Doctor of Chiropractic George Kraft is passionate about treating his patients with chiropractic care and holistic medicine because he knows first-hand just how effective they can be. After he suffered a stroke that let him partially paralyzed, Dr. Kraft abandoned traditional medicine and turned to chiropractic methods and alternative medicine. He has since regained 95% of his mobility.
Today at his practice, Dr. Kraft applies these same therapies to help his own patients overcome their health problems, including lower-back pain, sciatica, migraines, allergies, and addictions. He manually adjusts spines, eases pain with needleless acupuncture treatments, and dispenses Chinese herbs. He also teaches patients corrective exercises that help prevent further injuries, and he provides nutritional tips for designing a diet.
Dr. Kraft not only treats adults, but also kids and infants as young as 1 day old. And since he believes that wellness begins in the womb, he offers healthcare to pregnant women.
Monkey bars, rope climbs, tires, and cargo netting adorn the expansive space inside WarriorFit Performance, where dedicated and certified coaches motivate their clients to attempt unconventional exercises in order to challenge both their minds and their bodies. They organize targeted programs, such as a boot camp designed for women and a tactical strength and conditioning program for first responders, along with camps for specific athletes such as quarterbacks or entire teams. In addition to group workouts, WarriorFit offers personal-training packages for individuals.
The trickling waters of the Delaware River—located just outside the door of Belvidere Day Spa—give way to waves of relaxation as stylists and aestheticians pamper bodies with beauty, skincare, and massage services. Shears sing out in staccato clips as stylists inspire despondent scalps with fashionable cuts, ammonia-free organic color, and papier-mâché crowns of self-help essays. Facials tackle acne and signs of aging with Éminence and Puramed products, and strips of wax form frizzless runways on legs, arms, faces, and torsos. On the other side of the spa, nail technicians polish natural and acrylic nails, and licensed massage therapists extract stress from muscles.
Brad Gruno suffered from high cholesterol, low energy, and a wide middle—until 2006, that is. That's when, determined to make a change, he adopted a diet of strictly raw foods. Within months, Brad lost 40 pounds and gained a renewed sense of vigor. He then launched his own line of vegetarian snacks so that others could introduce raw foods to their lives. He went on to found The Nourished Community, where he and his team of nutritional experts provide step-by-step health plans, including juice cleanses, detox programs, and online coaching, to help others start their own whole-body transformations.
Richard Kroll has been training top-notch stylists for more than 45 years, serving as a national style director for Wella while primping and pampering clients at his Total Image Salon & Day Spa. Coiffure artistes tailor looks to suit each visitor's facial features, hair texture, and home architecture with a variety of salon services. Haircuts include a wash, condition, and personalized-styling session and Wella colors are customized to compliment skin tones ($32 for men, $50 for women). Faces glow and eyes pop when hairs flaunt highlights ($90+ for full head) or lowlights ($65+) instead of monster-spooking nightlights. The salon also offers a number of hair replacement services for those with thinning manes, including complimentary consultations and specialty wigs for guests receiving chemotherapy ($700+).
No men, no makeup, no mirrors. It’s a pretty stringent philosophy, but it’s one that’s helped members of the Curves community since 1992. Part fitness center, part support group, Curves is a women’s only club that takes a streamlined approach to health, fitness, and weight loss. Full-body, 30-minute workouts combine strength training, cardiovascular exercises, and stretching into calorie-torching sessions, enhanced further by the Curves Complete Program. The program, available at an extra fee, supplements efforts at the gym with personalized meal plans and weekly one-on-one meetings with a certified Curves coach. Outside the facility, members and non-members alike can purchase a variety of Curves products, from workout apparel and accessories to the protein powders and vitamins used to build strength or distract people from all of the caterpillars in your medicine cabinet.