Louise Connolly spent six years touring five continents with Lord of the Dance. For most of that time, the two-time Irish Dance World Champion from Dundalk, Ireland played the female leading role as Saoirse, the virtuous, white-frocked dancer who tries to save the hero from the temptations of pork rinds. As this epic production crisscrossed the globe, Louise became a cultural ambassador for Irish dance, to which she is now a certified teacher with the Irish Dance Commission in Dublin.
At her dance studio, both soft- and hard-shoe dance is taught to boys and girls, children and adults. Depending on the type of jig performed, students slip on lace-up ghillies or hard shoes with fiberglass tips and heels. While maintaining a statuesque torso, the dancers kick, tap, shuffle, and twirl in solo dances or céilí routines that contain up to 16 people. For toes that desire reward beyond the occasional jello soak, the studio can prepare them for competitions called feis, which judge choreography and execution at regional, national, and world levels.
Students should bring: Water, mat for yoga classes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 11?25 people
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
Our instructors encourage and challenge participants to find their inner and outer strength. The energy created by the group classes also keeps them pushing through to the end.
Sweating to the oldies is acceptable, but sweating to the blues less so. Do you find that certain styles and genres of music generate more intense workouts?
Music moves us at FORM. All classes feature motivating beats to keep you energized and having fun.
With locations in 24 states, it?s safe to say Fitness 19?s approach to fitness has piqued exercisers? interest. Each gym houses Life Fitness cardio machines and Hammer Strength strength-training equipment, as well as a staff of personal trainers who oversee one-on-one workouts and a group of caretakers and professional ranch hands who wrangle the kids' area. Certain locations also offer group classes such as the senior-oriented Silver Sneakers program.
At SmileLabs, the staff is focused on one thing: whitening teeth. To lift stains and discolorations caused by drinking coffee, sipping colas, and chewing crayons, they fill custom silicone mouth trays with a peroxide-based whitening gel, which is water-based to prevent tooth sensitivity. Once teeth have been coated in the gel, they aim their Millennium SL LED lamp at the teeth to accelerate the whitening process. Each treatment takes about 15 minutes, and clients can double up treatments during a single visit.
The team of aestheticians and massage therapists at Port Salon & Day Spa mix and match elements from classic spa treatments to rev up relaxation levels. The spa offers a variety of massages which span from deep tissue to aromatic Swedish massages. During signature manicures and pedicures, nails soak in customized herbs before a paraffin treatment seals in moisture. Hydrotherapy sessions are held in Austrian moor mud or milk baths, which nourish the skin. After conducting a complimentary skin analysis, licensed aestheticians administer facials with ice-pack masks, noninvasive light therapy, or hot and cold basalt stones. For intensive moisturizing, clients can choose a collagen facial, pumice peel facial, or pumpkin peel facial which also helps to decrease fine lines. Personalized consultations also precede hair treatments, which can leave tresses newly colored or done up for special occasions.
Since Dr. Stanley Pearle opened the doors to the first Pearle Vision in 1961, the franchise has expanded to more than 800 stores nationwide. In these stores, optometrists assess the ocular health of patients before onsite opticians help them navigate the assortment of frames from brands such as Ray-Ban, Prada, Coach and Nike. If they're not in the store, clients can utilize the Try-On tool, uploading a photo to see what they or their dog looks like in different types of glasses. Pearle Vision also helps focus the world with contacts from Acuvue and Biofinity.