At each of its 12 locations in Kansas, the staff of Genesis Health Club strive to create a one-stop health-and-fitness center for the entire family. Supervised childcare programs entertain kids with arts and crafts, and Muay Thai classes help youngsters improve coordination and strength under the tutelage of a fifth-degree black belt. Adults can head over to yoga, Pilates, cycling, or MMA cardio classes, which are all led by nationally certified instructors. Guests can also take advantage of the rows of cardio and strength-training machines, or work one-on-one with an instructor to learn correct form and the best way to walk on your hands on a moving treadmill.
To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, ?She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.?
Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand?s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.
This wellness hub's mission is pain relief, and its approach is rooted in hands-on care—literally. Eschewing drugs and surgery for gentler methods, the doctors use their digits to restore and balance spines, nimbly realigning runaway joints, coaxing ligaments back into place, and restoring hats that have fallen off heads. They specialize in active-release techniques, which target tendons and nerves along with muscle tissue. Other methods include traditional chiropractic, kinesio taping, and rehabilitative exercise.
Jennifer, the stylist responsible for turning first-time visitors to Salon Studio and Spa into loyal clients, employs seven years of haircare experience to design the most flattering coiffures for each individual. She also uses only high-quality products, including those by Pureology and Kevin Murphy. During a women’s, men’s, or kids’ haircut, Jennifer snips away at strands to fashion custom head-top masterpieces. She also arranges hair into updos to prepare clients for formal bowling tournaments and uses Keune Professional Color products to add fashionable new shades without attaching a chameleon with a bobby pin. Patrons can spiff up areas below the hairline with an eyebrow shaping using tea-tree wax or with a long-lasting Gelish manicure.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Vision Care, Glasses, Contacts
Brands Used: Maui Jim, Nike, Oakley, Ray Ban, Wiley X, Michael Kors,
Pro Tip: Relax as we walk you through each step of the vision exam process. Have fun selecting new glasses.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
Modern interior and furnishings. No hospital white walls here?[we have a] warm, inviting interior, self-serve Keurig coffee bar in the reception room, wingback chairs by the fireplace, and a separate kids' play room.
[We have more than] 1,000 frames to choose from.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
Dr. Jury and Dr. Farrar are American Board of Optometry certified, and Dr. Fieser is eligible. Our opticians are trained in the latest optical products and procedures. Our optical manager and office managers recently successfully completed a SkillPath management workshop.
What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?
We love eyes. We love helping our patients get the most out of their vision. Whether it's helping a patient understand their particular visual condition or helping them choose the most appropriate frame style, we strive to make sure the patient is comfortable, informed, and looking great.
Val Santo, a cosmetologist trained in Brazil and in the United States, operates Brazilian Waxing Florida within Paradise Salon, Spa, and Café in Delray Beach. With deft applications of warm, hygienic beeswax, she skillfully removes hair at the root to leave skin smooth and clean. Though she specializes in preparing bodies for skimpy swimwear, her services aren't limited to the bikini line region; she also waxes legs, faces, and other areas of men's and women's bodies.