In 2004, Dr. Susan Ra graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery and studied under Dr. Peter Hurst, aka “Oprah’s personal dentist,” during an externship at Northwestern University. Although she earned her degree years ago, she never stopped her quest for knowledge, regularly participating in continuing education classes to stay at the forefront of her field. At Touch of Smiles Dental Care, Dr. Ra’s slate of services includes everything from general dentistry to orthodontic care. She's supported by a friendly staff and some of the latest dental technology, including a digital x-ray system, soft tissue laser, and petrified wood veneers.
You might see "Motown" or "80s" on the schedule, but InSync Cycle Studio is not a dance venue. These events still involve plenty of legwork, though—students pedal aboard stationary bikes as invigorating music blares all the while. During these sessions, they'll surmount imaginary hills with real resistance, or zoom through long straightaways at high speeds. Some might be marathoners, and others might be first-timers. It doesn't matter to the instructor at the head of the class, who makes sure that everyone's workout is suited to their experience.
Typically, these instructors are the ones in charge of the music. Most classes aren't themed, but follow a mix of tunes that mesh with the teacher's taste. Some will even time the rhythm of their inclines and sprints to match the song, which is why "Flight of the Bumblebee" has been banned forever. Regardless of the soundtrack, each low-impact lesson helps to tone muscle and build endurance in a communal, encouraging space.
It's hard to be bored at the MAC. With three locations and a host of unique fitness programs, the fitness center has something for even the most indecisive of exercisers. Want to swim in the saltwater lap pools? Play squash on one of the courts? Take part in a MAC training camp? Or start a specialty regimen in the Kinesis, TRX, or Pilates Reformer studio? Committed to a comprehensive wellness program, staffers offer complimentary consultations for new members, as well as nutritional programs. The trainers at MAC Wellness help guests reach their fitness goals while having fun. Athletes looking to restore pre-injury prowess can also dip into one of the therapy pools or whirlpools with a personal trainer.
Committed to cutting-edge cleaning technology, Dr. Brandon Ford and his staff are constantly foraging for new ways to help folks say cheese and consume cheese with confidence. After wooing your mouth open with a comfortable, intimate atmosphere, one of the skilled, friendly technicians will inspect your enamel jackets for signs of trouble in a comprehensive dental exam and oral evaluation. A thorough series of x-rays will produce in-depth trading-card prints and determine the precise biting average calculations of mouth bones.
Mental fitness may be key to surviving tense chess matches with the Dauphin, but nothing enables you to actually lift heavy objects like physical fitness. Today’s Groupon gets you two months of unlimited-access fitness classes and equipment at Executive Plaza Fitness Center for $19, a $143 value including the waived initiation fee. Your EP Choice membership fulfills your resolution to never again hit the elliptical during standard business hours; your membership has extended weekday hours and weekend access, specialized training equipment, and a private spinning studio not available to EP Basic Members. Sweat the golden droplets of aristocratic sweat from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends.
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