Health & Fitness in Crestview

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It's difficult to tell whether Master Thomas Gordon or Master Gregory Bledsoe would win in a fight. That's because the two martial-arts instructors have worked on the same team for more than a decade. In that time, they've developed a teaching style that has caught the attention of the local and national press.

All the attention is warranted, because Masters Gordon and Bledsoe aren't just effective instructors—they're avid students of their craft. Gordon, for example, has attended countless tae kwon do seminars and camps, and he can articulately speak about the discipline's history as well as flawlessly demonstrate its self-defense techniques. Both instructors are also acutely aware of the real-life applications of tae kwon do and hapkido. Plenty of police officers have attended their classes looking to get a leg up on the next criminal, and kids and teens use their newly acquired moves to defend against bullies or rip up impossible math tests.

130 W Oakdale Ave
Crestview,
FL
US

The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, which was cofounded by the legendary toe tapper himself, shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through lessons that span the style spectrum. Low-pressure private sessions allow enthusiastic teachers to fine-tune individual students' techniques and form, using their expert eyes and mechanical dancing shoes preprogrammed to do the Charleston. Patrons can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and fox-trot romps or swivel through the modern steps of salsa, swing, or samba. For dancers hoping to hoof it up in a social setting, the group practice parties provide a one-night extravaganza of instruction, demonstrations, and amateur firewalking.

301 Main Street North
Baker,
FL
US

Massage Membership Clubs eases tension and relieves pain with[customized therapy services corresponding to the unique needs of each patient. The licensed therapists mold muscles and fold fibers to release everyday stresses, built-up tension, and mischievous trickster spirits from aching body parts. Each patient receives a brief consultation to scrutinize soreness before treating muscular maladies with a tailor-made massage to ease individual ailments.

745 Beal Pkwy NW
Fort Walton Beach,
FL
US

Board-certified Doctor of Chiropractic Erik R. Persiani is well-versed in both acupuncture and chiropractic techniques. At White Sands Chiropractic Clinic, he draws from this experience to treat, as well as diagnose, a range of physical injuries and stress-related ailments. To do this, he and his staff employ manual techniques and up-to-date technology?including custom pelvic stabilizers and joint-pain-easing electric stimulation, ultrasound, and LED light therapy.

24 Beal Pkwy SW
Fort Walton Beach,
FL
US

Loki has been helping people spin, leap, and swing their way through dance routines for almost a decade. The talented dance instructor guides beginners through basic steps and helps more advanced dancers nail new routines with guidance in dance styles such as ballroom, tango, Brazilian samba, hip-hop, merengue, and west coast swing. For those who want a fully-immersive experience, his salsa boot-camps lead groups through a choreographed salsa routine that they perfect over a six-week period, and each camp ends with a salsa dance social where dancers can show off their new moves.

5 Eglin Parkway Northeast
Fort Walton Beach,
FL
US

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, Anytime Fitness fits the schedule of even the busiest fitness enthusiast. Members also enjoy convenient access to their neighborhood gym, the club closest to work, or any of the other thousands of Anytime Fitness facilities throughout the country. Along with a fleet of cardio and strength-training equipment, many gyms also offer 24-hour tanning. And to ensure safety, all gyms are monitored around the clock and require member keys for entrance.

339 Racetrack Road Northwest
Fort Walton Beach,
FL
US