A specialist in jaw orthopedics and orthodontics, Dr. Robert Hering founded Fox Valley Dental on the quest for sturdy jaws and straight bites. Since 1975, he has corrected maxillofacial flaws through more than 600 TMJ cases and 4,000 orthodontics cases, working both with traditional braces and Invisalign aligners. For those plagued by sleep apnea, he helps clear breathing pathways with mouthpieces that are easy to hide in a spouse's sandwich.
Dr. Hering’s office design betrays his fondness for the outdoors. Row upon row of windows throw the waiting room open to natural light, which falls upon rustic wooden fixtures. The operatory's French doors look out over a lawn enclosed in shrubbery, where woodland creatures find privacy to pick bits of acorn from their braces.
• For $42, you get five consecutive days of 5:30 a.m. boot-camp classes for women (a $74.75 value), a 14-day meal guide (a $20 value), and a pre-camp health assessment (a $20 value; a $119.75 total value). • For $42, you get four consecutive days of 5:15 p.m. coed boot-camp classes (a $59.80 value), a 14-day meal guide (a $20 value), and a pre-camp health assessment (a $20 value; a $104.80 total value).
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, fitness frontierswomen move around a circuit of hydraulic-resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis.
At Ellipse Fitness, the only pieces of machinery that you operate are the levers, pulleys, and ball-and-socket mechanisms of your own skeleton. The gyms abstain from treadmills and bikes in favor of a full class schedule and a cooperative group atmosphere. With 35 or more lessons scheduled per week, certified instructors guide students of all experience levels through an ever-changing line-up of strength and cardio drills. These routines incorporate tools such as resistance bands, TRX suspension cords, kettle bells, battling ropes, and kickboxing equipment, though the primary instrument is always the human physique.
In addition to their standard classes, the staff also hosts boot-camp sessions and seminars on mastering your metabolism. Their weight-loss programs encompass weekly check-ins, during which clients receive nutritional resources and gauge their progress by taking measurements instead of stockpiling all the food they didn't eat in a jar. Regardless of its ultimate goal, each Ellipse Fitness regimen involves personal attention and a holistic, full-body approach to wellness.
Although much of Eternal Spring Natural Health Center's mission centers around the notion that healing comes from inside the individual, the practice is equally committed to putting its imprint on the well-being of its community. The center's licensed acupuncturists work on an honor fee, the goal of which is to better make their services available to a larger group of people. The center's other specialties include nutrition, chiropractic and massage treatments, and they offer private lessons that focus on yoga qi gong, meditation work, and learning how to breath in the void of outer space?which is where one can end up during effective meditation. Eternal Spring?s Todd Shulfer earned his doctor of chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic, and Leola Jacobi has a bachelor?s degree in nutrition as well as a master?s in oriental medicine from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Racine.
Chiropractors Alyssa and Grant O?Brien specialize in using chiropractic care to promote their patients' overall wellbeing, helping people maintain their health naturally. To accomplish this at Align Chiropractic, they apply adjustment techniques to locate and reposition misaligned vertebrae. When misaligned, these vertebrae can place undue strain on the spinal cord and the surrounding musculature, potentially worsening the aches and pains that patients are already experiencing due to an accident, a sports injury, or an overenthusiastic hug from a pet octopus. The doctors' approach promotes healthy communication throughout the entire body and supports the natural healing processes that can address symptoms in addition to underlying causes. Align Chiropractic also specializes in providing care for runners and young children.