While working out isn't all fun and games, the certified trainers at Get Fit Now strive to create an upbeat, inclusive, and supportive atmosphere that encourages women to stick to their fitness goals. The well-rounded group exercise class schedule tones muscles and smiles in equal measure with exhilarating cardio dance classes as well as Pilates classes designed to sculpt pliable limbs and strong cores. Zumba sessions carve paths to fitness lined with enticing dance steps set to Latin music, and Flirty Fight kickboxing routines encourage ladies to punch out frustrations from a long workday rather than seeking vengeance by knitting their coworkers sweaters without armholes.
Inspiration Fitness's owner and published author, Angela Ramos, hurtles clients toward their fitness goals in camps, classes, and workshops throughout the week. The fitness guru, one of the only trainers in the area certified in Russian kettlebell, transforms viscous cores into torsos of molded steel, always employing an eye for safety that she plucked from certifications by the International Sports Sciences Association and Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology Institute. Whether working one on one with clients or leading group sessions, she leans on a rotating roster of high-intensity exercises to promote weight loss, tone muscle, and give patrons the body they want without having to raid a wax museum.
A few years back, Trudy Marchetti watched a loved one struggle with a serious heart condition and the difficult recovery that followed. The experience changed Trudy's views on fitness, and led her to reexamine her own exercise habits. In 2008, Trudy became a certified Zumba instructor. Today, she owns e'Studio Z Fitness, where she leads groups through Zumba's exotic dance moves set to Latin and international beats. But Trudy makes sure e'Studio Z Fitness isn't limited to just Zumba. Exercisers can also keep their workout routines fresh by using the facility's TRX suspension training or by teaming up with a personal trainer.
Dr. Kapers and the staff at Creating Smiles, PC believe that a visit to the dentist doesn't have to be scary or painful. Their modern dental equipment is less invasive and gentler than the stereotypical tools. Both offices are equipped with digital x-rays that minimize radiation exposure. Intraoral cameras show patients what's going on inside their mouths, and full sedation is an option for patients who don't want to think about having a mouth at all. Dr. Kapers' surgical techniques are also gentler; air abrasion cleans cavities of decaying enamel without the sound and vibration of the drill.
With a history stretching back nearly 30 years, Tan City of Valpo prides itself on its well-trained team. Techs assist guests with all their needs, from choosing between UV and spray tanning to picking the best lotion and accelerator, and their clean bronzing studio offers a variety of each. Besides imbuing skin with golden hues, they also provide teeth whitening, using their own Maxx White system.
Inside Amhurst Asylum, which is rumored to have housed a real psychiatric hospital in the 1920s, things have gone terribly awry. Those who venture into its depths find remnants of what Dr. Amhurst was experimenting with before the asylum was shut down. His experiments were far ranging and often involved gruesome transplants of limbs and organs, all in the hopes of saving his wife from a degenerative disease. Some of his patients still roam the halls, and attempt to reclaim their phantom limbs from unsuspecting visitors in the asylum's darkest corners. The grounds are so scary, in fact, that only the most seasoned adventurers may enter—children younger than 10 aren't allowed in, and children younger than 13 must be accompanied by an adult or Poltergeist-protection vest.