As they enter the training circuit at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. Thirty seconds is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
Dr. Borello employs his expertise and state-of-the-art equipment to straighten out-of-line teeth with personal, custom care. During an initial exam and consultation, the experienced doctor compiles a comprehensive diagnostic record, including a thorough exam, oral x-rays, photos of the patient's face and teeth, and a rigorous Q&A session with molars. By paying close attention to the distinct qualities of each client's cuspids, the oral engineer can craft an appropriate treatment to remedy common dental diagnoses. Depending on their needs, patients can opt to use a $750 credit toward any of a plethora of tooth-straightening procedures, from the see-through fine-tuning of Invisalign to the discreet and whisper-quiet Incognito braces.
When Lance and Lauren Caron decided to start their own fitness classes, they didn't have a client list, equipment, or even a facility. They just had a few friends over in their living room and a regimen of effective body-weight resistance exercises in their minds. Demand quickly grew, forcing them to move the classes into their roomier basement, and then to a proper studio in Warrenton, Missouri. By May of 2012, the duo had built a community big enough to justify them taking over a large facility on the shores of Lake St. Louis, the current home of Resurrection Fitness.
Inside the 36,000-square-foot facility, exercisers take in scenic views of the lake during Les Mills–certified training sessions such as BodyPump and BodyFlow. The team of seven trainers also works with clients one-on-one during private workout sessions and nutritional counseling, which can help people make informed purchasing decision at the grocery story or shops that only sell sugar cubes and spinach.
The Pilates and Yoga Center's experienced instructors whip clients of all ages and ability levels into shape during yoga lessons, Pilates sessions, and BeyondBarre classes, which blend cardio workouts with ballet moves. To ensure their teaching methods stay sharp and up-to-date, all of these teachers attend workshops each year.
To advance results and help clients reshape their fitness goals, instructors helm metabolic tests, which determine how efficiently each body burns calories when at rest and when working up a sweat exercising or chasing down its spirit animal who accidentally caught a glimpse of a squirrel.
At Brickhouse Cardio Club, instructors treat workouts both as a fast-paced way to lose weight and as an excuse to have fun while dancing to popular songs pumped out of a high-end sound system. A specially designed floor works to support dancers' joints, and instructors keep an eye on each clients' form as they exercise in Zumba, yoga, and boot-camp courses.