Teaching Zumba seemed like the perfect union of passions for Gwen Hernandez. A trained dancer with more than 13 years of experience in ballet, tap, and jazz and a self-proclaimed lover of Latin culture since the first grade, Gwen joined these interests and became licensed in Zumba to share her penchant for fitness with others. During classes, she uses upbeat Latin music and dance combinations to help clients burn calories and tone their bods in a fun, energetic, and supportive atmosphere. As a licensed Zumba instructor, she is qualified to teach basic Zumba, ZumbAtomic for kids, and Zumba core classes. She also makes herself available for parties and other occasions, for which she can bring her skills and fitness routines directly to clients’ homes.
Before stepping onto the ice or the baseball diamond, members of the Carolina Hurricanes and the Durham Bulls pay a visit to Drs. Michael Peters and Jason Price of Eye Care Associates, who have provided top-notch eyeglasses, contact lenses, and eye exams for nearly 35 years. The vision specialists help rid blurriness from pucks, balls, and signs held by adoring fans. When they’re not gazing into the eyes of athletes, they and their fellow doctors at a network of clinics stay busy correcting the vision of seniors, children, and adults. The company topped Indy Week's 2012 Readers’ Choice poll for best optometrists in the area and received a Standing Ovation award as the best eyecare center in the Triangle in 2012 from readers of Metro Magazine.
Nestled in 200 acres of lush farmland, Bull Creek Golf and Country Club's 18-hole public course welcomes golfers with a circuit of greens thoughtfully woven into the area's existing topography. The course's open layout and generous tifton-grass fairways provide ample landing room for gargantuan drives and displaced spacecraft, provided they steer clear of the sparse streams that burble throughout the course. Bent-grass greens supply the bulk of the round’s challenge, combining slick surfaces with subtle slopes to create breaks harder to read than a dissertation written in macaroni noodles. Aside from its kempt grassy monolith, the club boasts a driving range, putting green, and pro shop for further golfletic pursuits, and its snack bar and 100-person capacity banquet facilities provide cozy venues for postround repose and replenishment.
Dr. Wendy M. Robbins knows that spinal health can affect the entire body—causing everything from back pain to different-length legs. At Robbins Chiropractic Center, she works to keep spines on the straight and narrow, helping her patients lead happier and healthier lives. One technique she uses, the Thompson Method, requires the patient to turn his or her head, while the chiropractor notes how the movement affects leg length. The results help Dr. Robbins pinpoint vertebral subluxations without using invasive procedures or the power of ESP. However, she also draws upon advanced technologies, examining spines with x-rays before making manual adjustments or using a spring-loaded tool that gently and precisely realigns vertebrae. These adjustments can help relieve ailments including lower-back pain, migraines, and arthritis.
The innovative Invisalign treatment corrects alignment with a system of clear, removable acrylic aligners. Using 3-D digital imaging and a certified Invisalign lab, the skilled artisans of dentition make custom aligners for each patient’s mouth. The technique straightens teeth in about 6–18 months for a faster turnaround time than traditional braces or elaborate invisibility cloaks. Patients can remove the devices for meals, brushing, or special events like tooth prom, though most people will never see the translucent devices. Supremia recommends the treatment for adults and older teens who have already had braces, or even for purely cosmetic purposes.
With its first swing of the tee in 1917, Paschal Golf Club is a public course that has played host to legions of golf lovers, weekend warriors, and even the legendary Arnold Palmer. The verdant nine-hole course can be played from four different tee boxes, offering a challenge for golfers of all skill levels. Golfers can loop the nine-hole course twice, allowing them to correct errant shot selections on difficult holes such as the eighth, which presents a forced carry over an elongated pond to reach the green, a heavily fortified zone guarded by bunkers on both sides and another water hazard behind. The tranquil Richland Creek trickles through the course, treating eyes to frequent sightings of wildlife such as deer, birds, and grazing golf carts. A clubhouse, snack bar, and pro shop cater to players as they unwind or stock up on gear, and a putting green warms up pendulums before rounds.:m]]
The dental duo at Wake Forest Dental Arts, Drs. Craig Winkelmann and Lindsey Collins, thwarts oral maladies and beautifies smiles with a full gamut of restorative, general, and cosmetic dental services. A former electrical engineer, Dr. Craig rose through the ranks of dentistry at the University of Maryland, after which he was selected to serve as a dental ambassador of goodwill to Ireland. Dr. Lindsey’s travels have taken her from dental school at Louisiana State University to Atoyac, Mexico, where she administered dental services to underprivileged children and elders. Both doctors devote their passions for dentistry to their patients, developing treatment plans aligned with their expectations and zodiac signs and alleviating the anxiety of dental visits.