Medlab's teams of medical professionals quantify and assess important bodily systems at locations throughout a five-state Midwest region. Trained to work with patients of all ages, phlebotomists deftly retrieve blood with minimal discomfort, then process the samples to analyze vital statistics such as cholesterol, glucose levels, and sodium. Wait times that average 10 minutes free up precious time for patients.
The Bowling Green Falcons feature electrifying wide receiver Kamar Jorden, one of the top players in the NCAA in receptions, and reigning MAC East Division defensive player of the week Chris Jones. Cheer on the Falcons as they bring their intense brand of smash-mouth football for all eleven innings. This bench reserved ticket is good for nearly anywhere in the stadium, and is valid at either game, including a Miami contest that will be broadcast nationally on ESPN2. Seats are first-come first-served, so arriving early, like mastering the umlaut for use in daily life, is strongly encouraged.
Led by Dr. Innocent Ubunama, a general vascular surgeon, the staff at Midwest Vascular & Varicose Vein Center purges legs of visible veins using one of four treatment methods. Sclerotherapy treatments flood spider veins with chemical injections that collapse the blood vessel for absorption into the body, and EVLT introduces diode lasers through fiber-optic probes to close off veins and reduce their visibility. Alternatively, during a surgical microphlebectomy, doctors pluck more severe varicose veins from legs with a series of incisions. Patients unable to undergo these procedures can adopt lifestyle changes and wear specialized garments to prevent further damage to their venous system, a noninvasive option known to doctors as conservative therapy and to its close friends as "Bob."
Sequestered from the fitness studio, cardio room, and kid center at St. Julian's Fitness, a quiet room plays host to massage therapy. Here, a duo of licensed massage therapists—Bethany Kovach and Ryan Debelak—improves muscle health with soothing hand movements. Both Bethany and Ryan possess the know-how to induce relaxation with gentle Swedish strokes, relieve chronic pain with firm deep-tissue kneads, and target areas of tension with a sports massage. However, Bethany alone practices Thai-yoga massage, which is performed on the floor without lotion, oil, or ranch dressing. Massage therapy is available without a gym membership, and guests are welcome to enjoy a 15-minute Jacuzzi session prior to each appointment.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn up to 500 calories with each go-round.
Named one of the top 50 golf instructors in the country by the LPGA in 2008–2009, Egli uses more than 20 years of teaching experience to perfect golf swings with pro lessons. During the one-hour video lesson, students are videotaped as they swing and hit range balls, which are included with instruction. After their performance, Egli reviews the videos with students, making corrections and critiques. All members and visitors at Mohawk must adhere to the dress code—a collared shirt and appropriate pants—call for more information.