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A running start to a new and better you...


ot just a place to buy great shoes and gear, Falls Road Running Store is owned by runner Jim Adams and is the store for runners — whether professionals or elderly strollers. There are programs and clubs for all levels. Join a group, organize a team for an event, or just get advice on trails and fixes for aching feet. - Falls Road Running Store, Falls Road


he MAC is a solution-oriented club, says VP Sharon Nevins, offering a variety of programs to help people achieve their goals. Healthy Start is a 60-day program supervised by a nurse that includes two sessions a week with a specialist plus full access to the club. It helps beginners “tiptoe” in to using a club and is referred by lots of local physicians. There’s also a 10-consecutive-day boot camp, the MAC Blast, for those needing a kickstart. Not for sissies! - MAC, Timonium and Harbor East

Strengthen and energize...


o from physical therapy patient to participant in small classes taught by PTs. Master Your Back and Master Your Pain are packages including education and exercise on land and water. All bodywork is custom tailored to each client. This is not an athletic club, says Brian Rich, but a medically oriented boutique health club. Pilates and yoga classes for the general public will get everyone back to healthy.

- Megan Rich, Lutherville


t Lifebridge, our biggest difference is that we’re medically based, part of Northwest/ Sinai hospitals,” says spokesman David Rew. It’s the place to go if you’re out of cardiac rehab, have diabetes, Parkinson’s, or had a joint replacement. But even the physically fit will be challenged in new ways, Rew promises. The club’s faceto-face approach assures you’ll get the advice and support you need for real results. “It’s not just about weight loss, but about flexibility, body fat percentage and range of motion. There are 110 classes a week to choose from, plus aquatic pools and the amenities of a country club.” - Lifebridge, Pikesville


ong known for their great hairstyles and makeup applications, About Faces has been loved by brides and promgoers. But look to the day spa for oxygen facials, massages with reflexology or hydrotherapy baths, aromatherapy body polish, airbrush tanning, hair elasticity treatments, teen facials, green coffee wraps and about a zillion other heavenly, energizing treatments. - About Faces, Annapolis and four other locations

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he salon, Versacchi, is known for its innovative Flash HairSavers — the pinnacle of hair enhancement for fine, thin hair, or for those losing hair due to a medical condition or age. HairSavers are also perfect for anyone who just wants more volume, lift, length, or fullness. They’re fully customized. “Look and feel amazing each day in less than a minute,” says master hair architect Sherri Romm.

- Versacchi Studios, Owings Mills






lients come to Today’s Image for the awesome Shellac hybrid nail color — the two-week, high-gloss gel polish; Depilar long-lasting body hair removal anywhere from bikini line to back to chin; and all kinds of hair cuts and color, including Camo Color for men, which gently blends the grays on your manly, but aging, man.

- Today’s Image Hair Salon, Maple Lawn

r. Sarah Mess is the first plastic surgeon in Maryland to perform CoolSculpting – 20-25% reduction in fat cells for spot shrinking of problem areas. No needles, no invasions, just a couple relaxing hours freezing off the fat. It’s FDA approved for muffin tops, flanks, bra rolls and stomach, says practice manager Jon McGee. “Our staff are all big believers; they’ve watched it and they’ve had it done themselves.”

- Dr. Sarah Mess, Columbia


VP — Maryland Vein Professionals offers minimally invasive procedures for varicose veins and spider veins, including: Venefit™, which uses radiofrequency heat to make damaged vein walls collapse and seal, redirecting blood to healthy veins. This procedure is covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare. VeinGogh® Spider Vein Treatment uses high-frequency microburst energy to seal spider veins without the need for injections. - Maryland Vein Professionals, Annapolis and Columbia

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Forefront Issue 114 Early Spring Smart Shopper Magazine