Founder Stacy Pillera, who holds fitness certifications through the AFAA and Madd Dog Athletics and a BA from Oakland University, removes daunting gym arenas from the workout equation with her group- and personal-training services. Stacy holds small boot-camp classes in the First Baptist Church's Fellowship Hall, encouraging campers to heft medicine balls and dumbbells to the beats of motivational music. She can also travel to area homes for private sessions, toting along all of the necessary equipment and cancelling the uncertainty associated with complex exercise machines and surprise locker-room labyrinths. Throughout her programs, Stacy ensures that she is completely accessible to clients through e-mail, online networks, and phone calls, readily responding to all health and nutrition queries.
HealthQuest's nonsurgical treatments have raised many eyebrows in the sports world, especially around the locker rooms at Ford Field. The center often finds itself the temporary home to some of Detroit's gridiron greats, who take advantage of the staff's non-invasive chiropractic treatments—which combine the power of pulsed laser light and traditional chiropractic care to alleviate knots and aches—to stay in Sunday shape. Non-football clients also find relief, consulting with HealthQuest's doctors on treatments to increase blood flow, decrease inflammation, and promote soft tissue healing.
Dr. Zareena Banu and her team explain each step in the process as they straighten teeth with orthodontics, brighten grins with teeth whitening, and curate healthy mouths with regular cleanings and thorough exams. Unlike dentists who only communicate via ambiguous smoke signals, the Smile Fresh Dental staff chat with patients about how to prevent dental disasters and ways to improve their oral hygiene.
Drs. Jarjoura and Ram and their clinical staff run a comprehensive family practice that keeps smiles beaming with general and cosmetic dental services. But their commitment to dental well-being extends beyond their services. After every Halloween, the practice hosts a Candy Buyback event, where kids can come to trade in sweets that the team then sends overseas to troops. At the event, kids can play on bouncy castles, get their faces painted, and compare their tooth fairy earnings. This annual display of generosity is echoed in the office's everyday activities, which are steered by a focus on comfort and convenience. The experts help their clients live easier with general care and specialized treatments, including sleep apnea mouthpiece designs and cosmetic implant procedures.
The Yoga Path begins relaxing students from the moment they enter the cozy studio carefully decorated to evoke a feeling of calm, from a framed ohm symbol to a bronze Buddha statue to the flickering candles that highlight golden walls. Yogis of all skill levels can find suitable styles on the studio’s six-day schedule, which includes gentle basic sessions where instructors ease newbies into yoga practice by walking them through therapeutic postures to induce a deep state of meditation. Students in sunrise yoga sessions ease muscles with muscle-waking stretches to prepare bodies and minds for the day ahead. All of the studio’s instructors boast extensive years of training and yoga practice, and many hold several championship limbo belts.
Amanda Summers, a member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals organization, knows how to deliver more than just a basic back massage. Having helped heal thousands of clients and a couple of very life-like mannequins, Amanda has grown her arsenal of treatments to include a diverse set of massage modalities such as hot stone, pregnancy, and Swedish body treatments. A massage with Amanda can provide benefits that deal with pain, stress, and headaches.