Boynton Beach's seasoned diving instructors foster purposeful splashing while schooling students in the art of undersea breathing during a variety of scuba courses. Fledgling divers get a taste of underwater exploration during the Discover Scuba open water diving experience, which begins with a brief course that covers how to use scuba equipment, basic diving techniques, and the dolphin alphabet. Once gaining full control of their sea legs, visitors plunge into the glassy waters beneath the Blue Heron Bridge for a 30-minute excursion. Those looking to achieve greater depths of diving savvy can enroll in the center’s official Scuba School International open water diving certification course, which outfits students with all essential class material and equipment. Students absorb the fundamentals of diving through a series of pool sessions before applying learned techniques during four open water dives. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive their diving certification card, which they can carry in their wallet or show off at kraken socials.
The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, which was cofounded by the legendary toe tapper himself, shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through lessons that span the style spectrum. Low-pressure private sessions allow enthusiastic teachers to fine-tune individual students' techniques and form, using their expert eyes and mechanical dancing shoes preprogrammed to do the Charleston. Patrons can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and fox-trot romps or swivel through the modern steps of salsa, swing, or samba. For dancers hoping to hoof it up in a social setting, the group practice parties provide a one-night extravaganza of instruction, demonstrations, and amateur firewalking.
Dr. Martin E. Burger of LASIK Specialist LLC tallies more than 69,000 successful LASIK procedures on an extensive resumé. Fully immersed in the realm of refractive surgery, Dr. Burger has been a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, and the American Osteopathic Association. Many patients who depend on their sight for their livelihood––including pilots, commercial drivers, and seeing-eye dogs––have sought out Dr. Burger for their LASIK procedures, which can completely eradicate the need for glasses or contacts.
Dr. Lourdes Calvo oversees a multilingual dental office that welcomes Spanish-speaking clients and treats all patients to complimentary tea, gourmet coffee, and hot cocoa. After imbibing the toasty refreshments, guests can mosey over to the dental chair, where digital x-rays and intraoral cameras afford Dr. Calvo an up-close portrait of every last tooth. She also brandishes a small lamp called the ViziLite that improves her ability to perform cancer screenings and read books inside dark mouths. Dr. Calvo's informative nature extends to Ocean's website, which brims with educational video and textual resources to help patients learn about periodontal health.
Started in 1961 by Dr. Stanley Pearle, the nationally recognized and trusted franchise now operates in nearly 800 company and franchise locations nationwide. The master visionaries at Pearle are well-trained in assisting all bespectacled beings, from casual librarians to picky, temperamental Cyclopes. Equip a corrective pair of Essentials frames ($99.95+), or slip on a pair of designer eye enhancers, such as those by Anne Klein and DKNY ($149.95+) or Versace ($205+). Single-vision lenses adjust a singular field of vision, and although prices and availability may vary by location, they usually start at around $120, whereas specialty PearleThin complete lenses ($315+) are lightweight heavyweights.
Sunlight streams in through the floor-to-ceiling windows, bathing Erin Haag, her troupe of Power Pilates–certified instructors, and small-group exercisers in light as they tone cores and build muscle on the black Reformer machines. Pilates of Palm Beach’s titular Pilates classes stay true to Joseph Pilates’s six foundational principles, including focusing on executing each exercise with complete muscular control, initiating movements from your core, and paying complete attention to the exercise and nothing else, not even the gorilla in the middle of the room. Instructors also complement the Pilates classes with more peaceful yoga classes.
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