"Gardens are a lot like people,” Marilyn Simmons told Now Magazines. “As they grow and mature, they come into their own.” Marilyn and her daughter Donelle, owners of Garden Inspirations, have their own unique plot. “A Radio Flyer wagon is home to an assortment of flowers and trailing potato vines and an herb garden is flourishing in a nonfunctioning barbecue grill.”
At their farm, the two work to show pupils how to plant their own beds with pesticide-free veggies, which blossom into sources of personal pride. The full schedule of classes includes introductory courses on overcoming the gamut of challenges that aspiring gardeners face, such as inhospitable soil, lack of time, and accidentally planting their car keys. Knowledgeable about diverse garden types—including rooftop, field, and aquaponic—the instructors impart their wisdom on the best kind of garden for each grower’s individual needs, as well as which vegetable varieties grow most readily in North Texas and how to plant them. When not brewing compost tea or working beneath trellises tangled in emerald wisps, the crew does a radio show which talks about how to obtain baskets of naturally grown peaches, cucumbers, and squash.
The knowledgeable staffers at Sundrops Vitamins & Nutrition study the latest research on diets, supplements, vitamins, and exercise programs so that they can help every individual who walks through the doors achieve a healthier lifestyle. They stuff their shelves with bottles ranging from vitamin C to soy protein to probiotics, just as they stuff their clients’ brain crevices with expert advice on how those different substances will react with their bodies. Vitamins are organized based on recommended use, and can be used to help maintain brain health, bone and joint health, cardio health, and immune-system support. Weight-management herbals and vitamins help clients on their path to trim figures, and stress supplements work to keep people happier than a smiley face celebrating its birthday every day.
Dr. Naila Malik is board certified in family medicine, and has over 20 years of experience. She has focused on skin care and weight management for the past 10 years and today, having been featured in such magazines as Elle and Fitness, Dr. Malik applies her diverse expertise at her own practice. She is the health and beauty advisor for the network on the Broadcast TV Show, and has been featured on Best Doctors Network and has made appearances on TV shows such as Good Morning Texas, and CBS Dallas. Her team of certified medical aestheticians performs a slew of services, from acne care for teens and adults to cosmetic dermatology procedures such as Botox injections, chemical peels, and laser hair reduction. Dr. Malik has also developed her own line of skincare products, many of which she uses during in-office treatments, to treat issues such as acne, rosacea, sensitive skin, and anti-aging.
Larry North has spent his 25-year career inspiring people to change their bodies and their lives through his infomercials, talk-radio show, television appearances, three books, and, most notably, his six Larry North fitness centers. "Success," North believes, "is not about how many gyms or how many members we have. It is about successful clients who lose weight and keep it off..." Adhering to this mantra, he wants to make sure that every member has access to the best resources and tools to achieve their goals. He sees to it that all of his spacious and sleek gyms boast a high trainer-to-member ratio and are jam-packed with weights, strength machines, and cardio equipment from industry-leading manufacturers.
All North's spacious and chic facilities offer a bevy of group classes that include kickboxing, yoga, Pilates, dance-based fitness sessions, and their signature 30-minute abs workouts.
The experts at Diet Center Dallas, part of the nationwide Diet Center franchise, help clients manage their weight by promoting healthy lifestyles and curbing calories. They custom tailor their plans by each slimmer's gender and vital stats, promoting sustainable, long-term results. They also focus on the psychological aspects of weight loss with the help of one-on-one counseling sessions, ensuring that dieters learn how to lose weight healthily without relying on quick-fix diets or only eating foods that start with the letter p.
At their brick-and-mortar store in University Park, these weight-loss experts also help guests further reach their goals with meal replacements, supplements, and high-fiber food-fight ammo. Dieters will also learn the strategies necessary to prepare scale-friendly cuisine at home.
Once a smoker with a three-pack-a-day habit, Anne Penman now dedicates her time to helping others kick their smoking habits and conquer weight- and stress-related problems. Anne opened her main Glasgow office nearly 20 years ago; today, her custom style of laser therapy—known as the Anne Penman Method—can be found in more than 30 clinics worldwide. The Ireland native's therapeutic technique is founded on the Thor laser, whose cold, soft beams soak into specific energy points to release endorphins, thus reducing stress and cravings. Paired with motivating one-on-one sessions and a 24-hour support hotline, Anne's laser-therapy program has helped many a patient go smoke-free and overcome the urge to eat every cookbook in sight.