SVS Vision Center?s founders opened their first shop in Sterling Heights, Michigan, in 1974 to help the community clear up its vision. But even these optical gurus never foresaw their humble business expanding to more than 60 locations sprawled across 8 states. Today, each shop continues the tradition of ensuring ocular health and crystalline sight, beginning with exams from seasoned optometrists. Afterward, patients head to the optical dispensary, where they try on frames by Coach, Tiffany, Nike, Versace, or Ray-Ban. The staff then fits the stylish selection with polarized and scratch-protected prescription lenses to help guests read books clearly or see a charging moose from a distance. Most of SVS Vision Center?s frames can also hold sunglass lenses as well, eliminating squinting during summer months and tropical vacations.
Kimberly Searl was always active as a child, but a horseback-riding accident stole her ability to move from her. Even though she was able to eventually move again, she was still haunted by the pain and began taking painkillers and muscle relaxers. It wasn’t until she discovered yoga that she was able to ditch the meds and once again explore movement without pain. She coupled her yoga with Pilates, which strengthened the parts of her body weakened by the injury. The results inspired her to start her own studio—Mind Body Balance was born.
Today, she and her team of instructors helm both yoga and Pilates classes for students of all stripes. They particularly focus on reintroducing movement into typically sedentary lifestyles, such as those of pregnant mothers, senior citizens, and carbonite-bound intergalactic smugglers.
Harbor Light Health Inc. provides Home Health Care and Home Modifications to clients in the State of Michigan and Northwest Ohio. Our staff of HHA’s, CNA’s, Nurses and Therapist’s are available when our clients and families need us whether it is a 2 hour visit or 24 hours a day 7 days per week.
Since its founding in 1954, the Monroe Family YMCA has sought to foster healthy minds, bodies, and spirits through pristine facilities, dedicated staff, and enriching programs. Parents can leave tykes in the capable hands of a childcare professional as they master racquetball backhands or take steps on the path to fitness under the guidance of a personal trainer. A fleet of strength training and cardio equipment sculpts muscles and burns calories, and dry saunas and hydromassages bring heart rates down to a relaxed, healthy rhythm. When school is out, kids can commandeer the facilities in before- and after-school-care programs and exciting summer day camps, and parties amid inflatable pirate ships and swimming pools let children celebrate milestone birthdays or joyful teddy-bear marriages.
Zumba with Nicki Sorter combines the best of traditional Zumba dance fitness lessons with a festive workout environment. Nicki is a licensed instructor who makes learning this Brazilian-born technique fun, easy, and rewarding. MERCHANT
A diverse team of instructors with a variety of talents and backgrounds works to create an oasis from the demands of modern life where people can unwind, heal, and explore their creativity. The teachers show guests how energy flow can affect health during reiki and chakra classes and teach traditional and nontraditional methods for relieving tension in massage and laughter sessions. They also helm regular classes for pregnant women and men masquerading as pregnant women, such as belly casting and the nurse-led Mongan Method, which preps women for natural childbirth. Whether through drum circles, detox-wrap parties, or even violin lessons, the instructors encourage visitors to bond through shared experiences. They change up the schedule of events and workshops monthly, just like they do with their gallery of local art.