Yoga 4 Love founder Lisa Ware is a true renaissance woman. As a registered yoga instructor, reiki master, cosmetologist, public speaker, co-founder of the OneYogaUSA Dallas Yoga Conference + Music Fest, she brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to each lesson, often inspiring her client base by repeating the mantra, “Expanding Our Horizons... Inspiring Positive Change!” She also encourages students to swing by the studio for heated and nonheated yoga classes, specialized sports injury recovery and private classes, or services from Dragonfly Spa, which offers detox nutrition programs, Thai yoga bodywork, and reiki healing sessions.
Beyond yoga, the studio also offers dance classes, life-coaching services, nutritional education, workshops, and "Yoga 4 Goddesses" retreats. They also facilitate teacher-training programs and encourage staff and contributors alike to blog on their site.
Though they operate more than 200 locations in upwards of 30 states, the team behind U.S. Baseball Academy aims to make each young athlete's experience a personal one. Their four- or six-week camps are taught by local instructors who are current or former coaches at the high school or college level, and typically offer a 6:1 or better player-to-teacher ratio for intense, professional-style training. The Academy's proven itinerary of hitting, pitching, fielding, and baserunning drills was developed by an advisory board of college coaches and Major League players, including Cy Young Award–winner and ace pitcher Brandon Webb.
Certified trainer, AJ Tucker, acquired myriad methods of staying fit while playing college football, training for jui jitsu, and during his four-year service with the U.S. Army. Today, he molds all that experience into a three-day-a-week boot camp that incorporates strength straining, a specialty class such as boxing, and a session designed for fun where participants buddy-up and complete a more light-hearted session of exercises. He also offers private boot camps that can be held at the office, school, or front yard.
The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location 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.
Drs. Brian and E. Glenn Clark draw from a combined 40 years of dental experience to preserve gums and their enamel tenants. During the initial visit, x-rays lay bare oral predicaments such as bone loss and trapped peanut butter, employing a digital technique that uses less radiation than conventional radiography. A dental exam follows, in which a tooth technician ousts tartar, checks for cavities, and cleans tusks with professional care. During the second appointment, clients receive four 15-minute Zoom! whitening treatments, using trays prepared during the initial visit. A chair-side collaboration between whitening gel and Zoom! light penetrates stains and disarms discoloration with charming vaudevillian banter, restoring the teeth's burnish.