Founded by dancer Judi Sheppard Missett in 1969, Jazzercise and the network that it formed has mushroomed into more than 7,800 instructors teaching 32,000 weekly classes in 32 countries. Much like the opening arguments in any trial, every 60-minute session begins with a gentle warm-up to limber up limbs before jumping into an easy-to-follow aerobic-dance routine. Moves blend elements of jazz dance with kickboxing and the core toning elements of Pilates and yoga. Top 40 hits, jazz, country, funk, rock, blues and hip-hop pluck at brain strings to get bodies energized as sessions transition into a muscle-toning segment performed with dumbbells. Workouts conclude with a stretch and cooldown.
Every service at Geri's Beauty Salon begins with a free consultation and perhaps a complimentary cup of coffee or tea. In its more than three decades of existence, the whimsical salon has greeted visitors with attentive service, a knowledge of diverse haircare techniques, and—probably more recently—a few resident fish and frogs. A quartet of certified stylists transform men, women, and children with custom cuts and styling, and they can remake 'dos by infusing hair with vibrant color or sun-kissed highlights. Working from the opposite angle, the staff also provides therapeutic and cosmetic solutions for thinning hair.
Degunking grills and fighting gum disease since 1980, Dr. Terry Preece opened Anchorage Healthy Smile Center in 2010. Patients recline and breathe in aromatherapy while specialists meticulously examine tusks for any sign of decay. Stereo headphones entertain patients as a hygienist scours chompers and lures out loitering plaque and stubborn Swedish Fish with a string of floss. Four bitewing x-rays swoop into mouths with bone-viewing goggles to expose hidden cavities. Before clients leave, at-home teeth-whitening kits stow away in exiting satchels and await their chance to polish stain-tarnished smiles.
Since 1984, Sunrise Sun Spa's aestheticians have performed a variety of salon services, including tanning, facials, Light Concept Nails, waxing, Shellac manicures, and pedicures. More in-depth treatments include the Beauty Angel red-light-therapy beauty regimen, which firms and tones skin through a three-step process involving muscle stimulation, red-light energy, and Beauty Angel skincare products.