Even after 25 years practicing, Doctor of Chiropractic Mark McGregor continues to seek out new and innovative ways to improve the health and well-being of his clients. In addition to performing traditional chiropractic adjustments that alleviate back pain, he can administer body wraps that melt down cellulite, infrared-sauna sessions that encourage detoxification, whole body vibration to burn calories, oxygen therapy to aid in the metabolism of the released fat and LipoLaser technologies that emulsify extra fat. Clients can also opt for Mind Technology born from the cranium of Dr. Patrick Porter, who came up with a specialized recipe of light and sound therapies that can motivate subjects to remember more memories, stop smoking, sleep better, curve food cravings, make better food choices, and break emotional ties to food.
One of the East Coast's best-known Members-only wholesale retailers, BJ's serves more than six million Members in more than 200 Clubs as far west as Ohio. Within these sprawling locations, BJ's helps provide more selections to savvy shoppers looking to knock out most of their errands in a single stop. In the same visit, Members can stock up on economy-sized groceries?including USDA choice meats, farm-fresh produce, organics and naturals, and everyday essentials?grab name-brand electronics, and even plan a vacation through BJ's Travel. Each service makes up a single part of BJ's well-rounded retail experience, but simplifying shopping isn't BJ's only goal; in 2013 alone, the company donated more than $4 million to charitable organizations.
Gateway Dental Care's owner and director, John B. Codjoe, DDS, is well versed in his trade, but that doesn't stop him from continuing to learn everything he can. Following his years in dental school, he served his residency at Humility of Mary Health Partners, where he honed his skills in radiology and implantology. Then he worked as a dental director of a prison and started his own practice. Today, he combines his extensive experience with ongoing education to not only handle the classic treatments—extractions and periodontal surgery—but also to incorporate cutting-edge treatments such as straightening teeth with clear braces and preventing cavities with a time-traveling toothbrush.
Reading at trainer Julianne Giragosian's resume is like thumbing through the world's most extensive workout catalogue. Nearly every exercise style is represented, from kickboxing and kettlebells to Zumba and Pilates. Martial arts get their own section, too; Julianne boasts expert training in MMA disciplines including Brazilian jiu jitsu, muay thai, and goju-ryu karate. Certified by organizations including the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, and KBC Kettlebells, Julianne leveraged her expertise into training gigs across the country, even appearing in nationally broadcast fitness infomercials.
Now at Nago Academy, she leads students down the path to fitness with the help of her training partner Leo Borges. Certified by CrossFit and the American Council on Exercise in his own right, Leo joins Julianne for classes that add strength to core muscles through intense cardio work and targeted suspension training. They also stay active outside the classroom, often finding time to hone their own skills during sparring sessions.
Stretching across immaculate greenery and pristine waters that run alongside Cape Cod’s Melody Tent, Twin Brooks Golf Course’s 18-hole, par 3 layout is a treat for players of all abilities. Only one hole exceeds 200 yards in length on the par 54 course, though the design still manages to fit in plenty of obstacles, including five ponds and 36 strategically placed sand traps, each one filled to the lip with soft Cape sand and disoriented sunbathers. Players who have stepped into the tee box recently may have noticed a difference: the teeing grounds have all been leveled, reshaped, and covered with new turf. The improvement is just one of many the course has undertaken in the last several months. Others include repairing the cart paths, upgrading the landscaping with railroad ties and new plantings, and reshaping the tree line along the fairways to make the course feel more open and remove potential obstructions. Players can expect a round to take between two and three hours, and Twin Brooks offers both pull carts and gas-powered carts for an additional fee.
Atlantis Sports Club knows that people are more likely to reach their fitness goals if they enjoy their workouts. That's why every element of their spacious gyms is designed to create an experience that will leave members with restored and refreshed minds and bodies. From the moment visitors step into the elegant locker rooms to the point they kick back in a relaxing steam room, they encounter up-to-date equipment and stylish design elements. Members can pump iron with state-of-the-art machines and free weights, or join others for group fitness classes such as energetic Zumba, intense body sculpting, and mind-centering yoga.