The holistic experts at Optimum Health fuse Western medicine and alternative therapies to tackle clients’ health and wellness concerns. While chiropractors identify and treat disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, physical rehab specialists treat injuries and disabilities by crafting custom protocols composed of therapeutic exercises, hot and cold therapies, and neuromuscular re-education. Similarly, skilled massage therapists employ deep-tissue, myofascial, and trigger-point therapies to loosen and restore tense sinews. Doctors and nurse practitioners target pain at its source rather than merely covering up the symptoms with painkillers or a plastic tarp. Additionally, Optimum Health's specialists craft custom treatment plans for patients struggling with weight loss, nutrition, and stress as they target the underlying causes of health issues.
Bodyplex Fitness boasts a 28,500-square-foot facility, equipped with group classes, modern equipment, and personal trainers to whip burgeoning muscle mavens into shape. Health-hunters can attend three selections from a schedule of more than 50 classes, slurp down a complimentary smoothie from the in-house bar, test out a bevy of Life Fitness and Precor cardio equipment, and train for spontaneous, t-shirt-tearing flex-offs in the free-weight area (a $44 value). Meanwhile enjoy body-pampering amenities such as a 30-minute massage (a $45 value) and unlimited 30-day access to the 200-watt tanning systems (a $33 value).
At Wellness Centers of America, the hands of licensed massage therapists glide over backs in Swedish massages that relax and refresh bodies. During the 60-minute massage, individuals relax in a softly lit room as trained hands traverse bodyscapes, sweeping over epidermal terrain to uproot sources of stress growing in rocky crevices between muscles. Wellness Centers of America espouses the five pillars of wellness in treatments, aiming to strengthen mind, body, and body-double for an all-over health makeover.
Adding to a résumé that already flaunts more than 100,000 spinal adjustments, Dr. Gregory King presides over Backsmart Chiropractic’s bounty of restorative, pain-alleviating services. Verbal consultations kick off initial visits to the friendly office, and then bone buffs carry on with chiropractic evaluations that include orthopedic and neurological testing, reflex assessments, and muscle interrogation. Next, the exacting gaze of a panoramic x-ray scours sore areas for misaligned vertebrae and other evidence that the client has been sleeping inside a chimney. Two adjustments work to gently realign coiled columns, leading to a revivified immune system and improved posture. Once spinal rods are set straight, a 30-minute massage strives to ease any lingering aches while rendering the body as relaxed as a worm in the rain.
Former Georgia PGA Teacher of the Year, Jim Goergen has guided the game improvement of students ranging from amateurs to the PGA Tour. Whether coaching a first-time player, US Amateur Champion and PGA professional Matt Kuchar, or a sentient 6-iron, Jim seeks to hone what he calls the game’s true fundamentals. Boiled down to their most essential components, good swing mechanics consist of a single-plane swing of the club shaft, a square clubface through impact, and an athletic movement to make them happen in unison. All other variables, such as grip, posture, and takeaway, can only enhance the true fundamentals. Additionally, Jim places a great deal of emphasis on the short game, where the average golfer can make the largest improvements in number of strokes and number of putters saved from an angry knee smash.