Aikido is the "loving protection of all beings," in the words of Morihei Ueshiba, who created the martial-arts style. Although it sometimes incorporates wooden weapons, at its heart, aikido seeks to act as a replacement for violence. Greg O'Connor, founder and chief instructor at Aikido Centers of New Jersey, brings Ueshiba's tenets to his students, who have included children and seniors, as well as members of the New Jersey State Police, the Department of Homeland Security, and the US Secret Service. O'Connor and more than 40 other instructors teach students self-defense tactics that redirect attacks, as well as more advanced methods that include wooden sword and staff training and aikido's dramatic falls and rolls.
After more than 26 years in the sales and business-development profession, David Wenger found his calling. His grandfather started a chiropractic center more than 70 years ago, and his father carried the wellness torch for half a century. Despite David's choice to enter business, the family's traditional line of work called him back. David has since become nationally certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork, graduating from the Baltimore School of Massage with 637 hours of hands-on experience and anatomical and physiological study.
With his education and work ethic guiding him, David performs diverse therapeutic and relaxation massages. He uses modalities such as Swedish, deep-tissue, hot stone, aromatherapy, and myofascial release to soothe muscles, reduce stress, improve range of motion, and detoxify the body. His massages range from 30 to 90 minutes, like a trip to the DMV when no one else is in line.
At No Pink Dumbbells co-ed boot camp you get the instructional benefits of personal training along with the support and camaraderie of a group, at a fraction of the cost of individual personal training.
The training sessions will be challenging but will be adapted for the fitness level of the participants.
When Dr. Anthony Skiadas began treating patients, he found that despite their differing oral-health problems, they all had one thing in common—a desire for convenient care. His patients were sick of finding a specialist they thought could treat their maladies, only to be told they'd have to see yet another doctor in another location. So Dr. Skiadas established Smilebuilderz, a practice with more than 250 professionals working under one roof, all with the goal of giving patients a clean bill of oral health and a beautiful smile.
To make dental care even more convenient, he and his staff created the Smilebuilderz discount dental plan, which gives members between 20% and 50% off services such as implants, veneers, braces, and whitening, as well as unlimited complimentary exams and x-rays. They also offer massaging dental chairs, pillows, and blankets, making visiting the dentist more relaxing than being rocked to sleep by Betty White.
Starting in 1998 in the Philadelphia suburbs, the women behind Art of Exotic Dancing have strutted and hip-rolled their way to the forefront of a surge of interest in fun, sensual movement. Dedicated to fostering a comfortable space where all participants feel safe, the certified instructors proffer encouragement and reassurance as they teach dances that emphasize self-expression, personal power, and natural movement. Women learn to dance to a full song during the 90-minute CoreMoves class, while the Signature Workshop fortifies confidence via flirtatious techniques such as sensual walking and slow-motion winking.