Camp Gladiator founder Ally Davidson?s childhood obsession with the outdoors and sports led her to pursue a degree in exercise physiology. After her 2008 win on the TV show American Gladiators, Ally decided to share her love of fitness with the world at large. Camp Gladiator reflects Ally's passion for fitness in its mission, which espouses their desire "to positively impact the physical fitness and ultimately the lives of as many people as possible." During Camp Gladiator Total Transformation, participants lose weight and gain energy in a friendly, positive environment. Over four-weeks, trainers focus on accountability, competition, motivation, and fun at multiple locations. Results are tracked during fitness assessments, body composition tests, and a fitness calendar, while nutrition counseling helps to maximize those results. Click here to view before and after images.
Davidson also leads boot camps in 13 U.S. cities, with each hosting multiple training locales. The upbeat staff of certified personal trainers lead patrons of all ages and fitness levels through four-week outdoor boot camps, earning Camp Gladiator a Hot Spot title from Women's Health magazine's Fitness Awards in 2013, Best Boot Camp from Rare magazine in 2010, Best of Big D 2010?2013 from D magazine, and Best Outdoor Boot Camp 2012 from Austin Fit magazine.
From the simple touch of massage to the modern power of a microdermabrasion, Pure Bliss offers a spectrum of services to inspire beauty and wellbeing. Amidst the complexion cleansing options, the C-esta facial firms and tones the skin with a double mask and advanced vitamin infusion. To foster inner balance, trained therapists administer relaxing or pain-relieving massage. The skincare and massage teams converge for the the Pure Bliss rejuvenator, which includes a hydrating massage and full-body exfoliation with shea butter and a scrub of peppermint, lavender, or chocolate. For dramatic overhauls, an on-site doctor installs Botox or Juvederm, and a permanent makeup artist applies liners that can withstand a swim in the neighbor's mud pit.
Doctor of Chiropractic Tanya Kekki knows firsthand how debilitating pain can be. After suffering from severe migraines as a teenager, she found relief through chiropractic care, a field she discovered while earning her bachelor's degree in kinesiology. Dr. Kekki went on to receive a doctorate of chiropractic degree, and further specialized as a certified chiropractic sports physician as well as in the Webster Technique, where she can work with pre-natal and post-natal patients, infants, and children. At Kekki Chiropractic, she brings together her extensive knowledge and training to help other people prevail over seemingly inescapable discomfort.
Dr. Kekki employs multiple adjustment methods including the Graston Technique, in which she wields instruments specifically designed to accelerate results. In addition to chiropractic services, the doctor is certified in acupuncture and Kinesio taping, a rehabilitation tool that has been shown to stimulate circulation better than encasing limbs in papier-mâché. She promotes healing with cold-laser therapy and massage modalities such as acupressure and cupping.
Dr. David Rankin, the chief of plastic surgery at St. Mary's Medical Center, combines years of medical experience with finely honed aesthetic sensibilities. Deftly wielding the tools of his trade, from surgical procedures to noninvasive injections, he helps clients obtain the physical forms they desire. Dr. Rankin's compatriot, Dr. Jill Lezaic, offers up noninvasive laser treatments that resurface skin, remove tattoos, and make undesirably hairy areas as bald as the lies of people who say driver’s licenses are necessary. Aqua's opulent interior puts visitors at ease, with an elegant reception area that features shimmering purple lights on the front desk and miniature chandeliers, casting soft illumination and providing handholds for magically shrunken musketeers.
At each of Advanced Vision Care's five locations, a team of optometric physicians examines peepers of all age brackets for signs of aberration or disease. They then furnish patients with prescriptions that can be formed into contact lenses or slung into stylish frames from the likes of Prada, Lacoste, and BCBG. The staff also performs Lasik consultations, in which they determine candidacy, recommend a Lasik doctor, and provide a series of post-op checks. Most locations house a multilingual team, who can answer questions or reflect on metaphysical quandaries in English, Spanish, or Hebrew.
Based out of sunny Jupiter on the shores of the warm Gulf Stream, Scuba Works?named Best Dive Center in 2010 by CityVoter?guides aquatic adventurers on scenic diving tours. Helmed by a PADI-trained and certified diving instructor, the intrepid staff continually add to expertise with routine continuing-education courses. In addition to tours, Scuba Works offers basic and advanced open-water scuba-certification classes and stages annual productions of Jacques Cousteau's autobiographical opera, Dive In!.