Although the art of taekwondo may have origins thousands of years into Korea's past, Master Michael Wegmann and his wife Julia inject a modern approach at Vision Martial Arts. Together, they teach effective techniques to kids, women, and men, imparting equally valuable lessons in self-defense, exercise, and mental discipline. They run their six academies with help from a team of trained instructors, who all focus on developing mentor-like relationships with their students through personal attention and powerful speeches delivered atop school desks. At select locations, they also teach a form of kickboxing similar to krav maga.
CrossFit Embark is a fitness playground complete with hanging ropes and gymnastics rings, rowing machines, and all sizes of barbells. The gym?s coaches work with each member to ensure they use the proper form when performing Olympic weight-lifting sets, swinging kettlebells, and tying perfect shoelace knots. Clients can work up a sweat during one-on-one sessions and group classes, or bend and twist their way into core-strengthening poses during yoga classes.
For the trainers at Sculpted by Esco Training Studio, an attractively sculpted physique is not enough. They also value general and mental health, promoting a holistic approach to well-being and fitness during private and group training classes, as well as during sports-performance training. Training includes circuit resistance, cardio, and core work to workout all muscle groups, and diet and nutrition plans keep brains and bodies happy and healthy.
Sam Carlson, a sixth-degree black belt with more than 20 years of studying karate, leads the staff at The Karate Dojo - Apex. Together with Yuni Carlson—Sam's coowner and a second-degree black belt herself—he aims to instill positive social interaction and a love for physical fitness into each student. Discipline, self-confidence, and leadership are woven into each class for kids and adults.
At Life Time Fitness, the concept of fitness encompasses every aspect of physical health. The team of certified personal trainers and instructors can assess the mechanics of a basketball player’s jump shot, lead yoga and cardio dance classes, or recommend local triathlons to athletes of all ages. They can also shift the focus to nutrition, crafting custom plans for lowering cholesterol or catalyzing weight loss.
The staff at Creekside Women's Center?board-certified ob-gyn Henry N. Pleasant MD, Certified Nurse Midwife Wesley Tyler, and Women?s Health Nurse Practitioner Erin Wright?combine their medical expertise to provide women of all ages with comprehensive care. As each appointment begins, the boutique-style office welcomes clientele with its cozy foyer and cups of coffee and tea. Once inside private patient rooms, visitors slip into cotton gowns rather than ones made of paper or chain mail. Then the staff conducts health services such as annual checkups, primary care, family planning and menopausal treatments. Pleasant and his team also assist patients in achieving weight-loss goals through medically supervised programs and nutritional counseling.