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.
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.
Restoring balance to the body can be tough—there's no visible set of scales to adjust. However, the staff at Wellness and Weightloss have more than 20 years of experience identifying and treating the symptoms of hormone imbalances. Their hormone-replacement therapies strive to reduce the effects of menopause and andropause, such as hot flashes, insomnia, and weight gain. The team also utilizes hormones in weight-loss plans. These programs help clients to adopt healthier lifestyles through customized consultations, prescribed supplements, and classes on how hormone levels can affect metabolism.
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.
At age 18, Dr. Sean Price of ChiroSpa felt the first twinges of back pain—a pain that continued to worsen, eventually sidelining him from martial arts training. After electing to have lower back surgery, he began researching natural alternatives in order to avoid having to make such a decision again. This led him to pursue a massage therapy license followed closely by a degree in chiropractics. These days, Dr. Price takes a holistic approach in his practice: instead of simply treating the symptoms, he looks for the underlying causes of pain such as working at a physically demanding job or sleeping in a dollhouse. He then consults with patients to recommend lifestyle adjustments and treat ailments with massage, nutritional counseling, and physiotherapy.
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.