The gym owners at Snap Fitness understand that the motivation to train might strike at any time: early morning, late at night, or immediately after having just barely escaped a bear. That’s why they keep their gyms open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for a convenient and affordable experience close to home. These four Facilities outside of Chicago feature woodway treadmills, strength training equipment, ellipticals, stairmasters, free weights, and power racks. Certain gyms have individual showering rooms and rowing machines. No matter which gym clients choose, certified personal trainers will conduct a one-on-one fitness consultation to get clients familiar with the equipment and started on a workout plan.
At AMS Vision, a trio of accomplished doctors treat patients with both preventive and emergency eye care. Beyond basic services, including eye exams and contact lens fittings, the team is equipped to handle foreign-object removal, LASIK, and cataract consultations—for which they also co-manage the scheduling of surgeries and follow-ups. Upon having their vision corrected, patients will notice that the vision center has another side to it—a medspa. Here, practitioners administer Botox and other cosmetic injections, as well as laser treatments for vein therapy, hair removal (Oak Brook location only), and anti-aging facials, which can help clients go back and land the starring role in their middle school’s rendition of Annie.
Attending lectures, meetings, and conventions are just a few of the ways the staff at Park Place Dental make sure they stay abreast of the latest innovations in dental care. Dr. Jason Genta uses this information to perform treatments, preventative and curative, as well as cosmetic procedures such as tooth whitening. During appointments, optional nitrous oxide gas helps patients relax, which can be difficult to do when they’re focused on memorizing the dentist’s every move in case they need to play one on TV.
They say laughter is the best medicine, and Doctor of Chiropractic Jeffrey Smith takes that saying literally. A chiropractor for more than three decades, he combines his medical training with a rib-tickling wit cultivated at Chicago’s Second City and the American Association for Therapeutic Humor. Chiropractic care is designed to help the body heal itself, and Dr. Smith reasons that the body best accomplishes this goal when it has been relieved of stress through laughter.
Dr. Smith is joined in his healthful mission by fellow Doctor of Chiropractic Carly Smith. Together they and their staff administer hands-on chiropractic treatments, perform massage therapy, and lead yoga classes designed to help overcome stress and other ailments. The practice also provides custom weight-loss programs, which foster healthier relationships with food than having daily wrestling matches with the refrigerator.
Under the guidance of optometrist Dr. Christopher Frame, Family Eye Care of Elmwood Park’s staff provides patients of all ages with comprehensive eyecare. The optometrist does everything from perform routine eye exams to diagnose ocular diseases with advanced technology such as digital retinal photography and corneal topography. The optical boutique stocks a selection of frames by designers including Jai Kudo, Modo, Kenneth Cole, and BCBG, along with a variety of lens materials to help patients find eyewear that fits their face and prescription. Family Eye Care also offers a two-year warranty on frames and lenses, a buyback guarantee on contacts, and an optional staring contest during eye exams.
DiagnosticsforU bypasses the rigmarole of intrusive visits to the doctor's office with thorough and speedy health and hormone panels that test the body's trouble spots. The most popular tests check blood type, kidney function, or general heart health, though teenagers often test to see why their parents don’t understand them. The lab's speed—often offering a turnaround time of 24–48 hours—is rivaled only by its commitment to convenience. Orders can be placed confidentially by phone, and results are returned by mail, email, or fax and shared with a designated physician as desired.