At Animus CrossFit/Corporal CrossFit, students of every skill level, age, and body type can take control of their health with the help of encouraging coaches. The team of qualified trainers draw on intense training experiences in their own lives, such as strength coach and author Carlos Arias's service in the USMC special forces, his wife Jenny's background as a gymnast, or coach Dayron Castaneda's career in collegiate football. The team prides itself on providing one-on-one training and keeping classes small: staff lead premium CrossFit with 1:8 teacher/student ratios, avoiding the overcrowded classes, lack of equipment, and gym-clothes sharing seen in traditional programs. And indoor-outdoor bootcamp classes take advantage of sunny Miami days while avoiding wet ones by training indoors on grass turf or rubber flooring. The small, 16-person classes tailor exercise individually according to skill level and keep things interesting with a combination of gymnastics and running using balls and ropes.
Students shed pounds and tone muscles in programs that are built on proper nutrition and individual, scalable workout routines. Whether pupils are burning fat and building endurance with cardio routines and kettlebells, boosting strength with weightlifting, or refining their running techniques with pose running, coaches work closely with students to help them push past obstacles and reach health goals.
The two founders of Aquachild Swim School—Scott Launer and Brian Lilburn—came to embrace aquatic education through disparate means. When Scott took his then 2-year-old daughter, Jaya, to swim lessons, he was amazed to see 10-month-old babies floating on their own and began his journey to becoming a youth swim instructor. Brian, who nearly drowned in a backyard pool as a toddler, learned to love the water rather than fear it after his mom enrolled him in swim lessons. Scotty and Brian now share their life-saving knowledge alongside a staff of instructors that are all certified in water safety, first aid, and CPR.
Through Aquachild Swim School’s specially designed lessons, infants as young as 10 months learn to roll from facedown positions to back floats where they can breathe easily, and 1-year-old students begin to swim with their heads down, then twist onto their backs for air. As kids progress, they learn the four major strokes (front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly), brush up on the basics to keep them confident, or start snorkeling. The instructors lead adult lessons to help older students learn how to paddle at pool parties or triumphantly retrieve their boss’s golf ball from a green’s lagoon during corporate outings.
The staff at Le Mont Sinai Chiropractic and Wellness strives to impart their patients with lifelong health. They do this by treating chronic pain with chiropractic methods and massage. Previously, their treatment methods have quelled the aches of patients suffering from sports injuries, car accidents, work-related injuries, and other medical conditions.
At HybridFitness, a trainer works with clients in either group or one-on-one settings, devising workouts to efficiently burn fat and build muscle. Exercises are tailored to each client's goals and problem areas, in an effort to rapidly transform bodies.
When your father is a dentist and your uncle is a cofounder of the Board of Endodontics, it’s probably safe to assume dentistry is in your blood. But when you find yourself making orthodontic appliances at your family's kitchen table as a teen—instead of petitioning the government to rename it the Washington Monument: Presented by Mountain Dew like most teenagers—that’s the moment you really know you’re meant to take care of teeth.
Dr. Frederick E. Knoll grew up loving dentistry, and since 1976, he has been able to put this love into practice. Now at his office, he and Dr. Judith L. Gartner tend to smiles with everything from cleanings to implants to whitening. When he isn't working with clients, Dr. Knoll can often be found traveling throughout the United States presenting educational programs and training other dentists.
The board-certified doctors, dieticians, and medical assistants at Last12Pounds shoo away stubborn weight with a signature regimen of tests, diet plans, and injections. After preliminary blood tests and physician consultations scrutinize patients’ health and saucy-merengue heartbeats, dieticians craft customized exercise and meal plans based upon individual tastes and nutritional needs. B12-vitamin elixirs aim to infuse dieters with extra energy, and doses of the hormone HCG boast an ability to make the hypothalamus burn stored fat and spur the metabolism. A final assessment and weigh-in rounds out each treatment to let patients admire their progress.