29th Street Dental Care, led by Dr. John Phillips, isn't your grandfather's dental practice. Whereas traditional practices emphasize preventative care and maintenance, 29th Street focuses on cosmetic dentistry, helping patients achieve beautiful smiles with full-mouth transformations.
In a video summary of the practice’s cosmetic services, Dr. Phillips lauds the benefits of even the simplest treatment—tooth-whitening. “You can take someone in two hours 10 to 12 shades whiter, and it’s absolutely unbelievable,” he says, adding, “When you’re done, you walk out of here with a beautiful, bright smile you’ve always dreamed of.” The second statement applies to various other services, including dental implants and orthodontics. Because beauty goes beyond the quality of a person’s smile, Dr. Phillips also plumps up wrinkles with dermal fillers and clips on diamond-encrusted dental bibs before administering treatments.
Ever a resilient warrior, Marybeth Davis chose to see the destruction of her New Orleans home by Hurricane Katrina as a direct challenge. Not only did she grit her teeth and rebuild, the mother of four also started her own boot camp. In her capacity as a certified personal trainer, she pulls from her years of experience in championship martial artistry to lead classes for fitness seekers of all abilities. Having overcome weight issues and injuries, Marybeth employs empathy to scale each of her high-intensity workouts to accommodate all fitness levels, from beginners to professional athletes. The coach also strives to create a motivational and non-intimidating community amongst her students, discouraging screaming, insults, or unprovoked outbreaks of water balloon fights.
Former OSU All-American track star and football player—and current NFL trainer—Marcus Bivines joins fitness model Tracy Winters at Hype Fitness Studios, where the co-owning duo puts special emphasis on motivating participants as they lead boot-camp classes. Designed specifically for indoor boot-camp sessions, the spacious black-walled studio echoes with huffs and puffs as the crew leads beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels through head-to-toe cardio and strength training. The staff also choreographs three separate sessions for kids (ages 7–15), teaching youngsters supportive teamwork and helping them increase their strength, speed, and ability to do long division while hopping through tires.
Tracy has been a certified personal trainer since 2005, and since then she has practiced what she preaches by successfully training for fitness and bikini competitions. Marcus has spent the better part of the last decade imparting his training wisdom to aspiring athletes from middle school to the NFL, and he has a knack for improving his clients' speed and power, the traits that most often get rocket boosters hired by NASA. The third pillar of Hype Fitness, TC Bread, brings his own impressive background to the table, having played strong-side linebacker at OU.
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 starting at $99.95, or slip on a pair of designer eye enhancers, such as those by Anne Klein ($149.95+), DKNY ($159.95+), RayBan ($179.95+) or Versace ($205+). Single-vision lenses adjust a singular field of vision and while prices and availability may vary by location, they usually start at around $130 (for plastic scratch-resistant) and $215 for PearleTHIN, while specialty anti-glare PearleTHIN complete lenses ($315) are lightweight heavyweights.
During his 15 years in practice, board-certified podiatrist Dr. Bil Buksh has treated ailments of the feet and ankles with an eclectic treatment toolkit. The Hyperblue laser, for example, combats toenail fungus, whereas MLS laser therapy alleviates nerve conditions and tendonitis by causing damaged foot tissues to repair themselves. Steroid injections ease the pain of minor surgeries for warts, ingrown toenails, and parasitic sock puppets. To complement the foot-related procedures, Dr. Buksh?s clinic hosts a digital library of resources that help patients make informed healthcare decisions.
Travis Garza became a fitness operative at the same time that he officially became an adult, commencing his personal-training career at age 18. As the now-48-year-old progressed to earn his NASM certification and direct multiple training centers, he was constantly mounting a counteroffensive to "fitness fraud" and common gym stressors. Eventually, he created his own workout plans to help to reshape his clients' physiques, taking on the title of "The Master of Body Transformation." His methods have since been featured on KOCO, FOX 25, and KTOK talk radio for their slimming, confidence-building results.
Whether he is leading a fat-loss boot camp or personal-training session, Travis strives to be a steadfast source of support to his students?he always responds to email, telephone, or post-its stuck to lobbed medicine balls. His programs take the holistic route to health by emphasizing nutrition in addition to exercise, providing consultations and take-home resources for clients.