Mount Auburn Club strives to be a one-stop shop for fitness, wellness, and recreation. Members can sweat as they cheer on their favorite infomercials in the cardio theater, plunge into the salt-filtrated lap pool, or practice their tennis strokes out on 11 indoor and outdoor courts, which were featured on the Tennis Channel. Professional fitness instructors pump upbeat music for more than 90 group fitness classes each week, from Les Mills classes such as BodyPump to group cycling and Zumba. The mind/body classes include five styles of yoga, tai chi, and ballet barre. Joint-friendly aquatics classes take place in the four-lane, 75-foot-long lap pool overlooking the gardens and deck. Swimmers can recover in the whirlpool after practicing their synchronized doggy paddling.
The club's personal trainers help members map out fitness plans centered on achieving their personal goals. After they've worked out on equipment such as TRX Suspension Training bands or BOSU balls, exercisers can head to the café for one of the healthful creations or submit themselves to the spa team’s capable hands for massages, facials, and other pampering treatments.
Skin Blends’ aesthetician founder, Kathleen, began her business by selling skincare products created and tested by her staff of licensed aestheticians. This premium line of mineral makeup, cleansers, moisturizers, and scrubs works to leave all types of skin radiant, and, unlike bad standup routines, is never tested on animals. The products are often employed during Skin Blends’ slate of comprehensive skincare procedures, which include facial peels, exfoliation, and makeup-application lessons from a professional who’s worked with models from 417 Magazine.
Soft Touch Day Spa & Laser lavishes attention on its patrons and rejuvenate tension-burdened muscles and delicate dermal coverings. In the spa's 75-minute signature stone massage, clients lie down while a massage therapist places heated pebbles at critical points along their cellular terrain, a technique designed to melt tension from weary muscles and any pats of butter customers may have strapped to their person.
Keri L. Sutton, certified nurse practitioner and owner of Kare Health & Wellness, helps clients look and feel their best with a full range of primary-care, aesthetic, and weight-loss services at her clinic. She takes the time to get to know each of her patients and favors holistic therapies to motivate them to achieve wellness, rather than simply transplanting their brains into professional athletes’ bodies. Additionally, she has created a manageable cash payment scale for those without insurance.
At Achieve Medical Weight Loss’s myriad locations, physicians and nutritional counselors promote lasting lifestyle changes. Rather than relying on fad diets or strapping tiny treadmills to their clients’ feet, their simple program espouses a combination of scientific analysis, exercise, and nutrition. Lab work and body-composition analyses allow the staff to personalize programs to each individual’s unique needs. Then, through exercise and dietary plans, the team helps instill good habits that stick. Should clients require an additional boost, appetite suppressants and vitamin injections can help kick-start their weight-loss efforts.
Somehow, the spa techs at Springfield Cosmetic can see past the status quo into a world without wrinkles. For the non-believers, they offer substantiation in the form of medical-grade chemical peels and IPL photofacials, each of which boost the skin’s collagen production. After consultations, they target cellulite with mesotherapy treatments and oust unwanted fuzz with laser hair removal.
Although nutritional supplements and pills can help boost one’s health and weight loss, nothing can substitute natural, healthy eating. This is a lesson Eat Your Medicine’s Brandie Schwartz shares with each of her clients. A trained medical professional, Schwartz focuses her attention on nutrition’s benefits. She found that implementing healthier eating habits into a daily routine, along with regular exercise and knowledge of healthier whole-food recipes, dramatically enriched one's health.
Today, Schwartz works to spread that wellness to others. She supports clients through healthy life coaching, teaching them about nutritious foods, helping them to reduce cravings, and assisting them in setting goals, whether they want to lose weight or finally stop redecorating their pantry. She also provides personalized meal planning, healthy cooking parties, grocery shopping tours, and personal-chef services.