Kids' karate is one of the specialties at American T.K.A. Universal Martial Arts, and it's no surprise: the gym goes so far as to pick students up after school so that they can take part in their hobby as soon as the bell rings. Though karate joins tae kwon do and MMA as three of their programs tailored specifically to children, the staff also guides adults through martial-arts training as well. After 15 years at the same location, American T.K.A.'s offerings also include muay thai, boxing for kids and adults, and aerobics-style kickboxing for grownups.
Board-certified Doctor of Chiropractic, Jennifer Cook, specializes in alleviating pain and discomfort caused by sports injuries and accidents while working to prevent its recurrence. She employs gentle hands-on treatments such as adjustments and physical therapy, as well as cold-laser therapy and hydromassage, to manage pain caused by everything from arthritis and scoliosis to plantar fasciitis and ligament tears.
Dr. Ravinder Jarial, the head of RSJ Plastic Surgery, performs cosmetic procedures with innovative techniques to help his patients achieve their aesthetic goals. His goal for each cosmetic treatment or reconstructive surgery is simple: natural-looking results. Dr. Jarial also offers reconstructive, cosmetic, and pediatric plastic surgery. His work has been recently profiled in the Sun-Sentinel and he graced the cover of Banzai Wellness magazine in October 2012.
More than 60 times a day, Skydive Air Adventures' King Air jump plane climbs to nearly 3 miles above the earth's surface. Once there, instructors strap themselves to novice divers and plunge out of the aircraft during tandem flights. The frequency of these dives has allowed some of them to rack up serious airtime; many instructors have more than 8,000 dives under their belts, including Carl Smith, who has jumped from planes and escalators to heaven more than 14,900 times. To keep track of all these jumps, Skydive Air Adventures can shoot photos and videos of every wind-blown expression and ear-to-ear grin.
In one, fluid motion, an advanced student of Batto slashes his sword through the air. Gracefully, the live blade slices through a bundle of saturated straw—a dense target meant to simulate the resistance of a body or a stack of unpaid credit card bills. At Japan Karate-Do Genbu-Kai of Florida, Batto is one of two specialty programs that utilizes weapons in its training. But the facility doesn't rely solely on weapons to teach martial arts. While seasoned students may eventually choose to pick up a sword, Japan Karate-Do emphasizes mental focus and discipline above all. It’s a theme that carries through all of the facility's programs, starting with the Little Ninja program for kids aged 4–6. They offer junior karate, adult karate, and Okinawan weapon.
Dr. Christian Rouleau and the crew at Prime Health & Rejuvenation help their patients fend off the effects of Father Time with weight-management programs, hormone therapies, and beauty treatments. They make use of nutritional supplements and vitamin injections to fuel energy levels and exercise efforts, as well as bio-identical hormones to stave off the woes associated with both menopause and male andropause. Cosmetic injections and dermal fillers smooth out wrinkles on the face, whether they are caused by years of laughing or decades of scowling at people who laugh too much.