Blind 9 Golf equips duffers with clubs from elite makers including TaylorMade, Mizuno, and Adams, along with course-ready duds that owe their sporty collars to the stitch masters at Adidas, Puma, and other top brands. Along with a wide selection of putters, wedges, irons, and drivers, the golf emporium sells useful golf accessories, streamlining golf trips with travel bags and informing golfers of their exact distance from flagsticks and territorial forecaddies with GPS units and rangefinders. Clients can also sign up for a loft/lie fitting session with Blind 9’s recently acquired club-fitting equipment, which measures players' current sticks and swing path to determine optimal loft and lie.
As if reflecting yoga's universality, the teachers at Yoga Darsana come from all over the globe: Germany, Peru, Asia, and the US. Although their yoga journeys have varied, today they each embrace the form known as Iyengar. This philosophy emphasizes individual growth over universal standards, thereby making the practice accessible to people from every background. Students don't have to be ultra flexible or ultra fit to benefit from Iyengar classes; first-time practitioners can gain grounding in the fundamentals of breath control, focus, and relaxation. Even kids as young as five can participate in children's classes, which foster a fun, non-competitive environment that helps sharpen students' focus, helping them succeed in school and during stakeouts to catch Santa Claus.
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers with a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of old-fashioned orthodontia. The Invisalign process eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial 30-minute exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of mouth terrain, paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies for each customer (it can run anywhere from $2,000 to $8,000); this Groupon gets you $1,100 toward that final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
It's difficult to say what excites Johnston C. Chu, DDS more: interacting with his patients or maintaining and restoring their teeth. He decided to go into dentistry because it allows him to help others, and he's always had a profound interest in teeth and oral health.
Dr. Chu's sincere concern for his patients' comfort and well-being is evident in both types of services he offers and in his office's warm, welcoming ambiance. He has taken numerous continuing-education courses to stay ahead of the latest patient-centered techniques—including sedation dentistry, drill-less procedures, and aesthetic laser surgery—and specializes in safely removing old mercury fillings.
The reception area looks more like a family room than a dentist's office, although his one-patient-at-a-time philosophy means that guests rarely wait there for very long. Beige gingham armchairs and floral-themed artwork invite adults to relax with a cup of coffee or tea, and kids can play with educational games, puzzles, or daydream about blinding the school bully with a flash of their newly polished pearly whites.
Dreamwork's couch-studded office may look ordinary and comfy at first glance, but it is actually so far advanced into the realms of spic and span that it verges on alien. The dental equipment uses filtered water, ensuring that you'll experience not just a hygienic environment but that you'll be able to rinse and spit with class. Doctor Dreamwork himself, Steven Lee, will gently peer deep into your mouth for signs of trouble, take pictures of your teeth for the office yearbook, and address any concerns, pains, or existential ennui before degunking your charming chompers of caked-on spinach and bird nests.
When skimming Dr. Robert T. Lin’s credentials, the number 25,000 stands out. It represents how many successful refractive surgeries he has completed in his career. One can only assume that several of those tallies come from the time he spent developing Micro-LASIK, a form of laser eye surgery considered less invasive than traditional LASIK because it creates a thinner corneal flap and no longer requires eyes to answer personal questions such as “When is the last time you had direct contact with a contact?” Dr. Lin founded IQ Laser Vision in 1999 and has since added an equally as skilled staff of fellow eye doctors who specialize in refractive eye surgery procedures, cataracts, Ortho-K, contact lenses, and pre- and post-operative eye care.
Natural light floods into ATP Specific Training’s recently remodeled studio, illuminating training equipment such as barbells, yoga balls, and Pilates Reformers. Members of the fitness staff, including exercise-video star and co-owner Tracey Mallett, help clients increase endurance and lose weight during innovative group classes. Available classes include Booty Barre and Indo-Row, a workout that captures all the elements of on-water rowing, as well as a circuit-style session that combines both classes. In addition to fitness classes, a physical-therapy staff blends manual techniques, modalities, and exercises to treat clients with sports-related injuries, poor balance, and post-pregnancy pain.