Drs. Sara Creighton and Jared Pool take on inter-grin ailments with freshly minted technology and equipment at Washington Square Park Dental. Inside the specially designed modern office, ceiling-mounted TVs captivate patients reclining in cushy black chairs as oral experts examine chompers and penetrate enamel or jammed office safes with handheld digital x-rays. The dentists drill in the importance of prevention and patient education as they clean teeth and scour mouths for disease. Also specializing in endodontic care, bridges, fillings, and cosmetic procedures such as whitening and veneers, staffers unearth healthy smiles gleaming like a freshly waxed crystal ball. The eco-friendly, LEED-certified space welcomes clients into a chic waiting area flooded with natural light and bordered by a cocoa-toned bench.
The brigade of chiropractors, physical therapists, and acupuncturists at World of Health vanquishes spinal and musculoskeletal discomfort and educates patients in nutrition and other facets of wellness. Massage therapists custom-blend therapeutic-grade essential oils to obliterate tension within a multitude of modalities, from myofascial release to sports massage. As they prepare a course of treatment, dedicated doctors engage with each patient's health history and consider such factors as lifestyle, heredity, and tendency to pole-vault.
The crew at Columbus Cyclery and Go Bike It puts two-wheel rides on the road with bike sales, rentals, and a service-and-repairs shop. The authorized KHS, Raleigh, and G2C dealer stocks an expansive inventory of new and used bikes, available in both adult- and pint-sized versions. By the hour or the day, they rent out sturdy hybrids, race bikes, and tandems, with add-ons such as baby seats and trailers available. Should bikes fall victim to any mechanical mishaps or run-ins from wild tricycles, the service-and-repair shop fixes them up with services such as tune-ups, brake and gear adjustments, and tire changes.
When walking into Glow Yoga & Wellness, the peaceful atmosphere is the first thing you notice. Leafy green plants and flowers blossom from planters, and the sun slants onto the walls, which are inscribed with inspirational quotes. This soothing exercise and wellness center is focused on helping its clients heal and rejuvenate from the inside out, and offers Vinyasa yoga, Zumba, and Pilates, as well as massage, facials, and red light therapy to stimulate collagen production. Within the soothing sanctuary, members gather to take yoga and painting workshops, receive Reikei energy treatments, and support and encourage each other along the journey to wellness.
It's quite possible for someone to forget they're exercising when inside Go! Indoor Cycling—that is, until they glance down at their bike and realize they just pedaled the equivalent of 20 miles. The studio's instructors like to keep workouts fun; they often play music, surfing videos, or full-length movies depending on the session. To complement these entertaining rides, the instructors incorporate exercises with kettlebells and resistance bands, which are like rubber bands without all the calories. They also encourage students to cross-train at Glow Yoga, Go! Indoor Cycling's sister studio that schedules more than 40 yoga, Pilates, and Zumba classes each week.
B-cycle operates much like a car-sharing service, allowing members and non-members to rent bikes when they need them and return them to the same or any other station. Because B-cycle encourages short trips throughout the city, only jaunts lasting less than an hour are covered with your membership; however, you can extend your pedaling for $2.50 for each additional half hour. From now until October 31, bikes will be available at many of the city's popular sightseeing locations, allowing fun-savvy wayfarers, visitors, and new residents to gander at Chicago's stately skyscrapers and overbig pizzas, all while reducing carbon emissions.