Throughout the past two decades, Doctor of Chiropractic Bruce Kempton has treated thousands of patients. At Kempton Chiropractic Clinic, he and his staff perform a slew of pain-alleviating adjustments, spinal-decompression treatments, and massages. To help prevent aches from returning, they suggest corrective exercises and host monthly Pain Busting classes that adhere to the "Ouch or no Ouch" grading system.
In The Yoga Lab’s warm studio, participants exercise during Hatha-yoga sessions. Led by a rotation of the studio’s instructors, classes follow a carefully curated sequence of poses designed to build stamina, strength, balance, and flexibility. As classes unfold, instructors pay special attention to students’ alignment and weight distribution.
At each of its 12 locations in Kansas, the staff of Genesis Health Club strive to create a one-stop health-and-fitness center for the entire family. Supervised childcare programs entertain kids with arts and crafts, and Muay Thai classes help youngsters improve coordination and strength under the tutelage of a fifth-degree black belt. Adults can head over to yoga, Pilates, cycling, or MMA cardio classes, which are all led by nationally certified instructors. Guests can also take advantage of the rows of cardio and strength-training machines, or work one-on-one with an instructor to learn correct form and the best way to walk on your hands on a moving treadmill.
At any of the 15 Great Life Golf and Fitness locations, guests are encouraged to invent their own triathlon of gusto, switching from swimming in the pool to getting a total body workout to playing a round of golf. Great Life has facilities scattered throughout Kansas and Missouri, including golf courses such as the National Audubon Society–certified River Oaks and the links at The Oaks, which were designed by Tom Bendelow and opened in the 1920s. Golfers looking for quick rounds can drop by the nine-hole courses at Maple Creek, Abilene, and CedarBrook. Gyms such as the 14,000-square-foot fitness center at Berkshire allow members or guests to pump iron or run on treadmills when they aren’t helping their golf balls safely reach the greens by paying golf carts to drink all of the water hazards dry. Although amenities vary at each club, all of Great Life Golf and Fitness’s venues boast a pro shop, and the courses at Berkshire and Prairie View maintain driving ranges where golfers can make golf balls practice flying without their parachutes.
Dr. Boyle specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases of the eye, and also performs general family optometry and administers emergency care. Leather sofas and green plants add a homey touch to the office, where patients try on frames by Vera Wang and Eddie Bauer. Once they've selected the frame or shoulder-perched monkey who will hold their lenses in place, customers peruse panes by Varilux, Hoya, and Kodak, available in a wide variety of materials and styles.
Opticology Eyecare’s Dr. Greyson Barger stresses the importance of routine eye care and starts examining the eyes of patients as young as 6 months. These exams allow him to check for more than just eye problems—he can also check for hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol. When performing the exam, Dr. Barger wields the Icare tonometer to check eye pressure, which, unlike using an air-puff test or blowing into a patient’s eyes, reduces patient discomfort.