Safe. Comfortable. If someone used these words to describe a recent experience, one might imagine that he or she spent the day in a friend?s living room or a bank vault lined with pillows. In fact, customers have used those words to describe the atmosphere of Vein Associates of Edina. Led by board-certified physician and surgeon Robert J. Reese, the clinic?s skilled staff members pride themselves on checking our egos at the door each morning, allowing them to care for each patient and approach each scenario with an open mind. Treating varicose and spider veins with a variety of treatments, the staffers help guests attain blemish-free legs, allowing them to progress in their careers as Rockettes or professional mannequin impersonators.
US Air Force and Army veteran SGT Tim Peterson designs military-inspired workouts with a team of trainers trained under a meticulous 12-month curriculum. He leads one-hour boot-camp workouts, motivating 5?20 participants to race through a series of full-body exercises that boost heart rates and draw sweat to the surface by promising it a warm sweatshirt to sink into. Peterson mixes up each session, coupling military-style calisthenics with yoga or speed training with kickboxing. In addition to the group sessions, he also works one-on-one with guests during personal-training sessions, honing in on muscle groups to work out and shouting at specific joints that underperform.
Overseen by Dr. Scott Ross, a cosmetic surgeon with more than 25 years of professional experience, the Minneapolis Center for Cosmetic and Laser Surgery and SkinKlinic of Edina collectively treat more than 9,000 patients every year with a combination of surgical, non-invasive, and cosmetic laser treatments. The health-care professionals and paramedical aestheticians enlist Mensa?worthy technology and techniques as they reinvigorate the epidermis or invent entirely new looks. Before asking patients to commit to a particular treatment, the team invites prospective clients in for a complimentary 20-minute consultation to learn more about the procedure, the technology, and the history of the tongue depressor.
After having her first baby, Kelly Altman had not only gained 54 pounds, she no longer had the time to train for marathons, her preferred form of exercise. She needed a post-baby workout that burned fat more efficiently than running, and she found it in a boot-camp regimen.
To share her newfound passion, she started Altman Fitness, a boot camp-centered fitness studio. She co-owns the studio with her husband, Jay, who has spent more than 15 years in the fitness industry. The duo specializes in well-rounded workouts that incorporate cardio, resistance-band work, and agility drills as effective as trying to live undetected among hummingbirds. To complement their ever-changing boot-camp routines and personal-training sessions, the Altmans also create custom nutrition programs for their clients, based on metabolic typing.
Dr. Allen Van Beek, a board-certified plastic surgeon, has more than three decades of experience performing cosmetic and reconstructive plastic-surgery procedures. The medical director of Plastic Surgery Specialists understands that the quest for beauty is an ongoing one and works closely with each patient to correct physical flaws. His right-hand woman—Kristina Whitlock—is a certified medical licensed aesthetician. She assists in performing non-medical procedures like microdermabrasion and chemical treatments plus a selection of IPL laser treatments that help reduce unwanted hair and diminish the appearance of sun damage.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Jonathan Witzke earned his stripes in surgical centers and hospitals before becoming the namesake of Witzke Plastic Surgery, where he and his savvy staff perform an array of invasive and noninvasive procedures. Cosmetic concerns fade with simple IPL facials, Botox injections, liposuction, and breast augmentation procedures. For injured hands, certified therapist Joan Collins acts on more than two decades of experience with procedures that aim to quell carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, or a thumb war injury.