Title Boxing Club began as a cocktail of talents: the fighting prowess of former professional boxer Danny Campbell, the acumen of businessman Tom Lyons, and the top-of-the-line gear from Title Boxing, LLC owners David Hanson and Tony Carbajo. Hanson and Carbajo provided the gym’s equipment and outfitted the first location with an onsite pro shop. Campbell put together two signature Power Hour workouts, one based on boxing and the other on kickboxing. Lyons took care of the franchising, and the club has spread all over the nation.
The Clarksville location boasts 60 100-pound heavy bags, installed into floor-to-ceiling black metal frames. Trainers burn students' calories with boxing and kickboxing techniques applied to those heavy bags, spicing up workouts with the inclusion of speed bags, the double end bag, and free weights. When the workout's over, students can head to the pro-shop area, where padded cage walls neatly separate the goods from the rest of the gym and provide an excellent place to duke it out over whose T-shirt looks better.
Woven into the fabric of Radiant Yoga is a dedication to healing. In the quiet studio heated to 100 degrees or more, instructors guide students through a hot Hatha yoga series that aims to rid bodies of toxins, improve flexibility, tone muscle, and burn a fistful of calories to prevent injuries and maladies. To bolster mental wellbeing, yogis help center pupils at candlelight hot-yoga sessions, which strengthen cores with gentle exercise and slow-breathing techniques set to music. Outside the studio, the staff reduces aches and pains with a combo of Eastern and Western therapies such as raindrop therapy and Thai massages. Keeping guests out of the clutches of Big Pharma, the mythical falcon that sneaks aspirin into people’s mouths as they sleep, the studio hosts holistic clinics where they divulge homespun and organic remedies for allergies and other ailments.
Radiant Yoga's newest class is laughter yoga, which combines laughing exercises with the ancient yogic breathing of Pranayama. When people get stressed or angry, their breathing tends to get irregular and shallow. Laughter yoga has the opposite effect, working to regulate group respiration through positive feelings, and thus increasing the flow of oxygen to the body for renewed energy. The staff likes to think of this giggling/fitness hybrid as a "joy cocktail," made all the more potent by the large number of participants and the laughing gas released from the air vents.
Although performing spinal adjustments requires strength and pressure, Doctor of Chiropractic Joshua Price has gentle hands. He is trained in multiple adjustment styles but focuses mainly on the diversified technique, a method of easing discs into healthier positions using precision pressures with light force. As a result, many of his adjustments are free of the cracking and popping sounds associated with stronger-force adjustments and are so gentle that they can be effectively used for infants, seniors, and monarch butterflies.
Inside NBalance Hot Yoga & Fitness's studios, infrared-heating systems warm only the objects in studios, not the air that surrounds them. This technology prevents studios from feeling oppressively hot while still delivering the benefits of hot yoga: systemic detoxification and an intensified cardio workout. In the warmth of the studio’s confines, yoga classes range from hot yoga, during which students hold Hatha poses to increase endurance, to Vinyasa style, in which flowing transitions link Hatha poses to the sounds of upbeat music. The studio also offers indoor cycling sessions, Pilates, and TRX workouts, conducted on a suspension trainer that harnesses the power of body weight and gravity.
For years, Lorna Lewis was in distress: a diagnosis of fibromyalgia had left her fatigued, in pain, and depressed. Visits with myriad specialists got her nowhere and medications did nothing to aid her. Finally, after much research, she decided to seek out a colon therapist, even though the closest one was nearly two hours away. Six months later, she was on the road to recovery thanks to regular colonics and a diet of fresh juices.
Now, as founder of Tummy Solutions, she puts this—and a subsequent study of colonic health and nutrition—to practice as she strives to aid her patients through holistic means. Leading a staff that includes a massage therapist and a horticulturist, she welcomes patients for services designed to restore them to whole-body wellness including colon hydrotherapy, reiki healing, and meal planning. There's even an art therapist on staff that helps patients use art as a catalyst for emotional healing, with exercises that include drawing, painting, sculpting, and bathrobe bedazzling.
Before opening Selkin Laser Center, Dr. Robert Selkin honed his refractive marksmanship as a fellow at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, an educational partner of Harvard Medical School. He has logged more than 65,000 LASIK procedures in his prolific career, with other doctors, many of his own staff members, and professional athletes included in those numbers. This expertise and experience, combined with an office outfitted with of high-tech equipment from Bausch + Lomb, Orbscan, and Zyoptix, has garnered Dr. Selkin rave reviews from his patients and protest letters from local monocle manufacturers.