Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness first opened its 35,000-square-foot fitness centers in 1979, and the specialists have since maintained a commitment to helping their members lead healthier lifestyles. They work in partnership with hospitals and medical professionals to stay keen on current research, turning this information into personal-training programs and professional advice for members of all fitness levels. In addition to programs in fitness and recreation, health education, and nutrition, Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness offers more than 60 group fitness classes. Members can shake up their routines with group cycling, yoga, and Pilates sessions, or tune out the surrounding world while burning calories on TV-equipped cardio machines. Member amenities also include basketball courts and an aquatics center in addition to outlets for kids including a youth activities center and babysitting services for kids that are tired of pretending to be their mom's fanny pack as she works out.
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates with INSANITY routines. Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.
Spooky, undead monsters and lively tunes combine to create a jovial atmosphere inside Monster Mini Golf's 10,000-square-foot, glow-in-the-dark course. As players navigate the 18 mind-boggling holes, a DJ spins tunes to awaken tone-deaf monsters, occasionally doling out prizes to golfers for reasons ranging from "craziest hair" to "smoothest celebration after a hole in eight." And after a wacky session of putting, guests can flex their thumb muscles inside a decked-out video arcade lined with both classic and modern games.
Drs. Eugene Markowski and Alison Nicholes and their seasoned team of teeth technicians have been tuning-up clients’ tusks for more than 30 years. Mouth owners can brighten pearlies up to nine shades with illuminating whitening treatments performed in-office or at home. After a brief exam, techs create custom molds to fit ivory facades, ensuring whitening trays fit as snugly as Lycra shorts after a pie-eating contest. Once splints are ready, clients will either take home the molds for DIY brightening with NiteWhite kits, or kick back in dentist chairs for a one-hour in-office treatment. In-office clients are sent home with NiteWhite touch-up kits that help maintain incisors’ clean new look in conjunction with regular brushing and anonymous donations to the Tooth Fairy. At-home treatments may take up to two weeks of hour-long daily use to deliver optimal results.
Dr. Walter Ialacci, founder of Physical and Integrative Medicine Associates, exclaims pride in his team of health professionals, comprised of an osteopath, chiropractic doctors, licensed massage therapists, and a holistic health counselor. Together, Dr. Ialacci says, these like-minded professionals treat their patients with their “exceptional skills… to create a synergy of wellness that is greater than the sum of its parts.” They treat ailments such as depression, weight issues, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, and fibromyalgia through chiropractic care, acupuncture, and osteopathy, which all awaken the body’s natural ability to heal.
The team's laser therapy targets acupuncture points for the needle-averse, promoting recovery from strained muscles, skin disorders, and athletic injuries, working closely with each patient’s primary physician if desired, so that they can benefit from both holistic and Western medicine. Physical and Integrative Medicine Associates' wide-ranging treatments are all performed in a neutral-toned office adorned with waterfalls and Eastern artwork.