Something for everyone at Women's Lifestyle Show

By WEEK Producer

October 27, 2012 Updated Oct 29, 2012 at 9:53 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- It's said there's no such thing as a free lunch. But at the 21st annual Women's Lifestyle Show, there were free makeovers.

Technicians from Soderstrom Skin Institute preformed hundreds of them Saturday.

One of their clients is Rushville native Megan Ervin. She's Miss Illinois. The crown, sort of, gives her away.

"My life-long dream is to open my own dance and fitness studio," said the 23 year-old Ervin. "But until then I really would like to get involved in a fitness managerial position at a university or a small college."

Maybe she should talk to Dr. Robert Kelch, a chiropractor at Align Life. He's an authority on keeping your back fit. And he says a regular adjustment can be a life-changer.

"We usually advise people to do a maintenance of one time a month, just like if you were going to the dentist getting your teeth cleaned once every 6 months," said Dr. Kelch. "There are a lot more life-sustaining nerves in your spine that you need to maintain."

The star of this year's Women's Lifestyle Show was famed activist Erin Brockovich. She's taken on and beaten some heavy weights. Her message is one of self-reliance.

"Often times, we wait for Superman to come and he's not coming," explained Brockovich. "Often times, the only person standing in our way of doing something is ourselves. And to inspire them to realize the power of who they are."

Vicky Gardner understands that power. Four years ago, she got up the courage to open her own business. My Dog's Bakery is the area's first doggie daycare. One way or another, she must be cleaning up.

"It's a great release for dogs to come play all day and socialize and learn play skills and social skills," said Gardner. "Its kind of like taking your kid to daycare. Instead you take your dog."

Or in the case of the Women's Lifestyle Show, you take your husband.