Jackie Tamminga, co-owner of Tammcor Fitness with Keith Tamminga, draws on more than two decades of experience in the fitness industry each day. She slips through the club, overseeing trainers during complimentary sessions introducing guests to safe and effective techniques. Cardio machines purr, punctuated by the percussive, metallic sounds of resistance machines, free weights, and Olympic gold medals just being tossed on the medal pile. Music drifts from group fitness classes covering workout methods including salsa, yoga, Zumba, Pilates, and spinning. Patrons of all fitness levels mingle in the gym, and special programs cater to groups including the elderly.
The Kentucky Center for Orthodontics’ trio of doctors all got into orthodontics when they realized just how much a great smile can improve someone’s life. Dr. Douglas Durbin, the inventor of the Flosspik polypropylene interproximal dental cleaner, Dr. Thomas Garner, and Dr. John Huang enhance the smiles of both children and adults with Invisalign treatments, braces with clear brackets, and invisible retainers glued to the back of teeth. They use digital imaging to construct treatment plans, they avoid headgear whenever possible, and they never just pull out a tooth when it won’t cooperate. Under their steady hands, The Kentucky Center for Orthodontics has straightened the teeth of more than 35,000 patients, including Miss Kentucky USA 2009 Maria Montgomery.
The primary goal of the husband-and-wife team behind Brannon Family Chiropractic is simple: to eliminate pain. Their expert treatments and adjustments are designed to ease the sort of spinal discomfort that can adversely affect quality of life, even when the pain isn't necessarily severe. After opening their first location, known as Eastland Chiropractic, the pair added the Brannon location in 2009, the better to meet their goal of subduing the region's aches one vertebra at a time. Today, Brannon Family Chiropractic is also home to the Serenity Massage Center—a tranquil space where licensed massage therapists work to release knots in backs, necks, shoulders, and Gordian shoelaces.
Safety comes first at Martial Arts USA, where students of all levels practice tae kwon do, judo, jujitsu, and hapkido on official Olympic judo mats. The instructors are led by Grand Master Yeong C. Jeon, a 15th-dan, 25-year teaching veteran. Under Jeon's guidance, the teachers instill physical fitness, self-discipline, respect, and focus to help students of all ages overcome their mental obstacles.
The trainers at Man o’ War CrossFit understand speed and efficiency reign king in this fast-paced world, and that a busy schedule can sometimes get in the way of fitness. To help people make time for getting into shape, they’ve developed total-body workouts designed to whip patrons into shape in 30 minutes or less. Each day, they motivate patrons with a new CrossFit regimen, challenging them to their build strength, agility, and stamina with a series of functional movements scaled to suit all fitness levels. The high-intensity workouts draw on a slew of nontraditional fitness gear: One day, patrons might heave medicine balls and hang from gymnastics rings, and the next, they might climb ropes and rock heavy punching bags to sleep. In addition to calorie-annihilating CrossFit sessions, the dedicated trainers also lead one-on-one personal-training sessions and oversee free-form open-gym sessions.
The coaches at XCEL Sports Science & Fitness mold aspiring athletes into all-star players with some of the same training regimens they provide to sports professionals. In their 11,000-square-foot facility, the team hosts camps and one-on-one sessions that help athletes gain the speed and conditioning they need to rise above their competition. The encouraging staff helps develop muscles with tools that can include anything from free weights and medicine balls to tractor tires and sledgehammers. Athletes can also work on the fundamentals for their individual sport, whether it be football, baseball, or running. The center’s adult fitness classes keep bodies fit with intense, boot-camp-style workouts tailored to each participant’s fitness level.