Best of New Beginnings

We make earnest resolutions, mostly on how we’re going to do better in the coming year.

Jan. 1. A fresh start. That’s often the way people view a new year. We make earnest resolutions, mostly on how we’re going to do better in the coming year. This is when diet and fitness resolutions pick up, and when health and wellness centers get a rash of new clientele as well. We knew it would be on our readers’ minds, so we posted a poll on our website and social media channels — and they sure delivered.



It may have garnered a certain level of product retention in the name from the famous song from the 1970s, but the YMCA has been a staple in the region for years with an emphasis on body, mind and spirit. Our readers recommended the YMCA for the great staff, family atmosphere, amenities, and focus on community and members. Comments from readers include “always more variety than a typical gym” and “best staff ever.” The YMCA has plenty of area locations to choose from, visit to get more information.


Skin Boss Med Spa

While diet and fitness have always been part first-of-the-year bucket lists, aesthetics and skin care have really come in to play. We think that’s why our readers chose Skin Boss Med Spa as another go-to for a new you in the new year. Located in Haslett, Skin Boss provides services that include injectables, laser treatments, body treatments, facial treatments and permanent makeup. Readers commented about the friendly, professional and knowledgeable staff as well as the great treatment options. Readers said “it’s gorgeous inside,” “the staff is wonderful” and “I’d be lost without them.” Get more information at


Chrysalis Reflexology, Hypnosis & Enrichment Center

Readers looking for support in their path to health and healing fondly chose Chrysalis for reflexology and hypnosis for healing, professional development training, adult movement classes, meditation and more. Readers complimented Chrysalis with “best reflexology and energy work ever” and “Laurie helps you relax, figure out your goals and is with you every step of the way” as well as “its wide range of services keeps me coming back.” Located in Okemos, find out more at


Honorable Mentions

So many area businesses were mentioned in our poll — including Hair United, a downtown salon known for inclusivity and creativity; Court One Athletic Club and Planet Fitness; The Equipoise, an Aveda salon in Williamston; Steven L. Marvin Salon Spa of Holt; and Creative Wellness of Lansing, a 2020 winner of a Greater Lansing Entrepreneurial Award.

Missed the poll? Make sure you visit the polls section of our website at; our current feature poll is on women leaders.


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