Firm Body Bootcamp blasts apart repetitive gym routines and packs the fissures with functional strength training and a blend of fun and no-nonsense equipment. During indoor and outdoor camps, clients may swing kettlebells to crank up triceps, wrestle with battle ropes, toss medicine balls, or use their own body weight to build muscle on suspension equipment. The 45-minute routines kick-start heart rates with cardio drills, and team-based exercises breed camaraderie among campers and ensure backup should the exercise equipment rise up against its masters. Because its maneuvers are fully modifiable, there's ample room at the fitness table for guests of every experience level, including those who have never set foot in a gym.
Supplementary dietary plans and progress-tracking tools collaborate to keep metabolism racing outside of class. To date, Firm Body Bootcamp has helped more than 13 individuals lose 100 pounds each, the weight equivalent of a compact car that refuses to exercise.
The board-certified dermatologists at Brookwood Dermatology diagnose epidermal issues during one-on-one consultations and then set out to maximize skin's natural beauty with custom-tailored treatments. Specialties range from injections of Botox or Restylane to the removal of moles or warts. Chemical peels and laser beams resurface skin cells, unearthing a more youthful, radiant appearance.
What began as Anita Gibson's struggling, two-person family business has evolved into Advanced Weight Loss Clinics, an organization with 17 corporately owned clinics and 3 franchise locations spread throughout the southeastern United States. Each center's team of doctors and weight-loss specialists encourages clients to win a similarly daunting battle by creating personalized plans for success. The program incorporates vitamins, supplements, and appetite suppressants with a low-calorie, low-fat meal plan that discourages using soft-serve ice cream as toothpaste.
Standard Furniture traces its origins back to 1912, when a local family began traveling through Birmingham, peddling fine household furniture out of a wagon. Four generations later, the business has blossomed into 13 retail stores throughout Alabama and Tennessee, and its century-long commitment to quality furniture and customer service won it the Alabama Retail Association’s Silver Award as one of the Retailers of the Year in 2011. Each gallery abounds with bedroom, living-room, and dining-room furniture from top designers such as Lane, along with mattresses in a range of shapes and styles from brands such as Tempur-Pedic, Serta, and Jamison. At each location, a knowledgeable staff awaits to offer design counsel, suggesting pieces that best suit a household’s style or will hold up against a disobedient pet woodchuck.
Flat-screen TVs and comfort-inducing massage chairs beckon clients in the examination rooms at Dr. Cheri Cunningham’s family dental office, where the steady-handed professional cares for the oral needs of both children and adults. The doc and her staff care for and inspect all corners of mouth caves, from creating spot-on replicas of teeth for custom-made whitening trays to examining every millimeter between the lips the uvula for signs of gum disease. The office’s No Cavity club showcases a photo montage of all the cavity-free kids that have been treated by Dr. Cunningham, a panegyric that gives young patients the incentive to brush, floss, and cut back on the sugar in their pretend coffee.