The sledgehammer slams the earth with a resounding thud before being discarded for a game of toss-back with a medicine ball. Such training methods are but a small slice of the workout routine possibilities at Black Label CrossFit. CrossFit—an innovative strengthening and conditioning program that veers away from using traditional muscle-training apparatuses—has even gained popularity among the training programs of police academies, military special-operations units, and high-profile federal agents who yearn to get better at hopscotch.
On any given day, the training team provides students with new routines based on a combination of Olympic sports, gymnastics activities, and metabolic conditioning that may include moves such as sprinting with barbells, pull-ups, or inverted rowing. By changing things up all the time, trainers hope to inspire participants to remain engaged and feel challenged to always bring their best effort to improving their health and wellness. Each session is also timed and scored, encouraging students to keep aiming higher.
As one of the largest ballroom-dance studios in Kentucky, All That Dance is home to more than just ballroom—Latin, swing, Zumba, and belly dancing are all part of the schedule's multitudinous monthly classes. Each class takes place on the enormous dance floor and is led by a professional dance teacher with years of experience turning timid meerkat-steppers into bold fox-trotters. Dancers of all ages and skill levels are welcome, making the studio as all-inclusive as a convention for carbon-based life forms.
Strong Hold Climbing Gym at Hester's Family Fitness beckons to rock clingers of all skill levels with more than 4,000 square feet of top-rope routes, bouldering, and peerless climbing classes. With padded floors throughout, Strong Hold's crew of climbers can scale the multicolored routes with no fear of hard falls, and Strong Hold equips each climber with the harness, shoes, and cliff-badger bait necessary for topping its walls. Introductory classes, taught by master stone whisperers, cover the basics of rope work, proper knots, and the techniques required for pulling on slopers or crimps.
At Ideal Dentistry, doctorial duo Drs. Christian W. Hahn, Dr. Bryan J. Treece, and Dr. Sam Zink combine their respective specialties in cosmetic dentistry and implantology to complete a full gamut of dental services. A member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Hahn dedicates himself to performing handcrafted cosmetic techniques that imbue refurbished smiles with a natural and realistic appearance.. Alongside Dr. Hahn is Dr. Treece, who exudes a calming presence, which helps put patients at ease as he performs implantology, oral surgery, and a slew of cosmetic dentistry procedures. Rounding out the practice is Dr. Zink, a Louisville native who earned his dentistry degree in town. He has a deep understanding of dental protocol and a passion for restoring smiles to pearly brilliance.
The doctors demonstrate their compassion for patients and commitment to health by using safe, advanced dental technology. They also eschew potentially hazardous substances such as mercury for safer, more aesthetically pleasing compounds such as white composite, porcelain, or silly putty. So dedicated is Dr. Hahn to the use of natural ingredients in dentistry, he is the founder and president of Dr. Hahn’s Naturals, which exists for the sole purpose of replacing harmful chemicals with natural dental products. In addition, technologies such as digital x-rays spare patients the radiation exposure and anachronistic lectures of traditional x-ray equipment.
Burning Bush's menu takes tongues on a trip to Greece without them having to endure endless views of ancient ruins. Vegetarians will salivate over falafel ($4.01) and quinoa lavanini, lavash bread topped with pepper-jack cheese, avocado, and quinoa ($5.42). Meat junkies and professional bodybuilders can choose bison kebabs cooked over an oak charcoal fire, a gyro ($5.66+), or a Balkan burger ($5.89), which blends beef, pork, and lamb into an unholy union of succulence. Youngsters under 10 can order off the kids' menu or nag their parents for one of the restaurant's thin-crust pizzas. Burning Bush also serves sweet, creamy meal endings from Gelato Gilberto, a local gelateria in Norton Commons.
Arbor Ridge Vine & Grill boasts a pleasant atmosphere, where couples and familial clans can imagine themselves in the shade of vineyards that whisper helpful wine suggestions to thirsty ears. Saunter to the bottle-side of a 2008 Canyon Road cabernet sauvignon ($21) or a 2007 Glen Ellen white zinfandel from the Sonoma Valley ($15.95) before perusing a dinner menu of savory fare. The romance of mutual eating can be experienced as you and your date nibble opposing ends of mozzarella sticks ($4.95); sample the communal garden of a zucchini-and-red-pepper sandwich with grilled zukes, Parmesan, feta, oregano, and crushed pepper flakes ($8.75); or feed each other shrimp and grits accompanied by andouille sausage, yellow peppers, garlic, sweet onions, and jalapeños ($14.95).
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