In the year 2000, after hundreds of hours of yoga practice, workshops, and conferences, Tanya Edwards's hard work culminated in the opening of her very own studio, Art of Yoga. And today, alongside her team of certified yoga teachers, Tanya helps practitioners of all experience levels build strong bodies and sound minds with an eclectic teaching style grounded in the Hatha yoga tradition. The serene, sage-colored studio heats up to a balmy 95 degrees during hot yoga, a 90-minute routine of stretching and sweating that encourages the body to expel harmful toxins, such as liquefied body parts of T-1000. Other class styles include a gentler restorative class, an intense core-centric yoga class, and a Bollywood fusion class that infuses low-impact Eastern dances with Western fitness techniques.
Ride On Bikes’ specialists match customers with a two-wheeled transport to fit their needs, whether they’re exploring downtown Columbus or off-roading in a neighbor’s backyard sandbox. The store buys new bicycles each season, and an in-house mechanic ensures that existing equipment is kept in proper rolling order. The helpful staff can also suggest ideal routes for any type of excursion. Should clients seek repairs on their own bikes, the team provides free estimates before restoring their rides.
Dr. Jay Brodwyn does more than adjust spines at his eponymous chiropractic practice. Drawing on specialty skills cultivated in postgraduate training, he treats scoliosis with nonsurgical methods, and applies sports-medicine principles to athletes from hockey players to basketball stars. Dr. Brodwyn is just one of the three chiropractors at the practice; the team as a whole offers an even wider variety of treatments. Drawing on methods from manual adjustments to the instrument-based Graston Technique, they can alleviate ailments such as headaches and lower-back pain.
At A Kneaded Massage, licensed massage therapist Patsy Ann Dugger eases the stresses and strains of weary muscles with her personalized care, expert execution, and hands. In the one-hour sinew-soothing session, Dugger exercises her specialty of alleviating headaches and lower-back pain, transforming taught, prickly puffer fish into sea-swimmers made of jelly. Clients may choose to manipulate muscles into good health with a pre-natal, therapeutic, relaxation, or stress-reduction massage, or choose to keep jealous skeletons from jumping ship with an orthopedic massage.
A woman arrives to pick up her new glasses and gasps audibly once she puts them on, amazed at how crisp and distinct objects suddenly become. According to the manager of The Landings Eye Care, this is the reaction that his crew strives for with every patient. During each eye exam, his wife and her staff strive to spend ample time with patients to understand their concerns and explain their ocular conditions. To this end, staff schedule appointments at least 45 minutes apart to give clients extra personal attention and ensure little-to-no waiting time, which is often spent doing eye-straining activities such as watching a basketball game on a cell phone or crying over the results of a basketball game. After the exam, patients are escorted to the fitting area, where a specialized crew gives the patient a tour of the myriad frame options lining the warm wood shelves, helping them select the most flattering options for their face shape. This team keeps updated on latest trends, meeting with vendors every two months to uncover the newest bestsellers.
Dr. Joseph Ceravolo completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Buffalo before establishing his practice in Georgia to improve patients' vision with expert refractive surgeries. Dr. Ceravolo uses skills developed as a board-certified member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology to repair eyes clouded over with cataracts or distressed by glaucoma instead of trading peepers for a pair of googly eyes from an arts-and-crafts store. Brief LASIK surgeries treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and other issues with laser sessions that last minutes and require little downtime. North Columbus Eye Center also monitors the ocular condition of diabetes patients, ensuring that worsening conditions are met with appropriate care.