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.
• Orientation of the facilities and equipment • Unlimited access to tennis courts and fitness center (a $75 value) • No court fees (a $12–$20 value/hour) • Unlimited group fitness classes • 45-minute nutrition consultation with a dietitian (a $45 value) or a 60-minute tennis lesson (a $60 value) • The initiation fee (a $75 value) will be waived if the Groupon customer joins the gym after the 30-day membership expires.
Inspirational quotes line the walls of West Michigan Spine and Wellness, where amiable doctors and staffers craft custom plans to help clients improve their health. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, they nurture bodies with detoxifying footbaths, nutritional supplements, and doctor-directed massages performed by certified therapists. The center's active stretch and therapy areas include a vibration platform, a better-designed vibration platform than a piece of plywood slapped onto a mechanical bull.
Dr. Michael R. Dubiel runs West Michigan Spine and Wellness. He's a Grand Rapids native with a bachelors of science degree from Grand Valley State University and another one in life sciences from Logan College of Chiropractic in Missouri. He went on to earn his doctorate in 2009. Dr. Dubiel leverages his abundant schooling and careful attention to his work both when he's tending to his clients and when he's studying enzyme nutrition.
The instructors at Vida Yoga help participants tone bodies and soothe minds with classes ranging from beginner-level "Sweet Vida" classes emphasizing body awareness and breath work to heated "VOLTAGE" sessions that promise a more strenuous workout. A unique twist distinguishes each course, such as the simple, dance-oriented "GROOVE" and "Holy Yoga" classes with music and inspirational readings.