“No makeup, no men, and no mirrors.” That was the unofficial motto of Curves’ original Texas location in 1992, and it’s no less true today: at nearly 10,000 clubs worldwide, women attack a 30-minute training circuit designed to burn calories and build strength through cardio and resistance workouts. After each minute on a piece of strength-training equipment—each built for feminine frames and designed to work opposing muscle groups with a single movement—exercisers move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to keep their heart from getting bored and falling asleep.
Yolo Medical develops and manufactures noninvasive aesthetic medical equipment for use by certified spas and clinics. The company's namesake Yolo Curve laser combines both visible and infrared laser light to stimulate inch loss, reduce joint pain, and service Troll dolls' belly diamonds. Continuing outside the realm of eyesight, a digital pulse analyzer uses pulse waves to detect early warning signs of cardiovascular disease, and the whole-body-vibration platform stimulates rapid-fire muscle contractions to quickly strengthen bodies. Following the completion of any of Yolo Medical's treatments, its proprietary Yolo Elements supplements work to continue the process of weight loss and detoxification.
Doctor of Chiropractic Daniel Miller’s chiropractic epiphany came at an early age, when a local doctor deftly swapped the chronic pain in his neck with a fervent desire to master the art of professional spine alignment. The doctor’s stints treating the underprivileged of Fiji has instilled in him a devotion to providing each client with personalized, one-on-one care. Adept at alleviating aches from backs, shoulders, and antennas, Dr. Miller pairs his practiced adjustments with massage therapy from nimble-fingered staffers, who can oscillate between Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, and pregnancy techniques.
Doctor of Chiropractic Shawn Richey strives to transform bodies at Chiropractic Family Health Center using chiropractic care and weight-loss treatments. Through spinal adjustments, massages, exercises, and nutritional counseling, he leads his patients down a path of wellness in his friendly, welcoming clinic. Dr. Richey, a specialist in sports chiropractics, helps analyze golf-swing biomechanics to improve swings and prevent injury, and he is the official chiropractor of the Pittsburgh Passion football team, which he treats without heckling or pointing foam fingers at players. He also helps bolster weight-loss efforts with Zerona laser treatments and the ChiroThin program's HCG supplements.
Tending to bodies for more than 30 years, The Skin Center Medical Spa enhances innate beauty through noninvasive laser treatments, anti-aging skin therapies, and cosmetic enhancements. Conceived by Dr. Dominic Brandy, the current medical director at three Pittsburgh locations, and overseen by the Columbus location's medical director, Dr. Fernando Colon, the minimally invasive QuickLift mini face-lift helps tighten the lower face, neck, and jawline with a dramatically shortened recovery time. The Skin Center's experts revitalize all components of the face, targeting veins, hair, or Mona Lisa–shaped birthmarks through surgical solutions and high-tech injections. Vascular surgeons Dr. Marios Panayides and Dr. Jason Tomsic specialize in minimally invasive surgeries such as such as endovenous laser ablation, phlebectomy, and ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy to serve skin below the head.
A physical therapy and holistic health center, Balance for Wellness, Inc. uses hands-on, personalized care to help each client escape the grips of chronic pain. The practitioners use varied techniques depending on each client’s specific needs, recommending infrared-sauna sessions for detoxification and weight loss and reiki therapy for energy imbalances in humans, pets, and unstable nuclear reactors.
Inevo's wellness coordinators outfit clients with more svelte physiques using lipo-laser technology, a noninvasive contouring laser that helps oust undesirable fat and tiny aliens lingering throughout the body. An array of nutritional supplements, including detox supplies, rounds out wellness ventures and incomplete food-pyramid puzzles.