Kettlebells and dumbbells line the walls. Giant tractor tires are scattered across the entrance. Thick yellow ropes dangle from the ceiling. In this bare-bones gym, trainers use this equipment and more during intense CrossFit classes. Workouts change daily to avoid repetition and keep exercisers motivated, and feature a slew of everyday movements. CrossFit preps participants for all manner of physical activity, sculpting all muscle groups to enhance speed, power, agility, and balance.
With numerous certifications in exercise, a degree in sports exercise science, and an accreditation in CrossFit Level 1, head coach Chase Brendle knows his stuff. He puts that experience to good use, imparting the intense, functional-movement exercises of CrossFit during classes designed to work out all muscle groups. It’s a system that also prepares participants to safely accomplish all kinds of activities, from athletic pursuits to such daily exertions as hauling in groceries from the car. Besides the daily workout, which changes each session to avoid the boredom of repetition, Chase also stresses the importance of nutrition as part of the CrossFit system.
We are a 30,000 square foot club that has been remodeled to fit all levels of our members' fitness needs, we are also the only club in South Florida with private TV and IPOD connections on all of our cardio machines. (never be bored doing cardio again)
The martial-arts masters at Elite Force Martial Arts help kids and adults employ practical self-defense tactics while shedding calories. Through a lineup of muay thai, Israeli self-defense, and kickboxing classes, instructors foster an upbeat environment as they guide students through rigorous 45-minute sessions in a variety of styles, each designed to boost confidence and strengthen limbs.
At Dynamic Chiropractic, patients meet with Doctor of Chiropractic Kimberly O’Gorman Raby, a graduate of Life University who specializes in Diversified, Thompson, and Activator adjustment techniques. Her chiropractic services help alleviate physical pain and correct misaligned vertebrae. Augmenting matters are massage kneads from seasoned massage therapist Carole, who has been relieving patients’ pains for more than a decade with her uniquely therapeutic style.
Born in Santiago, Chile, and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dr. John Michael Thomassen grew up with the dream of becoming a doctor. After studying mechanical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Thomassen returned to San Juan to follow his passion and earn his medical degree at the University of Puerto Rico. He spent six years completing an integrated plastic-surgery residency and fellowship at Georgetown University, and is now a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon serving the South Florida community.
Thanks to his years of training, meticulous engineering background, and active role as a researcher, Dr. Thomassen has become an expert in complex reconstructions and cosmetic procedures for the face and body. He also offers a variety of aesthetic treatments, including wrinkle-reducing dermal fillers and sclerotherapy for spider veins caused by prolonged standing and emotional surges associated with watching football games on TV.
Dan and Linda Rowlands of the Center For Optimal Health prove the power of natural healing every day. Instead of medication or other Western treatments, they opt for acupuncture, reiki, massage, aromatherapy, and other drug-free techniques to manage stress and pain. Brainwave Optimization, for example, enlists nothing more than relaxation and self-regulation to fight anxiety, addiction, and other issues.