At Village Yoga, Freddy Margolis has amassed an impressive team of experienced instructors, some of whom have impressive backgrounds in fields such as competitive dance and chinese medicine. These specialists aim to help students foster holistic wellness with a variety of yoga classes at both of their spacious studios. Their class styles range from flowing Vinyasa and gentle stretches to high-intensity Zumba and power yoga, and teacher training is also available.
Clients can rent either studio to host yoga parties that celebrate birthdays, engagements, or successful human-Jenga games. An instructor will be on hand to guide partygoers through routines, and the space comes equipped with yoga mats, bolsters, and music.
A tasteful mod wall-design depicting eyeglasses in green, blue, pink, and other hues greets visitors to Modern Optometry. This isn't just an interior decorating choice—it also represents the boutique eye-care clinic's equal emphasis on eye health and original fashion. Two expert optometrists specialize in testing eyes for visual acuity, but also track down and identify eye diseases ranging from conjunctivitis to a Lego figure stuck behind the eyelid. Meanwhile, a team of opticians perform fittings for eyewear and contacts from daily disposables to bifocal lenses. A gallery of designer frames features more than 16 brands such as Hugo Boss, Kate Spade, and Polaroid.
At Novel Smiles, Drs. Izzat Sbeih and Lan Tran go to great lengths to make their patients comfortable. For starters, there's their work experience. Dr. Sbeih has completed training for cosmetic dentistry and implant dentistry, just to name a couple of his areas of expertise, and Dr. Tran is a board-certified orthodontic specialist, with an emphasis on cosmetic interdisciplinary treatment. Then, there's their sleek, modern office, which is equipped with state-of-the-art technology such as intraoral cameras and digital X-rays. If that's not enough to help clients relax, or if they just need a hand squeezing the remaining toothpaste out of the tube, the practice also offers massage therapy services.
In 2011, three old high school buddies—Jason, Scott, and George—started 5 Rings Fitness, adopting a no-nonsense approach to exercise. Over the years, they've upgraded their space and expanded their roster of workouts, but their core philosophy has not changed. Today visitors come in for CrossFit workouts, personal training sessions, and competitive strength training, pushing themselves to achieve their goals in a no-frills facility that gives off a tough, industrial vibe.
The staff at CrossFit Falls Church come from diverse backgrounds, from competitive swimming to law enforcement to economic research. But when it comes to everyone who walks through the doors, they are of the same mind—they want to help others get fit and will offer any tips and encouragement they can. CrossFit Falls Church offers private and group classes, employing CrossFit's scalable, constantly changing workouts that test and tune up both physical strength and conditioning. For calmer but still beneficial workouts, yoga classes boost flexibility.
Unyong Kim regards every event in her life as an influence that has molded her teaching model, from conquering the fear of public speaking to crossing the finish line at the Marine Corps Marathon. She pours all her wisdom and experience into her yoga classes, which are designed to promote relaxation for her students. She tries to teach yoga as a state of mind, rather than a series of postures, packaging it as a meditative practice for personal benefit and an attitude that can inform life off the mat.
The core of Unyong's training still takes place in the classroom, though. She has a series designed to promote a calm state of mind, a series to challenge the body, and a series built around family-style games such as horseshoes, where dad is the pole and little Billy is the horseshoe.