Certified trainer Heather Coley has been immersed in fitness for her entire life. From a childhood spent kicking soccer balls, she has muscled her way into becoming a qualified, multi-level fitness instructor certified by the American Council on Exercise, National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association, and Mad Dogg Athletics just to name a few. With the help of Kelli Calabrese—a certified trainer, wellness writer, and degreed physiologist—Coley combined the years of research, instruction, and nutritional wisdom behind Dr. John Spencer Ellis's original Adventure Boot Camp with her own extensive experience. It's through these motivating boot camps that she hopes to help her clients reshape their lifestyles and waistlines. Pulling from a wealth of exercises and plyometrics, Coley helps her students reach their fitness goals as they sprint, jump, and pump iron through obstacle courses, weight training, and cardio drills. She changes up her workouts daily to keep muscles on their toes and minimize body boredom so that muscles don’t start mindlessly doodling all over the bones. She aims to boost attendees' self-confidence with motivating words that summon images of a slimmer physique, well-toned muscles, and a straighter posture.
The coaching staff at D1?which is co-owned by professional athletes such as NFL player Peyton Manning, MLB player Chipper Jones, and NFL player Philip Rivers?refuses to discriminate between professional athletes and everyday exercisers. They scale the strength-and-cardio workouts of their group boot-camp classes and one-on-one intensive courses to individual abilities, bringing out the best in each student regardless of his or her workout history.
The typical D1 gym houses modern indoor turf fields with adjoining weight rooms, giving instructors the space to invent expansive obstacle courses that may require students to lift tires or tug 747s. In the boot-camp program, coaches meet with students one-on-one to discuss progress and find ways to improve. Each facility also houses a sports-therapy clinic, where expert therapists ease muscle injuries through rehabilitation programs and strength-restoring exercises.
Dr. James Meyer and his dedicated staff of technicians polish and align pearly whites with preventive, cosmetic, and restorative services. Calling on more than 20 years of experience and a stockpile of up-to-date implements, Dr. Meyer straightens wayward incisors with Invisalign braces and scours the mouth’s alleyways in search of vandalism before submitting the culprits to orthodontic re-education. Cavity-ridden molars achieve royal status with Sirona Cerec porcelain crowns, and jaws suffering from TMJ undergo treatment so that they can once again crack walnuts with ease. Technicians replace well-worn teeth with implants or dentures and employ Zoom, BriteSmile, or Venus teeth-whitening technology to illuminate pre-existing smiles.
In 2004, board-certified doctor Thaer A. Joudeh realized his vision of a medical practice run by physicians who consider patient care, not corporate interests, their main priority. Alongside a considerate staff, he oversees the Southside Medical Center's health and cosmetic services. The team's individual specialties coalesce to form a support network for entire families. They treat ailments from headaches to allergies to conditions requiring minor surgery and strive to regard their guests as they would their own relatives. Their hair-, wrinkle-, and spider-vein-removal treatments enlist the help of a gentle Candela laser, which treats all skin types with its cryogen cooling system to minimize discomfort and maximize games of connect-the-goosebumps.
Sears Portrait Studio's original photographers committed their first family photos to film more than 60 years ago, and the studio's digital photographers continue the tradition of taking high-quality portraits at more than 1,000 U.S. locations open today. Each professional photographer completes a rigorous training program before they begin composing and shooting digital photographs, adopting styles ranging from formal portraits to passport photos. Their all-digital system lets customers access their photographs online, where they can add graphics before ordering prints for collages, greeting cards, mugs, and broken-mug collages.
Ron and Jessie Haynes, the father-daughter team behind Pro White, believe that your smile is the most noticeable feature on your face, and should be beautified accordingly. At six locations throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, Pro White administers more than 15,000 treatments each year. A single session may render smiles three to six shades lighter, and, with proper care, can last for up to 12 months, roughly the time it takes to adapt the phone book into a comedic opera.