Jeanine Giguere—a professional massage therapist—and Candice Kraus—a certified personal trainer—oversee workouts at Best Results Fitness & Health, a spacious workout studio outfitted with equipment to challenge beginning and expert athletes. Candice leads personal training and small group workouts sessions, each designed to meet all clients’ individual goals with exercises such as weight lifting, strength training, and boxing. Jeanine uses her healing hands to perform a variety of massage modalities, including deep tissue, sports massage, and Swedish, all of which can help relieve pain, alleviate tension, and relax inflamed tissue.
Owner Richard Lanza began Open Doors as a metaphysical healing center and store in 1992, and he carried that healing spirit into the yoga studio he opened in 2003. At Open Doors Yoga Studios, Richard's goal is to create a space where people feel empowered to explore their personal beliefs on a path toward self-healing. Thus, yoga instructors at the studio's numerous locations help practitioners achieve their personal goals through accessible classes, each designed to build core strength while quieting the mind and increasing body awareness. From slow-flow heated classes to unheated Hatha sessions, students can participate in a variety of yoga styles geared toward beginners, more experienced participants, and those who only feel comfortable in a 98-degree room.
Keeping mealtime chompers in working order, Dr. George Salem and Associates tends to each pearly white with an extensive array of modern dental and aesthetic treatments in a clean, sterile environment. After a warm welcome from the dedicated staff of trained specialists, start the journey toward dental enlightenment with an exam that inspects mouth furniture for stains, tears, and hidden hairballs (a $115 value). Continue on with a thorough tusk cleaning (a $99 value), complete a set of x-rays to view tooth organs (a $175 value), and finish with a whitening treatment plus trays and bleaching gel for optimal light reflection (a $300 value). This Groupon renders purchasers eligible for Dr. George Salem and Associates' free whitening-for-life special, which offers free bleach treatments during regular checkups for returning customers.
If you had asked Brian Culkin years ago what he planned to do after an injury brought his professional basketball career to an end, he probably wouldn't have mentioned yoga. Culkin had graduated as the all-time leading scorer in the history of the Skidmore College basketball program, and he went on to play in the European circuit before returning to his native Boston to heal and recover his American accent. But despite success as the founder and CEO of a commercial and residential mortgage firm, Culkin felt unfulfilled. He abandoned his career in finance and moved to the renowned Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, where he studied meditation, yoga, and gestalt therapy from 2008–2009.
Inspired by what he had learned, Culkin then worked as a consultant and trainer leading workshops at the OpenMind Training Institute. He traveled the globe to speak on topics such as peak performance, creativity, and human potential, and opened Jai Yoga to share his vast knowledge with others.
In addition to relaxing Hatha sessions and heated power Vinyasa flow classes, Culkin and his team offer age-appropriate yoga classes designed specifically for kids and teens. They also lead strength and conditioning classes, fusion-style barre classes that combine ballet and yoga, and meditation sessions that promote self-awareness better than an afternoon spent trapped in a house of mirrors.
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