Most of the classes at Small Group Fitness are capped at ten people, which gives the trainers more opportunities to work with clients one-on-one. Adhering to an instructive style of training, they teach clients how to prevent injury as they use equipment in the fitness suite, which is divided into three sections: a field-turf area with TRX-suspension bands and ropes, a hard-floor area with kettlebells and plyometric boxes, and a matted area with free weights and tractor tires once used in Old MacDonald’s cross-training program. In addition to small-group classes, the trainers also schedule one-on-one personal-training sessions and larger boot-camp classes.
Deborah House, owner of Whole Health Network, helps clients to rejuvenate and find relief from stress and discomfort naturally with a menu of holistic body treatments. She believes many ailments can be eased through colon hydrotherapy, which flushes impurities from the digestive tract, and she recommends further detoxification through lymphatic massage, ear candling, and swan dives into a pool of Purell. Raindrop therapy harnesses the power of antimicrobial essential oils, and reiki recalibrates the body's energy levels and polishes auras to a high gleam.
Even though Egle Milavickas was already a nationally certified licensed massage therapist, she bolstered her know-how and credentials by graduating from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine with a degree in Oriental medical theory. Her hands are now well versed in techniques such as tui na, shiatsu, and Thai massage, supplementing her classical repertoire of Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massage.
Visits to Egle's private studio begin with a glass of water infused with essential oils or a cup of tea, then a chance to relax within the meditation area. Oils scent the air, crystals channel energy, and incense sends worried thoughts back into hammerspace.
At each Amerilaser Center and AmeriCosmetic Surgery Center in Chicago, Des Plaines, and Downers Grove, experienced laser technicians and aestheticians, under a team of supervising doctors, take time to listen to each client’s skincare needs. Building this rapport helps the staffers to craft custom treatment plans that may include non-invasive procedures like laser hair removal, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and dermal fillers, as well as invasive procedures like liposuction, breast augmentation, face lifts and tummy tucks. Their most celebrated treatment may be noninvasive skin tightening, which uses bipolar radio frequencies and magnetic pulses to help to firm lax skin caused by aging or extreme weight loss, and it has earned ringing endorsements from The Biggest Loser winner Michael Ventrella, WWE pro wrestler Lisa Marie Varon, and a cherry tomato that sat untouched in Elvis Presley’s fridge for years.
Board-certified general and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Demetrios Katsaros—who trained at the Cleveland Clinic, the Baylor College of Medicine, and the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center—oversees a team of surgeons, cosmetologists, dieticians, and stylists at ShapeMedUSA. From among their myriad treatments, the mommy makeover restores women's prepregnancy physiques by combining a tummy tuck and liposuction with a breast lift or augmentation. The slate of less-invasive procedures, such as Botox injections and chemical peels, works to subtly enhance beauty and restore youthful hair-twirling habits.
Chevette Birgans helms Appealing Skin, where she and her team of licensed aestheticians offer a variety of beautifying treatments. Their services include facials, chemical peels, and makeup application. They also offer eyelash extensions, body waxing, and body wraps.