While the skills of most athletes tend to wither with age, Bob Miller only seems to be getting better. After setting power lifting records as a teenager, Bob has used a mastery of training techniques to break state records for squat, bench, press, and deadlift as recently as 2013. At Miller Essential Fitness, Bob tailors his approach to the demands of each client, working with students age 14 to 82. Bob peppers free weight and interval workouts with the most compelling ideas on diet, new exercise, and cardio programs. Bob and his team of trainers also offer bridal fitness programs, helping prepare ladies to fit into their dream dress and deadlift the residual 300 pounds of uneaten yellow cake.
The therapists at Bhakti Wellness Center have no shortage of healing tools. Sometimes they treat chronic pain and injuries with conventional methods, such as deep-tissue and medical massage. Other times, they turn to such alternative practices as reiki therapy, a "laying on hands" method that they believe promotes bodily healing by manipulating the body's natural energies. The center's therapists are so convinced of the connection between physical health and mental well-being that they even hold classes in meditation and emotional intelligence, wherein students learn to the manage the stress that comes from not understanding your chakra or from having library books that are 35 years overdue.
Aesthetician Shelley Sharp has seen a multitude of skin issues in her career, which has ranged from managing the spa at The Grand Hotel to being named the official aesthetician for the Miss Minnesota and Mrs. Iowa pageants. Shelley now puts her skincare knowledge to work at her namesake spa, tucked within the Lifespan Clinic. Five facials for women and men target dehydrated, acneic, and aging skin types, while exfoliating microdermabrasion and AHA chemical peels foster complexions and keep faces smooth enough to glide right down any bowling lanes they come into contact with. Clients can doll up eyes with a lash-tinting service and whisk away stray strands with facial waxing.
Named after a Sanskrit word that means “disciple of a guru,” Roots Natural Health’s Chelah Marie Vega approaches holistic wellness with passion and devotion. She has strived toward natural health for most of her life, working on organic vegetable farms as she concocted herbal bodycare products for friends, family, and the farms' dedicated scarecrows.
These days, Vega sows the seeds of health for her clients, drawing upon her training in exercise science and homeobotanical therapy to build custom workouts, meal plans, and herbal remedies. As a group workout leader, she fuses Pilates’ core-toning isometrics with Vinyasa yoga’s flowing stretches to sculpt muscles and boost energy. She also leads one-on-one training sessions to help clients master calorie-torching techniques, bringing them closer to reaching their specific weight-loss and fitness goals. To foster naturally healthy lifestyles, Vega matches interested clients with workout partners and crafts supplements designed to ward off colds and lightning bolts. In addition to exercise and dietary assistance, the center's spa treatments, including facials and acupressure, extract stress and impurities, helping clients’ inner beauty shine.
Back pain, headaches, muscle pain, stiff joints, and sports injuries: the list of ailments that Wellspring Health Center?s doctors and therapists can remedy is as extensive as their methodology. Depending on your individual concerns, they may prescribe a traditional or holistic healing method to treat chronic problems or point you toward their sports medicine branch or physical therapy center. The doctors can also tailor gentler treatment plans for children, pregnant women, and athletes traumatized by their teammates? overzealous back slaps.
At Mary Page Esthetique, lash specialist Mary Page enhances gazes with the synthetic or mink length of semipermanent E’lan lash extensions. Before applications, complimentary consultations explore clients' fashion tastes with a spread of lashes in different lengths and curves, allowing eyes to flash styles that suit their shapes and freestyle wink technique. During each two-hour application, the lash technician affixes faux fringe to closed lids, latching each strand individually to existing lashes. Extensions endure for up to six weeks, depending on lifestyle and tendencies to kiss butterflies. Mary Page recommends pretreatment tinting for very light lashes and a trial run for sensitive peepers.