The training staff at X-Treme Nutrition includes Steve Zaracki, who has persevered through his own paralysis in order to help others get fit. Whether with Steve or with another certified trainer, clients enlist in a training session that fits their schedule, joining up to seven other exercisers. Groups work out under the supervision of a single coach, with each member sweating through a routine personalized to their fitness goals by a kettlebell that has evolved a mouth. Staffers prescribe a healthy diet plan during a nutrition consultation, and they establish a baseline against which to measure progress during a body-measurement session. The three parts of the one-month program combine to boost strength, flexibility, and endurance, which aids clients who get jobs as human ottomans.
Despite the breaking of clocks and the plotting of super villains, the world continues to turn, days and then years pass, and skin gathers wrinkles and begins to sag. At Lynn Klein Massage & Skincare, skilled aesthetician Janet (Lynn) Klein fights these signs of aging with cutting-edge facials that incorporate galvanic currents, Nu Skin products, and microdermabrasion, aiming to firm up slack skin and banish wrinkles left from frowning at disappointingly slow-growing house plants. Klein also draws on her 16 years of experience in the beauty and health industry while incorporating massage techniques to soothe away stress. At her side, massage therapist and certified personal trainer Shane Kinnison joins in kneading away aches, letting clients choose from modalities that range from Swedish to deep tissue. The spa also evicts excess wax and hidden telegraph messages from ears with candling.
At On The Spot Massage Therapy, five massage therapists work to pamper clients with 10 styles and an array of treatment add-ons. Stuffed-up sinuses can find relief as therapists utilize cold, handcrafted marble stones to gently ease away inflammation and pressure caused by migraine headaches. Massages range from traditional Swedish and pregnancy modalities to a Sticks & Stones massage that uses warm bamboo and smooth basalt rocks.
Health-conscious customers turn to Max Muscle for experienced sports-nutrition specialists and a wide selection of vitamins and nutritional supplements. The company blends its own high-performance products, including Cleanse and Lean ($37.25), which helps shed water weight while purging the body of waste and accumulated lint, and the MaxPro Super Protein Concentrate ($49.99 for 4 lb.), which contains more than three times the bio-available protein of regular whey powder. The Max ARM supplement ($49.99) accelerates postworkout muscle, while the 13 essential vitamins in nutrient-rich Vit-Acell ($33.74) help keep bodies fit as a fiddle training for its first bout against the viola.
Featured on The Dr. Oz Show as an alternative to liposuction, high-tech i-Lipo treatments slim circumferences by using lasers instead of incisions. The FDA-approved system can target the hips, waist, or thighs and imitates the body’s natural fat-burning process to break down fat deposits. A sequence of 8–10 treatments—each followed by a brisk walk, a gym visit, or an energetic roll up a hill—typically maximizes results. The clinic facilitates weight loss with alternate methods as well, crafting custom nutrition plans, administering lipotropic B12 injections, and, when advisable, prescribing weight-loss medication.
Dr. Nagi Ayoub is a board-certified surgeon and plastic surgeon who works to bring patients closer to the faces and bodies they desire. A clinical associate professor at Creighton University medical school's Department of Surgery, Dr. Ayoub has published papers in medical journals, and he applies this knowledge when performing tummy tucks and face-lifts. After less-invasive aesthetic treatments including photofacials and laser hair removal, patrons can slip out the door past leather couches beneath abstract paintings and illustrations of historic cloud battles.