Professional Latin dancer and certified Zumba instructor Tabra Tacuri embraces the link between dance and fitness: her dance career with longtime partner Anthony—an award-winning dancer certified by the National Dance Council of America and Arthur Murray—has helped her maintain an enviable shape. Together, they lead others in slimming down while strutting their stuff on the dance floor with a combination of ballroom dance and dance fitness classes at Fit 4 Life Ohio. The pair leads group and private dance lessons in ballroom, Latin dance, and Argentine tango and works with betrothed couples to perfect their first dance for their big night. Shifting the focus to fitness, Tabra once again calls upon her Latin-dance training to help dancers of all levels shimmy their way to narrower waistlines during her high-energy Zumba and Zumba toning classes.
She further motivates clients to reach their fitness goals with in-home personal training and nutrition coaching. In her e-fitness program, she leads personal training and group fitness classes via webcam and Skype, allowing clients to get in shape at home or on a crowded commuter train. The e-training sessions also include personal assessments and interviews to ensure that clients stay on track.
The exterior of Walter Mauck, DDS's office combines classic and modern architecture, with a base of solid stonework accented by wall-to-wall windows and metallic beams. Inside, Dr. Mauck and his experienced staff combine the solid, basic foundations of quality dental work with state-of-the-art technology, creating a full schematic of oral care that serves patients of all ages.
Dr. Mauck boasts an impressive resumé; he is the former president of the Wabash River Dental Society and a current member of the ADA, ODA, and Dayton Dental Society. Using this experience, he leads his team in family, cosmetic, restorative, and emergency dental work that places patients' trust and comfort above all else. They welcome patients to ask questions to ensure the success of personal hygiene habits and future appearances on Jeopardy. They also perform digital x-rays to reduce patients' exposure to harmful radiation.
Overseen by Dr. Jennifer Cova, the nurses at The Complete Women's Practice apply specialized knowledge of the female body to protect and promote its health. Dr. Cova administers ob-gyn care and surgical services, approaching each patient as an individual, rather than as a number or Scrabble tile. Staff members supplement health care with cosmetic services, including laser treatments for skin rejuvenation or hair removal, facial treatments, and Botox and dermal fillers. Warm, modern treatment rooms in the spa-like office contain 27-inch computer screens that showcase treatment options and educational videos.
There's seldom a silent moment at Dayton Center Courts and Tennis Academy. Ten indoor courts and four outdoor clay courts reverberate with the metronomic sound of baseline rallies and shuffling feet. On these courts, players of all abilities—ranging from "casual" to "serious" to "advanced"—take advantage of instructional clinics and lessons or they can join a league to get more match play. Kids as young as 4 begin their path to aces and winners in the junior program, which uses modern training techniques such as custom balls that make it easier for youngsters to learn proper mechanics. Ball machines facilitate independent practice sessions, and a pro shop equips players with new rackets, shoes, and strings, which make air-guitar sessions look more realistic.
Patients have relied on Ohio Eyecare Specialists for more than 75 years, and today they count on four physicians and 30 talented staff members for exams, designer eyewear, and surgical solutions to health and cosmetic quandaries. During the latter, doctors use laser-based systems to treat glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, and they also operate on cataracts and even sagging eyelids. But as during a conversation with someone wearing a cool hat, the team doesn't just focus on the eyes; they also perform Botox injections and Obagi treatments that discourage wrinkles.
Cork floors and butter-yellow walls surround Day Yoga Studio, where natural light flows in from the windows and illuminates students in practice. Whether they are taking a hot class—aimed to detoxify bodies and boost flexibility—or a gentle session, students take advantage of the expertise of more than 10 instructors. With expertise ranging from belly dancing to prenatal yoga, these pros aim to help their pupils tone muscles and relax their bodies and minds. In addition to yoga, the facility also offers sessions by a trained Ayurvedic massage therapist.
DaVinci White Smiles specializes in FDA-compliant teeth-whitening systems manufactured in the United States. Unlike whitening gels that are made from a mixture of paste and powdered donut residue, DaVinci's gels are forged from organic plant- and mineral-based ingredients, with food-grade hydrogen peroxide serving as the active catalyst. Made in fresh batches every week, the gels work together with LED whitening lights to demolish stains from teeth or composite materials, such as crowns or bridges, leaving choppers up to 14 shades whiter in just 20 minutes.
After earning her license from the Dayton School of Medical Massage and caring for patients in a chiropractic office for more than a year, Carol Shearer ceremoniously propped open her massage table inside her own practice. Informed by her chiropractic work, she specializes in using deep-tissue and trigger-point techniques to quiet soreness and pain. Carol is equally capable and trained in the techniques of Swedish, myofascial-release, and hot-stone massage, which, like scratching your back on a stalagmite, involves rubbing geological formations on the skin.
Inside Holten Wellness Center, a spacious fitness area bustles with trainers, wellness coaches, massage staff, and clients of weight loss services. Nutrition experts guide clients of all ages through the Weightloss to Wellness program with nutritional, physical, and laser-pointer-chasing exercises. While exercise has its place, the center also acknowledges the role of relaxation in holistic health. Massage therapists offer seven massage modalities whose goals range from spa-like pampering to therapy during serious illness or surgery.
With seven dentists on staff, Centerville Family Dental welcomes any dental challenge.
The dentists perform standard dental services, such as root canals and tooth extractions. They perform cosmetic services, too. For example, realistic-looking implants fill in gaps in smiles, and whitening treatments wash away unsightly stains. In addition, during routine checkups, dentists screen for cancer and search mouths for signs of gum disease, cavities, and contraband sugar cubes.
Dr. James Apesos, a board-certified and published plastic surgeon, oversees his fellow doctors and aestheticians at The Plastic Surgery Pavilion, which is nestled within a building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1956. The producers of both a CBS television special and ABC’s 20/20 have sought his expertise, which he uses to help his clients improve their self-images and daily function with a prolific list of surgical and non-invasive cosmetic treatments.
The diverse and multitalented staff of tennis professionals at KTC Quail Tennis Club helps players hone their swings and serves. Players lob shots on eight indoor, air-conditioned courts before retiring to the saunas to decompress. The club's other onsite amenities include tennis-specific fitness training and racquet stringing and sales.
At Rollandia Golf Center, players hone their game on a verdant 18-hole course with 2,800 yards of fairways—coached along the way, if they wish, by PGA-certified instructors. Visitors also can focus on their swings at a driving range with heated and covered stalls that is open year-round.
Dr. Michael W. McConnell looks after smiles of all shapes and sizes at their tranquil state-of-the-art studio. In addition to preventative care, they also offer cosmetic services such as veneers, Zoom! teeth whitening, and Invisalign.
Practice Yoga on Fifth focuses on Ashtanga (breath synchronized with fixed postures) and Vinyasa (linking movement with breath) yoga styles, emphasizing the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of the practice. The staff of talented instructors teaches a varied set of classes appropriate for both beginners and yogis more bendable than taffy warmed in a British child’s pocket. A drop-in beginner's class (currently offered Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.) takes a slow, gentle pace to acquaint brand newbies with postures, and open-level Vinyasa teaches accessible endurance-building, flexibility-enhancing sequences in a room heated to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. More-advanced classes include Hot Vinyasa—a sweaty, stretchy 90 minutes of challenging poses in 95-degree heat—and the Ashtanga primary series, a fast-paced sequence of 72 postures with synchronized breath. See the schedule for dates and times.