Since Joe Gold opened the first location in 1965 in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 700 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength.Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members—which include professional athletes and celebrities such as Tiger Woods, Faith Hill, and Jessica Alba—chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers in cycling sessions.
At the Tampa location, owners Ed and Patty team up with an expert crew of trainers to help clients achieve their fitness goals. The gym floor corrals modern equipment such as low-impact ellipticals and treadmills outfitted with individual TVs, and the spin room showcases Livestrong stationary bikes. Instructors also lead dynamic group fitness classes that include disciplines such as yoga, MMA, and boot camps.
Pain comes in many forms, and its causes aren't always obvious. Injuries sustained in an auto accident can lead to persistent headaches, and dozing off while trapped inside a giant mason jar can result in chronic back pain. Whatever the cause of your discomfort, the therapists at Back & Neck Pain Relief Center will help you find a solution. Licensed chiropractic doctor Nathan A. Jones doesn't just treat ailments where they manifest themselves in the body. Instead, he searches for their source and nips them at the bud with techniques that are as safe as they are effective. Massage therapist Jessica Andaluz joins him in relieving clients' stress with Swedish and deep-tissue massage strokes.
Bellus' team of physicians and aestheticians work to restore health and self-confidence through medically supervised weight-loss plans and an array of beautifying skin treatments. The staff approaches weight loss metabolically, seeking to kick-start the body's internal calorie ovens with hormone therapy and B-12 and lipotropic shots. At the same time, hunger suppressants shrink caloric influxes, allowing the body to naturally switch over and run off existing fat stores and internal AA batteries. An array of rejuvenating laser treatments can lighten up sunspots or tighten skin, and laser hair removal can precisely sharpen beard lines or clear away entire areas for comprehensive, razor-free smoothness.
In addition to his combat experience, Shifu Mario Salazar has coached numerous students to victory in the kickboxing ring. Inside his training space, he customizes Chinese-style kickboxing classes that incorporate elaborate throws and takedowns versus more traditional knee and elbow techniques. Comprehensive classes push participants to lose weight, gain lean muscles, and achieve fitness or fighting goals through varied routines.
When Maria Espinoza dances, she feels free from both everyday worries and chronic health problems. She opened Dancin' Motion to share this feeling with others, giving the community a creative outlet for dance, art, and music lessons. Instructors lead dance classes such as salsa, belly dance, and Zumba to shake the dust off advanced students' dancing shoes or train beginners in dance basics. Each month at social dances, DJ David fills the sprawling studio space and adjoining outdoor patio, available for private event rental, with the rhythms of upbeat Latin tunes and the sound effects of downbeat Latin legal dramas. During daylight hours, congas, timbales, and bongos fill class spaces with Latin percussion during private music lessons.
Each Eye Doctor’s Optical Outlets location is doctor-owned, uniting the staff with a common vision to sharpen sight and boost eye health. Eye examinations reveal prescriptions and uncover any other ocular problems. After patients choose a new set of lenses, the in-house technicians get to work crafting them in the shop’s own lab rather than sending them off to be made during a summer camp’s arts and crafts day. Sundry designer frames border eyes in looks from Giorgio Armani and Marc Jacobs to Nike and Harley Davidson, and there is usually a trio of technicians in the shop, enabling multiple clients to summon help with a single pigeon call. Doctors can also help patients select the right contact lenses from brands such as Acuvue and Bausch & Lomb.