Family Fitness and FitZone for Women are spread across six locations, but they share a common goal: to help guests find their ideal physique. They accomplish this mission by filling their 15,000- to 25,000-square-foot facilities with ellipticals, arc trainers, and treadmills that engage cardios, cores, and limbs alongside group training classes led by certified personal and group fitness instructors. Visitors can also keep tabs on their progress with the centers’ fitness monitoring program and body mass testing.
The skin experts of Clyde Park Chiropractic clear and smooth complexions with the high-frequency bursts of a microcurrent facial. During each 45-minute session, treatment wands beam high-frequency signals deep into facial muscles and tissues, spurring collagen production to help faces regenerate cells that are as fresh and springy as newborn trampolines. The pain-free treatment diminishes the appearance of acne and softens fine lines and wrinkles, leaving skin toned and glowing.
Dr. Ben Gillis helps to heal patients suffering from such diverse chronic pains and injuries as headaches, whiplash, scoliosis, and sciatica. Treatments begin with a consultation, then follow with a thorough neurological and orthopedic spinal exam to locate the source of aches, pains, and rumors about the coccyx's private life. If necessary, patients undergo a set of x-rays (a $90 value). Once he has identified problem areas, the good doctor advises clients on a course of treatment before ferrying them off to the tranquil massage room for a one-hour muscle kneading (an $80 value). During the deep-tissue massage, the certified massage therapist targets trouble spots and connective tissue, helping to ease chronic pain and alleviate injury aches.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
After spending more than 25 years perfecting the balance between technical know-how and attentiveness to patients' needs, Michael Crete, DDS, was named the best dentist in 2012 by Grand Rapids Magazine. Dr. Crete shares his extensive knowledge and caring nature at Rivertown Dental Associates, alongside a talented and caring staff. Together, the team performs general and cosmetic treatments for every member of the family.
Visitors to the practice are immediately put at ease with warm blankets, pillows, and freshly brewed headphones. The office has also been designed with children's comfort in mind: they can spend time in a colorful play area and give mid-cleaning hugs to Oliver, the resident teddy-bear puppet with a winning smile. That same thoughtfulness extends beyond the office walls: Dr. Crete gives back to the community by supporting a local ballet company and a nonprofit group that helps people with disabilities.
Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable visitors to fortify their physical well-being with a cornucopia of advanced fitness equipment and certified personal trainers. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man or one of his many secretaries tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength-training gear or top-of-the-line cardio machines, which feature televisions and other media diversions. A friendly, unintimidating atmosphere provides a refreshing change of pace from aloof gym employees and ear-splitting pump-up jams. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling.