Smile Envy's Dr. Rakesh Nanda eradicates unwanted hair with advanced dermatological know-how and the Palomar laser system. Over the course of three sessions, Dr. Nanda with a Palomar laser, blasting away unsightly unibrows, smoothing shoulders, or leaving backs feeling as sleek as seal in a wetsuit. During the treatment, specific wavelengths and pulses safely and effectively chase away stubborn strands of all colors and textures while a contact-cooling system keeps skin as comfortable as possible. Although three treatments will send clients well on their way to hairless harmony, results can vary depending on skin, hair, and Myers-Briggs personality type. The staff at Smile Envy will be happy to consult with potential follicle expungers on how many treatments it will take to achieve desired results.
Doctor of Chiropractic Chris Tomshack conquered myriad fields and the skies before pursuing the art of chiropractics. After graduating from college, Tomshack became an officer in the U.S. Air Force, received his MBA, and finally graduated summa cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic. Calling upon his newly mastered spinal savvy, Tomshack opened his own practice, whose enormous success led to a gradual expansion and eventually became the nationwide network that exists today. At each HealthSource location, teams of licensed chiropractors, massage therapists, and physical trainers work in unison to help provide comprehensive care, restore ailing statures, and lead masterful renditions of the hokey pokey.
After graduating magna cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic, doctor of chiropractic Don Maple continued his education with advanced industrial and vehicle rehab, and rehabilitation of the shoulder and carpal tunnel. He alleviates aches and pains using chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, and corrective exercises. Don is also highly trained in aquatics therapy, and uses the form extensively at his practice for patients who either cannot perform traditional land-based physical therapy or who have gills.
Since 2006, licensed massage therapist Mary Edwards has practiced massage therapy with a focus on women's health. She incorporates hot stones into all of her treatments, augmenting deep-tissue kneads or gentle pressure with relaxing warmth.
Members at Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, rotate around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with female bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and manage arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help to manage participants’ machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight, fitness level, and aerodynamic water bottle to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lifting and lowering motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses pushing and pulling motions to develop toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
While teaching jazz dance in the 1960s, Judi Sheppard Missett decided to step away from tradition by offering an experimental class that allowed her students to simply dance without the judgment of mirrors or the constraints of rigid technique. In these sessions, she began infusing popular dance moves with specific fitness workouts to forge a distinctive blend of cardio exercise, strength training, and dance instruction. Little did she know that this “just for fun” class was the prototype for what would become the national fitness sensation known as Jazzercise.
Today, Jazzercise takes its aerobic techniques from a variety of sources that include jazz dance, hip-hop, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing. The class formats, which vary according to different toning goals, are just as diverse as the program's move set. Two-time Dancing with the Stars champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of the improvisational routines, although her advanced skills aren't needed to get the most out of classes. Instructors cultivate a noncompetitive atmosphere where all exercisers—with the exception of those marked as cursed by jazz-hand palm readers—are welcome regardless of age, build, or fitness background.