Founded in 1914, the original New York City location of Sterling Optical doled out frames amid the Ford Model Ts and paperboys that swarmed the city's financial district. The original band of eyesight experts weathered years of economic depression by impressing customers with speedy, full-service vision care, later launching a second store near Washington, DC. Today, a century of steady franchise expansion has given rise to almost 200 store locations in 23 states. Most locations continue the tradition of offering one-stop optical services, giving customers access to exams and onsite labs that manufacture glasses in one hour. The spectacle provider has been named one of the nation's leading franchises by Entrepreneur magazine.
As a fitness discipline, Pilates takes on many different forms. Though the fundamentals remain the same, exercisers can explore many styles to find an effective personal workout. Apparatus sessions employ pieces of equipment such as the tower and the reformer designed by the creator of Pilates to increase resistance and enhance the regimen's effectiveness. Barre classes supplement the Pilates's core-sculpting basics with balletic exercises designed to create long, lean muscle and a sudden affinity for Swan Lake, while suspension training adds in the extra challenge of resisting gravity while hanging from ceiling-mounted TRX harnesses.
At Grace Space - Yoga at RDCC, Grace Hernandez leads students through the ancient postures and breathing exercises of Hatha yoga, a style that developed in India more than 2,000 years ago. Grace’s studio is fully matted, meaning students don’t need to bring a mat to class. Along with exposing people to the benefits of yoga, Grace also wants to help her community. Once a month she leads a free class that focuses on a few postures and delves into the anatomy and benefits behind them—all she asks is that attendees bring clothing, canned goods, or monetary donations that Grace then purposes toward causes and groups.
Dynamic Dental isn't your father's dental practice. Drs. Ben Mokhtar and Morey Furman utilize advanced technology throughout their general and cosmetic procedures. For instance, laser dentistry removes decay with such precision that there's often no need for anesthetic. When they do need a drill, they reach for electric hand pieces, which are more powerful and exacting than their air-driven counterparts. The duo examines teeth and bones with digital x-rays and imaging, a process that's both faster and safer than traditional radiographs.
For the professionals at Goodday Dental, a job well done is a job unnoticed. They carefully tailor their general and cosmetic services to produce the most natural-looking smiles. Using Invisalign invisible braces, the dentists are able to shift teeth into proper alignment while avoiding detection by passersby or friends armed with metal detectors. Their whitening treatments lighten smiles with barely noticeable strips or in-office trays, while cavity fillings made of colored-composite resin blend in seamlessly with current tooth shades.
For the medical experts at Empire Gate Medical Group, it's all about early detection. To stave off serious and costly conditions, they track down early warning signs using a battery of investigative techniques. Blood tests and urinalysis let them assess oxygen levels and white blood cell counts, and ear, nose, and throat exams help point to any infections. Empire Gate’s philosophy of early detection extends all the way to the waiting room, where the team attempts to make waits as expedient as possible.