Though No Limits-Art of Strength owner Willie B. Ray teaches subjects called "The Art of Undulation" and "Intro to the Bells," he doesn't run a dance academy. The certified personal trainer does embrace some of dancing's tenets, though—namely that you should work your entire body during his classes. Willie leads exercises that activate as many muscles as possible, resulting in strength that assists the body in day-to-day life as much as it does in the gym.
"Intro to the Bells" references kettlebells, whereas "The Art of Undulation" refers to the waves made by weighted ropes as people raise and lower them in rhythm. This type of training, called "Ropes Gone Wild," forces the body's components to work in harmony. Like most of Willie's workout programs, it also caters to athletes as well as first-time trainees. In fact, Willie and his staff—which consists of an Army fitness instructor and a martial-arts fighter—work with people from all walks of life when leading group classes and private sessions. Their routines can be tailored to personal goals ranging from injury rehabilitation to weight loss. You could also hone-in on sports drills that enhance on-the-field performance. Students typically engage in interval training with old-school weights; they might lift barbells, medicine balls, and kettle bells to hit power milestones.
Dr. Cindy Munoz and her staff preserve the splendor of smiles with restorative and cosmetic dental treatments. Committed to cutting-edge cleaning technology, Dr. Munoz is constantly foraging for new ways to help folks say cheese and consume cheese with confidence. The doctor specializes in replacing missing, broken, or cracked teeth with crowns, bridges, partials and dentures. Her office also excels at advanced surgical procedures, such as mini dental implants and at brightening grins with teeth-whitening treatments performed in the office or with take-home kits.
The primary goal of the husband-and-wife team behind Brannon Family Chiropractic is simple: to eliminate pain. Their expert treatments and adjustments are designed to ease the sort of spinal discomfort that can adversely affect quality of life, even when the pain isn't necessarily severe. After opening their first location, known as Eastland Chiropractic, the pair added the Brannon location in 2009, the better to meet their goal of subduing the region's aches one vertebra at a time. Today, Brannon Family Chiropractic is also home to the Serenity Massage Center—a tranquil space where licensed massage therapists work to release knots in backs, necks, shoulders, and Gordian shoelaces.
ProMatx Health Club's amiable and experienced trainers help clients to out-maneuver stubborn pounds by navigating through the fitness package’s array of group classes, cardio and weight equipment, and personalized plans in a fun, non-intimidating environment. During a comprehensive body assessment, trainers assist gym newbies in determining fitness goals, which are set into motion by a one-on-one training session and personalized nutrition and workout plan. Three-month memberships also grant access to unlimited group classes such as the Latin rhythm-fueled Zumba, the martial arts-based Attack Fitness, and Ripped, a high-energy blend of cardio and strength building.
Leigh-Ann Mims, the owner of Elle Fitness, brings her knowledge of BarreAmped directly from her studies with Suzanne Bowen, the creator of the BarreAmped method. During classes, she and her students stand at a ballet barre as they perform challenging poses and small, isolated movements, which are inspired by modern dance, yoga, Pilates, and deep stretching. These movements are designed to strengthen the entire body, and lengthen muscles to work toward dancer-like lean gams and arms. The method sometimes takes students away from the barre to the floor to perform ground work and stretching, or outside where they can photosynthesize sun into muscle fiber, like a body-building fern. In addition to the traditional BarreAmped classes, Leigh-Ann also leads the more advanced BarreAmped Fire and the six-week BarreAmped Boot Camp series.
At Bliss Body's open, airy studio, you'll find practitioners bending and stretching in a variety of yoga classes held throughout the week. During vigorous ashtanga sessions and gentler basic yoga—designed to supply beginners with a strong foundation—instructors teach the importance of wellness-prompting activities such as mindfulness, steady breathing, and not starting every morning with a warm cup of gravy. The studio also offers Pilates, a challenging, core-toning regimen that both strengthens and lengthens bodies, available in multiple levels.