Dr. James Freemont's credentials speak to his ability to synthesize Eastern and Western medicine. After graduating from the Emory University School of Medicine, he decided to augment his specialties in gynecology and obstetrics by learning acupuncture. He took up studies at the Helms Medical Institute's Medical Acupuncture for Physicians course, a program administered through UCLA. These days, Dr. Freemont applies his medical training toward gynecology and infertility services, and he performs acupuncture treatments that bust back pain, head off headaches, and pop pool ring buoys that clients can't remove without ruining their makeup.
IndoCycle Studio is a spinning-only facility where members come for vigorous indoor group cycling workouts. Stationary Spinner NXT bikes are the focal point of each calorie-blasting workout—experienced instructors lead classes in high-energy cycling circuits, incorporating music, visual effects, and subliminal sounds of stampeding herds to help riders through intense sessions. Each workout is customizable to every individual’s fitness level, but the end result is the same for everyone; burn fat and build muscle during rides that simulate climbing hills and racing courses. IndoCycle Studio provides towels, water, and shoes for gym-goers, as well as gel seats for those who want extra cushioning.
Dr. M. Farooq Ashraf mastered the excimer laser as a member of the faculty at Johns Hopkins University, and he now wields the ultramodern tool as he adds to his career tally of more than 35,000 LASIK procedures. As founder and medical director of Atlanta Vision Institute, he draws upon his skills as a board-certified ophthalmologist to correct nearsighted, farsighted, and astigmatic vision with refractive surgery. In addition to giving the gift of sight, Dr. Ashraf gives back to the community by supporting local charities and providing discounted services to financially strapped Cyclopes.
The kickboxing classes at Explosive Sports MMA & Fitness are deceptively named—they cover much more than kickboxing. Beyond training on speed bags and heavy bags, students work with weight poles, dumbbells, and medicine balls in exercises that range from plyometrics and strength training to MMA moves. For more combative workouts, full-contact MMA classes blend muay thai, jujitsu, and kenpo with kickboxing and boxing, creating a self-defense system that’s more comprehensive than giving threatening people big hugs. Age-appropriate classes for kids round out the fitness studio’s class schedule.
Led by the experienced Dr. Freemont, Freemont Dental & Orthodontic Care's sparkling staff specialists maintain patients' smiles with a full lineup of routine and reparative procedures. The approximately one-hour appointment begins with a complete census of the teeth and gums, wherein a technician searches for signs of excessive wear, oral disease, or counterfeit teeth made from Chiclets. The patient's pearlies then receive a comprehensive scraping and scrubbing, which helps remove buildup of plaque and tartar and polish the toothy surfaces to a mirror-like sheen. Finally, a series of x-rays reveals the hidden history of teeth, helping to ensure that they are sturdy enough to withstand everyday rigors, such as gnawing on a desk chair until it fits in the broom closet.
The instructors at GIS Boot Camp are dedicated to helping you achieve your fitness goals, going so far as to create a Fat Loss Accountability Group. The group includes weekly check-ins, members only coaching and support, and weekly food log reviews. This willingness to go above and beyond to meet the needs of their clients, beginners, intermediate, and advanced fitness enthusiasts alike, is seen elsewhere, as well. High intensity programs, such as boot camp and Triple AAA, target specific body parts and focus on toning muscle. They offer classes Monday through Friday at three locations, including Plus Youth Speed, Agility and Quickness classes, teen strength and conditioning classes, and Fit Over 40 women's only classes.
In the eight years that Jay Broxton has worked in the fitness industry, he's trained people from all walks of life—from young kids to professional athletes and celebrities, including Kansas City starter Tank Tyler and newscaster Pam Oliver. Backed by a personal-training certification and a lifetime of athletic experience, Jay captains his own fitness program—Body That Works—where he joins fellow fitness instructors to lead clients though comprehensive boot-camp or personal-training workouts that combine cardio with strength-training and TRX-training techniques. Committed to battling youth obesity, Jay also conducts a variety of youth athletic training programs designed to prepare students for upcoming athletic seasons or full-contact chess tournaments.