Northwest Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, provides members with a 30-minute circuit of hydraulic resistance machines designed for an efficient cardio and strength training workout. During the training, attendees can burn up to 500 calories and work each major muscle group to work toward individual fitness goals. An experienced coach is always nearby to teach and motivate participants, and a soundtrack of fun, upbeat music cues participants to move on to the next station. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight and fitness level to create resistance. Each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
Before becoming an expert in the practice of meditation, Ajayan Borys spent years studying under holy men and the living saint Mata Amritanandamayi of India. Since his return from traveling the globe, Borys has become a registered hypnotherapist, a reiki master, and a certified enneagram instructor. He has also written numerous articles and books—including his new book, Effortless Mind: Meditate with Ease—and hosts the Mind Matters radio show.
Borys doesn’t just use his knowledge to stay relaxed while pursuing such a busy schedule. He also treats clients at Himalayan Retreats International, where he helps dispel stress through meditation classes and restores feelings of well-being through reiki treatments. He performs heat-centered hypnotherapy to free clients from their inner judgments, anxieties, and tendency to transform into a BattleBot at times of stress. Borys also can use the ancient enneagram symbol to help clients understand their patterns of thinking and habits of emotion.
The muscle tutors at Fitness Together will work with you to determine your goals (drop pounds, run a marathon, get strong enough to finally confront Douglas) and develop a customized workout plan designed to help you reach your true fitness potential. They’ll supervise your squats, offer nutritional advice, and push you until you see results. Individualized attention means it’s all about you—your trainer can point out when you’re doing a stretch incorrectly, help you tone the trouble zones, and push you to keep going when you’d otherwise quit or become distracted by the fragile beauty of a passing hummingbird.
Asian principles of holistic beauty and wellness inspire the staff at Bliss Spa, who uses contemporary technology to achieve a beautiful new look. They often adopt modern techniques such as sending breakup texts to acne and using ultrasonic technology to treat cellulite. Focusing on faces, technicians can apply permanent makeup to give eyes a smoky look, implant mink eyelash extensions, or employ a boost of oxygen, vitamins, and ultrasound therapy to tone skin during facials.
Far removed from the revolving door of many health clinics, Doctor of Naturopathy Ashley D. May takes time to get to know his patients. Before administering any of his drug-free services, such as acupuncture, massage therapy, or chiropractic adjustments, he learns about patients through consultations, combing through their health history and telephoning their high-school principal. He uses this information to formulate a custom treatment to help clients overcome a full range of ailments.
Doctor of Chiropractic Steven Kaplan doesn't deal in the symptoms of ailments; he deals with the ailments themselves. He employs x-rays, thorough examinations, and nearly three decades of experience to track down pain at its source, which much of the time is the back or neck. It's here where he hunts for impinged nerves in the spinal column that can disrupt the communication between the brain and body, leading not only to sore backs and stiff necks but also, possibly, to trouble sleeping and poor digestion. Once located, he administers such drug-free, noninvasive techniques as adjustment or spinal decompression.
Bellevue Center for Health’s massive staff of chiropractic doctors, licensed acupuncturists, and male and female licensed massage practitioners offers an equally sprawling list of services. A waiting room equipped with leather couches and chairs greets guests before treatments such as acupuncture or naturopathy. The professionals search for natural cures to ailments such as fatigue and stress, and chiropractic care and massage therapy can iron out cramped muscles and aching backs, which are commonly caused by craning one’s head to see the massage therapist. Other services include allergy testing and orthotics.