Before she discovered yoga, Rachel Wilson felt like she was sprinting toward a goal she couldn’t see. Instead of pushing through the fatigue that grew with each day she spent in law school, she stopped to consider her path forward. Among all the components of her day-to-day life, fitness stood out as a singular source of inspiration and fulfillment. She decided to build her world around what made her happiest, and before long she had transformed from a weary law student to an ACE-certified personal trainer and a spirited teacher of Pilates and Zumba.
However, Rachel’s yoga mat would prove to be the location of her greatest breakthroughs. Here, she learned to look inside herself for guidance; as a certified yoga teacher and YogaFit master trainer, she now helps others do the same. At Om My Yoga, Rachel and her team of experienced instructors welcome students of all skill levels, helping them ease into poses that loosen muscle knots and car keys lodged between shoulders. Classes range from Vinyasa yoga—a dance-like fusion of ancient poses, breathing exercises, and meditation—to mat Pilates, a workout that engages the core with focused movements. In addition to melting stress during Om My Yoga’s classes, students can build home-based relaxation sanctuaries with the studio’s selection of yoga mats and DoTerra essential oils.
At Columbus & Perfection Lasers, Dr. William F. Columbus and a team of licensed practitioners draw from thousands of successful laser-based and cosmetic procedures to restore the sight, rejuvenate the skin, and whiten the teeth of grateful patients. The good doctor and his staff master the versatile capabilities of amplified light, from removing unwanted hair to sharpening fields of vision to distracting overstimulated kittens. DermaMed microdermabrasion equipment treats minor imperfections and exfoliates the top layer of dead skin, and cosmetic injections safely smooth away offending wrinkles. Under the steady hand of a qualified medical professional, beneficial beams of photons target imperfections, leaving behind glistening rows of teeth after Zoom! whitening procedures or 20/20 vision during LASIK treatments.
Founded in 1914, the original New York City location of Sterling Optical doled out frames amid the Ford Model Ts and paperboys that swarmed the city's financial district. The original band of eyesight experts weathered years of economic depression by impressing customers with speedy, full-service vision care, later launching a second store near Washington, DC. Today, a century of steady franchise expansion has given rise to almost 200 store locations in 23 states. Most locations continue the tradition of offering one-stop optical services, giving customers access to exams and onsite labs that manufacture glasses in one hour. The spectacle provider has been named one of the nation's leading franchises by Entrepreneur magazine.
Bettering your golf game is what's at the center of the fun at Bumble Bee Hollow— and it all comes back to director of golf Lorraine Klippel, an LPGA Master and Hall of Famer. Starting with the facility's driving range, golfers come to launch practice shots from more than 50 upper and lower hitting stalls. That's a lot of space dedicated to the long game, yet Lorraine still made sure to carve out areas where players can work on their softer swings. You can encounter that action in Bumble Bee's pitching and putting areas, or on the 18-hole mini-golf course, where the putting tracts were designed to mimic the gentle contours of real greens.
Just Plain Yoga wants its visitors to find the perfect fit when it comes to yoga technique. They offer a questionnaire to identify the right class for each student, based on how rapidly or slowly they want to move, as well as whether they want to achieve relaxation, increase flexibility, or build strength in your third eyelash. The studio offers 11 different styles for intrepid yogis, including gentle hatha sessions that link breath to body, and morning vinyasa flow to jump-start the day. Hesitant first-timers are especially invited to the “yoga for any body” class, a gentle, welcoming class for anyone who thinks they are too inflexible or overweight to do yoga.
Although her training qualifies her to perform life-saving surgeries, Dr. Joanna DeLeo knows that, for many clients, the most valuable treatments are the ones that address longstanding aesthetic issues. With increased self-esteem in mind, she now harnesses the power of cosmetic procedures to match clients’ outer appearances to their inner spirits. Each day, she and her staff help remove acne with Isolaz treatments, plump away facial blemishes with Botox injections, and lift sagging skin with Ultherapy. For areas below the neck, they employ their multipurpose MedLite C Series laser to blast away unwanted hair, tattoos, or pigmentation.
As the morning begins, a row of toddlers takes turns tumbling feet over head while their parents guide them into the correct movement. Later, school-age kids sit in a circle, legs stretched before them as they try to touch their toes. The trained staff of My Gym Children's Fitness Center imbue kids with life skills through music, physical activities, and games. Many classes incorporate physical exercises with social and developmental skills, while summer camps are also available seasonally. All classes take place in a well-padded room, led by staff trained in child development and fluent in Muppet.
Total Health's owner, Cheryl Hawkins—a holistic health consultant—coaches her clients on the intake of nutritional supplements and alternative treatments to springboard toward improved states of mental and physical health. A certified natural-health consultant, Cheryl sits down with each patient to help chart a course of therapeutic action per client request. Some opt to purge toxins and melt stress in a sweat-inducing session in the infrared sauna; others reach toward the healthier digestion and improved intake of nutrients that follow on the heels of colon-hydrotherapy treatments, which Cheryl has administered for more than 15 years.
Dedicated to promoting overall well-being through personal training, nutrition counseling, and stress-management programs, Absolute Wellness Group's staff consists of professionals including fitness instructors and a licensed massage therapist. Clients can swing by one of two locations for fitness boot camps alongside therapeutic services such as reiki, acupuncture, and massages. Absolute Wellness Group also regularly hosts an assortment of programs, including running programs designed to help runners of varying experience levels improve their cardiovascular endurance without actually having to spell "cardiovascular."
Starting in 1998 in the Philadelphia suburbs, the women behind Art of Exotic Dancing have strutted and hip-rolled their way to the forefront of a surge of interest in fun, sensual movement. Dedicated to fostering a comfortable space where all participants feel safe, the certified instructors proffer encouragement and reassurance as they teach dances that emphasize self-expression, personal power, and natural movement. Women learn to dance to a full song during the 90-minute CoreMoves class, while the Signature Workshop fortifies confidence via flirtatious techniques such as sensual walking and slow-motion winking.
Harrisburg Ballet Theater promotes dance education and cultural enrichment by a providing progressive curriculum for beginning, intermediate, and advanced dancers. Experienced instructors teach steps and positions in a noncompetitive atmosphere celebrating ballet, jazz, and pointe techniques. The staff assesses students, placing highly coordinated veterans and newly acquainted participants into levels that suit their skill level or fear of heights. For experienced dancers, the studio offers master classes January through June featuring both national and international guest instructors who specialize in an array of disciplines.
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The knowledgeable doctors and licensed aestheticians at Innovations Skin Rejuvenation and Laser Center call forth clear countenances with a variety of face-friendly services. After a complimentary skin evaluation, micropeels chip away at blocky brows with a three-step exfoliation to clear extinct epidermal fossils, plumb clogged pores, and reduce post-treatment tenderness with the delicate application of dry ice. Customers reset facial odometers back to showroom states with a Radiesse filler treatment, a blend of natural injections that smooth out wrinkles and creases to reveal youthful looks. The 15-minute session yields immediate results that can last up to one year as the body gradually absorbs the ingredients from the filler. Stressed smiles and smirks procure pampering with Innovations' therapeutic facial, which soothes skin with a customized blend of exfoliation, deep cleansing, and massage.
Flow Together’s stretching shamans bend bodies of all abilities with a variety of classes and yogic equipment. Understand the connection between mind, body, and the disembodied spirit of Sir Humphrey Gilbert with a Vinyasa Flow class, or spark early-morning engines with Morning Flow’s dynamic poses and body-balancing sequences. Those seeking a Latin-inspired release can shake hips arms, and caudal fins with Zumba fitness classes. Check the schedule for class times and dates.
Personal Trainer Josh Wolfe aids clients in conquering their fitness goals during intense boot-camp sessions. Participants shed pent-up sweat droplets through a varied regimen—which may include push-ups, crunches, jumping jacks, and hopscotch—in order to relieve workout monotony. Wolfe reports that within 16 days of dedicated body development, customers can lose 4 to 12 pounds and develop at least one pound of lean, toned baboon muscle.