Laura Cotler and her staff at Lift Pilates specialize in the Stott method, a contemporary take on Pilates that helps improve exercisers' athletic performance and spinal curvature. Students can learn the peculiarities of the method—for example, the Stott method doesn't always stress keeping your back flat—during Reformer and Mat classes that can accommodate individuals and small groups alike. To complement the exercises, Cotler and company also schedule full-body workouts such as Yoga Sculpt and Barre Sculpt. Thanks to the staff's expertise, the selection of classes, and the studio's equipment, Lift was voted Best Pilates Studio in 2012 by KCRA 3's A-List.
Under the supervision of Dr. Jon Dresser, a staff of nurse practitioners and registered nurses bolsters client confidence and boosts well-being with noninvasive aesthetic services. Qualified medical staff employ the Palomar StarLux 500 laser—which is outfitted with broadband light energy, a vacuum, and a cooling system—to optimize laser hair-removal treatments and acne or anti-aging facials. Qualified medical staff administer all laser therapies and inject dermal fillers such as Botox, reassuring patients with expert medical advice about their results, aftercare, and probability of attaining immortality. The space's capacious waiting room is painted an energizing shade of lime green, and scattered sofas and oriental rugs exude a welcoming, homey feel.
Spa Central's facial-friendly staff pampers guests with luxury spa services that showcase Decleor aromatherapy skincare products. Choose the 30-minute express signature facial to revive surfaces by exfoliating dead skin cells and those pretending to be asleep. An ensuing mask purifies and hydrates cavernous face canals with a refreshing intensity that may prompt strangers to pinch your cheek as if it were a lemon wedge.
Eshaan Laser & Skin Care Medical Spa‘s physician-supervised staff straddles the line between science and relaxation. The aestheticians and medical professionals harness FDA-approved LightSheer and Aurora lasers to erase unwanted hairs, tattoos, and spider veins. But their science-based treatments don’t just target superficial imperfections: take VelaShape cellulite therapy, which combines mechanical massage with light and radio energies to reduce fatty deposits on the hips, thighs, and dorsal fin.
Considering their extensive medical backgrounds, it’s surprising the staff hasn’t lost sight of the nuances of relaxation. They swath their clients in warm robes, fill the spa’s air with tranquil music and soothing aromas, and offer complimentary beverages.
At Sizzling Wok, chefs wield fiery-hot woks chock-full of stir-fry dishes from a menu of Chinese specialties such as peking pork, chow mein, and kung pao chicken. Combination plates grant the power of choice to hunger-havers, helping them pack plates with their choice of two stir-fry entrees, chow mein, fried rice, and a crispy fried drumstick ($7.99). Sizzling Wok's cooks learn to juggle up to two quarts of tender chicken breasts, aromatic spices, and crisp vegetables, which they toss into piping-hot woks for dishes such as the peanut- and jalapeño-laced kung pao chicken ($5.99/pt.). Pan-fried pot stickers burst with a filling of tasty meat and vegetables ($3.99 for six) and, when paired with fried tempura shrimp ($4.99 for six), demolish international side-dish-specific cravings.
Genesis Health Institute's co-owners, Dr. Douglas L. Weed and James Aguilar, promote personal health as they leverage wisdom acquired from a combined half-century of practice in the wellness industry. The institute’s captains draw from backgrounds in physical rehabilitation, chiropractic care, and integrative therapies as they design weight-loss plans based on ultrasound body-composition tests. Three health programs emphasize the institute's four pillars of health—detoxification, diet, proper exercise, and the use of targeted nutraceuticals—to help clients lose weight, boost metabolism, or contour the body. Supplements streamline success toward these goals, providing all the essential vitamins and minerals to increase bodily health and decrease cravings for orange crayons.