Having studied at the hand of ancient Chinese masters, Sigung Richard Clear embarked to bring his extensive martial arts education to the streets. His fearsome self-defense system calls on his training in Indonesian silat, Chinese kung fu, and Russian systema. Instructors share Clear's Silat self-defense skills in regular classes or condensed three-hour and two-day sessions, and have instructed SWAT team members, military special forces personnel, overly aggressive antiquers.
Cavities, crooked incisors, stained enamel—none of these phase the oral professionals at Blount Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, which has tended teeth for three decades. Now helmed by Dr. K. Darrel Clabough, who brings his own 15 years of experience to the practice, the center has launched itself into the 21st century with technology such as computerized Cerec ceramic restorations. The center uses these restorations to create veneers that cover misshapen incisors and implants that fill in for missing teeth in the mouth of a model on a liquids-only diet.
Licensed aesthetician Gaye Lay regales faces with a procession of three facial treatments in her signature package designed to improve blood circulation, diminish stress, and destroy toxins. The 75-minute visage coddling begins with a one-hour european facial, which uses pharmaceutical-grade products and aromatherapy oils for a skin-soothing, sweet-smelling experience unlike counting sardines in a horse stable. A skilled aesthetician then smoothes out faces through microdermabrasion—which sprays aluminum-oxide crystals on the face to banish dead skin cells—or a purity peel, whose ingredients wash away dead skin cells and improve moisture retention. Afterwards, the Ultrasonic Skin Rejuvenation procedure can hydrate skin and reduce wrinkles with ultrasonic wavelengths, or the LED-light therapy transmits diode wavelengths that can enhance the skin's radiance and firmness. An eyebrow wax using the Nufree Nudesse antibacterial hair-removal system shapes eyebrows before they morph into eye beards.
Each 60 minute Jazzercize class incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training (with handheld weights) to a total-body workout complete with cardio, strength training, and stretching techniques. Dancing With the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, simply review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
A specialist in the Hawaiian-style lomi lomi massage and licensed massage therapist, Bridget Herrington helps her patients overcome aches and stress. The technique’s signature flowing handwork and aromatic oils—designed to evoke the feeling of being engulfed in gentle ocean waves—release muscular tension and calm the mind in 60- or 90-minute sessions.