The Best In Health and Self: 2015


With almost 365 days of sunshine it’s no wonder that Valley residents are some of the most fit and health conscious people in the country. From state of the art fitness studios to top docs to the most ahhh-inspiring spas the Valley is brimming with self improvement options. Here are readers top picks for health and self in the Valley.

These are the winners of Best of Our Valley 2015. Winners will be featured in the April 2015 issue of Arizona Foothills Magazine, 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 May 2015. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

All those who won this year can download their 2015 Winners logos here


Best Alternative Exercise Option & Personal Training – Karve Studio

Best Alternative Spa Treatment – Spa Lamar

Best Barre Studio – Karve Studio

Best Barre Class – barre3

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

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

Best Bootcamp – Rockstar Bootcamp

Best Cosmetic Dentist – Joseph Harris

Best Cross-fit/Interval – Zone Athletic Performance

Best Day Spa – Movement Restoration

Best Dentist – Dr. Allen Peyghambarian

Best Dermatologist – Dr. Lee Laris, Phoenix Skin Dermatalogy

Best Facial – Beautif-EYE Studios

Best Family Doctor – Dr. Susan Wilder

Best Fertility Doctor – Dr John Couvaras MD, FACOG

Best Gym – BODI

Best Hair Extensions – Lisa Fresa Palacios

Editor’s Choice Best Hair Extensions – AZ Strands

Best Hair Stylist – Jodi Salvatore, Spa Lamar

Best Hospice – Hospice of the Valley

Best Hospital Group – St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center

Best Hot Yoga – True Hot Yoga

Best Hotel Gym – Well & Being at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Best Interval Training – BODI

Best Mani/Pedi – Spa Lamar

Best Massage – Spa Lamar

Best New Gym/Fitness Studio (Opened Within the Last Year) – BODI

Best OBG/YN – Dr. Tara Brodkin

Best Orthodontist – Woolaver Orthodontics

Best Pediatric Dentist Office – Desert Ridge Pediatric Dentistry

Best Pilates Studio – Delta Pilates

Best Pilates Instructor – Chelsea Smith, Pivot Pilates

Best Place to Purchase Workout Gear – Urban Yoga

Best Place to Take Spin Class – Madison Improvement Club

Best Psychiatrist in Scottsdale/Paradise Valley – TIE between Dr. Gronley, MD and Dr. Gary Grove, MD

Best Resort Spa – Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa

Best Retirement/ Senior Living Community – Sagewood

Best Salon – Salon Eclectic

Best Spa Boutique – Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa

Best Spray Tan – Designer Shades

Editors Choice Best Spray Tan Sungun

Best Tattoo Removal – Delete Tattoo Removal and Laser Salon

Best Trainer – Nikki Metzger, BODI

Best Waxing – Spa Lamar

Best Yoga Studio – Sutra Midtown Yoga

Best Yoga Teacher – Matt Hodges

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