The nationally certified personal trainers at Summit Fitness motivate clients to reach wellness goals with the gym's cardio, circuit, and weight-lifting equipment. Punctuated by the metallic sounds of weights settling into racks and RoboCop crying after his first loss at arm wrestling, the instructors sculpt fitter frames in one-on-one personal-training sessions. In group fitness classes, which include Pilates, cardio cross training, and interval workouts, they tap into energy reserves with up-tempo music, and on-site baby-sitting is available to occupy tykes. After leaving elliptical machines, stationary bikes, and treadmills, students walk past tanning booths to locker rooms. Electronic locks admit guests at all hours to the 24-hour gym.
Fitness Lifestyles boasts such a bounty of amenities that virtually anybody should be able to find a way to get fit. In addition to the usual weightlifting and cardio equipment, there are four indoor tennis courts, a pool, a batting cage, and even a massage therapist on call. A full schedule of classes includes aquatic aerobics in the pool as well as dry-land calorie-burners such as boot camp, spinning, yoga, and Pilates. After a strenuous workout, head to the spa to unwind with a hot stone massage or customized facial.
Backed by a team of medical staffers with a minimum of eight years of experience each, Intelligent Lipo of Rockford’s Doctor of Chiropractic William B. Erickson treats chiropractic ailments and revamps aesthetic appearances. As a former football player, Erickson is familiar with injuries and bodily aches. He treats sore backs with chiropractic techniques such as stimulating muscles with electricity or commanding spines to straighten with drill-sergeant impressions.
Patients with aesthetic concerns can sculpt physiques with the i-Lipo laser fat-reduction system, which won Best Slimming Treatment at France’s Victoire De La Beauté. The system's laser beams break down fat cells into components small enough to exit the cell walls and pass out of the body through the lymphatic system before they reconstitute themselves into a double cheeseburger.
Red Ember Medical Weight Loss & Wellness Center’s health coaches, nutrition counselors, and doctors don't use calorie counting to help clients ditch extra pounds. Rather, they do so by identifying the root causes of the surplus weight. During one-on-one consultations, they zero in each person's body chemistry and focus on resetting metabolism with dietary and nutritional modifications, as well as lifestyle advice, detoxification plans, and medical weight loss plans. Through these custom weight-loss programs, the professionals aim to reduce cravings and cure nightly habits of kicking the refrigerator.
When teeth in northern Illinois need a little tender loving care, there's no shortage of expert dental practices willing to help them out. In North Aurora, Drs. Melissa Ledwidge and Ingy Nessim at North Aurora Dental Associates emphasize lifetime preventive care through services ranging from general cleanings and Invisalign regimens to oral cancer screenings and root canal therapy. Much like her colleagues in North Aurora, Dr. April Kennedy at Rockford's Affordable Dentistry Today combines comprehensive treatments with same-day emergency services, alleviating the pain associated with infections and abscesses with speed and precision. At Sycamore's Family Dental Care, Drs. Long Pham and Julie Galloway pair their extensive professional experience with a dedication to patient comfort, allaying anxieties through calm, sure-handed handling of treatments large and small.