Pilates is an almost century-old workout style, which Stott Pilates—its younger, 20-year-old offshoot—updates with modifications grounded in fitness research. Equilibrium Pilates Studio owner Nancy Hodari and her team of 26 instructors specialize in this modality, teaching the regimen’s more than 500 exercises in a serene, 5,000 square-foot studio. Their workouts are open to all fitness levels and ages, and focus on enhancing posture, strengthening core muscles, and bolstering spinal health. While some of their sessions unfold on yoga-style mats, others center on the reformer, Pilates’ signature resistance equipment designed to expand range of motion for increased semaphore skills. The instructors also venture beyond Pilates to teach Equilibrium's signature fitness classes, such as the dance-inspired Xtend Barre, intense HIIT55 interval training, and nonstop sessions of total body conditioning. Visitors burn calories and build flexibility as they take advantage of the studio's 27 pieces of equipment, including five spin bikes, ensuring that they'll never get bored with the same old workout.
Dr. Timothy Kosinski of SmileCreator has placed over 7,000 dental implants throughout his career. When he isn't crafting dentures, treating gums, or replacing fangs with tusks, he works as an adjunct assistant professor at a university. Because of his achievements in his field, he won the Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition award from the Academy of General Dentistry in 2009. In addition to contributing to two textbooks, he has published more than 80 articles on implant dentistry and has written an unpublished collection of dental-themed haikus. Although Dr. Kosinski offers more routine preventive care, he mostly performs full-mouth reconstruction and cosmetic dentistry, and so, in order to help patients relax during these services, he can use both intravenous and oral sedation. Treatment rooms help patients unwind without sedation with TVs, individual headphones, DVDs, and computer equipment.
Inside Pilates Denver’s "movement studio"—a name adopted from its always-in-motion instructors—students draw both knowledge and inspiration from tenured masters, whether working to shed fat or unwind after a long day. Six days a week, students strengthen their cores during private, semi-private, and group-equipment classes in the Pilates studio. In the movement studio, instructors teach pupils traditional Pilates mat exercises to strengthen, tone, and elongate muscles. Meanwhile, other groups make use of a ballet barre while moving to high-octane music, or flow through sun salutations during Vinyasa and Hatha yoga classes.
Inside this state-of-the-art dental center, Drs. John and Gianni S. DeCarolis combine their expertise to administer cleanings, cosmetic dentistry, and dental treatments for the entire family. The up-to-date office swells with elegance, from the wall-size windows overlooking a verdant lawn to the French-style double doors leading into the reception area. But it’s the advanced technology housed beyond those doors that really makes the studio swell with sophistication. Digital x-rays and intraoral cameras provide a rare look at each tooth’s internal health and the uvula’s collection of swallowed gum, while Zoom whitening procedures help take years off a smile with help from a light-activated gel.
Signature Smiles's two resident dentists, Dr. Jeffrey Solomon and Dr. Greg Young, perform an array of dental services that range from Invisalign to oral surgery. Dr. Young specializes in implant dentistry and surgical procedures, and Dr. Solomon is certified through the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, which means he can calm patients' nerves just by winking in their general direction. Both dentists participate in continuing education to keep their skills up-to-date, and offer extended hours and Saturday appointments to accommodate busy patients.
Honey and raw silk aren’t two things normally associated with a spa, but at Beauty Within, they’re key components to reaching beauty and relaxation. Honey-dew facials moisturize and gently exfoliate the skin, thanks to honey’s alpha-hydroxy acids and humectants. And raw silk comes to play during the garshana massage, an ancient massage technique from India. The massage therapist wears special gloves made of raw silk and other fibers that help boost circulation and oxygen flow. Other services at Beauty Within include slimming body wraps and body sculpting.