Yankee Trails World Travel's cozy coaches transport fans to Yankee Stadium for an evening of early-season American League competition against the Minnesota Twins. The Yankees took six games of eight from the Twins in the 2011 season and look to improve upon last year's division-clinching 97-win campaign. Alongside veteran shortstop and five-time World Series champion Derek Jeter, the Yankees 2012 roster brims with breakout talents that include Robinson Canó, the 2011 Home Run Derby champion whose out-of-the-park hits have dramatically increased reports of UFOs hovering above the Bronx.
People don’t go to a deli to fight wrinkles, fine lines, and acne outbreaks. But at Youthful Trends, skincare apothecaries mix custom, natural, handmade body butters and beauty products behind a beauty deli. It's this smorgasbord of organic serums and creams that lays claim to the Earthworm Wrinkle Butter, which was praised on The Doctors for its anti-aging blend of green-tea extracts and secrets for fighting off early birds. In addition to tailored blends of fresh fruit and botanicals, aestheticians encourage glowing complexions with LED light, bronze bodies in beds equipped with personal sound systems, and lift moods with vitamin D-enriched lights.
While many laser-hair-removal spas carry only one laser system, Albany Laser Spa keeps an arsenal. When consulting with a new client, the spa's technicians will evaluate skin and hair type to determine which of the FDA-approved systems will best suit him or her. Also, the staff is LaserFast certified to use the proprietary system that ameliorates the laser's sting with a pulse of cool air, so the technician doesn't have to blow on it.
Mind-body wellness coach Christina Vinsick has a packed résumé: she owned a pizzeria, wrote and directed an award-winning feature film, and was a member of the 1995 U.S. Youth Rock Climbing Team—all before she turned 30. Now she uses her varied experience to help others fulfill their dreams. As a graduate of the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts and the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, Christina is an expert in life coaching and holistic foods. Clients may also solicit her hypnosis services to help with issues such as smoking, weight loss, insomnia, and hat hair.
Dr. Chad Vaughn honed his optometry wisdom with positions at top eye-care institutes throughout New England. Wielding high-tech equipment, the doctor, who specializes in such areas as ocular-disease diagnosis and bifocal-contact-lens fitting, meticulously inspects eyes for ailments and paint-color ideas during comprehensive exams. Using his findings, the optometrist and his staff tailor custom lenses—including transitions, progressive, and polarized styles—to fit into designer frames from brands such as Gucci, Burberry, and Nike.
As a trainer on The Biggest Loser and a New York Times best-selling author, Jillian Michaels is known for her tough love. Through her personal website, JillianMichaels.com, she pipes her digital personal-training expertise to all of her subscribers with challenges, tools, and daily inspiration. Every subscriber is guided by a personalized fitness plan built on a foundation of daily exercises to help make their goals realities. JillianMichaels.com is loaded with more than a dozen tools to aid in the journey to better health, including a meal planner, eating-out guide, and workout playlists. A mobile app makes it easier for trainees to track their fitness when they’re on the go or stranded on a deserted island.