Trey and Mamie Herron of Skinny's Nutrition Studio—which was given a shout-out by Well-Being] magazine—work to make fitness something that touches each part of daily life. They host healthy happy hours, lead excursions into the outdoors, and fuel it all with protein-based meals and wellness plans. In the shop, glasses line the counters beneath verdigris walls, brimming with 41 smoothie flavors, aloe shots, and energy-boosting teas, and patrons discuss fitness goals after wellness assessments. Weight-loss challenges harness the healthy powers of competition, unlike a friend who claims to be able to swallow more Legos.
Remedy True Health's skin and body specialists help clients target and treat aesthetic and weight-oriented issues. The center offers complimentary consultations on topics such as BMI and skincare to help guide patients as they take educated steps toward dealing with issues. For the sake of convenience, Remedy True Health offers services à la carte, allowing clients to choose the beautifying flight that suits their body type, personality, and spirit animal.
A community-based medical clinic, Lake Harbour Medical practices general family medicine, weight-loss assistance, and pain therapy. Designed to help dieters achieve body-size feng shui, Lake Harbour’s weight-loss program kicks off with an overall health assessment, during which waist shrinkers extract important information for drawing up a nutrition plan and assigning appetite-suppressing prescriptions and dietary supplements (an $80 value). Livers get a fat-burning boost with two lipotropic injections that fill bodies with vitamin B12 and Magic Schoolbus alumni (a $40 value). For those who need it, the program also includes four weeks’ worth of Apidex ($40 value), an appetite suppressant meant to help some patients jump-start the pound-shedding process.
It's quiet in Aqua the Day Spa. No cell phones or pagers are allowed to remain active in either of the two locations, so all you hear is your pulse slowing to a steady, soothing beat and the tiny noises made as expert hands open bottles of designer beauty products. Open since 1998, owners Susan and Ralph Barnette struck the right, Enya-like chord in 2003, when they first earned the title of Best Day Spa in the Jackson Free Press's annual "Best Of" roundup. The team of aestheticians and massage therapists have swept that title every year since, deflating the competition in proportion to lifting spirits. Paraben-free Skin Authority and scented Tokyomilk tonics nourish skin with vitamin-rich Moroccan clay and soothing mango, or exfoliate dead cells with bamboo salves scented with ylang-ylang. The staff's nimble hands blend these into custom treatments, including those to combat aging and the strange shadows creeping over men's skin, and work aromatherapeutic elixirs into muscles with nine different massage modalities. OPI and Shellac nail polish transform hands and feet into fashion accessories, a project helped along by smoothing wax.
• For $99, you get 20 units of Botox, which is usually enough to treat lines around the eyes and the frown line between the eyebrows (a $240 value). • For $50, you get an On-The-Go facial with microdermabrasion (a $100 value).
Spelbound The Day Spa's professional nail technicians lavish worn fingers and toes with manicures, pedicures, and gentle massages in a comfortable environment. Clients can continue their pampering at home with skincare products by Lady Primrose and red-currant aromatic candles by Votivo.