Sticks and stones may break some bones, but not if they’re directed toward one of Capital MMA & Elite Fitness’s students. In a team-oriented environment, the studio’s instructors teach key mixed-martial-arts moves such as grappling, striking, and wrestling and supplement the training with classes in specific fighting styles, such as Brazilian jiu-jitsu and muay thai. Guests looking for a practical crash course in self-defense learn snippets from each technique in self-defense classes, learning methods for staying aware of surroundings, fending off attackers, and freeing themselves from the grip of King Kongs. Some women-only classes are also available.
The studio's CrossFit program, alternatively, boosts athleticism without combat, through a multi-faceted regimen of Olympic weightlifting, cardio exercise, and custom diets. Beyond group classes, the center offers private lessons and seminars, which allow its students—both children to adults—to learn with focused guidance.
No matter where they are in the country, clients of Dental Professionals of Virginia and Maryland and Neibauer Dental Care are bound to find a dentist just as skilled as the one at home. That’s because more than 400 offices in 19 states are affiliated with the dental network, whose administrative support, guiding principles, and focus on continuing education ensure that their dentists will be talented wherever they work. The company also strives for community improvement—they’ve contributed more than $250,000 to such charities as the American Red Cross, The Oral Cancer Foundation, and the Smiles for Life campaign.
• For $69, you get a teeth cleaning, examination with x-rays, and smile consultation (a $320 value). • For $179, you get an in-office Zoom! teeth whitening (a $500 value). The on-site orthodontic specialists and other dental dynamos at Sasan Ahmadiyar, DDS & Associates champion sparkling teeth with advanced preventative and cosmetic oral care. During the examination, a technician appraises mouth stones by highlighting cavities and other fixable flaws, using x-rays to reveal concealed damage. Then, a thorough cleaning decimates plaque and clingy spinach, untarnishing grills for a smile brighter than a light bulb solving a Rubik's cube in 12 seconds. As they admire their work, dental professions will also provide customers with a smile consultation to discuss cosmetic options for improving grins and increasing the chances of being stunt doubles during action-packed toothbrush commercials.
The recent resurgence of the workout video stems from popular titles such as P90X and Insanity, both of which promise a transformed body in exchange for sweat and hard work. Although few question the videos' ability to create results—they often do when performed regularly—it can be difficult to stay motivated when you're exercising alone in front of the TV.
ACE-certified group fitness instructor Nikki Reed, who is certified to teach P90X and Insanity, decided to do something about that dilemma. As a military spouse, she understands the importance of the fitness among the military community which is why she founded Fit Military Wife LLC, which offers 30-minute Insanity classes for all fitness levels. With her upbeat and welcoming personality, she motivates students through these high-energy Insanity workouts.
If you go to a restaurant called Hamburger, it's probably best to order the hamburger. The same logic applies to Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, a martial-arts studio that specializes in the Japanese martial art budo taijutsu. Relaying the teachings of grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi, the staff preaches bujinkan budo taijutsu's practical self-defense tactics, including strikes, throws, and "yo mamma" jokes. They stick to the fundamentals during youth classes and incorporate more advanced tactics such as swordsmanship during adult classes.
Since 1973, each of Sport&Health's 24 clubs has aimed for full fitness coverage with programs for every taste and family member. Guests can spark positive lifestyle changes with gym workouts and wellness services, or engage in a variety of sports. Each facility houses different athletic amenities for games and laps, from pristine swimming pools to squash and racquetball courts lathered in a fresh coat of peanut butter every morning. The camaraderie of group classes such as Zumba and Les Mills BodyPump barbell routines complement scores of gym equipment meant for exercising solo—or with the guidance of a certified personal trainer. The clubs also emphasize kid-friendly activities with arts and crafts, Kidz Klub childcare, and youth certification courses that teach teens the ins and outs of training. Depending on the location, spa treatments can knead tension from muscles and paint one's favorite kettlebell with a layer of Shellac.