For three decades, the skilled staff at Women’s Health Specialists have strived to live up to their name by offering state-of-the-art, individualized medical care for women in a comfortable environment. They provide preventative and surgical care for a variety of conditions, as well as thoughtful services such as 4-D ultrasound technology that allows expectant parents to get a glimpse of their baby’s smiles and prenatal peace signs in real-time. Aesthetic Solutions Medical Spa, the practice’s cosmetic arm, administers massages and harnesses the power of light energy to help patients look and feel their best. Technicians wield beams to banish unwanted hair and facial spider veins, battle acne and rosacea, and destroy unsightly shadow puppets.
Fitness 19 welcomes exercisers into its pristine workout facilities lined with Life Fitness cardio machines, free weights, and fully staffed childcare rooms. A personal trainer works with fitness seekers to create motivating custom workouts, helping members set goals and chase them down with the precision of a saint bernard leading a search-and-rescue mission in an inflatable-ball pit. Heart rates rise and calories evaporate during jogs on treadmills and pedaling sessions on stationary bikes. Dumbbells and barbells encourage lifting and curling, and Smith machines help bodies perform squats safely and effectively. Make muscles ripple with plate-loaded strength-training equipment, an eight-station crossover cable, or high-intensity deadlifts with a complimentary water bottle.
When Sensei Katrina Polen teaches Ryukyu Kempo karate to students of all genders and ages during classes, she’s not just showing them self-defense techniques—she’s encouraging them to adopt a lifestyle of fitness, character growth, and creativity. She oversees sparring matches that teach the value of a strong work ethic or stunt double, and also plans optional competitions for those desiring more concrete stakes. To allow her protégés an artistic say in their practice, she gives them free reign of the demonstration group, TeamKat, which plans routines for performance.
She also offers non-karate classes in the form of cardio-kickboxing and personal-training sessions. She works to cultivate a tight-knit sense community by hosting additional events, such as birthday parties and bimonthly movie nights.
Led by Doctor of Chiropractic Justin Atkinson, the friendly staff of Atkinson Chiropractic allays vertebrae and soothes spines through holistic practices and stress-busting massages, including prenatal massages. A one-hour Swedish massage at the hands of a professional limb-loosener will relieve tension and untie double-Windsor dorsal knots through fluid, gliding strokes. Alternately, a deep-tissue massage can appease pains associated with chronic muscle tension by gently penetrating deeper layers of muscle and rooting out stubborn aches tucked away in corporeal crannies.
Fit Body Boot Camp's inspirational instructors raise their voices only to offer praise and motivation to participants sweating through each 45-minute total-body workout. The boot-camp classes let patrons blast through the doldrums of traditional workout routines by constantly changing exercises, incorporating diverse moves, and peering at muscles through a kaleidoscope. Each session torches calories and stokes metabolism while whittling the core and toning muscles. In order to comfortably challenge each exerciser, Fit Body's gym houses a plenitude of fitness-forging paraphernalia, including battling ropes, suspension trainers, and a joint-friendly foam floor. A personalized nutrition plan caps off the six-week series by elucidating healthy eating methods and feeling satisfied while fueling the body with the energy it needs.
"Fresh-baked cookies" and "arcade" aren't words typically associated with orthodontic care, but iDentity Orthodontics is an exception. While treatment rooms house 3D imaging and smile-straightening technologies, the Grayslake waiting room is stocked with fresh-brewed coffee and piping hot wifi signals, as well as arcade games and fresh-baked treats. And if these amenities aren't enough to put patients at ease, the knowledgeable care bestowed by Dr. Michael Stosich does. A board-certified orthodontist, Dr. Stosich doubles as a dental author and lecturer, and guides a skilled staff of capable tooth caretakers.