Anytime Fitness, as the name suggests, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year with nonstop security. Novice calorie burners and ripped Michelangelo models alike can take advantage of a one-month membership, which equips bodies with enough treadmills, cycles, elliptical machines, and weights to train them to run a marathon inside of a swimming pool filled with mud. Highlight the results of fat-frying and muscle-mass-magnifying sessions with one month of unlimited tanning in high-powered beds that paint ripply physiques a brilliant shade of bronze.
The philosophical umbrella over all the various training programs at RFLX Training Center is simple: positive change. The instructors believe that encouraging their students to change and grow for the better improves not only their physical skills but also their outlook on life. Their expertise allows them to offer a variety of programs that include combat arts such as muay thai kickboxing, brazilian jiu jitsu, and standard boxing. From a practical standpoint, they also lead self-defense classes including those focused on bullies and tactical training for law enforcement. Techniques from all those classes are brought together during fitness-based sessions such as cardio kickboxing and MMA MetaFit classes that combine strikes and kicks with effective strength- and endurance-building workouts. Patrons looking for a tough-love approach to weight loss are encouraged to try the Body Transformation Challenge.
After more than 15 years working in medicine, Family Nurse Practitioner Dee Warner took her health-improving passion to Pure Homeopathy in 2012 to break free of standard short office visits. To do this, she now practices a method which includes using a blend of traditional and holistic medicine while also performing physical exams and ordering prescription medications when needed. Warner counters the conventional practice of placing labels on medical conditions by personalizing appointments and collecting information from her patients to create individualized treatment plans, which include changes to lifestyle and diet.
The clinic also specializes in homeopathy, where patients are guided through their weight loss goals with the help of Dr. Lisa Amerine, ND and a registered dietician. Massages are also offered from a certified massage therapist.
SkateStart owner Patrick O'Toole started his skating career as many people do: by falling down constantly while skating a faulty board. He wanted to spend time with his skateboarding cousins, so his father bought him a generic, unresponsive deck from a big-box store. It barely rolled and always cancelled their playtime last minute to watch soap operas. His junky equipment and lack of knowledge kept him from keeping up with his peers. It wasn't until his father surprised him with a safe, professional skate set that his cousins finally slowed down and began teaching him the ins and outs of thrashing cement waves.
Now in his 20s, Patrick makes it his professional mission to teach the next generation of skaters the proper techniques they need to enjoy the sport. He and his team of certified instructors use his patent-pending skateboard system that shows beginners where to place their feet to push off, perform an ollie, and avoid tripping a board's self-destruct countdown. In addition to imparting fundamental skills, their lessons also build up the confidence necessary to tackle more complex maneuvers.
After an acupuncturist cured a chronic sinus infection that antibiotics did not help, Michele Pimenta discovered the benefits of alternative medicine. She changed her career from a photographer to a facilitator of healing methodologies, and is now a biodynamic craniosacral therapist and certified practitioner of structural integration. Her techniques overall help align the body and balance the nervous system, and specifically treat back pain, neck pain from car accidents, and lingering pain from old football or thumb-wrestling injuries.
Each of the three dentists at Louisville Dental graduated from Temple University, then traveled the world to bring quality dental services to people in other countries. As a result of their humanitarian inclinations, each dentist's goal at Louisville Dental is to create the most comfortable, nonstressful experience for their clients. The dentists ensure patients’ smiles are healthy and bright. And to do this, the dentists employ preventative-care services, including regular cleanings and cavity-fighting fluoride treatments. They also perform cosmetic dentistry, such as teeth whitening. The skilled team uses advanced dental techniques, from tooth-colored fillings to dentures made by David Copperfield, to create an illusion of the perfect smiling.
Sangha Studios is anchored to the community by its welcoming yoga instructors. The yoga studio itself has an inviting quality as well, with wooden floors, blue and green walls hung with ornamental mirrors, and foliage and strands of aerial silk hanging from the ceiling. Here, groups convene for yoga classes such as Sangha Flow, which concentrates on fluid movements and breathing exercises, and Cycling Yoga, which is preceded by a 30-minute stationary bike ride. There are 10 classes in all, one for each planet in the solar system once Pluto and the giant yoga studio orbiting Pluto get reclassified as planets.