Judging by the name, it's easy to assume Look Great Today Inc. only focuses on the outside. The beautifying hot spot does receive rave reviews for its work in body contouring and skin rejuvenation, including treatments such as the acne facial, which helps unclog pores and control breakouts, and the young skin facial, which promotes a more youthful appearance for all skin types. However, the staff pay just as much attention to their clients' health and wellness. To do so, they carry botanical-rich Arbonne products that include protein shakes, healthy chocolates, and herbal detox teas, helping clients match their inner glow with their outer radiance.
Today, she's an athlete and nutrition guru strong enough to lift a full-grown, muscular man over her shoulders. But in 2007, Coach Lisa suffered from a variety of health ailments, including obesity. Left "being prodded, poked, tested, [and] re-tested" in the hospital after complications ended a pregnancy, Lisa, then 36, knew that something had to change. "My instinct told me that if food could make us sick," she explains, "then it stood to reason that food could heal us too," so she set out on a wellness journey in honor of the family she loves.
Along with her husband Coach Bob and Katie "Danger" Schmitz, Lisa helps clients of Access Life Fitness make life changes of their own. The team's methods are comprehensive and varied, ranging from fitness classes and in-school programs to nutrition counseling and personal training. Lisa even bakes treats and whips up condiments with Paleo-friendly ingredients, helping to stock home pantries with healthy comestibles.
Feather boas skirt Spa De Da's windows, and kiss-mark-shaped wall decals share space with tan sofas. The flirty, pop-art decor showcases coowner and aesthetician Amanda Banghart's ebullient personality but belies her serious beauty chops. A bachelor of biology from Wayne State College augments her aesthetician's understanding of skin chemistry. Amanda complements her formal and experiential education with professional certifications from Image and Bioelements, from which she learned to design effective skincare regimes with their products.
Drawing on this wealth of knowledge, Banghart analyzes each client's complexion to discover the source of and appropriate treatment for blemishes, early signs of aging, or the slow metamorphosis into a young Benjamin Button. Cosmetics for special occasions also inspired her avid scholarship of beauty.
In honor of Women?s History Month, Groupon is celebrating an inspiring group of women: business leaders whose companies and brands enrich their communities. Thanks to the dedication and ingenuity of these leaders, local communities across the country are stronger and more diverse.
Shop the Women in Business collection.
At BryanLGH LifePointe, cutting-edge technology and holistic healing go hand-in-hand in a quest to make each client feel healthy, rejuvenated, and confident in their appearance. A skincare expert and certified physician for 14 years, Dr. Julie Waddell oversees the medical spa, where nonsurgical and minimally invasive services such as dermal fillers and Fraxel laser treatments help correct acne and premature aging. Dr. Waddell and her aestheticians also offer a free VISIA complexion analysis, which uses multispectral imaging to create a printed report that details your skin's defining characteristics, including its texture, tone, and level of sun damage compared to other faces in your age group. Those looking for a softer approach to aesthetic upkeep can shed dulling skin with body scrubs made from Hawaiian brown sugar or sea salts infused with lavender essential oil. Massage therapists employ smooth, heated basalt stones or aromatherapy heat-packs to melt aches from muscles, or enjoy as stress surrenders itself in the soothing waters of whirlpools and saunas, peacefully tucked away inside the main locker rooms.