Because 20/10 is paperless, patients don't spend hours in the waiting room filling out forms or wondering how to fold their bill into a paper crane. In lieu of waiting, behold the office's cutting-edge and state-of-the-art equipment, which amuses more than any old issue of Homely House Magazine. After receiving a careful diagnosis from experienced and passionate Dr. Eileen Chang, peruse a wide selection of stylish lenses to adjust your line of sight accordingly (lenses start at $90). Wrap newly convex or concave light-benders with sleek new frames, which start at $130 and come in a variety of designer options. Equip your peepers with the pure pounded cool of the Dior 3156 ($405), the undoubtedly glowing Gucci 2786 ($360), the geek-chic Giorgio Armani 502 ($315), or the bold Juicy Couture Drama Queen ($180).
Most gyms don't limit their membership enrollment, which is why Meridian's Bodies in Motion does. By managing their member count, the workout areas are less crowded and visitors can step right up to machines without wasting precious calorie-burning minutes waiting in line. The staff can focus on keeping the facility clean and getting acquainted with clients, adding personal touches such as greeting members by name every time they enter and swipe their membership card, which means "hello" in several languages.
At each facility, a team of certified fitness instructors encourages exercise efforts during an array of group classes, including Zumba, spin, yoga, Pilates, kickboxing, and cross-training. The certified personal trainers devise customized workout routines and monitor exercisers' forms as they carve muscles lifting free weights and slim down on cardio and strength-training equipment from Icarian, Hammer Strength, Precor, and FreeMotion. Special features—such as racquetball courts, swimming pools, saunas, indoor basketball courts, boxing rings, childcare, and cuddly kitten pits—vary depending on location.
Lauded by Pasadena Weekly for having the best fitness program in 2011, Stadium Fitness earns its praise with a full schedule of energetic workouts held inside the hallowed walls of Rose Bowl Stadium. Recently featured in LA Yoga magazine, yoga classes also stay on the small side, helping instructors tailor workouts to individual goals and pay more attention to each student's inner growth. During each one-hour session, coed groups of all skill levels shed calories as a knowledgeable, certified fitness coach encourages quadriceps to put forth their best effort. Workouts are customized to each attendee's abilities—whether they want to jog up stadium stairs, sprint full-speed across the field's sun-splashed grass, or develop innovative cheerleading routines on the sidelines. Inside, a 5,000-square-foot locker room volunteers its spacious layout, allowing groups to participate in a variety of circuit-training routines or read plaques engraved with quotes from legendary tackling dummies.
Dr. Niloufar Molayem, the resident dentist at Pasadena Smile Center, knows her patients are more than just a set of teeth. That’s why she practices holistic dentistry to ensure the materials she uses are nontoxic, and provides optional sedation services to ease anxieties. Once clients are comfortable, Dr. Molayem can perform general or cosmetic procedures ranging from regular cleanings to more intensive orthodontics or surgeries. Many of her treatments rely on advanced technology to further increase efficiency, including digital x-rays and intraoral cameras to diagnose concerns and low-level lasers to address gum disease or rampant mouth-dimness. Should more serious issues arise, Dr. Molayem can partner with the clinic’s periodontist, Dr. Eric Cho, to nip them in the bud.
CATZ’s well-trained staff whips bodies into shape with adult fitness programs that merge sports-star fitness with real-life functionality. Certified strength and conditioning specialists lead each 60-minute adult fitness class in small to medium groups to provide each trainee with individual attention and avoid doubling-up of Osmond-family nicknames. Focused on intense, results-driven exercises, workouts are customized to each exerciser's skill level, and fitness goals, whether they're looking to develop a workout routine for the first time, boost their current level of activity, or maximize their performance in any given sport. An additional get-to-know-your-body perk, customers also receive a 15-minute nutrition consultation with an expert nutritionist to learn how to restructure unhealthy diets to increase energy, enhance weight loss, and sprout Popeye-like muscles for impromptu brawls with hard-to-open cans of tuna.
From the emerald valley of Brookside Golf Club's practice facility, Fore Kids Golf Academy’s staff of aces teaches youngsters the very basics of on-course conquests in a fun and positive environment. The golf gurus strive to imbue kids with a sound understanding of golf’s pendulous swing while also teaching them how to set and meet goals of any nature, such as growing up to be a contributing member of society or scientifically proving that all golf balls are descendants of the moon. The academy offers one-week camps throughout the summer, Saturday clinics, and private lessons. Most clinics involve both range practice and on-course play, as well as video swing analysis, which provides students with a visual aid to help them understand swing advice and identify their sand wedge’s bad side.