Dr. Jenna Fiman teams up with a compassionate staff to perform both preventive and cosmetic dental services at her patient-focused facility. Boasting an extensive background working with patients of all ages, Dr. Fiman gussies up the smiles of children, adults, and cleverly disguised alligators alike. Her independently owned practice boasts an impressive array of treatments, from whitening to implants to oral-surgery procedures. Dr. Fiman is also able to fit dentures, place fillings, and skillfully attach porcelain veneers and crowns.
Karen North had a corporate job for many years. One day, though, the Gulf War veteran decided that she wanted a profession in which she could help people every day. That's why she became a licensed massage therapist and opened A True North Massage, where she kneads away the pain and stress that result from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to rescue a kitten. Among her specialties are reflexology, deep-tissue, and Swedish massage. She also upgrades massages with extras such as a body-polishing Dead Sea salt scrub or a detoxifying body wrap.
"After a long and arduous tooth-filled day," Dr. Shiloh Lieberman writes, "I unwind at home by soaking in my custom-made, bicuspid shaped bathtub, then jumping in my molar-shaped bed and drifting off to sleep counting incisors jumping over dental floss." Such a unique and all-consuming love of dentistry is understandably necessary for a dentist who painstakingly combines 30 years of experience with top-of-the-line technology to treat visitors at his comprehensive practice. An active member in professional and philanthropic organizations, a researcher, and a university mentor who keeps school buildings' teeth bright, Dr. Lieberman tackles cosmetic and restorative dentistry from many angles in a comfortable office replete with complimentary beverages and snacks, and a DVD player and massage chair in each room. He's still passionate, however, about sports and art, and he's committed to community service, which he performs with charitable dental organization Crown Council.
While E Studio Hot Yoga may never reach the size of General Electric—one of the companies for which owner Emily has led corporate fitness efforts—it's still an ambitious undertaking. A team of instructors leads the center's classes, which range from ballet-barre workouts set to upbeat music to power-yoga sessions held in a 90-degree studio. Like a crutch with a manufacturing error, the schedules at both the Clifton Park and Latham locations are flexible; classes take place seven days a week, with a variety of morning and evening classes held throughout the week.
Riddled with mud, obstacles, and more mud, Tawasentha Mud Mania challenges racers to conquer a 4–5K course sprawled across Tawasentha Park and its surrounding territory. Along the route, muck-masked waves of participants run, climb, and crawl past a series of at least 13 obstacles, including a refreshing trudge through Normanskill Creek. Course marshals stationed throughout the course help keep feet pointed toward the finish line, where official timing distributes results to those who opt against strapping a lucky grandfather clock to their back. Afterward, a fire hose will be available to blast away layers of mud and reveal new layers of confidence, which can be showcased at a celebration complete with beach volleyball, music, and refreshments.