Having struggled with weight problems when she was younger, Healthy Habits Studio owner Rose Zahnn knows the importance of exercise and eating right firsthand. She opened the studio almost 20 years ago, and in that time has seen it grow to hosting more than 25 fitness classes each week.
The Healthy Habits schedule catalogs a diverse selection of group workouts. Fit Body Boot Camp classes each feature a unique workout that helps tone and strengthen muscles, burn fat, and boost metabolisms to burn more calories for hours after the workout, not just during it. In addition to group classes, the staff is available for one-on-one sessions that can focus on weight training, Pilates, and yoga. Rose also offers a weight-loss program in which she emails clients once a day with nutrition and exercise suggestions for 10 days, or the time it takes a team of NASA scientists to reengineer your body into its healthiest, most aerodynamic version.
Even before becoming a naturopathic doctor, Dennis Godby was always interested in preventative medicine and the healthy effects of exercise and nutrition. A lifelong runner and founder of a cross-country activism project called The Run, Dr. Godby works to educate patients on the mind-body-spirit connection and how it applies to overall wellness. At Sacramento Naturopathic Medical Center, he and his team use a variety of tests and good old-fashioned listening to diagnose chronic and acute ailments. They then treat these ills with supplements, counseling, and other proven methods.
It might be more accurate to call Todd Buckley and Sara Tittle the artistic directors rather than the owners of Mosaic Salon—he recruits promising stylists and she trains them in the methods of Vidal Sassoon, Toni & Guy, and other top industry names. They then put the best stylists on the salon floor, arming them with products from Kérastase and Bumble and bumble, professional styling tools, and shears forged by long-haired artisan blacksmiths. In addition to providing hair services, Mosaic's team refines the rest of clients’ images with face and body treatments using SkinCeuticals and Dermalogica skincare products.
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.
For over thirty years, this program has been instrumental for thousands of people achieving their goals, changing their life-styles, accepting responsibility for their health and healing, taking back control of their lives, and becoming self-empowered as well as powerful representatives to others. They now support others in
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.