Family Fitness and FitZone for Women are spread across six locations, but they share a common goal: to help guests find their ideal physique. They accomplish this mission by filling their 15,000- to 25,000-square-foot facilities with ellipticals, arc trainers, and treadmills that engage cardios, cores, and limbs alongside group training classes led by certified personal and group fitness instructors. Visitors can also keep tabs on their progress with the centers’ fitness monitoring program and body mass testing.
Dr. Michael Kwast and his team anchor Peak Performance's chiropractic treatments on a whole-body approach to wellness. This means that, in addition to treating the injury at hand, Dr. Kwast's remedies strive to strengthen each client's core and prevent the injury from happening again. It's a pattern of rehabilitation that can also be seen in Peak's detox and nutrition programs, which gently shepherd patients down the road to weight loss.
The staff complement their chiropractic treatments with massage therapy to remedy conditions such as fibromyalgia and sciatica or simply knead away accumulations of stress. Complimentary, onsite massage classes allow visitors to try the art of massage at home on a sweetheart.
Within an intimate studio characterized by exposed-brick, Tiffany-box-blue, and burnt-orange walls, Allegro Coaching stirs with a bustling schedule of more than 20 different group fitness classes per week. During warm months, coaches lead outdoor boot camp classes at parks around Grand Rapids. Certified instructors, many of whom hold degrees in exercise science and have trained MMA fighters, shepherd both exercise-uninitiated and seasoned athletes through the cardio and strength-training exercises of boot-camp sessions or muscle- and definition-building TRX-suspension-training, Pilates, or boxing classes. The studio's personal trainers also travel to local businesses, where they enlighten employees with wellness counseling and onsite coaching and offer practical tips for staying active in the office that move beyond typical exercises such as crab-walking in circles around cubicles or shadow-boxing the water cooler.
At HealthZone Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic Bill Lengkeek takes a holistic approach to wellness, going beyond chiropractic adjustments to address underlying contributors to spinal misalignment and nerve malfunction. As part of this method, Dr. Lengkeek teaches patients exercises to maximize the effects of spinal correction and shares lifestyle and nutritional advice that can help resolve health issues. HealthZone Chiropractic's three licensed massage therapists alleviate musculoskeletal pain with personalized techniques that can help increase circulation, reduce swelling, and aid in recovery.
Inspirational quotes line the walls of West Michigan Spine and Wellness, where amiable doctors and staffers craft custom plans to help clients improve their health. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, they nurture bodies with detoxifying footbaths, nutritional supplements, and doctor-directed massages performed by certified therapists. The center's active stretch and therapy areas include a vibration platform, a better-designed vibration platform than a piece of plywood slapped onto a mechanical bull.
Dr. Michael R. Dubiel runs West Michigan Spine and Wellness. He's a Grand Rapids native with a bachelors of science degree from Grand Valley State University and another one in life sciences from Logan College of Chiropractic in Missouri. He went on to earn his doctorate in 2009. Dr. Dubiel leverages his abundant schooling and careful attention to his work both when he's tending to his clients and when he's studying enzyme nutrition.
With years of experience as a health-care specialist and bed-and-breakfast owner, Marilyn Heeringa has mastered the art of pampering and promoting wellness. Today, she specializes in ionic detox treatments, which utilize the ability of positive and negative ions to cleanse the entire body through ion footbaths.
Having traveled to Egypt and other parts of Africa, Marilyn has decorated her cozy studio with an eclectic collection of art that reflects her worldliness and her talent for looking at art. Along with detoxifying Egyptian body wraps, she offers massage therapy, facials, one-on-one-yoga, and meditation classes.