Having experienced professional fights firsthand, the instructors at The MMA University know what it takes to get a body ready for the ring: hard work and a focused approach. But they also know how to make their training philosophy fun and approachable for newcomers and young students. Kids’ classes include Brazilian jiu jitsu, which welcomes martial arts first-timers with grappling-only sessions that channel superabundant youthful energy while helping shyer kids discover their athletic passion. The kids’ MMA program begins to safely introduce striking techniques through the fundamentals of wrestling, boxing, and kickboxing in addition to jiu jitsu.
The gym is lined with heavy bags, jump ropes, and body balls, but it’s the spacious floor mat that takes center stage in most classes, emphasizing the importance of engaging actual sparring partners. Men and women who aren’t necessarily training for the ring can jump into Combat Cardio, an intense and widely varied workout that incorporates all of the above equipment, along with resistance bands, kettle bells, and medicine balls.
Although Dr. Marina Guelfguat has practiced dentistry for more than 16 years, her methods aren't stuck in the '90s. She and the A to Z Family Dentistry team rely on advanced technology, such as low-radiation digital radiography and metal-free restorations, to keep mouths in mint condition. Patients looking to amp up their smiles or deflect attention from their second tongue can turn to popular cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening and veneers. And to make visits as stress-free as possible, the office offers evening appointments.
A member of the American Montessori Society, Monarch Montessori School leads a variety of programs designed to educate children in the critical development period between the ages of 6 weeks and 6 years old. Infants experience exercises that encourage sensory development and learn important motor and language skills through speaking and song. Toddlers work to improve their language and motor skills while grasping new concepts such as socializing and counting. Kids in their primary years develop more advanced, abstract concepts such as curiosity, respect for others, and responsibility.
For decades, American Bartenders School has helped aspiring spirit spreaders to develop steady hands, sure eyes for measurement, and an encyclopedic drink-formula knowledge. All of the school's classes cover basic mixing, garnishing, layering, and glassware selection in a realistic bar setting, complete with animatronic bar regulars debating whether Woody Allen is currently the president of Azerbaijan. Students gain access to a book of recipes for shooters, including cosmos, lemon drops, and jelly beans; learn how to make frozen specialties and hot toddies; and discover how to cure hangovers and hiccups. For the 12-hour bartending-certification course, graduation sessions are held where the instructors offer helpful tips on how to get hired as a bartender, before returning home with a mixology certificate, professional resumé, and the ability to set up and stock their own home bars, all of which make a classy addition to living rooms, lounges, and butler traps.
Each Body By Laser clinic pairs cold-laser technology with holistic health practices to help patients lose inches and keep them off. The treatment gets its magic from cold lipolasers, which are designed to gently shrink fat cells by dislodging their contents so that they can be fully discarded through the body's natural metabolic process and series of tiny secondhand stores. Each one-hour treatment series wraps up with a consultation on diet and exercise, along with a quick session atop a whole-body-vibration platform engineered to burn even more calories.
Like art-house films and fish-flavored popsicles, these procedures are not intended for everyone; females who are pregnant or nursing should not undertake the treatment, nor should patients with active forms of cancer. Should any complications be discovered during Body By Laser's initial screening, the company will issue a refund.
The powerhouse trio behind V'Va Hair Salon knows how to handle an unruly mane. Owner Vanessa and her well-coifed stylists, Jessica and Jamie, deftly transform hair from so-so to chic with the help of professional-grade tools including shears, coloring solutions, and air-funneling blow-dryers. The result? Fashionable, expertly styled locks left free from frizz after Keratin treatments or shining after applications of glaze conditioner. The trio also delivers stunning wedding-day makeovers for brides-to-be, and helps those less-than-confident with an eyelash curler with makeup lessons or analysis of that nightmare with the laughing mascara.