Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines.
Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.
At My Family Chiro, chiropractic doctor Tom Johnson takes a holistic approach to his patients’ health. With a combination of spinal adjustments, corrective exercises, and nutritional counseling, Dr. Johnson helps his patients overcome a wide range of both acute and chronic conditions, including whiplash, back pain, joint injuries, and carpal-tunnel syndrome.
In 1911, when he opened Standard Optical, Henry Schubach could not have guessed that his successors would be providing LASIK treatments and contact lenses in 18 clinics. Each office fills with chatter as doctors check prescriptions and work to identify common optical issues, such as glaucoma or weeping when an onion dies. Light skips off ranks of designer frames from Coach, Maui Jim, Guess, Lacoste, and Dior, and transitional lenses darken as newly keen-eyed patrons mosey from the shop. The staff at Standard Optical has also performed more than 15,000 LASIK procedures, and offers a free consultation for those seeking to ditch frames.
Led by Doctor of Chiropractic Justin Poppe, the wellness and beauty experts at Total Health Body Sculpting target areas of difficult-to-burn fat with technology that's been featured on Fox News and The Doctors. In the noninvasive procedure, ultrasonic waves and adages about loving something and letting it go convince cells to release their fatty acids, sending them through the body's lymphatic and vascular systems. Each treatment, which requires no downtime, also includes a radio-frequency session to tighten loose skin.
With hundreds of locations across the country, Right Dental Group represents a collection of oral-health-care professionals who deliver a variety of quality dental services. The collective places an emphasis on relationship building—meaning patients can confess their most egregious toffee-apple trespasses while receiving a teeth scrubbing delivered with precision and understanding. Each of the dentists is prescreened for a consistent record of excellence and the ability to efficiently locate a cavity in a toothstack.