GNC's opulent aisles display a wide variety of vitamin and mineral and herbal supplements, as well as sports nutrition, diet, energy, bodycare, and other health products. The Mega Men Sport multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets) supports muscle recovery and energy levels while aiding speedy male metabolisms without dangling steaks in front of their treadmills. Fuel feats of female strength with the Women's Ultra Mega Active multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets), ideal for vigorous women. Two pounds of Pro Performance 100% whey protein ($35.99) distract taste buds with the flavor of chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry while smuggling 20 grams of high-quality protein into the body in each scoop. Promote healthy bones with a calcium supplement, such as coral calcium, sustainably harvested from the Okinawan Sea to provide a healthy 2-to-1 ratio of calcium and magnesium.
Dr. Paul M. Bolger heads up operations at Medical Aesthetics and Wellness Center of the Quad Cities, a clinic that specializes in nonsurgical approaches to beauty. His team uses injections and fillers to plump and tighten wrinkled complexions and noninvasive laser paddles to target stubborn deposits of fat on the body. Sclerotherapy injections take aim at spider veins on the legs by destroying them with a special solution. In addition to these aesthetic treatments, the clinic offers bio-identical hormone therapy.
Since launching their flagship 10-week program in 2001, the instructors at Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping have spurred more than 35,000 trainees across 42 locations toward their weight-loss goals. Classes burn fat and build lean muscle with fitness kickboxing and muscle-building with anaerobic bands. Coaches support trainees with a nutrition plan that breaks up food intake into six daily meals, increasing sustaining bodily energy and a sense of déjà vu. The founders of Farrell’s eXtreme Bodybuilding are so confident in their program that they offer a money-back guarantee for those dissatisfied with their results.
Bell Massage Therapy's eponymous bodywork specialist graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in psychology and health promotion, but she felt like something was missing from her education. Specifically, she longed for a tangible skill set. In massage therapy, Bell found her calling, and it has led to a career grounded in increasing the well being of all the clients who walk in her door. Bell's practice is rooted in Swedish massage with a focus on unique modalities such as reflexology, hot stone massage, and aromatherapy wraps.
Working to not only help clients redesign the way they think about and eat food, the health coaches of HealthFoodGeeks work to make the transition to a more-nutritious lifestyle easier. Workshops focus on the four pillars of health—lifestyle, attitude, exercise, and nutrition—and work toward making healthier choices and phasing out unhealthy ones, both for individuals and families.
Willow Day Spa owner Brooke Hodge has every corner of beauty covered. She is not only a licensed massage therapist and aesthetician but also a NovaLash eyelash extensionist and is trained in oncology spa treatments. Since opening the doors to Willow Day Spa, Brooke and her team of beauticians have relied on all-natural product lines, Tecniche and Pevonia, to gently yet effectively keep complexions looking young. The spa's aestheticians call upon seven different facial treatments, including LED light therapy and microdermabrasion, and remove unwanted hairs with antibacterial Nufree wax, which doesn’t irritate the skin by leaving behind a residue or its pager number. Cellulite and dehydration are banished with the help of mango-passion yogurt and green coffee-infused body treatments, and the menu's organic airbrush spray tan is designed to last for up to one week.
Brooke is able to help cancer patients and survivors maintain their appearance with oncology spa treatments that include reflexology and a facial. Her treatments combine the Morag Currin Method of Oncology Esthetics with fragrance-free Tecniche products. The beauty haven also outfits clients with a wide range of Raquel Welch and Eva Gabor wigs during private, complimentary consultations.