Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. 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, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
After sustaining an injury while competing in a karate tournament, chiropractic physician Dr. John Heary found relief through chiropractic care. At Medina Health and Wellness Center, Dr. Heary calls upon more than nine years of experience to help others find relief from pain, whether it's caused by back, neck, shoulder, or sciatic nerve discomfort or peripheral neuropathy, a numbness or tingling in the extremities caused by playing Twister on ice. He addresses maladies with a combination of chiropractic adjustments and innovative treatments such as spinal decompression, cold laser therapy, and rehabilitation strategies such as massage and physical therapy.
The trainers at Root 18 CrossFit, formerly known as Cross 18, are dedicated to body transformation and meeting the goals of their clients through cross training, nutritional counseling, and stress-management clinics. They help those struggling with weight loss, as well as those working to stay in shape or achieve higher fitness levels, through daily workouts that incorporate everything from planks and rope-climbing to the use of resistance bands and gymnastics rings. By changing up the routines each time, they help stave off boredom while maintaining focus on achieving goals. The team also has classes designed to ease in newcomers, as well as classes for teens.
At Any Lab Test Now, HIPAA-compliant technicians help clients take control of personal health by readily performing standard laboratory procedures such as food-allergy tests, STD tests, DNA tests, and basic checkups. Since 1992, the advanced health-care facility has made medical laboratory testing available to the general public, and it welcomes clients without appointments, health insurance, or experience in riding a giant centrifuge at a state fair. In addition to individual health tests, the staff offers employment solutions and screenings to ensure safe and drug-free workplaces. All tests at Any Lab Test Now are performed confidentially.
For CrossFit Medina’s owner and coach Jim Cartwright, CrossFit is about more than a successful workout that doesn’t get boring—it’s also about the community. When FOX8 visited CrossFit Medina, they stumbled into an electric atmosphere that showed groups of athletes working together to accomplish their goals, much like a group of ants would work together to bench-press a tomato.
CrossFit students submit themselves to the Workout of the Day (WOD), a constantly changing workout that can be as short as 2 minutes or as long as 35 minutes. The programs blend principles of fitness disciplines such as strength training, cardio training, and gymnastics, forming routines that are anything but routine. Though the moves vary, students might be expected to row on the rowing machine, perform Olympic-style weight lifts, and execute conditioning exercises such as box jumps, pull-ups, and dips among others. All the while, CrossFit Medina’s trainers encircle the class, lending tips and giving individual attention to students when necessary.
A Greek-themed fitness center might conjure the images of ancient Olympic events, but at Mediterranean Fitness, chariot races and javelin poles are nowhere in sight. Instead, crisp white architecture and ocean-blue accents decorate the boutique gym where exercisers build strength and self-confidence among free weights, modern cardio machines, and daily fitness classes including hot yoga and cycling. Complimentary childcare keeps kids busy while parents work up a sweat training for arm-wrestling matches with Zeus.
Lefty Dentistry fosters a relaxing, trustworthy relationship with its patients by offering dental services and products that refuse to fall short of American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, and Medina County Dental Society standards. After completing a comprehensive examination to determine if the Zoom! treatment ($600) is appropriate, a skilled technician will apply hydrogen-peroxide whitening gel and a strong beam of light to teeth, which amicably divorces teeth from deadbeat stains and discoloration. For $45, Groupon customers may also get a take-home touch-up kit (a $400 value), with two whitening trays to maintain their smile's newfound glow. If not eligible for a Zoom! treatment, patients may instead apply today's Groupon to a comprehensive exam and necessary x-rays (a $225 value).