Dr. M. Scott Runnels transforms crooked chompers into impeccable ivories using advanced technology and tailor-fit orthodontia. First, Dr. Runnels will implement an initial exam of your mouth, taking x-rays for his digital scrapbook and a set of impressions to create the aligners, which are virtually invisible, like a turtle's aura. If you decide to go through with the total Invisalign treatment (a typical treatment runs from $5,050–$5,950), you will also receive $1,000 off. During the process, each set of cog covers is worn for two weeks, designed to gradually shift walnut crackers until they reach white-picket-fence status. Unlike incisors, the aligners can be easily removed to eat, drink, brush, and chew floss. Although each patient's case differs, a full Invisalign treatment typically last about 12 months, or the gestation period of a sea lion.
Doctor of Chiropractic Shawna Hogan?s biggest complaint about health care is that ?patients are so often rushed in and out of doctors? offices today without ever feeling that they are being listened to,? she says. ?My objective is to go the distance so that every patient feels that he or she is a priority.??
That attitude has helped her clinic, Regatta Chiropractic and Laser Center, flourish with a variety of patients, including multiple physicians, children, and pregnant women. When she?s not administering chiropractic treatments, such as manual adjustments, massage therapy, and cold-laser therapy, she?s helping clients slim down with Zerona noninvasive laser body contouring. In addition to making patients feel confident that they could slip through jail-cell bars any time they want, the Zerona treatments help patients struggling with back pain attributed to excess weight.
After a serious car accident left her with debilitating neck, shoulder, and back injuries, Laurie Beck searched for a way to ease her pain. She found reprieve in Joseph Pilates's marriage of Zen Buddhism, anatomy, and the Greek philosophies of mind, body, and spirit. Later, the practice helped her fight a tough and ultimately victorious battle with lymphoma and leukemia.
Now, this strong woman—described by Vie magazine as a "beautiful and vibrant" person who can "light up a room with her smile"—leads a group of certified instructors in helping others reshape their lives. They show students of all ages and abilities how to strengthen their cores through body-sculpting Pilates, Gyrotonic, and barre classes using reformer machines and floor work. Laurie also eases pain through her reiki practice, guiding her clients’ energy toward healing and away from lonely light sockets.
Since driving a car on water isn't possible—yet—Destin Power Boats offers a better way to transport oneself over the tides with mint-condition vessels. Prestocked with USCG-approved safety equipment, the company's fleet features Baja and Searay boats that seat up to eight riders apiece. The fleet also revs up with supercharged seadoos, which boast 215-horsepower motors and are strong enough to carry multiple passengers or tow a small island. For customers in search of a unique thrill, Destin Power Boats also offers thrilling spins on the Flyboard—a high-tech device that propels users into the sky and under the water's surface.
Evan Chelini sees no difference between a terrorist hunter and a housewife. To him, they both benefit from the same type of fitness training; the degree of difficulty is all that needs to change. Calling on his CrossFit certification and his undefeated record in mixed martial arts, Chelini leads strength and conditioning sessions tailored to any athlete?whether they need the power to lose a few pounds or to run a covert jungle operation to hunt Toucan Sam. With these simple 30-minute fitness classes, the trainer seeks to help his students not only reach their goals but to live better lives.
Loki has been helping people spin, leap, and swing their way through dance routines for almost a decade. The talented dance instructor guides beginners through basic steps and helps more advanced dancers nail new routines with guidance in dance styles such as ballroom, tango, Brazilian samba, hip-hop, merengue, and west coast swing. For those who want a fully-immersive experience, his salsa boot-camps lead groups through a choreographed salsa routine that they perfect over a six-week period, and each camp ends with a salsa dance social where dancers can show off their new moves.