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.
Superfluous curves crumble under the practiced paws of Dr. Michael J. Will and his crew of trained professionals as they accentuate natural beauty with a bounty of advanced cosmetic procedures. Dr. Will smoothes body terrain with six 45-minute Zerona laser treatments, noninvasive procedures that sculpt physiques without requiring downtime. Balmy beams of Zerona laser energy sink through the skin, sending toasty rivers of emulsified fat cells coursing through the bodies' natural detoxification canals and leaving anatomies as smooth and alluring as a dolphin on a dance floor.
E.F.C. is a health and fitness company devoted to helping clients make permanent, positive physical and mental changes. We combine the latest and proven scientific techniques of mental coaching combined with nutrition plans, individualized exercise regimen and 24/7 support.
Since 1956, Valley Mill Kayak School has trained countless kayakers, including the first kayaking recipients of Olympic medals, on the deep waters of the Potomac River. A former Olympian and four-time freestyle-kayaking world champion, Eric Jackson personally designs the school's lesson plans around modern whitewater-paddling techniques. Eric trains each of the school's American Canoe Association–certified instructors, who, in turn, dispense their knowledge to beginners and proficient paddlers alike.
Through a wealth of small classes, private lessons, and occasional clinics taught by Eric himself, pupils discover such skills as paddling and basic strokes, or attempting to work your kayak into rhythmic-gymnastics routines.
Inspired by a close family member who recovered from a debilitating injury through chiropractic care, Doctor of Chiropractic Amir Rashidian knew he’d found his career path. Now, at The Mid Atlantic Clinic of Chiropractic, it’s his life's goal to bring about that kind of relief from pain to the members of his community so they may return to all the activities they hold dear. To do that, he uses a holistic approach that includes a combination of postural screenings, nutritional and lifestyle coaching, and manual treatments such as spinal adjustments and massage. He also specializes in drugless treatments for migraine and headache relief. Through physiotherapy, he enhances healing effects and alleviates discomfort with ultrasound, as well as electrical muscle stimulation and cryotherapy. With this well-rounded approach to treatment, he not only treats the cause of the pain, but can prevent its recurrence.
Medical director Dr. Subash Duggirala and president and CEO Jennifer Swalwell drive Serenity Zone MedSpa ever forward, using their expertise to lead a team of physicians, aestheticians, and nailcare technicians. Dr. Duggirala—a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians—has treated patients for more than a quarter century and has taught at prestigious institutions such as Georgetown University School of Medicine. Swalwell, on the other hand, focuses on mind-body transformations as a health coach. She became versed in more than 100 dietary theories and numerous lifestyle-coaching methods at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where her studies included training with renowned health experts Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Deepak Chopra.
Since its founding, Serenity Zone MedSpa has remained up to date on the technological front. Two Syneron lasers and a Matrix IR system perform advanced skin treatments, adding youthful vigor to lax skin with a combination of radiofrequency, infrared energy, and motivational speeches. In addition to clinical skin treatments, the crew offers relaxing massages, mani-pedis, and spa packages.
Music from local artists pulses through the air, and artwork from area paintsmiths decorates the wall, but it’s not a trendy gallery—it’s a chiropractic center. Proactive Chiropractic’s doctors, Joe Pollack and Ryan Mullen use elegant touches such as these to put their patients at ease before and while rendering modern chiropractic care to alleviate pain and discomfort. Their methods include everything from spinal adjustments and massage to corrective exercises that teach bodies how to balance and function properly while avoiding aggravation and injury.
As providers of holistic care, they also instruct on ideal nutritional habits and offer lifestyle advice, counseling clients on choices they can make to prevent health challenges. Through their well-rounded approach, which also includes spinal and posture screenings, they treat all forms of lower-back and neck pain, as well as sciatica and injuries such as whiplash incurred during car crashes. Dr. Mullen’s background as an athlete informs his particular empathy with patients dealing with sports injuries. Dr. Pollack, a Rockville native, takes the lead on infusing Proactive Chiropractic with the flavors of local culture—one of the reasons Terrapins crawl around the office, the other being that their sturdy backs, or “shells,” serve as something to which patients can aspire.