Vision and Hearing Institute peeper technicians help eyes maintain optical integrity with their comprehensive eye exams and wide selection of newfangled frames. Exams commence as Dr. Silbernagel combs through case files that help better acquaint him with patients' medical history, visual needs, and risk for lycanthropy. Eyes then undergo a series of diagnostic tests designed to unmask glaucoma risks or retinal trouble spots, followed by a refraction to identify nearsighted or farsighted needs. Ocular evaluations conclude as the doctor pop-quizzes pupils on movement and tracking ability, binocular synchronization, and the role of sunglasses in the War of 1812.
Along with a cornerstone philosophy that fitness should be fun, Star Fitness Center boasts modern training equipment and a lineup of certified personal trainers, including a NASM-certified head trainer. Feet can race on a selection of cardio machines, including Nautilus treadmills, ellipticals geared with individual entertainment centers, and Schwinn indoor cycles that take bikers on a stationary journey more fun than the virtual segway ride at Disneyland. Increase strength by lifting free weights or operating contraptions from the XP Load line, or use peer encouragement as a legal performance-enhancing elixir in classes such as Zumba, Pilates, and yoga, each led by certified group-exercise instructors. Dedicated trainers shepherd patrons toward workout ambitions, guiding bodies through two hour-long sessions that accelerate results with individualized routines and advice. On-site childcare is available, and initiation fees are waived for those who wish to join after the month is over.
Dr. Kelly Burkenstock's Azure Spa rejuvenates weary muscle bags amid gilded walls in an upscale, beautifully detailed environment abounding with wrought-iron ivy, European antiques, and warm, relaxing lighting. Your spa package will open up with a one-hour vitamin-enriched facial treatment, including a mask and moisturizers infused with cool, comforting cucumber extract ($150). Further slip into a state of bliss by taking deep breaths of slippery serenity aromatherapy oils during 60 minutes of gentle Swedish massage ($100). Choose a different essential oil to envelop your senses during a snuggle in the steam spa, which will cleanse your pores while eliminating wrinkles from permanent argyle socks ($40). Sip on wine and nibble on chocolates ($10) before your experience concludes with a calming German massage rain shower, featuring droplets collected midair from the Black Forest. Guests should check in 15 minutes prior to their appointment.
The aestheticians at Dimitri Dermatology exfoliate face-skin and shrink pores during 30-minute microdermabrasion sessions. Upon arrival, patients discuss their countenance's history with a staff member before handing it over for scrubbing, ensuring that each session is appropriately tailored to account for sensitivity and loose glass eyes. After enjoying a manual cleaning by the hands of an aesthetician, faces find a temporary home under microdermabrasion machines, which aim to shuffle off expired cells to reveal the younger, healthy flesh waiting in the wings. Because wrinkles are caused in part by excess dead skin, microdermabrasion treatments may also reduce lines on the face.
• For $20, you get four mat Pilates classes, currently scheduled Monday at 9 a.m., Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. (a $60 total value). • For $35, you get one 45-minute private Pilates-equipment session (a $70 value).