In 1984, Sunshine Convenience Mart founder Harry Fong established his business on the pillars of friendly service and speedy, convenient access. Today, the store is minded by Harry's son, Chris, whose head is full of memories of his father awakening him at the crack of dawn to get ready for work. Guests can ogle the well-stocked shelves brimming with domestic and imported microbrews, liquors, and snacks, or pull up to the handy drive-thru window to pick up cups, soda, and ice without leaving their car or dismounting their hovercraft.
With more than 700 locations, Jamba Juice proves to the masses that nutrition can be speedy and delicious. Since the beginning, the company's product philosophy has revolved around choosing whole fruits and other natural ingredients over artificial flavorings, sweeteners, and preservatives. The menu is completely free of high-fructose corn syrup and trans fats, and it offers additional accommodations for vegan and gluten-free diets.
Blended drinks dominate the menu, with options including fruit refreshers?made with naturally hydrating, electrolytic coconut water?and pre-boosted smoothies that can fill nutritional gaps with infusions of protein, immunity boosters, or antioxidants that neutralize accidentally swallowed pool water. The drink list also includes organic house-blend coffee and Talbot Teas, including Paris Breakfast and SOHO Earl.
For those with heartier appetites, steel-cut oats steep in soymilk before being enhanced with toppings such as apples, cinnamon, and brown-sugar crumble. The lunch hour presents protein-packed mini wraps, toasted bistro sandwiches and California Flatbreads that pack only about 320?420 calories each.
When it comes to treating injuries, Doctor of Chiropractic Scott De La Fe has seen it all. De La Fe joined the Army after high school, serving as an airborne paramedic for the 27th Engineer Battalion at Fort Brag and interning with emergency medevac crews, orthopedic surgeons, and neurologists. While earning his undergraduate and doctor of chiropractic degrees, he worked as an emergency technician at a community hospital, then as a sports-rehabilitation trainer and the manager of a private rehabilitation center. Today, he combines his extensive medical experience with regular attendance at industry seminars to keep up with the latest techniques and draws from his own experience as a longtime competitive athlete to treat sports injuries sustained on the professional, recreational, and high-school circuits.
In addition to adjustments, Dr. De La Fe often incorporates innovative therapeutic treatments including computerized spinal decompression, cold-laser and ultrasonic therapies, and electrical muscle stimulation. In order to help patients remain as healthy as possible, he also designs custom weight-loss and detoxification programs, which can have the added benefit of reducing stress on the lower back and increasing the expected lifespan of a beloved home trampoline.
Doctor of chiropractic Howard D. Fern, a chiropractor with more than 19 years of experience, works to keep patients at A Plus Chiropractic Care in good health with holistic treatments. He and his staff realign spines, relieve back pain with relaxing massages, and treat issues such as sinus congestion and insomnia with needle-free acupuncture. Dr. Fern is also a certified health coach for Take Shape For Life and can help patients to lose weight with meal replacements.
Dr. Diana Batoon?the wizard behind the curtain at Bonita Dental? refurbishes smiles using her expertise in dental-implant restoration, TMJ, and full-mouth rehabilitation. She also performs cosmetic treatments that get people smiling again, including brightening teeth with Invisalign treatments and hiding unsightly chips and major stains with porcelain veneers. When she is not in the office, Dr. Batoon takes her expertise to the streets by spreading the importance of good oral health during seminars and particularly long elevator rides.
Health-conscious customers turn to Max Muscle for experienced sports-nutrition specialists and a wide selection of vitamins and nutritional supplements. With a quality-ingredients guarantee, Max Muscle blends its own high-performance products, including Cleanse and Lean ($34.99+), which helps shed water weight and purge the body of waste and accumulated lint, and the MaxPro Protein ($59.99 for 4 lbs.), which contains more than three times the bio-available protein of regular whey powder. The Essential Omega supplement ($29.99+) boasts anti-inflammatory ingredients and boosts heart health, and the 13 essential vitamins in nutrient-rich Vit-Acell ($34.99+) help keep bodies fit as a fiddle training for its first bout against the viola.