2012 Readers Voice Awards: Health

Posted on 15 Mar 2012 at 5:18pm

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Trainer

PRACTICING WHAT HE PREACHES | Personal trainer John Gordon works out up to six days a week even when he’s not with clients. Yeah, he’s that guy. (Arnold Wayne Jones/Dallas Voice)

John Gordon’s philosophy to good health is fairly simple: Eat right and work out … and keep up both. He calls it “intelligent fitness,” but his clients would call it tough love.

“It depends on that moment, but yeah, they’d say that I’m tough — but realistic,” he admits.

Gordon’s no-nonsense approach has morphed clients from ages 19 to 73 into healthier, stronger bodies. But what singled him out was his effort to create a rapport with his clients. Once he’s earned their trust, the work begins both in and out of the gym. He’ll pack the weights on or push for that extra cardio mile, but he also instills a new way of thinking when it comes to eating and making smart choices. He determinedly walks the walk — just at a higher incline. Gordon is that trainer, “I’m at the gym five to six days a week.  A trainer should look like a trainer and inspire the client.”
In short, he’s the ideal guy to have around to get to a better you.

— Rich Lopez


BEST PERSONAL TRAINER

John Gordon

Call for appointment
214-395-7846
JMGFitness.com

BEST GYM
L.A. Fitness

4540 W. Mockingbird Lane (and additional locations)
Open daily
214-453-4899
LAFitness.com

BEST YOGA STUDIO
Sunstone Yoga

2907 Routh St. (and additional locations)
Open Monday–Friday at 6 a.m., Weekends at 8 a.m.
214-219-3300
SunstoneYoga.com

BEST HOLISTIC HEALER
Michelle Bardwell, Flower Road Natural Therapies

4123 Cedar Springs Road, Suite 1428
Call for appointment
214-987-2766
FlowerRoad.net

BEST CHIROPRACTOR
Eric Peay, D.C., COREhealth Wellness Center

3131 Turtle Creek Blvd., Suite 820
Monday–Friday at 8:30 a.m., Saturday at 10 a.m.
214-219-3300
CoreHealthWellness.com

Dentisit

TOOTH OR CONSEQUENCES | Floss’ Clark Steffens makes getting an exam less of a chore, especially with its commitment to give back to the community through LifeWalk, DIFFA and other charities. (Arnold Wayne Jones/Dallas Voice)

Going to the dentist isn’t at the top of anyone’s list of favorite things — not even Oprah’s. But when it comes to getting those choppers all white and sparkly, patients of Dr. Clint Herzog simply can’t say enough great things about the experience at Floss. With upscale interiors that emulate a high-end spa more than a drill-and-fill house of horrors, it’s a pleasant journey from sign-in to final rinse. Floss offers a vast array of services that go way beyond simple cleaning and the occasional root canal. From Invisalign teeth alignment to veneers and professional breath control, if a treatment or product can improve your mouth, they can provide it. Plus, Floss is committed to giving back to the community through no fewer than a dozen non-profit organizations, including LifeWalk, DIFFA and Big Brothers/Big Sisters — all of which brings smiles to more than just their patients.

— Steven Lindsey

BEST DENTIST
Floss Dental

313 Lemmon Ave. (and
additional locations)
Open Monday-Thursday
214-978-0101
FlossDental.com

BEST GENERAL PRACTITIONER
Jaime Vasquez, D.O.

2929 Welborn St.
Open Monday–Friday at 9 a.m.
214-528-1083
VasquezClinic.com

BEST DERMATOLOGIST
Farhad Niroomand, M.D.

2501 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite 450
Open Monday­–Friday
214-303-1102
UptownDerm.com

BEST OPTOMETRIST
Bill Henderson, Uptown Vision

2504 Cedar Springs Road
Open Monday–Saturday at 10 a.m.
214-953-3937
UptownVisionDallas.com

BEST HIV SPECIALIST
Steven M. Pounders, M.D.

3500 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite 600
Open Monday–Friday at 8 a.m.
214-520-8833
DrPoundersMD.com

BEST PHARMACY
Pride Pharmacy

2929 Carlile St., Suite 115 (and additional locations)
Open Monday–Friday at 8 a.m., Saturday at 9 a.m.
214-954-7389
PridePharmacyGroup.com

BEST MENTAL
HEALTH PROFESSIONAL
Randy Martin, M.A., L.P.C.

Live Oak Counseling
3710 Rawlins St., Suite 1370
214-520-7575

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This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition March 16, 2012.

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