Thirty years ago, Concerned Dental Care was founded with the philosophy that dentists should concern themselves with people first and foremost. The staff's dedication to their patients fueled the practice's growth, and today a team of dentists and hygienists adheres to that original vision as they set about their work tending to teeth at six different offices.
Friendly advice about oral hygiene accompanies each tooth cleaning. Low-radiation digital x-rays help the staff take a closer look at patients' dental health without shrinking themselves down and taking a hike through clients' molars. Then, the doctors work with their patients to address any problems by poring over the practice's sizable array of treatment options to find the right course of action. In addition to regular dental upkeep, the staff can shine up smiles with cosmetic services such as teeth whitening and porcelain veneers.
Brazilian Jujitsu dominates mixed-martial-arts competitions and has captured the imaginations of hundreds of aspiring fighters, including Tito Hatz, the head instructor and current owner of East Coast United. To hone his skills, Tito travelled to Brazil to train under members of the Gracie family, the clan credited with originating modern Brazilian Jujitsu. As an instructor, he believes in sculpting bodies of all ages and genders into the physiques of elite athletes. Students at his gym grapple through the traditional exercises of Brazilian Jujitsu or pummel unseen opponents with the lightning foot, fist, elbow, and knee strikes of muay thai kickboxing. Those interested in professional fighting undertake training in a blend of the two arts in mixed-martial-arts classes. Certified yoga instructor Maywatte Hartz teaches relaxation and mental focus in her Vinyasa yoga classes, which focus on mastering deep breathing and flowing movements.
After a young life full of soccer, gymnastics, and baseball, Carlos Sanchez found himself sitting behind a desk in an office. His constantly recumbent position—combined with eating at office parties and a lack of exercise outside of work—led him to pack on a few pounds. One summer afternoon, he realized he was embarrassed to take his shirt off at the beach, and he vowed to transform himself. Carlos found his own journey to getting in shape to be so exciting that he realized he wanted to do the same thing for others. He became a certified CrossFit trainer and founded Unlimited Strength Athletics to help others achieve the physical fitness and confidence they desire.
Mitch Lee, founder of Fit Figure Bootcamp, helps women achieve their fitness goals after aided his sister through her own weight loss. His online program challenges them to transform their bodies in 42 days with the help of equipment-free workouts, cardio routines, and fat-blasting Tummy Toner circuits. Women join a private Facebook page where they have access to supplemental training material including a nutrition video tutorial and grocery list as well as an exercise library. Participants can further quench their post-workout thirsts with 20-plus protein smoothie recipes while enlisting 24/7 coaching and support throughout the duration of the bootcamp.
Chris C. Chen decided to make a change. After 19 successful years in the corporate world, he walked away from it all to follow his dream—helping heal people as a New York State–licensed acupuncturist. Now, as the practitioner at Bronx Acupuncture, he combines his acupuncture expertise with 32 years of martial arts training, which allows him to read and balance each of his clients' energies more accurately—his clients have even dubbed him "the painless one" because of his gentle approach. His individually tailored treatments are designed to prevent ailments by maintaining the patient's health from every angle, including physically, emotionally, and spiritually. In addition to acupuncture sessions and consultations, Chris also performs facial-rejuvenation acupuncture, which acts as a surgery-free facelift to help the skin look younger, firmer, and healthier.
At CrossFit SoBro, newcomers rest assured knowing they?re safe in the hands of owner Roberto Murichi, who brings CrossFit first-timers into the fold with detailed, progressive instruction adaptable to all fitness levels. The former Marine leads a team of instructors who emphasize CrossFit?s main tenets of power, speed, coordination, and agility; balancing this with an emphasis on teamwork and fostering a positive atmosphere. Classes forge well-rounded athletes through an emphasis on high-intensity, constantly varied workouts that integrate powerlifting with plyometrics, sprints, gymnastics, and kettlebells. CrossFitters also blend tabata training workouts, which emphasize eight-interval couplets made up of twenty seconds of furious work and ten seconds of rest.