When he's not playing guitar in his band or spending time with his wife and three kids, Doctor of Chiropractic Paul Harris is helping his patients ease away chronic pains and enjoy fulfilling, healthy lives with chiropractic techniques. He emphasizes improving each patient's overall wellness with nutritional counseling, corrective exercises, and lifestyle counseling, rather than attacking symptoms as they arise. To keep bodily systems working smoothly and nervous systems free from aches, Dr. Harris performs corrective spinal adjustments tailored to each client's particular needs.
A Zumba instructor, certified personal trainer, and dancer since he was 7 years old, FitNice owner Paul Schneider helps students tone their bodies with a variety of Zumba classes. His Zumba fitness classes help adults shed pounds as they use Latin-inspired dance moves to burn calories, whereas Aqua Zumba classes transfer the same properties to the pool for an intense and therapeutic aqua fitness workout. Paul also leads Zumbatomic classes for kids, yoga, and aqua yoga.
XO Fitness's Ryan and Karin Jennings, a husband-and-wife duo, lead a staff of certified trainers, including a former Team USA swimming coach. XO's team doesn't make clients teach themselves how to lift weights or participate in complicated workouts. Rather, the staff schedules clients for small-group or personal training sessions focused on both exercise and nutrition. The staff members design their trainings to meet distinct fitness goals, such as weight loss or lean-muscle gains. The studio also presents specialized classes for clients aged 60 and older, and helps new moms shed residual weight. XO Fitness also lends its expertise in providing adventure guidance, whether it's for running a marathon, participating in canoe or kayaking expeditions, or ding-dong ditching a belligerent world-champion sprinter.
Ryan’s marriage proposal was a little unusual. Rather than taking a knee and offering Karin a diamond ring, he stood proudly and offered her a seat—on a tandem bike. The duo has taken off on one adventure after another ever since, from tandem races to “extended field trips” across the United States with their kids in tow. But it wasn’t all fun and games for Team Jennings as they ventured from coast to coast. They also sleuthed around the nation’s gyms, knowing that they would soon settle down and open a true health club of their own, a club where members could receive individualized attention and assistance to achieve their health and fitness goals. They incorporated the knowledge they gleaned from that expedition when they launched XO Fitness.
At Ellipse Fitness, the only pieces of machinery that you operate are the levers, pulleys, and ball-and-socket mechanisms of your own skeleton. The gyms abstain from treadmills and bikes in favor of a full class schedule and a cooperative group atmosphere. With 35 or more lessons scheduled per week, certified instructors guide students of all experience levels through an ever-changing line-up of strength and cardio drills. These routines incorporate tools such as resistance bands, TRX suspension cords, kettle bells, battling ropes, and kickboxing equipment, though the primary instrument is always the human physique.
In addition to their standard classes, the staff also hosts boot-camp sessions and seminars on mastering your metabolism. Their weight-loss programs encompass weekly check-ins, during which clients receive nutritional resources and gauge their progress by taking measurements instead of stockpiling all the food they didn't eat in a jar. Regardless of its ultimate goal, each Ellipse Fitness regimen involves personal attention and a holistic, full-body approach to wellness.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Pro Tip: Please call to schedule your first visit. We will answer all your questions at that time.
Describe a time your services really changed a client's life for the better.
We have worked with hundreds of children, teaching them how to believe in themselves and hold themselves to a higher standard.
How is your approach different than that of other professionals in your field?
We focus on developing leadership skills in kids and adults. We use martial arts as the tool to help us achieve those results.
What's one tip for first-time customers that will make them feel like regulars?
Your child will start out with a private lesson. During this lesson, we prepare them for taking their first class, give them some self-discipline homework, and talk to them about when they CAN and CAN'T use their karate.
Doctor of Chiropractic Thomas Matzke centers his practice around the belief that the correct approach to health is a three-pronged one that incorporates function, nutrition, and exercise. At his office, he works with patients by using a variety of different techniques, which vary case-to-case depending on the client's ailments such as allergies or whiplash. After a thorough consultation and a comprehensive examination, Dr. Matzke can perform adjustments, which help relieve pressure on tissue and nerves, helping the body both heal itself and move more freely.