Entrepreneur and frame designer David Ulrich has cleared the vision of Twin Cities citizens since 1969. Besides creating a wealth of exclusive eyeglasses frames, such as the sleek 8 Below Zero collection and the retro-inspired Studebaker line, Ulrich opened Spectacle Shoppe to serve customers’ optic needs. There, teams of certified opticians accurately assess prescriptions and fashion single-vision, progressive, or bifocal lenses in the in-house lab. Clients confer with the staff to design custom frames or choose from the shop's thousands of one-of-a-kind frames, vintage cat's-eye styles, and double monocles.
Long Lake Family Dentistry is a certified Invisalign Preferred Provider that has been straightening errant incisors under the expert guidance of Dr. Hossein Jalali. Long Lake features dentists specially trained and certified in the Invisalign process, which eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unpatched eye. An initial exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of mouth terrain (a $400 value), paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into alignment so linear architects will prefer your mouth mold over cold, impersonal rulers. Aligners are only removed when eating, brushing, and flossing. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies with each customer (up to $6,000); this Groupon gets clients $1,000 to put toward that final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
At Boulos Dental Care, Dr. Samy Boulos and his experienced staff maintain chompers' health with advanced technology and the belief that preventive care is key to wellness. Visits begin with a comprehensive oral examination, during which Dr. Samy ventures over mouthscapes to seek out any troublesome signs of oral cancer, tooth decay, or tied tongues. Technicians snap digital x-rays to expose decay lurking beneath the surface, and skilled hygienists thoroughly bathe mouths. Staff also perform cosmetic dentistry, such as brightening grins with the Zoom! whitening treatment, and they diagnose and treat periodontal disease. They work to reduce patient anxiety through comprehensive consultations with the dentist, throat sprays that control gag reflexes, and nitrous oxide for temporary sedation.
The inspiring trainers with MetaBody lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Fun sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment ideal for both beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use your 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. Since the pass sets a five-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimen by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
Atop the windswept crests of Lake Minnetonka and Lake Superior, Sail Away Sailing School's instructors lead lessons for all levels. They're certified by the American Sailing Association and trained in CPR and first aid, ensuring expertise and safety during aquatic adventures. Students can gain insight into their expertise during any of the eight courses offered. At first, sailing instructors take students out for Sailing Discovery classes where they learn the basics, take the helm, and decide if sailing is for them. The next step toward captaining a vessel are the basic keelboat or cruising courses, which teach in-depth safety, motoring, and sailing techniques.
With navigation mastered, instructors let students get even more adventurous with racing techniques classes, which cover racing starts, upwind advantage, downwind strategy, and how to outrun pirating mermaids. The advanced coastal cruising course includes overnight sailing and fire safety techniques, as well as what to do if someone goes overboard at nighttime. The team also gives private instruction and even arranges for a mix of vacation and schooling with Virgin Island courses.
A joint venture between a professional boxer and a team of successful kickboxing-equipment tycoons, Title Boxing Club maintains a network of dozens of studios spread across more than 20 states, winning over a devoted clientele with its invigorating and engaging boxing- and kickboxing-themed classes. Each workout uses the heart-healthy exercise of cardio training to satisfy people?s innate desire to punch and kick something other than a broken jukebox. Participants build lithe, strong muscle tissue by delivering powerful blows to punching bags, and build flexibility and agility by practicing roundhouse kicks and hooks. Students can build their core strength and endurance with medicine balls and burpees, enlist a qualified personal trainer to practice their newfound skills in the ring, or just torch calories during intense full-body Power Hour workouts.