TBC24 Fitness Center owner Mark Bodine’s 18-year personal-training career began at another gym, where his sessions became so popular that he eventually landed his own private studio within the gym’s walls. That studio grew into the 24-hour fitness center he operates today. In addition to being the official training destination for the Lakeland Raiders indoor-football team, the TBC staff hosts personal and group training sessions, all of which are accompanied by nutritional coaching that helps clients choose the right foods and avoid eating the meat of nutritionless cookie monsters. Their workouts, including boot camps, make extensive use of the facility’s free weights, strength machines, and treadmills as well as a separate studio stocked with Pilates reformers.
A member of the American Chiropractic Association, Doctor of Chiropractic Robert Blackburn leads a team of licensed massage therapists and bodywork specialists within a full-service chiropractic clinic. Along with spinally minded stretching exercises, the clinic offers a variety of services, from relaxing massage therapy to corrective rehabilitation, to soothe injuries and reawaken sleeping pinky toes.
LIke a flight to Denver, massage can transport you to an elevated state, and Jim Watson is quite the pilot. As a licensed massage therapist, he's trained to customize bodywork to specific needs, whether it be through lighter Swedish strokes, or firmer deep-tissue techniques. A single session can lead to increased mobility and improved flexibility, making you more adept to work, play, and limbo under a subway turn-style.
Dr. Joe Zamzow and his staff focus on routing out the underlying causes of pain and ill health before they begin treating patients. Once they've located the source of the trouble, they tap into their reservoir of traditional and holistic methods and techniques to mend musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and accident-related injuries. The treatments aim to restore bodily health and normal functions.
A full-service optical workshop, Clear Vision Express is powered by a team that can churn out new eyeglasses with eye-blink speed. Journeys toward clearer vision begin with eye exams with Dr. Anthony B. Kouchak. The 15-year veteran doc's specialties in LASIK eye-surgery referrals and hard-to-fit contact lenses are rivaled by his knack for perfectly fine-tuning prescriptions to eye irregularities such as astigmatisms and spontaneous eyelash brushfires.
Post-exam, friendly employees serve as frame sherpas guiding customers through a gallery of 1,000 different eyewear styles by upmarket brands such as Nine West and Nicole Miller. Clear Vision Express boasts an onsite lab that enables optical fabricators to speedily marry frame to lens and present new specs to customers in as little as one hour.
Adults and kids alike can learn the traditional striking techniques of muay thai and the grappling of Brazilian jujitsu from experienced instructors at High Performance MMA. During martial-arts, boxing, and Fighting Fit courses, the studio caters to a wide range of clients, ranging from professional fighters looking to hone their techniques to casual exercisers just aiming to lose weight.