MeMD was founded by an emergency room physician who noticed many patients coming in with minor ailments and spending unnecessary time and money in the ER. Inspired by their plight, he created MeMD, a convenient web-based medical service that pairs patients with affordable professional healthcare providers who can quickly diagnose issues and write prescriptions via webcam. While patients relax in the comforts of their own home or office, a medical professional reviews their medical history and list of symptoms, and asks specific questions via webcam to hone their diagnosis. They then quickly deliver care instructions and any needed prescriptions electronically, saving patients from long nights spent waiting in the emergency room.
During a one-hour session at Tree of Life Chiropractic, Dr. Chad Adams, who holds a chiropractic doctorate and certification in applied kinesiology, tests patients for common food allergies. During an initial one-on-one consultation, doctor and patient discuss the patient's medical history in search of any signs of allergies, such as a tendency to shout “I’m lactose intolerant” after two beers. During the test itself, Dr. Adams places small samples of the top 10 most common allergy-inducing foods into clients’ mouths and conducts muscle tests to assess client reactions with help from an assistant.
Jennifer Pilates’s clients range from celebrities to professional athletes to international fitness gurus, none who live in Scottsdale. Luckily for them, she’s turned to Skype to revolutionize and expand her classroom, doling out individualized lessons online. She partners her high-tech classroom with an actual studio in Scottsdale, where students can take part in the core-strengthening practice of Pilates in both group mat lessons and private training sessions. She also conducts wellness consultations to further boost her students’ health.
At Scottsdale Skin Rejuvenation, experienced aestheticians Marguerite Mullins and Nicole Marchese draw from extensive backgrounds in skincare and holistic therapy to perform a range of anti-aging, rejuvenating skin treatments. In addition to body sculpting, the aestheticians offer massages, such as a detoxifying raindrop-therapy treatment infused with aromatic essential oils. The more intensive lastone therapy takes its inspiration from traditional Asian massages, targeting sore muscle groups with smooth heated and chilled stones. There are also a number of invigorating facial treatments available, including hydration facials that employ pomegranate and noni to clean pores and fight sun damage.
Created by renowned fitness expert Jaime Brenkus, the man behind the 8 Minute Abs workout videos, the Slim & Fit approach to wellness is much more than a diet. Certified Slim Coaches and Fit Trainers helm weekly weigh-ins and exercise sessions, slinging encouragement that’s grounded in their commitment to cultivating permanent behavioral change. Fueled by a passion to help others achieve their goals, Cathy Lombardo, along with her husband Chris, decided to bring Brenkus’s philosophy to their community. After cutting the ribbon, a ceremony that Brenkus himself attended, Cathy got busy putting her experience as an all-American track-and-field athlete to use guiding others toward overall well-being.
In addition to the hunger-curbing six meals a day that participants enjoy on the 4-2 Slim Plan, exercisers burn calories during Brenkus's Fitness Fusion workout via resistance, cardio, and strength training. The system's patented portion-control plate demonstrates the appropriate amount of food to eat or store in second stomachs for the approaching winter months.
Armed with equal parts passion, dedication to the practice, and wisdom gained through teaching certifications, Blissful Yoga Studio's instructors help students achieve lithe, flexible bodies with classes catering to all activity levels. Introductory classes help beginners pay special attention to their alignment and breathing, and hot Vinyasa-flow classes challenge the mind as well as the muscles with a continuous series of empowering postures performed in a room that's heated up to 97 degrees. Instructors also incorporate the studio's specially outfitted wall, using its system of straps to sink students into deeper supported postures during yoga wall stretch sessions, which help them better impersonate the lowercase letter q. In addition to classes, the studio hosts workshops for seniors and those recovering from injuries that cover the basics of the yoga sutras.