At ReJuvenere Medical Spa, board-certified family physician Richard M. Junke and his wife, Suzanne––a registered nurse––treat every visitor the way they would if they were welcoming them into their own home. Guests enjoy complimentary wine, coffee, or tea as they relax in the cozy, parlor-like living room, where a plush, cream-colored sofa offers views of dark-wood shelves stocked with homey knickknacks and products by lines such as Environ and Revision Skincare. After they've finished unwinding and checking armchair cushions for change, clients are shown to private treatment rooms, where Dr. Junke's skilled technicians, aestheticians, and massage therapists await to rejuvenate them from the outside in.
The cosmetic procedures include everything from classic pedicures to wrinkle-erasing dermal fillers, as well as eight types of therapeutic facials, each of which begins with a skin analysis to pinpoint problems such as dehydration, deep-set wrinkles, and acne. Beyond the day-spa basics, the office also boasts an advanced lineup of skincare technology, which includes a YAG vein-removal laser and a skin-resurfacing fractional CO2 laser, which was showcased on an episode of The Doctors.
Gothic Hill Golf Course grants playing groups ample space to address their golf balls on the tee and take aim at each of nine pins, en route to the overall par of 27. At 1,353 yards, though short, the course demands concentration and precise execution with each shot—competitive skills that can be easily applied to other situations such as trying to play Sudoku in the bathtub. After a full day of golf, customers can visit Wesley's where they can unwind on the patio over a meatball sub or cheeseburger.
Course at a Glance:
The certified personal trainers, licensed massage therapists, and physical therapists at Hive Lifespan Center all operate beneath an invisible umbrella of wellness. They continually widen their reach to cover the needs of those who enter the practice, uniting the spectrums of fitness, health, and nutrition services.
The gym floor buzzes with iPod-compatible cardio equipment and strength circuits, and specialty studios provide focused zones for spinning, Pilates, and yoga. The conditioning studio hosts the resistance workouts of TRX suspension training and the core-tightening moves of Ab-Lab. Interactive tracking programs such as exerspy and eFitnessSystem tools can chart factors such as calories burned and daily steps taken without hiring a private investigator to follow each foot. The health component of the center prevents and rehabilitates injuries with chiropractic, massage, and physical-therapy treatments.
Modern decor throughout the venue complements the contemporary idea of wellness integration. A 1960s-inspired concrete wall carved in a grid of flowering squares runs throughout the space, and as if to match its blooms, the towels stacked by the spa-like locker rooms emit scents of eucalyptus and lavender, much like a koala that has just gotten out of the shower.
Fusion is an amazing force. It sets stars ablaze, redefines cuisine, and has even produced a hybrid of a gym and spa at Platinum Fitness. There, certified personal trainers construct individualized workout regimens or lead small group classes, pumping up muscles with Zumba, Pilates, or yoga. Therapists work alongside them, relaxing bodies with massage treatments or chiropractic manipulations, which, like an argument in Bantu, commonly produce clicking noises. After a workout or knead, members can relax in an infrared sauna or educate themselves about healthy eating with a nutritional consultation.
Dr. Mary Louise Lenahan, a board-certified dermatologist for more than 25 years and chief of dermatology for the Catholic Health System, helms a team of highly trained professionals who evaluate and employ advanced skincare technologies to treat a range of epidermal needs. Experts use cosmetic lasers to treat rosacea, sun damage, and other planetary anomalies, and assorted cosmetic injectables—such as Botox, Dysport, and Sculptra—subdue curmudgeonly skin folds. Technicians also cosset complexions with chemical peels and extract unsightly facial and body hair from all skin types under the medically informed direction of Dr. Lenahan, who, in addition to being a member of the Buffalo-Rochester Dermatology Society, is also a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Certified fitness trainer and author Dr. Derek Alessi helps his clients achieve lean, firm physiques with a pragmatic approach to training, nutrition, and lifestyle. Alessi's 2.5-hour seminar, conducted with the assistance of local gourmet guru Chef Steven Binks, teaches attendees how to prep healthy meals, shop effectively, and get a Buick LeSabre out of a ravine. Alessi provides practical help for both beginners hoping to successfully launch new fitness regimens and longtime weight watchers looking for improved results. With an emphasis on sustainable lifestyle changes instead of crash diets or misguided workout fads such as couch surfing, the seminar provides a foundation for long-lasting weight loss and overall vitality.
Specializing in the healing aspects of yoga, Anjali Yoga & Wellness treats students of all abilities to a sweeping schedule of curative classes held in the historic Wurlitzer building. Through stances that build strength, endurance, and flexibility, Power yoga blasts away blubber, minimizes midsections, and sears off sequined Christmas sweaters. Gentle Hatha yoga fosters physical balance and opens the mind, while healing yoga targets backs, necks, and shoulders to improve the mantle's range of motion and ability to balance lit candelabras. With a selection of implements such as blocks, straps, bolsters, blankets, and wedges, instructors guide participants to a prop-supported place of awareness and whole-body health. Using the proceeds collected from one monthly class, Anjali Yoga & Wellness supports monastic communities abroad, allowing students to extend the value of their practice beyond the body.