Inside a quaint English Tudor–style building surrounded by blooming flowers, spa owners Mirka Figueroa and Samuel Figueroa, MD, help beautify clients from head to toe with a slate of treatments. Mirka, a medical aesthetician, enhances skin with dermatological services such as microdermabrasions, photofacials, and peels. Her husband, Dr. Samuel, uses his medical expertise to supervise weight-management programs and erase the hatch marks left by Father Time with injections of Botox and other fillers. To create a one-stop beauty haven, they also enlist an expert staff of hairstylists, nail techs, and makeup artists.
Winner of the Places to Play-4 Star Award from Golf Digest, Belk Park Golf Course presents challenging play across 234 acres of well-manicured grounds. Water in play on five holes and a fair number of doglegs make the course difficult for players who don't pay close attention to club selection, shot trajectory, and perfectly timed spitballs. On the 5th and 14th holes, fairways veer sharply around water hazards and reward errant shots with an unfavorable lie on the lake bottom.
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Doctor of Chiropractic Christina Faccin—a certified acupuncturist and hypnotist—leverages her degree in chiropractic care as she assists her staff during holistic treatments. Working in tandem with Doctor of Chiropractic Jacob Funk, Dr. Faccin oversees and performs a range of services, including chiropractic exams, digital x-rays, massages, adjustments, and nutritional guidance on how to eat less of your dog's homework. Her center also empowers clients with noninvasive services such as microcurrent facials, which utilize electrical jolts to stimulate muscles and boost collagen production.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
At Rogue Indoor Cycling, a dozen pedal-mashing pros lead a schedule of 30 weekly classes that pump up muscles atop new Keiser M3 power bikes. Groups of up to 15 riders spin through the 60-minute Rogue 101 course, learning to use the onboard computers and housebreaking new indoor cycles. Exercisers pop out of their saddles during the Classic course's goal-oriented climbs, or sprawl onto self-provided mats for 20 minutes of post-ride ab work that follows each Ride-Core class. Special classes include a series of six wine-country tours, accompanied by scenic projections, or a schedule of children's classes, accompanied by parents trying to secure a VIP trip to the Tour de France.
Quality Weight Loss's on-site physicians supervise noninvasive laser weight-loss treatments that sculpt bodies into smoother figures and target specific areas for inch loss. Both of the treatments begin with an assessment of the targeted areas, followed by the laser application. Featured on The Doctors, Zerona's FDA-approved cold lasers strive to emulsify adipose tissue, shrinking fat cells and passing them through the body during the normal process of detoxification. Similarly, Lapex BCS LipoLasers simulate fat cells to release triglycerides, allowing the cells to shrink without being prodded by a Rick Moranis lookalike. This treatment involves direct skin contact as it focuses on targeted areas and the whole body with a combination of paddles and probes. Patients shouldn't feel heat during either treatment, and can simply relax, listen to music, or try to list the 37 words that rhyme with laser.