography, a radiation-free detection system that can identify areas of concern up seven years before the abnormality could be detected by traditional mammography.
Latin Soul Ballroom's experienced instructors tutor fledgling and finessed two-steppers alike in ballroom jives, mambo moves, and an array of dance styles. A packed schedule of evening classes entices dancing shoes to take to the hardwood floor during four-week sessions that explore the East Coast swing, the sensual steps of Argentine tango, the club-style cha-cha's syncopated steps, and more. During 45-minute private lessons, students train their toes to follow the steps of an instructor with a diverse dance repertoire that incorporates styles such as bachata, lindy hop, and the touchdown celebrations of Nikola Tesla.
SVS Vision Center’s founders opened their first shop in Sterling Heights, Michigan, in 1974 to help the community clear up its vision. But even these optical gurus never foresaw their humble business expanding to more than 60 locations sprawled across 8 states. Today, each shop continues the tradition of ensuring ocular health and crystalline sight, beginning with exams from seasoned optometrists. Afterward, patients head to the optical dispensary, where they try on frames by Coach, Tiffany, Nike, Versace, or Ray-Ban. The staff then fits the stylish selection with polarized and scratch-protected prescription lenses to help guests read books clearly or see a charging moose from a distance. Most of SVS Vision Center’s frames can also hold sunglass lenses as well, eliminating squinting during summer months and tropical vacations.