Lance Farrell drew from his extensive background in tae kwon do to take down opponents in the ring for many years before he realized he could use his powers to help others combat obesity and health issues. He developed Farrell's Extreme Bodyshaping to provide patrons of all fitness levels with a comfortable place in which to undergo a mental and physical transformation, much like a crushed-velvet cocoon. He stripped away the sparring and contact drills from his fighter training, leaving just the components that burn fat and build muscle. When students sign up for a program, they're grouped into teams of peers who encourage one another through moments of weakness and provide a sense of accountability. The instructors and coaches guide these teams toward fitness on a 10-week quest based on four pillars—cardiovascular exercise to burn fat, strength training to build muscle, nutrition coaching to map out a healthy diet, and enthusiastic trainers to provide motivation. At the end of each session, each of Farrell's locations rewards a student with a $1,000 prize—or a year’s worth of high-fives—congratulating them on their dramatic physical transformation. Students who stick around and strive to get healthy over the course of a year get a shot at the $10,000 prize, though winners have reported that leading a healthier life is a greater reward than the money.
At BryanLGH LifePointe, cutting-edge technology and holistic healing go hand-in-hand in a quest to make each client feel healthy, rejuvenated, and confident in their appearance. A skincare expert and certified physician for 14 years, Dr. Julie Waddell oversees the medical spa, where nonsurgical and minimally invasive services such as dermal fillers and Fraxel laser treatments help correct acne and premature aging. Dr. Waddell and her aestheticians also offer a free VISIA complexion analysis, which uses multispectral imaging to create a printed report that details your skin's defining characteristics, including its texture, tone, and level of sun damage compared to other faces in your age group. Those looking for a softer approach to aesthetic upkeep can shed dulling skin with body scrubs made from Hawaiian brown sugar or sea salts infused with lavender essential oil. Massage therapists employ smooth, heated basalt stones or aromatherapy heat-packs to melt aches from muscles, or enjoy as stress surrenders itself in the soothing waters of whirlpools and saunas, peacefully tucked away inside the main locker rooms.
At his eponymous wellness clinic, Doctor of Chiropractic John Welbes encourages healthy weight loss and increased overall wellness through professionally administered medical therapies. Dr. Welbes’s treatments range from the high-tech to the holistic, targeting extra inches with everything from noninvasive LipoLasers to customized nutrition plans.
Trent Meyer and Derek Bergman are committed members of the United Methodist Church, and sometimes choose to practice their faith through tree climbing, zip lining, swimming, and laser tag. They direct the United Methodist-run Camp Fontanelle, a year-round outdoor camp sprawled across more than 180 wooded acres of donated land. Both Trent and Derek draw from backgrounds as campers?and Trent from six years as a teacher?to lead summer camps for preschool through high-school students. They lead a team of camp counselors who coordinate harnessed-rope tree climbing, activities on low-ropes courses, archery lessons, and outdoor laser-tag matches.
They also draw visitors at different times of year with water slides, a 35'x65' jumping pillow and bounce houses, a petting barn filled with alpacas and goats, and pony rides. During the autumn-harvest season, they unveil the annual theme of a 10-acre corn maze filled with 5 miles of trails. A 3-acre pumpkin patch contains small and large carving pumpkins, gourds, mums, and Indian corn, which visitors can harvest and stuff into a large, horn-shaped wicker basket.
Founded in 2008 by two board-certified physicians, the team of medical professionals at Milan Laser Aesthetics beautifies bodies with the help of the same advanced cosmetic laser technology featured on The Doctors, Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil, and Nightline. In addition to hair-removal services powered by Candela lasers, the team also tackles other beautification projects. Their ReFirme laser skin tightening is a non-invasive, FDA-approved treatment using elos technology to erase signs of aging, such as crows? feet, under eye sagging, and smile lines. They also contour curves with the help of their Zerona device's cold laser system, which releases fat from fat cells without injuring surrounding tissue. The spa also offers Botox, Juvederm, and laser vein removal treatments.
For the staff at Face to Face Salon & Spa, beauty treatments shouldn't simply touch up appearances, they should provide a much-needed escape from the hectic pace of everyday life. The team confidently addresses everything from split ends to chipped nails, ensuring that clients leave feeling as rejuvenated as they look. Stylists can design a flattering hairdo by tidying up and shaping wayward strands. They can also use coloring and texturizing treatments to create an even more dramatic change. The nail technicians keep fingers and toes looking neat and trim and indulge visitors by incorporating exfoliating scrubs or soothing paraffin dips into treatments. Custom facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion treatments help restore the skin's naturally radiant glow. For a thoroughly pampering experience, the spa's massage therapists are on hand to alleviate tension stored in the neck, shoulders, back, and feet.