The staff at Finger Lakes Spine & Body Works aims to improve patients on both the outside and inside. Chiropractors, acupuncturists, and massage therapists work to alleviate physical ailments that range from headaches to sciatica to insomnia. Their services include manual and instrument adjustments, herbs, and massages. A cosmetologist focuses on pampering bodies with mani-pedis and facials that use natural and non-toxic products.
Dermatologist Dr. Jeffrey R. LaDuca and the team at Reflections strive to ensure their clients have all the facts about their cosmetic services. To that end, the beauty specialists offer free consultations to educate and enlighten those interested in injectable, chemical, and laser-driven procedures. Their expertise helps people choose the most suitable way to fight signs of aging on the face or cellulite on the body, and to address medical conditions such as rosacea, psoriasis, or human scales. The clinic's skincare boutique is stocked with pharmaceutical-grade products such as SkinCeuticals serums and lotions, along with mechanized at-home cleansing systems.
Owned by more than 2,600 members but open to everyone, Syracuse Real Food Co-Op houses organic, natural, and whole foods from national brands and local farms alike. The co-op's bevy of healthy options has been keeping its community healthy since it began more than a quarter century ago in the basement of its first managers, who sought refuge from preservative-filled, artificially flavored atomic bombs.
Strive 4 Strength is designed to emulate the comfort of at-home workouts with toiletries, a steam room, towels, and no daunting crowds. In the boutique, the staff responsible for personal training and fitness classes works to set every visitor at ease. Drumrolls of feet on the floor drift from boot-camp classes, which get hearts thundering with squats, shoulder presses, and jumping jacks. Vinyasa yoga, on the other hand, teaches slow, breath-paired postures designed to bolster flexibility and relaxation. In cardio rooms, iPod-compatible treadmills and elliptical units whirr, tracking speed, distance, and how many lyrics to “Eye of the Tiger” you know. Expresso bikes pit exercisers against online opponents, and free weights build dense knots of muscle with a clattering din.
Since establishing Skin Laze in 2004, plastic surgeon Dr. Douglas Halliday has overseen more than 10,000 laser hair-removal and skin-rejuvenation treatments at his Fayetteville med spa. But his dedication to fostering beautiful skin doesn’t stop there. With a team of experienced aestheticians and laser technicians, the doctor also offers advanced chemical peels, spider-vein removal, Ultherapy, and microdermabrasion.
Bally's story can be traced back to the late 1930s, when a little-known pinball manufacturer in Chicago, Illinois, refined its factories to produce flight equipment for World War II. Ballyhoo's business diversified and boomed in the ‘50s, and within 40 years they became the largest owner and operator of fitness centers in the world. Though their size has ballooned, their mission remains the same: to help each of their clients achieve their ideal bodies through personal training, high-tech workout machines, and heart-pumping group classes. The gym's approach to fitness educates and introduces exercisers to workouts without a steep learning curve or mandatory speed dates with elliptical machines.