Hollywood Walk-in Clinic focuses on keeping patients out of the emergency room. Its board-certified ER physicians and urgent-care practitioners specialize in treating minor to moderate injuries and illnesses. They work to promote wellness and optimal health and also conduct pregnancy tests, administer vaccinations, and offer vitamin B12 injections, which boost energy levels more efficiently than eating chocolate that has been dipped into an energy drink.
Cross Training 360’s more than 15 fitness classes build long, lean muscles instead of bulky mass while burning up to 1,200 calories per session. Each one-hour class, such as Piloxing—a mix of Pilates and boxing—features cross training for well-rounded conditioning while reducing boredom as well as injury risk. Besides classes such as TRX Glide and hip-hop dance, Cross Training 360 offers a 90-day weight-loss-oriented boot camp.
Helmed by a duo of chiropractic and naturopathic doctors, Chiropractic Center of Los Angeles provides healthcare and wellness services to fight what ails bodies using a holistic approach. Chiropractic care is handled by Dr. Jennifer Botelho, who administers meticulous spinal adjustments to relieve back pain caused by impersonating the letter P. Meanwhile, Dr. Maya Roth employs her naturopathic training to help patients restore and maintain good health, offering simple yet effective dietary and lifestyle advice.
For the past 40 years, Dr. Edward Lazo has dedicated himself to the foot. A member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the doctor of podiatry helms his own private practice, where he and his multilingual staff, fluent in English, Spanish, Armenian, and Russian, tend to patients of all ages. After consulting with clients, the doc maps out the best plan for treatment, from simple removal of ingrown toenails, corns, and calluses to surgeries to correct foot and ankle disorders. Perhaps his most popular treatment, however, is laser toe-fungus removal. A common problem caused by injuries, unsanitary nail salons, or barefoot romps through a mushroom patch, toenail fungus has previously been treated, often ineffectively, with oral and topical medications. Dr. Lazo, however, calls upon more advanced technology—the FDA-approved GenesisPlus system, which uses laser light to target, heat, and destroy fungus buried beneath the toenail, usually in just one 20- to 40-minute session.
Photographer Stuart Townsley uses a trained eye and high-tech equipment to capture memories into frameworthy prints and digital art, using 10 of LA's most attractive landmarks as backdrops. The famed local sites where he sets up camp—such as the roaring Pacific Ocean under Santa Monica Pier or the 1930s architecture and picturesque fountain of Union Station—elegantly complement subjects' smiling visages. His shutter snaps hundreds of times during each photo shoot, immortalizing the faces, poses, and secret handshakes of families and well-behaved pets. Well-versed in state-of-the-art retouching gear, Stuart unfurls his astutely edited creations onto glossy prints, canvases, and online albums.
Stuart's advice on what to wear and bring to shoots, garnered through 12 years of professional experience, conveniently resides online to aid in the selection of appropriate outfits for every mother, father, child, or hamster.