Since she was a teenager, Sandy Davenport’s determination to stay physically fit has earned her a resumé full of accomplishments, which include authoring her own fitness and lifestyle manual, designing corporate-wellness programs, and winning the Ms. Alabama Bodybuilding Championship twice. After a car accident left her injured, she discovered Zumba's invigorating, low-impact fitness system to keep herself in shape while she recuperated. Her fascination with the fun, energetic workout inspired her to become a dance-fitness instructor, seeking out training from Zumba architect Beto Perez.
Today, Sandy calls upon her extensive training and experience in Latin and ballroom dance to lead exercisers of all abilities through Zumba's fun, easy-to-follow dance moves. In her studio's friendly, judgment-free environment, students feed off the contagious energy of pulsing music with Latin and international dance moves while cutting rugs to reach their fitness goals.
Foot and ankle specialist Dr. Joe Griffin tackles orthopedic and sports-related symptoms, diabetic foot management, and problems affecting the nerves, skin, and nails. His office, which is growing with its field, is outfitted with helpful podiatric technology including lasers that banish fungus, plantar warts, and scarring, and it includes corrective shoes in both traditional and coal-powered versions. Though his site reveals a rotating collection of testimonials from patients who praise Dr. Griffin's work at Coastal, the podiatrist also spends time away from his practice to treat patients at Thomas Hospital and Thomas Medical Center, as well as South Baldwin Regional Medical Center.
After more than 20 years spent in the fitness industry, Joshua Fleming founded Victory Fit Camp. His formula relies on physical and mental training that he learned in the US Marine Corps as well as nutritional advice from licensed experts. Today, each Victory Fit boot-camp session is led by an experienced coach, who walks clients of all fitness levels through indoor workouts or outdoor obstacle courses of ropes, foam pits, and trampolines.
For more than 17 years, The RAC Health Complex has made working out as easy as possible. For one thing, the gym stays open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, allowing devout nine-to-fivers and certified night owls alike to exercise on their own schedule. For another thing, the owners have filled the 8,000-square-foot facility with an array of weight machines and cardio equipment, leaving enough room for floor exercises but taking up enough room to prevent impromptu square dances.
Overseen by Doctor of Chiropractic Kevin Hogan, Health Focus Chiropractic strives to oust vexing ailments from backbones and joints. After a consultation, a doctor gauges backbone health during a meticulous exam, during which they inspect clients' reflexes, posture, turning and bending prowess, and fluency in the dialect of pretzel. If needed, x-rays can then chart where wayward spines have gone awry by scoping for misaligned vertebrae and other symptom sources. A tailored adjustment endeavors to straighten errant disks with precise manual manipulation, which may relieve physiques of chronic pain, loosen knotted tissue, and improve the body's range of motion for a competitive edge in 5K crab-walk marathons.
Elite Lab Testing's network of accredited medical reference labs and service centers helps patients take charge of their health and wellness with tests performed at more than 1,700 LabCorp locations across the country. These lab tests—which don't require referrals or doctor visits—cover a lot of ground. For example, with a single blood draw, medical professionals can check for the IgE antibodies that may be causing allergic reactions to insect stings, foods, pollen, mold, and younger siblings. They might spend the rest of the day screening blood-sugar levels, scanning hormone levels and thyroid health, checking for heart attack risks, and lifting the hood on the liver and kidneys. Customers can even order the same tests their health care provider does for routine physicals. Elite Lab Testing also performs drug screens, and offers affordable pricing packages and wellness programs that equip the health-conscious community with useful tools for constructing a healthy lifestyle.