Best In Health & Self: 2019


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

These are AZ Foothills Best of Our Valley 2019 contest winners. Winners will be featured in the April 2019 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.

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 2019. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

Winners, download your 2019 Winners logo here and reserve space in the annual Collectors Edition here (email by February 15, 2019 to confirm your placement).


Best Alternative Exercise Option & Personal Training: Re-Barre Studio North Scottsdale

Best Alternative Medicine: Wellsource Naturopathic Medical Center

Best Alternative Spa Treatment: MD Skin Lounge

Best Barre Studio: Re-Barre Studio North Scottsdale

Best Blow Dry Bar: Primp & Blow

Best Botox: Megan Davies, Desert Holistic Health

Best Female Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon: Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan

Best Male Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon: Dr. Lawrence Shaw, The SHAW Center

Best Body Contouring: The Body Sculpting Center


Best Chiropractor: Dr. Cory Baker, DC – Arizona Aesthetics & Wellness

Best Cosmetic Dentist: Dr. Scott Harris, Harris Dental

Best Country Club Fitness Center: La Casa, The Club At Encanterra

Best Day Spa or Nail Salon: Skin Addict Studio

Best Dentist or Dental Team: Paradise Ridge Dentistry

Best Dermatologist: Dr. Adriana Holy

Best Dispensary: Harvest of AZ

Best Drip Bar: VIVA IV Therapy

Best Endrocrinology: Endocrinology Diabetes & Longevity Center of Arizona

Best Eyelash Extensions: Amazing Lash Studio

Best Facial: Sugar Sugar

Best Family Doctor: Dr. Susan Wilder

Best Fertility Doctor: Dr John Couvaras MD, FACOG

Best Fillers or Filler Injector: Ashleigh Ortega DNP – Injexts

Best Gym: Results Only

Best Hair Extensions: Lisa Fresa Palacios

Best Hair Stylist: Lisa Fresa Palacios

Best Hospice: Hospice of the Valley

Best Hospital Group: HonorHealth

Best Hot Yoga: radi8 HOT YOGA

Best Hotel Gym: VHSpa – Valley Ho

Best Interval Training: Results Only

Best IV Drip: MD Skin Lounge

Best Laser Hair Removal: Ultra Smooth Skin

Best Mani/Pedi: Luxe Salon & Spa

Best Massage: Movement Restoration

Best Microblading: Melt By Melissa

Best New Gym/Fitness Studio (Opened Within the Last Year): Arizona Aesthetics & Wellness

Best OBG/YN: Dr. Tara Brodkin

Best Orthodontist: Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics (Dr. Bruce Goldstein, Dr. Michael Feinberg and Dr. Tal Masserman)

Best Physical Therapist: Dr. Eric Hefferon – Impact Physical Therapy

Best Pilates Studio: Remedy PM

Best Psychiatrist/Psychologist: Dr. Robert Schulte, MD

Best Resort Spa: LeMonds Aveda Salon + Spa, Wigwam

Best Salon: Knotti

Best Spa Boutique: Alvea Spa at Encanterra Country Club

Best Spin Class: Reformed Pilates & Cycle

Best Spray Tan: Sugar Sugar

Best Trainer: Monique Machiz, Tytin Fitness

Best Veterinarian: Dr. Katie Kitchen, DVM and Dr. Michael Berman, Animal Hospital at Grayhawk

Best Waxing: Sugar Sugar

Best Yoga Studio: Vibetality

Favorite Worship Center: Gilbert AZ LDS Temple

AFM Faves

Best Gym: BODI

Best Makeup Studio: The Sparkle Bar

Best Resort Spa: Joya Spa, Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

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