The experts at Northstar Facial & Body Sculpting know that there is no way to turn back the clock, but they also know that time’s body-wearying effects aren’t as unchangeable as its passage. They fight the wrinkles and blemishes that accumulate over the years with FDA-approved Beautiful Image microcurrent technology. During facials, the currents stimulate blood flow and mitigate blemishes while tightening and smoothing skin, giving clients an alternative to remedies such as undergoing surgically invasive face-lifts or taping baby pictures to their foreheads. The center also uses the technology for body sculpting, which works to ease cellulite, diminish sagging, and erase scars and stretch marks. In addition to these microcurrent treatments, Northstar delves into elastin-infusion therapy, which was developed to heal soldiers injured in Iraq. Now cleared for civilian use, the therapy helps the body retain collagen, which aids in skin hydration and can mitigate laughlines around the eyes and mouth.
At CrossFit Amplify, students won't waste time on a treadmill. Instead, they'll work on building strong, fit bodies with intense workouts led by certified CrossFit coaches Mike Viall and Scott Todnem and their staff. Their ever-changing Workouts of the Day challenge flexibility, strength, and stamina using functional movements and simple equipment such as kettlebells. Besides CrossFit sessions, the gym also hosts yoga, boxing, and other fitness classes to help students achieve their fitness goals.
The trainer at Bodies of Art views each client's physique as a blank canvas where he can paint rippling muscles. He transforms clients into muscular masterpieces largely through personal training and nutritional guidelines, as well as a fitness boot camp.
Above & Beyond The Pilates Studio teaches three versions of its namesake class, but all rely on the same established principals. Each class focuses on the importance of a strong core and straightened posture to help correct bodily imbalance and strengthen and lengthen muscles. Instructors use a mat and fitness accessories to achieve this during basic classes, but take the routine to a ballet barre during advanced and Pilates barre classes, which help sculpt the legs while still challenging the core. During each one-hour session, students will fine-tune mental focus and rhythmic breathing in order to complete moves with greater self-awareness, grace, and appreciation for the plight of oxygen masks.
The studio isn't focused on Pilates alone, however. It also arranges one-on-one personal-training sessions and adapts exercises specifically for golfers during Golf Advantage courses, which can help stabilize hips and shoulders during long bouts on the green.
Get Fit Together is a not a mega-gym—there are no saunas and no smoothie bar. Get Fit Together doesn’t need all that—everything clients need to get fit in this personal-training and small-group-training gym is in a compact area, from free weights to strength-training equipment to cardio props. Designed for people who need motivation and one-on-one attention, Get Fit Together has knowledgeable, certified personal trainers working intently with clients and teaching classes in boxing, stretching and flexibility, boot camp, and power training.
Operating under the umbrella of Chicagoland Smile Group, the staff at both Olympia Fields Dental Associates and Oak Park Dental Group work to keep smiles healthy and bright. Although both dental teams are adept at general dentistry, helping patients maintain glittering smiles without using actual glitter, they also hold specialists among their ranks. These specialists have skills in oral surgery and extractions, as well as dental implants that can sometimes be made in just one day.
Both practices also strive to stay ahead of the curve in treatment technology. At Olympia Fields, high-powered microscopes and other tools give restorations a precise and comfortable fit, while at Oak Park, 3-D x-rays give dentists a better view of the entire mouth.