ACE-certified trainer and SpeedMatters founder Rob Naylor has dedicated his 15-plus-year career to coaching athletes with sports-specific and general-fitness training programs. Providing instruction for individuals or teams, Rob leads clinics in areas such as softball, football, and golf, teaching fundamental skills sets while conditioning bodies for competition. His ladies' boot camps and men’s overdrive classes whittle down waistlines and sculpt physiques into game shape, improving strength and endurance for matches of full-contact checkers.
High-school athletes seeking to showcase their talents for prospective colleges can take advantage of Rob’s College Prospects of America program. He creates recruiting profiles and videos for each athlete, and assists them with marketing while exposing them to more than 2,000 colleges and coaches. A portfolio of his clients—whom he swears are not robots—can be viewed here.
At Sewickley Med Spa, highly trained medical professionals help patients to reclaim or maintain their youthful appearance with advanced aesthetic treatments. Dr. Thomas Michael has more than 25 years of experience and training in aesthetic medicine and currently serves as the medical director of Heritage Valley WoundCare. He worked for many years in the areas of hyperbaric oxygen therapy and emergency medicine, and he can therefore sing in perfect harmony with an ambulance siren.
Together with registered nurse and cosmetic-dermatology specialist Michele Altobello, Dr. Michael provides complimentary consultations for medical-grade skincare services including chemical peels, Botox, Dysport, and dermal fillers. The clinical team also enhances natural beauty with permanent makeup and addresses spider veins with sclerotherapy. The reception area of the private, discreet office is decorated with soothing violet tones and a potted orchid.
When Walt Nesbit teaches fitness classes, he focuses on helping clients live long, healthy lives, rather than losing inches from their waste lines or hefting heavier weights. He started Movement Studio Pittsburgh to help clients find the branch of exercise that they liked best, offering a wide array to choose from. He and his trainers teach purely fitness-focused classes such a kettlebell and TRX Suspension, as well as classes that train the mind and body, including Tai Chi, yoga, and kickboxing.
In addition to adjusting spines with manual pressure and assuaging muscle aches with massage, Doctor of Chiropractic Jim Spiropoulos also takes a technological approach to chiropractic care. Spinal decompression gently extends the spine with a steady, gradually increasing force that draws in oxygen-rich blood to alleviate back pain. Cold-light lasers target damaged and scarred internal tissue, promoting cellular turnover without damaging the skin.
Arena's Performing Arts Centre offers a variety of classes for inner and outer children alike. Adults can choose fitness ($8 for a drop-in class) and 10-week dance classes (starting at $110 for 45-minute classes) from a summer schedule that includes zumba, tap aerobics, ballet tech, pointe, pre-pointe, and kickboxing. For kids, summer camps such as Camp Rock and Blues ($100) and Arena's Best Dance Crew ($125) teach boogie-ready anklebiters the joy and discipline of dance. Or surprise your mini-me with a themed birthday party at Arena's. Monthly tuition for gymnastics and musical-theater classes starts at $40. The friendly instructors at Arena's are experienced, patient, and willing to work with all age and skill levels.
A massive indoor plant rests in the corner of Weinstein Chiropractic Center’s waiting area. Its clusters of green leaves reach upward toward the windows that spill light into the homey office. One may think it is just another indoor plant as they comfortably wait for the center’s head chiropractor, Dr. Gary Weinstein. But this particular foliage, which has been with the office since opening in 1984, perfectly parallels Dr. Weinstein’s commitment and dedication to his namesake practice where he has spent more than 25 years patiently tending to each client. Dr. Weinstein has also extended the roots of his practice by teaming up with his chiropractic son, Dr. Curtis Weinstein, and his wife, Dr. Kristal Weinstein. Together the trio—each of whom is an accomplished athlete—fosters healthy, happy spines in a modern office complete with a Surface EMG system and onsite x-ray facility. In the spacious therapy room, aches and pains are cast away as the Weinstein team adjusts spines, massages away knots, and releases tension from stiff extremities including sore shoulders and angel wings locked in flight mode. But before any treatment is provided, clients are provided with a thorough spinal examination during their initial visit.