By improving mouth health, you can improve overall health; research suggests a link between periodontal diseases and other chronic conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and Alzheimer's. A cleaning might not cure brain fever or hammer toes, but broken fillings and cavities can't hide from Dr. Bohay's expert eye (his left eye). Leave the rest to the digital x-ray machine, which reduces radiation up to 90% compared to traditional see-through machines. If you lie in bed at night fearing the piercing pain of a future cavity, let Dr. Bohay check it out so you can sleep easy with a clean bill of health and nip dental disaster in the bud. If restorative work is necessary, Dr. Bohay will take care of crowns, fillings, and bridges during a follow-up visit for $50 off work valued at $100 or more.
Upon entering Go Cycle Studios, it might feel like you’ve accidentally walked into a club: hip-hop, rock, and dance music streams from the expansive sound system, reverberating off the exposed brick walls and polished concrete floors. The cycling and fitness center’s owners, Jimmy and Lisa, use this atmosphere to set the mood, but they’re serious about exercise. They and the other instructors tailor spin classes and other fitness programs to challenge riders of all levels, from beginners to those who want to work up to jumping a police barricade. Under their instruction, riders sweat astride Keiser stationary bikes, each outfitted with monitors that display RPMs, heart rate, approximate calorie burn, and miles covered. Before or after class, students can head to the back patio to sip coffee in the fresh air or furtively discuss ways to hasten the comeback of handlebar streamers.
Snap Fitness’s convenient locations buff bods and tone cores with Matrix fitness equipment, free weights, and a cardio TV theater 24 hours a day, seven days a week. An all-access keycard grants unlimited opportunities to punch a bag instead of a time clock or swing a kettlebell without inadvertently granting wings to a down-on-his-luck angel. Clients can arrive at Snap super late and pretend to be working out in an Edward Hopper painting or pound the treadmill at 5 a.m. and get pumped for 6 a.m. Regardless of the when, the where of Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere provides a refreshing change of pace from packed, worn-out gyms or tough elementary schoolyards.
When Gina Wasserlein received a Bryan Kest yoga video from a friend, she had no idea it would change her life. After practicing its routines for several months, she felt tall, light, and happy, like a balloon giraffe filled with laughing gas. Drawing upon experience from the worlds of fitness and grade-school teaching, she founded Downtown Yoga Studio to help fellow yogis unlock the joy and wisdom that lie within. Knowledge gleaned from her teaching staff and mentors such as Jonny Kest has shaped her class lineup, which explores yogic traditions such as Ashtanga and Kundalini. Filled with basic poses and breathing exercises, beginners’ classes build enough strength, flexibility, and focus to dance Swan Lake in cast-iron chainmail. Advanced practitioners can challenge their minds and bodies during hot power yoga classes, whose elevated temperatures promote deep stretches and toxin release.
At the 1996 Olympics, Doctor of Chiropractic Mark A. Prather was chosen as the resident chiropractor for the Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling team. Alongside a group of talented massage therapists, he treats patients at Rochester Hills Spine Care with the same level of care he afforded to the celebrated athletes. Massages induce relaxation with long, smooth strokes and haikus tapped out in Morse code, and can help reduce specific pains from ailments such as pulled or strained muscles. Trigger-point massage targets particularly sensitive points on the body to relieve tension. Spinal-decompression treatments nudge bulging or herniated disks back into place while assuaging issues such as osteoarthritis or sciatica.
At the Center For Medical Weight Loss, physician Gina Randhawa uses a program rooted in scientific principles to help patients achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Dr. Randhawa employs tools such as body-composition analysis to customize each treatment plan, enhancing the effects of a low-calorie diet with appetite suppressants and injections designed to boost energy and metabolism. Her medical expertise also allows her to identify barriers to weight-loss success, from medications taken for separate health conditions to walls built around gyms.