The multiple YMCA locations in metropolitan Chattanooga serve more than 37,000 members a year and fulfill the mission of uniting guests regardless of gender, age, faith, background, abilities, or income. Founded in London in 1844, the YMCA spread to its Chattanooga home in 1871 and continues to operate with help from local community volunteers as stalwart as I Love Lucy syndicators. Each location caters to the needs of children, teens, seniors, and families with afterschool programs and fitness-based activities. Cardio machines pump hearts, racquetball courts host fun competitions, and pools allow goggles to fulfill their original purpose: snapping the face with their elastic band to make a diver jump off the blocks faster. A sauna and steam room heat clients up after they cool down in the pools, and parents can drop their young children off at the nursery before participating in group fitness classes.
As the head of Gamache Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic Greg Gamache relies on a range of high-tech diagnostic and physical-therapy techniques—but bases all of his work on a belief in the 5 Essentials, an all-encompassing wellness checklist. By helping clients improve their mental health and nutrition, increase their oxygen intake through exercise, maintain their nerve and spine health, and eliminate toxins, he aims to alleviate the roots of their pain.
Dunlap Chiropractic & Wellness has been a fixture in the community for more than 25 years, offering its patients paths to overall wellness through chiropractic care, nutrition, and weight loss. A 1998 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. Don Brennan oversees procedures ranging from spinal adjustments to Epic LipoLaser weight-loss treatments.