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A 4,500-square-foot gym serves as the staging ground for Triple Crown CrossFit's all-out assault against flab. The gym's trainers bring years of fitness experience to each Workout of the Day. As they lead dynamic, challenging workouts, instructors also strive to create a welcoming atmosphere that will help clients of all fitness levels power their way into shape.

In addition to CrossFit, Triple Crown also offers a full slate of martial arts classes for adults and children of all skill levels. During kids' jiu jitsu sessions, youngsters cultivate knowledge and confidence along with strength and balance as they study the form's submissions and grapples. Students learn to set their own goals as they work toward higher ranks, and each session ends with a life-coaching talk that ties classwork to positive development and foundational values.

11075 Dixie Hwy
Walton,
KY
US

The exuberant energy of childhood led many youthful explorers to climb their first tree, but the staff of EarthJoy Tree Adventures turned it into a lifetime pursuit. During safety-conscious lessons, instructors combine the rope-assisted techniques of rock-climbing with a few tree-specific tricks honed over lots of practice. They scurry up the trunks of old, vibrant trees, swing, surf and hang amid the branches, and rappel down. They teach students how to bring gear up with them during a climb and string a hammock between branches. Such hammocks provide a restful retreat from the world below—even a place to pass the night as humanity’s ancient ape-like ancestors must have: nestled among the high bows of a tree, waiting for a flash of lightning so they could read a few more words in their book.

1500 Race Track Road
Alexandria,
KY
US

Dr. Martin E. Burger of LASIK Specialists LLC tallies more than 69,000 successful LASIK procedures on an extensive resume. Fully immersed in the realm of refractive surgery, Dr. Burger has been a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, and the American Osteopathic Association. Many patients who depend on their sight for their livelihood?including pilots, commercial drivers, and seeing-eye dogs?have sought out Dr. Burger for LASIK procedures, which can help completely eradicate the need for glasses or contacts. His practice also encompasses a friendly staff and multiple laser technologies.

8460 US Hwy. 42
Florence,
Kentucky
US

Started in 1961 by Dr. Stanley Pearle, the nationally recognized and trusted franchise now operates in nearly 800 company and franchise locations nationwide. The master visionaries at Pearle are well trained in assisting all bespectacled beings, from casual librarians to picky, temperamental Cyclopes. Equip a corrective pair of Essentials frames starting at $99.95, or slip on a pair of designer eye enhancers, such as those by Anne Klein and DKNY ($149.95+) or Versace ($205+). Single-vision lenses adjust a singular field of vision. While prices and availability may vary by location, they usually start at about $120 (basic uncoated plastic) and $215 (scratch-resistant plastic) for PearleTHIN, whereas specialty PearleTHIN anti-glare complete lenses ($315) are lightweight heavyweights.

7627 Mall Rd
Florence,
KY
US

If variety can spice up life in general, Inhale Exhale Studio's owner Hao Ly figures it's also a great way to keep exercising interesting. She, and her 20-plus teachers, leads a regimen of more than 50 group fitness classes held across all seven days of the week. Students might show up on Sunday and shape glutes in a barre-based fitness class or drop in on Monday to sweat during warm Vinyasa flow yoga lead by Hao herself. Other days feature similar options, as well as multiple forms of Pilates, boot camps, and even the occasional spinning class. To help fend off soreness and aches, Hao says the studio offers Thai bodywork, an assisted form of stretching with many similarities to yoga.

Business Basics

Equipment: Pilates Reformer apparatus, RealRyder bikes

Students should bring: hot yoga towel, bottle of water, yoga mat, spin shoes, hand towel

Average class length: 60-90 minutes

Number of Staff: 11?25

Class location: Indoors only

Established: 2013

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

1035 Vandercar Way
Florence,
KY
US

The specialists that make up Northern Kentucky Physical Medicine's medical team have vastly different specialties. Though this might make for awkward chats at office parties, it also means that clients with problems are more likely to find a professional specialized in treating their exact ailment. Some focus on weight loss problems, as their curated programs utilize supplements and counseling to help burn fat and reduce food cravings. Others focus on nerve problems?the tingling, cramping, and numbness known as peripheral neuropathy?while others have a knack for the more hands-on relief that comes from physical rehabilitation. Chiropractic care, meanwhile, eases the pain of misaligned vertebrae with chiropractic adjustments and spinal decompression. Rather than sticking to one treatment method, the clinic's weight loss and pain-relief programs often call on a blend of regimens to receive maximum results.

8119 Connector Dr
Florence,
KY
US