Upon first meeting Melinda Johnson Gamble, it might be hard to believe that she has six grandchildren. Lithe and energetic, she has been in the fitness game for 16 years and takes pride in creating unintimidating environments for students of all fitness levels. Melinda and her team of expert instructors offer personal training, women-only boot camps, and three-week boot camps.
In the year 1513, Ponce de Leon arrived on the shores of Florida in search for the Fountain of Youth. He never discovered it, but the team of experts at 1513 Anti-Aging & Weight Loss have continued his search by specializing in the modern version of the fountain: hormone-replacement therapy. By boosting men's testosterone levels and women's estrogen levels to those of their youth, their treatments help minimize signs of aging, brighten complexions, and boost energy levels. Complementary weight-loss programs, meanwhile, catalyze the process, with regimens tailored to each patient's goals and medical history.
Ride On Bikes’ specialists match customers with a two-wheeled transport to fit their needs, whether they’re exploring downtown Columbus or off-roading in a neighbor’s backyard sandbox. The store buys new bicycles each season, and an in-house mechanic ensures that existing equipment is kept in proper rolling order. The helpful staff can also suggest ideal routes for any type of excursion. Should clients seek repairs on their own bikes, the team provides free estimates before restoring their rides.
The Elements Natural Medicine team provides natural health care for everything from colds to cancer. Custom herb blends and acupuncture treatments aim to alleviate allergies and chronic pain. Vitamin B injections and nutrient infusions help energize the body and boost the immune system. The staff can also test clients for food allergies.
Dr. Joseph Ceravolo completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Buffalo before establishing his practice in Georgia to improve patients' vision with expert refractive surgeries. Dr. Ceravolo uses skills developed as a board-certified member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology to repair eyes clouded over with cataracts or distressed by glaucoma instead of trading peepers for a pair of googly eyes from an arts-and-crafts store. Brief LASIK surgeries treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and other issues with laser sessions that last minutes and require little downtime. North Columbus Eye Center also monitors the ocular condition of diabetes patients, ensuring that worsening conditions are met with appropriate care.
A woman arrives to pick up her new glasses and gasps audibly once she puts them on, amazed at how crisp and distinct objects suddenly become. According to the manager of The Landings Eye Care, this is the reaction that his crew strives for with every patient. During each eye exam, his wife and her staff strive to spend ample time with patients to understand their concerns and explain their ocular conditions. To this end, staff schedule appointments at least 45 minutes apart to give clients extra personal attention and ensure little-to-no waiting time, which is often spent doing eye-straining activities such as watching a basketball game on a cell phone or crying over the results of a basketball game. After the exam, patients are escorted to the fitting area, where a specialized crew gives the patient a tour of the myriad frame options lining the warm wood shelves, helping them select the most flattering options for their face shape. This team keeps updated on latest trends, meeting with vendors every two months to uncover the newest bestsellers.