Led by CrossFit Level 1 certified trainers Frank Colavita and Erin Stewart, CrossFit classes combine weightlifting, gymnastics and sprinting into a strength-and-conditioning program that hones in on endurance and agility. Participants in 15–20 person On Ramp classes receive personal coaching as they work up to training shape by learning basic core lifts and maneuvers such as deadlifting weights off the ground and heaving stalling airplanes off crowded runways. After two weeks, On Ramp graduates confront more of CrossFit's 4400-square-foot gym through workout-of-the-day courses, which build upon On Ramp exercises with gymnastics and specialized moves. Pull-ups, pushups, and sit-ups sculpt upper halves, jump ropes course cardiovascular exercise through entire bodies, and Turkish get-ups strengthen shoulders quicker than scooping gravy with a fez.
Dr. Antonio Cigno has pampered vulnerable veneers and their gummy habitats for more than 20 years, all while racking up upwards of 500 hours in elective training to supplement his practice. During comprehensive dental examinations at the up-to-date office, tooth techs screen mouths for grin inconsistencies such as decay, excessive commemorative plaques, and signs of oral cancer. Cigno’s staffers then dispatch powerful x-rays to assess the chewing rituals of indigenous chompers and discover any dental woes in hiding. Finally, a cleaning crew of gentle instruments infiltrates molar nooks, scrubbing away buildup, cultivating gum health, and showing tongues how to properly pluck a floss-guitar.
The eye experts at Dr. Wagner’s Southridge Optical remedy blurry vision with prescription lenses fitted into more than 1,000 styles of brand-name frames. During a comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Wagner runs peepers through the gamut, assessing eye health and calibrating prescriptions with high-tech equipment, multiple stages of testing, and retinal photographs. Afterward, the optometrist guides visitors through lens options that can solve near- and-farsightedness and help wearers to differentiate between their mailboxes and the family dog. Clients then select face-flattering frames by such designers as Coach ($179.95– $319.95), Versace ($199.95– $529.95), and Harley Davidson ($159.95– $199.95). Prescription eyeglasses are typically ready for pickup in about a week, so in the meantime, clients should string together temporary glasses using Coke bottles, superglue, and glitter.
The chi masters at this trinity of acupuncture and health centers seamlessly weave Chinese medicine stretching back 3,000 years with modern medicine's focus on disease and pathology. Dr. Chuan Liu tends to patients with a parallel approach at Milwaukee Acupuncture & Health Center and Ozaukee Acupuncture & Health Center. Trained his native China, Dr. Liu helps patients manage pain and stress, restore energy, and obtain optimal health through therapies including the AcuRelief and AcuHealth systems, which he helped found.
Doctors of chiropractic Kenneth Kerwin and Melissa Shera are on a mission—they work with patients from infants to the elderly to free their clients of chronic pain and enable them to lead lives with a full range of motion. They gently manipulate and adjust spines and limbs, along with offering Disc Decompression Therapy, a non-surgical way of of relieving pressure on cervical and spinal discs. Patients can also get custom fitted orthotics, or have a relaxing hot stone therapy massage with a licensed massage therapist.