Husband-and-wife team Damon and Priscilla Stewart have turned their 6,000-square-foot gym into a veritable fitness factory, so much so that they're in the process of expanding to 11,000-square-feet. With the help of a smattering of barbells, Damon's nearly 5,000 hours teaching CrossFit, and constantly changing daily workouts, the duo churns out more chiseled bodies than the assembly lines that manufactured Michelangelo's sculptures. Along for the ride are coaches with résumés that cover everything from college sports, multiple marathons and triathlons, and careers in law enforcement.
Dr. Jeffry Neville brightens the universe one tooth at a time and keeps smiles healthy with an array of dental services. During a chomper-whitening treatment, a bleaching gel coats teeth, prepping mouths for a blue light, which excites the gel’s bleaching crystals into a whitening frenzy. The one-hour laser treatment casts the memories of coffee stains and blueberry pie filling into the outermost shadows of consciousness, amping up whiteness from one to five shades, with results lasting from one to five years. Crown yourself emperor of the dental recliner with headphones and a remote control while reigning over an LCD screen as the staff embarks on its mouth-whitening mission.
In 1911, when he opened Standard Optical, Henry Schubach could not have guessed that his successors would be providing LASIK treatments and contact lenses in 18 clinics. Each office fills with chatter as doctors check prescriptions and work to identify common optical issues, such as glaucoma or weeping when an onion dies. Light skips off ranks of designer frames from Coach, Maui Jim, Guess, Lacoste, and Dior, and transitional lenses darken as newly keen-eyed patrons mosey from the shop. The staff at Standard Optical has also performed more than 15,000 LASIK procedures, and offers a free consultation for those seeking to ditch frames.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art based on self-defense that teaches wrestling-like grappling and ground-fighting skills to manipulate opponents into submission. Taught by black-belt native Brazilian fighters, Link's jiu-jitsu classes impart expert submission techniques with an emphasis on traditional Brazilian instruction and student safety when smothering unruly mailboxes in a triangle leg choke. In addition to absorbing rituals in the art of self-defense as jiu-jitsu Jedis, students also boost self-confidence and develop neglected muscles during intense full-body workouts. Link specializes in jiu-jitsu instruction, but classes in mixed martial arts and muay thai fighting provide disciplined cross-training challenges. Classes for beginners, experts, and all levels of students run Monday through Friday with enough flexibility to accommodate busy professionals, school-age children, and undercover heroes traveling on speeding passenger trains.
Life Long Wellness's aim is in its name: enduring health. Its healers work to reverse pain with acupuncture and massage techniques. Among its massage modalities, Life Long Wellness offers satori massage, which combines infrared heat and jade stones with the hopes of detoxifying the body and aiding in healing.