It's a place where Paralympian athletes train, where students apply the lessons of an all-American track star, where group classes range from strengthening yoga to boxing-infused Pilates, where all of the classes can be followed up with soothing massage therapy. It's Form & Fitness Health Club, a part of Ozaukee county's fitness scene for a decade and counting. Founded by physical therapist Dr. Ben Quist, the club is a multi-story oasis of wellness that doesn't just promote muscle-building, it offers nutritional counseling, personal training, and a field full of tanning beds.
As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby, trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
In 2014, Curves partnered with celebrity fitness expert Jillian Michaels to design a new take on its traditional circuit. These workouts incorporate functional bodyweight exercises—each with modifications—into the existing sequence, providing a slightly more intense gym experience intended to jump-start metabolisms while still forging lean, toned muscles.
At Infinite Therapies Wellness Center, the staff promotes health and wellness through noninvasive health screenings and therapies. A couple services employ light therapy, such as Biomat sessions and their use of far-infrared light, but the Center also offers services that work to boost the immune system, such as the Raindrop Technique and Lymphatic Decongestion. The staff hopes to purge the body of its toxins through many of these treatments, from detox footbaths to cupping. The center also offers holistic nutrition counseling from a certified holistic nutritionist.
Dr. Rita Sabeti opened her clinic to smooth the skin's flaws and boost clients' confidence with minimally invasive, medical-grade cosmetic treatments. Experienced aestheticians wield the handheld Candela GentleMax laser, whose multiple wavelengths target a variety of skin issues while a built-in cooling mist keeps patients comfortable and office plants hydrated. Weight-loss experts help clients to leave behind extra pounds with advanced hormone therapies.
Patricia Regner, a devoted mother with an MBA, has something else up her sleeve: she’s also the founder and owner of Miss Pole. After deciding that her life needed some serious changes, Patricia enrolled in pole-dancing classes and was so inspired, so enthusiastic, and so dramatically altered that she decided every woman should have the opportunity to feel confident, strong, and sexy. Hence Miss Pole was born.
At Miss Pole, she leads classes that explores fitness and physically challenging aspects of pole dancing fitness. She leads beginner, intermediate, and advanced pole-dancing classes that cover hundreds of moves that tone the entire body. Other classes include lap dancing, burlesque, and sexy/sassy stretching.
Dr. Rapkin, who has appeared on programs such as 60 Minutes, keeps patients on the path to wellness through treatments at Vitality Health & Wellness Center of WI. There, the team boosts health with a variety of services, assisting weight loss with HCG treatments, fortifying immune systems with vitamin B12 injections, flushing out built-up hazards during detox regimens, and breaking bad habits through addiction and pain management treatments. Acupuncture sessions dispel lingering pain and symptoms throughout the body, busting insomnia, depression, and gastrointestinal disorders while simultaneously regulating blood pressure and balancing hormones. Dr. Rapkin also blends the ancient arts with modern technology; noninvasive light beams take the place of needles during laser therapy, stimulating the body’s own innate healing abilities, reducing pain, and increasing circulation.