Renee and Cintron know firsthand that it's not enough to simply bring your body to the gym. An effective workout should be driven by positive energy, not a sense of weary obligation. And, ever since losing weight with a Zumba fitness regimen, Cintron has tried to spread this outlook through festive dance.
The instructors lead invigorating classes at RC Fitnez Studio, transforming exercise into a celebratory event. Their Zumba sessions teach groups intuitive dance moves that match up to Latin and world music. On certain Saturdays, students even come together for Zumba dance parties, a better way to socialize and shed pounds than bench-pressing your blind date. Cintron also hosts Power X 15 classes, which tone muscles with strength-based routines. Specialty classes on the schedule can vary, but may include offerings such as Turbo Kick kickboxing and Identities of Hip Hop.
The doctors at Flat Shoals Foot & Ankle Center know that a person’s well-being literally rests on the health of their feet. That's why they treat everything from sprained ankles to diabetic issues to ingrown dewclaws with state-of-the-art techniques and a caring bedside manner. They also promote preventive care and an overall healthy lifestyle with education, nutrition advice, and exercise tips. Their onsite spa offers pampering in the form of mani-pedis and reflexology performed by a licensed nail technician.
Dr. Ada-Belinda DancingLion, founder of The Healing Room draws on her many certifications including naturopathic doctor, certified personal trainer, and elder and community elected medicine woman with the Anishinabe Nation to work with her clients to overcome health issues. In addition to offering fitness classes such as the TRX suspension training and kettlebell sessions, DancingLion also offers massage therapy, holistic wellness care, and herbal and nutritional counseling.
Belly dance guru Saroya has been practicing and teaching the middle eastern dance form for more than two decades, a career path that has taken her across the country to numerous competitions and festivals. At Bellydance by Saroya, she imparts her routine expertise on students of all ability, leading beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes that make use of layered movements and zills—finger cymbals—to help maintain rhythm and keep thumbs in shape.
Spider veins are not only a reason to avoid wearing shorts—they can be a symptom of more sinister circulatory problems. That’s why Dr. Ian Katz, a board-certified physician specializing in phlebology and sclerotherapy, offers three types of vein treatments, all of which help prevent future circulatory problems and remedy the appearance of spider and varicose veins. The first option is surgical removal, which Dr. Katz performs so precisely that patients typically don't even need stitches. Then there's sclerotherapy, the injection of a fluid that causes the vein to collapse and be absorbed back into the body. But perhaps the most intriguing technique—and Dr. Katz's specialty—is the VNUS closure procedure. The heat that this treatment's radiofrequency catheter generates closes off spider and varicose veins, reducing their exterior appearance and rerouting the blood they carry to healthier veins. The recovery process is simple; after the outpatient procedure, patients return to their normal routines within one to two days, and they see results after as little as one treatment. Following any of these treatments, patients may need to wear compression stockings for a time, but fortunately they don't have to resort to extreme measures, such as eating an apple every day.