Actor, dancer, and choreographer Emily Rose and her team of creative instructors foster a love of the arts in students of all ages through lessons in acting, singing, and dancing. The studio's full spectrum of lessons also includes yoga, salsa, and acting, as well as Kids Club classes that synthesize singing and dancing to help kids earn their meals without having to scrub the cable dish. Students are also encouraged to stay after class to collaborate and practice with each other. Monthly parties extend student mingling, and regular studio field trips further instill class camaraderie.:
To complete her 200-hour teacher certification, Andrea Cesarek ventured all the way to yoga’s birthplace—India. It was there, enveloped in the culture, that Andrea mastered the tenets of Hatha yoga. This traditional practice springs from three fundamental components: focused breath, proper posture, and complete relaxation. As an alternative—or complement—to yoga, Andrea also practices reiki, a Japanese method that channels calming energy into clients by laying hands on or near the body.
The inspiring trainers at MetaBody lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
One is better than two, but three is better than all of them. So at the Madison Heights Chiropractic Center, a trio of physicians triangulate their knowledge of the human body to identify ailments, ease injuries, and educate clients about healthy living. With a 40-year track record and a doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. Allen Kash sits on the board of the Michigan Chiropractic Society and allies himself with the American Chiropractic Association. His colleague, Dr. Matthew Cohen has a bachelor's degree in kinesiology, a doctorate from Logan College of Chiropractic, and over five years of experience. He treats patients with a medley of chiropractic techniques, physiotherapy procedures, rehabilitative exercises, and natural supplementation. Finally, nationally certified massage therapist Phil Schultz aids the spine-straightening process with massage while using an array of techniques, such as Swedish, deep tissue, pregnancy, and hot stones. All of his massages can include a complimentary spinal screening, during which the good doctor assesses spinal alignment.
Clear Sight Optical’s doctors refuse to simply shuttle through a list of names each day, preferring instead to foster relationships with their patients, making visits a comfortable, personable experience. The fully outfitted, almost 15-year-old office also houses an eyeglass dispensary alongside its optometry hub. There, clients can instantly gratify their clearer-vision desires with both glasses and contacts. Patrons can peruse a stable of frames, which includes offerings from such brands as Gucci, Juicy Couture, and Banana Republic, or determine which brand of contact lenses is right for their eyes by butterfly kissing each of the different boxes.
If it's difficult to keep track of the various techniques that characterize Kuk Sool Won, that's because it incorporates some part of every Korean martial art: jabs and kicks, throws and grappling, locks, falling, and general body conditioning—even animal-inspired moves and combat with weapons. In addition to the sparring methods, Kuk Sool Won also emphasizes ancient Eastern healing techniques—such as acupuncture, acupressure, and meditation—as ways to build confidence before and after combat. At Kuk Sool Won of Madison Heights, instructors lead classes for all levels, even families.
Zu Cru Fitness instructor Dru is just as comfortable helming kickboxing workouts as he is taking center stage at a Latin-inspired Zumba dance party. Armed with an AFAA group-exercise certification and dance-instructor training, Dru has more than a decade of fitness experience. His studio's workouts range from Pilates and spinning to weight-training sessions.