After meeting the physical demands of army training and working for two decades in the fitness industry, president of Custom Fitness Concepts Tom Kalka channeled his health and fitness savvy into CFC's training programs. His expert team of personal trainers visits homes and corporate offices to lead patrons in custom workout routines. Furthering fat-burning efforts, educational seminars on conditioning, nutrition, and orchestrating funerals for annihilated calories prime attendees for a salubrious lifestyle shift. CFC instructors also chisel away unwanted fat with an outdoor boot-camp series, whose ever-shifting medley of calisthenics and strength training was deemed the country's second-best boot camp in 2008 by Exercise TV.
Dr. Roy Heron, a bariatric specialist and veteran member of numerous local medical societies, helps patients attain svelte, healthy physiques through personalized weight-loss plans that highlight his signature low-carbohydrate philosophy. Backed by a motivating staff of nutritional counselors, Dr. Heron had performed more than 1,100 SmartLipo procedures and lends his extensive medical wisdom to the customized programs, each of which is tailored around clients’ unique health histories, dietary habits, and jumping-jack preferences. Tools such as BMI assessments, B12 injections, and appetite suppressants assist patients throughout the program, and minimally invasive laser treatments can help augment results by trimming lingering fat. To further fortify results, Dr. Heron can give thoughtful recommendations on valuable local services, such as health spas, fitness clubs, superhero meetings, and dermatology offices.
Helmed by owner Ursula Cox, the staff at Inner Power Yoga guides yoga disciples through the poses of Vinyasa yoga, drawing on training that earned them Northern Virginia Magazine’s award for Best Yoga Studio 2012. Perched on bamboo floors in a studio with natural light and high ceilings, students stretch, bend, and twist as the 85- to 90-degree temperature assists in purging their bodies of toxins and chronic goosebumps. Ursula and the gang teach students of all skill levels, focusing on helping them link movement and breath. The instructors also hold private sessions for students who need more practice, and training sessions for students who aspire to master the ways of the yogi during teacher training.
Dr. Gloria Dental Care's enamel experts manicure mouths with tender oral care. During an in-office Zoom! treatment, clinicians prep patients by making sure teeth are free of periodontal disease before brushing each biter with the signature Zoom! gel. Laser light then scours toothy topography, its searchlight roving the calcified battlefront and activating the gel's stain-fighting power to smite evidence of soy sauce, coffee, squid ink sandwiches, and cigarettes in three consecutive 15-minute blitzes. Mouths emerge with matching gumstones up to eight shades whiter. Alternately, the new patient exam (a $91 value) carefully probes oral nooks and crannies beyond the surface level with x-rays (a $67 value), cleaning chompers (a $98 value) to rid them of plaque and to stave off gum disease. Dr. Gloria Dental Care takes its name from the devout tooth whisperer who spearheads the whole operation. Dr. Gloria has more than 10 years of experience cleaning and sparkling mouthbones in northern Virginia, and her office uses the most advanced technology to provide a quality dental environment that might be the setting for future human-robot romance novels. Though Dr. Gloria Dental Care sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
There's no mistaking the purpose of the dozens of 150-pound punching bags dangling from the red metal frames that span LA Boxing Sterling's floor. Whether members consider themselves professional fighters or aerobic exercisers, the gym is a place to punch things. Under the watchful eye of mixed martial arts instructors, students pound away at bags with fist and foot, elevating their heart rates to fulfill the cardio-conditioning portion of the gym's signature national program. Participants occasionally pick up weights or jump ropes, but it's all part of the training to get back to the bag and make the stuffing rue the day it turned down the chance to fill a wild teddy bear.
Board-certified surgeon Dr. David Berman sculpts bodies with 30–120 minutes of deftly wielded laser light, melting away fat in minimally invasive surgical procedures. The Cynosure SmartLipo TriPlex employs a laser fiber inserted under the skin to rupture fat cells while gently heating the dermis to tighten and stimulate collagen growth. The small size of the fiber minimizes swelling and bruising caused by more invasive procedures, and local anesthesia keeps treated areas from feeling pain or being vulnerable during posttreatment tickle fights.
Since graduating from Dhaka Medical College Hospital in 1972, board-certified doctor Shaukat Jahan has been honing her skills practicing medicine—with a focus on her specialty, gynecology. Certified and trained in both Britain and the U.S., Dr. Jahan is well-equipped to help her patients. In her well-appointed offices, she can assist with prenatal care and deliver newborns as safely as a stork equipped with a seatbelt and airbag. She also provides family-planning services and helms laser surgeries. For international patients’ convenience, Dr. Jahan can speak in Bengali, Hindi, Persian, Spanish, and Urdu during appointments.