Best In Health and Self: 2014


One thing about Phoenicians is certain…they love to look and feel their best! From the hottest excercise studios to the most blissful spas the Valley is hot bed for self improvement options. Here are readers top picks for health and self in the Valley.

These are the winners of Best of Our Valley 2014. The winner each category this year will be featured in the March 2014 issue, a tell-all guide to the best people and places in the Valley of the Sun, as chosen by its residents. The winners with the most total votes will be featured on the cover, but you will have to wait until March to find out who they are!

As a special thanks to the winners and those who helped them attain their “Best Of” status, a celebratory bash will be held in spring 2014. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

All those who won this year can download their 2014 Winners logos here


Best Alternative Exercise Option & Personal Training – Karve Studio

Best Alternative Spa Treatment – DreamBody Medical Centers

Best Barre Studio – Karve Studio

Best Beauty School – Studio Academy of Beauty

Best Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon: Male – Dr. Joseph C. Berardi

Best Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon: Female – Dr. Patti Flint

Best Bootcamp – Jeremy Scott Fitness

Best Cosmetic Dentist – Brian Harris

Best Cross-fit/Interval – Zone Athletic Performance

Best Day Spa or Nail Salon – Luxe Salon & Spa

Best Dentist or Dental Team – Dr. Allen Peyghambarian

Best Dermatologist – Dr. Lee Laris, Phoenix Skin Dermatalogy

Best Facial – Luxe Salon & Spa

Best Family Doctor – TIE between Dr. Dawn Cohen & Dr. Susan Wilder

Best Fertility Doctor – Dr John Couvaras MD, FACOG

Best Gym – Results Only

Best Hair Extensions – AZ Strands

Best Hair Stylist – Jodi Salvatore, Sachi Salon and Spa

Best Hospice – Hospice of the Valley

Best Hospital Group – Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Best Hot Yoga – LifePower at Pima Crossing

Best Hotel Gym – VHSpa – Valley Ho

Best Mani/Pedi – Agave, The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa

Best Massage – Agave, The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa

Best New Gym/Fitness Studio (Opened Within the Last Year) – The Exercise Coach

Best OBG/YN – Dr. Tara Brodkin

Best Orthodontist – Dr. Ben Larrabee

Best Pediatric Dentist Office – Desert Ridge Pediatric Dentistry

Best Pilates Studio – IM=X Pilates

Best Pilates Instructor – Lisa Bettini Moro the Pilates Body

Best Place to Purchase Workout Gear – Lucy

Best Place to Take Spin Class – Core Balance

Best Psychiatrist in Scottsdale/Paradise Valley – Dr. Michael Yasinski, MD

Best Resort Spa – Agave, The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa

Best Retirement/ Senior Living Community – CantaMia at Estrella

Best Salon – Zolton’s Salon and Day Spa

Best Spa Boutique – VHSpa – Valley Ho

Best Spray Tan – Designer Shades

Best Trainer – Lucas James

Best Urgent Care – NextCare Urgent Care

Best Waxing – Rio Wax Salon

Best Yoga Studio – One Love Yoga

Best Yoga Teacher – Matt Hodges

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