Dr. Azad and Associates, strive to accommodate families at Familia Dental, with time slots for working parents on evenings and Saturdays and an indoor play area for youngsters at this preventive and cosmetic practice. Its orthodontics, whitening services, and traditional dentistry finesse the smiles of both kids and adults using technology such as a digital x-ray machine, which releases 80% less radiation than its analog counterparts and 90% less radiation than Spiderman’s big toe.
For the past 150 years, college baseball players have been wowing fans with their athletic exploits. But not until 2009, when the nonprofit College Baseball Hall of Fame was founded, was there an entity to honor those achievements officially. Although its physical space hasn’t yet been built, the College Baseball Hall of Fame has already begun to celebrate the sport’s rich history. The institution expands awareness of college baseball through events such as a star-studded awards ceremony, in which they inaugurate the last season’s standouts into their elite ranks. As their fundraising goal nears completion, the Hall of Fame has planned its future museum, which will commemorate historical players and games and feature landmark memorabilia, such as the first baseball cap ever worn backwards.
Formerly Boston Wellness Center, the spa was recently rechristened to reflect the staff’s commitment to full-circle, full-body beauty. There, aesthetician Sonia restores complexions’ smooth luminosity with facials and waxing services. Massage therapists Tara, Ashley, and Danielle manipulate muscles to relax bodies and dissolve pain. VelaShape smoothes excess inches, and Botox eases away fine lines and wrinkles.
Confined to mountainless Lubbock until his wife completed med school, Jeremy Roberts decided to create his own crags. Today 7,200 square feet of his 10,000-square-foot gym, Defying Gravity, consists of surfaces for top-rope climbing and bouldering. After staffers walk them through techniques for safe climbing, students of all skill levels can scale green, pink, orange, and blue terrain. Shorter walls cater to beginners, while a towering rock wall challenges advanced climbers and intermediate Peter Pans. The personnel also provide military training, host climbing parties, and rent out gear such as harnesses, chalk bags, and climbing shoes.
Bodies take up more room when they're stretching, which Yoga Bean accounts for by providing a spacious studio for their yoga sessions. Inside, certified teachers lead first-timers through a series of postures and ensure that each visitor practices proper alignment and doesn’t tangle limbs with a neighbor. With more experienced pupils, the instructors incorporate blocks, blankets, and straps during series of restorative poses and lead groups through inversions and arm balances. After class, guests can reenergize with pastries from local gastropub The Crafthouse or cups of organic, fair-trade coffee from Caffe Ibis beans, which Yoga Bean’s baristas incorporate into specialty drinks such as iced americanos and mochas topped with homemade chocolate syrup.
Jazzercise's instructors pack dance-based cardio, resistance, and flexibility training into 60-minute group boogie sessions. Each class begins with a gentle warm-up followed by 30 minutes of aerobics and strength training using weights, resistance tubes, and baseballs that have been purposely waterlogged. During sessions, exercisers cook a fitness stew with ingredients from jazz dance, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing to stimulate the cardiovascular system. A soundtrack of top 40, jazz, country, hip-hop, funk, rock, and Latin-inspired music blasts in the background as certified instructors lead participants through dance routines that, like glow sticks in a cave, are easy to follow. Classes conclude with stretching to loosen up joints and limbs for the next visit.