As a certified personal trainer, Jenny Quinn knows that hoping and wishing don't burn many calories. To turn good intentions into noticeable results, she founded FLEXcity Fitness, a studio that makes exercise both fun and focused. Quinn draws upon a decade of training experience and a master's degree in exercise physiology to design small-group training sessions, which help clients tackle their goals with cardio, strength training, and motivation from their like-minded classmates. She leads high-intensity interval workouts alongside fellow trainer Trista Parisian, who has helped celebs such as Hilary Swank get svelte for red-carpet appearances.
With a turn on the treadmills and indoor cycling, you can help elevate the heart rate to a healthy level. Exercises with free weights and TRX can fortify muscles, rally the metabolism, and eliminate dependence on camel caravans to carry your groceries. Suitable for exercisers of all levels, the workouts also incorporate stretches to build flexibility and help prevent injuries.
From the Eastern artwork in the Buddha Room to the sloping woodwork of the Pyramid Room's walls, the decor inside ACC Natural Healing & Wellness Solutions mirrors the serenity of its services. These pictures of peace fill a Victorian-style home, where a team of specialists remedies stress and soreness. The practitioners espouse a natural and holistic approach to ailments—rather than simply quieting symptoms, they prefer to relax the mind as well as the muscles, tailoring their treatments to address the needs of each client.
At the head of the staff is owner Karen Kraft, a certified massage therapist and reiki master. Karen, who beat cancer three times, has a distinct sense of empathy when soothing her patrons' aches. Doctor of Chiropractic Rosemary Benjamin, meanwhile, adjusts spines with a gentle approach that avoids the traditional joint-cracking twists and prescriptions for constant somersaults. A reflexologist, an auricular acupuncturist, and a hypnotherapist also contribute to the well-rounded treatment menu. Guests can attend workshops and guided meditation seminars to supplement their therapies with lessons on tai chi, polarity yoga, and self-awareness.
Iron Quest's director, Jason McCammon, developed his personal-training system after researching a routine that helped him to lose more than 100 pounds of fat and gain 30 pounds of lean muscle. One-hour sessions cater to each client's fitness dreams as trainers and trainees collaborate on a personalized plan. Individual training stations ensure that each patron's only competition is himself, herself, or the carnival strongman who often exercises behind the gym's two-way mirror, and the studio also houses showers, lockers, and complimentary towels for sweat-wicking during workouts.
Lake Lansing Family Practice’s medical experts attend to patient needs ranging from family medicine to personalized skincare. Dr. A. J. Ronan takes on wrinkle reduction as a certified-physician injector of Botox and Dysport, which can forestall frown lines for up to three months. The family practice's onsite skincare specialist oversees a barrage of other aesthetic services, including microdermabrasion and chemical peels. Antifuzz specialists vaporize unwanted hair with Syneron Comet laser technology, which combines diode-laser and bipolar radio-frequency energies to target and disable follicles—a successful pairing that rivals the time Fred and Ginger tap-danced on a giant peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich.
Moonlight pools in the gym’s entryway as the nighttime visitor stops to fumble for her keycard. It’s 3 a.m. She worked the night shift again and wants to work off some tension. Her fingers grasp the small plastic card and with a quick swipe, she’s inside. Immediately enveloped by the warm glow of Snap Fitness, she joins the other late-night exercisers in pounding on the treadmill and lifting weights before the sun rises.
Accessible 24/7 via keycard, guests enter Snap Fitness to tone their physiques on myriad cardio and strength equipment day or night. During staff hours, they can seek out fitness assessments and one-on-one sessions with personal trainers, which ensure all moves are performed effectively, topped with a dose of motivation. The trainers devise personal fitness plans for each guest, taking into account their strength, cardio, and flexibility conditions to help them tackle weight loss, boost overall body strength, or attempt to finally unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.
Light filters in through the towering windows of the expansive Infinity Fitness facility, brightening private training studios and exercise rooms filled with cardio and strength-training equipment. Instructors lead students towards weight loss, improved flexibility, and increased energy during group fitness classes such as yoga, Pilates, indoor cycling, and certain Les Mills classes. They also work to bolster muscle mass and Jesse Ventura impersonations during BodyPump training sessions, as well as improve tone and core strength during BodyFlow classes that cull moves from yoga, tai chi, and Pilates. Past classes and workout rooms, massage therapists dole out services in a private studio and clients soak their weary muscles in a healing isolation float salt tank. Additionally, kid-minded chaperones run an onsite childcare center where parents can drop off toddlers, children, and dogs they’ve taught to coo and gurgle convincingly.