When students of optometry learn how to fit contact lenses, there’s a good chance they pick up The Fitting Guide for Contact Lenses, a textbook co-authored by Dr. Roger F. Shaw, III of Southern Eye Center. As an authority on lens fitting, Dr. Shaw carefully scrutinizes each eye and pinpoints factors that make it a candidate for specific lenses. In addition to continually exercising his skills at Southern Eye Center, he disseminates his knowledge as an adjunct professor with three colleges of optometry. Dr. Ann Hardin Shaw joins Dr. Roger Shaw at Southern Eye Center, contributing expertise in the areas of nutrition and vision care for children with special needs. The duo draws on a full repertoire of ocular measurement equipment to determine prescriptions, prep eyes for corrective LASIK surgery, or tailor comfortably curved pairs of contact lenses or eye umbrellas.:m]]
At Define Fitness Studio, co-owners Dana Guillory and Lauren Villa help exercisers get in shape one interval at a time. Their fitness classes include a mix of high-intensity interval training and simply named classes such as Define, which incorporates deep stretches for improved flexibility, and Release, which mixes yoga and isolated core work. During Torch classes, exercisers burn calories using tabata interval training, an intense four-minute series composed of 20-second exercise periods, 10-second rest periods, and 0.01-second crying periods.
At Bodyworks LLC., owner Vickie Rush helps clients detoxify and rejuvenate their bodies with alternative therapies, such as rehabilitative percussor treatments, infrared body wraps, and ion-charged footbaths designed to draw out heavy metals, chemicals, unwanted acids, and unassimilated fats. Vickie hunts for unwelcome items lurking in the body, such as parasites, chemicals, yeast, and gummy bears that refuse to come out of hibernation. The treatments that ensue may help reduce chronic pain, brighten mood, boost immunity to disease, and slim physiques.
Students bend, twist, and balance their way into core-strengthening poses at Yoga Vibe. A number of classes focus on different levels of yoga, and a restorative yoga class helps students suffering from neck, back, and knee aches. Instructors crank up the heat during hot yoga classes that aim to stretch out muscles and detoxify the body while preventing injuries. Further soothing spirits, the studio's holistic healers aim to relieve stress and tension with reiki and Thai yoga massage.
New Orleans native Dr. Jonathan Weiler and his staff enhance natural beauty with cosmetic procedures and laser services that remove tattoos and unsightly veins. They also provide minimally invasive treatments that reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
More akin to a small, self-contained town than a fitness center, each of Spectrum Fitness?s seven locations kowtows to packed schedules and multitasking parents. A slew of classes arranges social body blasting?customers can tone their torsos with squats, presses, and curls in a BodyPump barbell class or sweat in spinning classes atop a stationary bike equipped with pursuit-style handlebars, adjustable resistance, and a front-mounted E.T. Members of Spectrum Fitness can swing by its Central location and trot on the treadmill until dawn. They can drop off their tykes at the childcare center and take a yoga or kickboxing class. And they can follow a swim by basking in the bronzing light of the tanning bed before sauntering up to the Pro Shop for smoothies.
The staff takes great pains to accommodate newcomers of all ages, levels, and car-stacking abilities. Personal trainers concoct customized fitness regimens during solo and group training sessions, and Silver Sneakers and water aerobics classes bring seniors into the fitness fold.