Dr. Daniel DelCastillo, head of the practice, makes sure his team of of dentists and hygienists take extra special care to carefully explain treatments before they perform them. This helps set a tone of comfort and trust at the office, especially since the team offers such a wide range of procedures using up-to-date technology, such as manipulating 3D digital imagery of your teeth. Whitening treatments lift out stains and yellowing, veneers cover up badly damaged teeth, and dental implants replace any teeth you had forgotten you'd lost. When sitting in the chair for a procedure at Beach Dental Care Miami Beach, it's easy to distract yourself, too—there are broad windows in the office that look out to palm trees.
At Sobekick, a boutique boxing studio, wrapped-knuckle students wallop a partner’s punch pads, pummel punching bags, or high-kick invisible targets. Despite all of the aggression in the air, the atmosphere remains friendly as professional fighters and certified trainers help exercisers of all skill levels achieve their fitness goals. To do this, they use personal-training sessions, kickboxing routines, and "wildcard" workouts that could consist of hardcore cardio drills or sincere apologies to bruised punching bags. Sobekick slows things down with yoga classes and tones bodies with specialized classes designed to tighten abs and derrieres.
International Night and Day Protection (INDP) wants to help keep you and your loved ones safe, so it offers myriad protection and security classes. The instructors teach self-defense, boxing, and Street Combat classes, which arm students with the techniques to protect themselves from assailants, while simultaneously whipping them into shape. For those entering careers in the security industry, they also lead armed and unarmed bodyguard and security classes, providing students the skills to keep others safe as well. They also lead a lineup of purely fitness-oriented classes, including boot camp, CrossFit, and yoga, and offer personal-training sessions. To help clients unwind after a tough workout, INDP keeps a massage therapist on staff, who works to de-stress bodies and relax minds, which can stop The Bodyguard soundtrack from playing over and over in your head.
Green Monkey thrives as a yoga community. Across its three locations, instructors lead a variety of classes. Power yoga classes lead guests through dynamic poses, while meditation classes rely on breathing techniques and silent affirmations to quiet the mind. Instructors also hold frequent workshops, many of which teach specific skills such as handstands and inverted backbends.
CrossFit is “constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement” that uses fitness techniques such as squatting, lifting, and running in combination with kettlebells, medicine balls, and cardio to rapidly tone up muscles. The skilled CrossFit trainers encourage small-group classes to constantly push their limits in each high-intensity, 45-minute class.
Boasting a resume that lists a degree in health promotions, a stint as a successful college athlete, and experience as a fitness coach, Manning Sumner launched LegacyFit for athletes and average citizens alike to get in shape and stay in shape. To Sumner, fitness is more than something one works toward for one to three days a week at a gym—to him, fitness is a lifestyle. He centers this integrative approach to wellness around the bond between student and trainer, which he believes cultivates an environment of trust, accountability, and camaraderie.
In addition to stocking standard weight-lifting equipment, Sumner outfits his facility with an indoor turf field to get professional NFL players and world-class Leap Frog champions in shape working on softer ground. Colorful climbing nets spread out from the ceiling and hefty battle ropes lie coiled, ready to be whipped around in muscle-building exercises.