Since its humble beginnings in 1935 as a small health-food store that specialized in yogurt, GNC has evolved into the world's largest specialty retailer of nutritional products. The chain's more than 4,800 retail locations throughout the country stock numerous vitamins and supplements, all of which meet the company's strict standards for truthful labeling, ingredient safety, and product potency. They carry supplements that aid in sports nutrition, protein intake, diet, digestion, and beauty. Equally as dedicated to customers' shopping experiences as it is to product quality, the company created GNC University, an online learning platform, to help staff members bone up on nutrition and fitness knowledge. The knowledgeable sales associates field questions about everything from weight-management plans to stacking supplements for optimum earlobe strength. GNC Ankeny is located in front of Super Target.
At locations across the country, the technicians of Lipo Laser Centers of America rely on advanced technology to produce the beautyifying results of surgery, only without the scalpels. Using a combination of suction, laser energy, and cooling techniques, their FDA-approved Cynosure TriActive machines can eliminate cellulite on the thighs and buttocks, while also massaging and soothing muscles. When paired with 15- to 20-minute vibration plate sessions, their low-level lipo-laser devices can help bodies shed fat and inches. In fact, after only two lipo-laser sessions, patients may observe up to two-inch reductions from their waistlines and a newfound ability to squeeze themselves through skeleton keyholes.
Monica Kiel opened Fountain Day Spa to give guests a place to explore both traditional and nontraditional spa therapies. She and her staff greet each client with a free consultation to identify which treatment will be most beneficial. From there, they may recommend a specific massage modality, some time in the infrared sauna, or maybe a session of reiki energy healing. They might even recommend supplements to unload toxins and calm inflammation. Alternatively, guests can go straight to traditional face and body services, such as waxing. Monica and her staff rely on high-quality products, such as those from Dermalogica, during each appointment.
It's not surprising that Dr. Kathleen Doohen ended up in the world of chiropractic care, which is just like the normal world, except everyone stands up a little bit straighter. Her family can count more than 25 chiropractors among its ranks, so she has always identified with the chiropractic philosophy. To hone her natural enthusiasm, Dr. Doohen attended and graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic. She has also earned board certification in acupuncture and physiotherapy.
Technicians at the family-owned Soleil Tan Spa undergo rigorous training and education. They have to familiarize themselves with some of the most advanced, fastest acting tanning equipment in the industry, which has delivered more than 400,000 tans across the company's three locations. The 1,000- and 600-watt high-pressure lamps of the German-made UWE P90 Level 5 bed, for example, begin to build deep color during speedy 12-minute sessions. The device's air-conditioning system and fans keep guests comfortable while aromatherapy and music streaming from the MP3-player port soothe the senses. The spa's high-tech spray-tanning options include Mystic Tan booths and Norvell airbrush tans, which can quickly prepare skin to attend a special event or enjoy a beach vacation.
UV and UV-free tans abound inside Soleil Tan Spa. The multilevel tanning beds were crafted in Germany, Italy, and Mars, and they include such features as a stereo and body fan. Mystic Tan HD sessions cover bodies from head to toe with a streak-free formula. Additionally, the spa offering figure-slimming body wraps.