The professionally trained specialists at Fairhope Bicycle Company maintain a stable of brand-name aluminum and carbon steeds alongside an assortment of accessories and tune-up services. Apparel ranging from socks ($5–$10) to jerseys ($50–$100) outfits riders for a model photo finish atop Trek, Pinarello, and Gary Fisher–brand two wheelers—or an upcoming tight-clothes convention. Trek-certified fit specialists perform personalized bike fittings (starting at $100) to pinpoint optimum performance for every anatomical arrangement. Cycle-savvy mechanics conduct precision tune-ups ($65–$150) and various adjustments for headsets ($12), hubs ($20), brakes ($12), and more, and abundant lubes, degreasers and cleaners ($10-$20) please amateur mechanics and rusted robots posing as fitness enthusiasts. Multiple levels of bikes begging to churn their chains gleam along Fairhope Bicycle Company’s expansive aisles. Committed to lavishing the freewheeling bike lifestyle on all of its customers, the helpful staff cultivates a community of cycling enthusiasts from novice pedal pushers to hardcore racers with expert guidance and local bike events.
BaySide Chiropractic’s Doctor of Chiropractic Christian Augustin examines, diagnoses, and treats a variety of conditions with practical and conservative medical treatments. A firm believer that natural and noninvasive treatments can produce prominent results—without harmful side effects—the doctor offers his patients a variety of therapies, including chiropractic adjustments and spinal decompression, which corrects herniated, protruding, and degenerative disks. The practice's newest treatment addition is an FDA-approved low-level laser system. The class IV laser can alleviate pain anywhere in the body, including the neck, knees, feet, and lower back, all without surgery or medication.
The entrance to Bay Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry has two doors: one is regular size, and the other is roughly half that size, designed especially for kids, the office's main clientele. Both doors open to Bay Pediatric's youth-minded practice, which is complete with play areas in the waiting room and ceiling-mounted TVs in the treatment rooms. Dr. Wells Hammock, who graduated from UAB's Dental School and completed his pediatric dental residency at the Boston University Henry M. Golman School of Dental Medicine, oversees a staff of licensed hygienists and general dentists. Together, their pediatric-dentistry services treat a range of patients, from 6-month-olds to 21-year-olds.
Self-empowerment takes many forms at Prana Health and Wellness. The instructors help students learn to live better, more balanced lives through both physical and mental practice. This is most apparent in the studio’s schedule of yoga classes, which includes asana-focused Hatha and heated Vinyasa styles, as well as gentler Yin and restorative sessions that emphasize deep stretches, reinforced mind-body connections, and learning how to breathe through your pores. Beyond yoga, the staff also leads specialized workshops that explore everything from women’s self-defense to ayurvedic lifestyle practices.
Fairhope Fitness 24 makes it easy for clients to fit exercise into their daily life by providing them 24-hour access to free weights, bikes, treadmills, and circuit training equipment. Classes start as early as 6 a.m., and range from cycling and yoga to TRX and boot camp. Meanwhile, on-staff nutritional specialists help guests make better dietary decisions, such avoiding red meat or anything that glows, and a team of ACE-certified trainers provide one-on-one guidance to those working toward specific fitness goals.
At Eastern Shore Weight Loss, patients lose weight under the guidance of Dr. Richard Snellgrove. Using info from patients' initial consultations, Dr. Snellgrove and his staff can create a personalized course of action. That may include medical weight-loss tools such as phentermine, which is an appetite suppressant; lipotropic injections, which are fat-burning compounds; or B12 injections, which are doses of vitamin B12 designed to supply the energy needed to exercise or transcribe Ulysses.