An abbreviation of Mind Body Heart, MiBoHe Wellness represents the philosophies of founder Karina Loyo, PhD. Doctor Karina studied the art of working with all three components of personal health; she earned a doctorate in health education and gerontology, is a registered massage therapist, and is also a healthy living and stress reduction expert.
From among the service menu at MiBoHe are treatments that support the wellness center’s eponymous trio. Aromatherapy and warmed sheets help guests quiet their mind during relaxation massage, and meditation and visualization sessions train clients how to access their inner-self and spiritual desires. Private fitness sessions from the staff’s certified personal trainer accommodate athletes, beginners, and retired action figures on their path to increased physical strength.
The staff at Vitalogy Skincare tends to skin's health and appearance across eight dermatology locations. Medical-dermatology services cover conditions such as acne, rosacea, and hair loss; cosmetic dermatology focuses on looks with Botox and Juvéderm injections, as well as laser removal of spider veins and hair. Lasers also resurface skin or guide complexions through photorejuvenation, which diminishes the appearance of sun damage to restore younger, more vibrant looking skin. Vitalogy also tackles skin cancer with Mohs surgery—in which founding doctor Eric Adelman, DO, is a fellowship-trained physician—a precise method that quashes the cancer by carefully removing tissue layer by layer.
Texas Boot Camp Fitness's certified trainers fortify physiques with an ever-shifting compendium of exercises performed in an outdoor setting. Attendees of all fitness levels sprint and jump toward fitness goals, lifting their own body weight when performing pushups, chin-ups, and acts of levitation. Arms hoist weights, resistance bands stretch between partners, and friendly competitions reveal hidden stores of stamina and strength. Pushing beyond pure leadership of boot-camp classes, instructors supplement workouts with nutritional guidance and lifestyle advice. In the interest of safe and easy mirroring, coaches emphasize clean technique rather than speed or the benefits of cloning.
The expert opticians at Texas State Optical stock a multitude of name-brand eyewear and optometrists examine eyes to diagnose vision and health-related dilemmas. As ocular orbs inspect the transparency of frames, nose bridges meet and greet stylish spectacles from ProDesign ($179–$250) and sun shielders from BCBG and Cole Haan ($149–$179). Purchasers of today's second option can peruse glasses from other makes such as Nike ($187–$205) and Michael Kors ($189–$330) or opt for a comprehensive eye exam ($79), which checks overall vision and eye health. To solve peeper predicaments beyond frame fits, contact-lens exams ($70–$130) prescribe lenses and make sure eyeballs are round. Groupon customers can upgrade their specs with a 25% discount on all lens coatings, including tint, polarization, and thermal vision.
Central Texas PowerSports, once only a motorcycle stronghold, extended its biwheeled expertise to the realm of bicycles and accessories from Continental, Maxxis, Pearl Izumi, and Specialized. Parts gone askew, rusty, or overly conversational get straightened out during a tune-up. In addition to a complete check-over, PowerSports bicycle gurus true wobbly wheels and adjust brakes and derailleurs to keep riders happily shifting. A full cleaning and drive-train greasing leave the vehicle shiny and soundless.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.