In 1911, when he opened Standard Optical, Henry Schubach could not have guessed that his successors would be providing LASIK treatments and contact lenses in 18 clinics. Each office fills with chatter as doctors check prescriptions and work to identify common optical issues, such as glaucoma or weeping when an onion dies. Light skips off ranks of designer frames from Coach, Maui Jim, Guess, Lacoste, and Dior, and transitional lenses darken as newly keen-eyed patrons mosey from the shop. The staff at Standard Optical has also performed more than 15,000 LASIK procedures, and offers a free consultation for those seeking to ditch frames.
BASICS Sports Medicine maximizes the performance of athletes through intense workouts with performance trainers. With the Summer Speed Pass program, students will learn proper mechanics and techniques to optimize their speed and agility. BASICS' Certified Performance Trainers use ground-based agility training and other sport-specific exercises to create customized sessions for participants of any skill level. During the eight-week program, clients will have unlimited visits during age-specified time slots, allowing many opportunities to interact with peers, who frequently push each other to be stronger and faster, like a cheetah driving a Ferrari down a steep hill with a strong tailwind.
Juxtapose's experienced instructors encourage students of all skill levels to bop and bend with up to 18 one-hour Pilates, Zumba, and Turbo Kick classes per week, held within a bright, spacious studio. Zumba takes a tangy approach to physical fitness by incorporating a mélange of Latin beats and choreography. This cardiovascular workout tones and sculpts bodies, emblazes calories, increases energy, and improves the knack for understanding non-English words on American currency. Opt for a calorie-burning Turbo Kick class, which blends kickboxing with dancing and musical accompaniment. Turbo Kick is an excellent way to jump-start a fitness routine, a fun way to meet new people while remaining active, and ideal for pounding unruly floorboards back into place.
Navy Special Operators are recognized as some of the world's most feared warriors. Run using the same aquatic training program that tests the mettle of real-life divers and explosives techs, Hellbender's Amphibious Bootcamp sends exercisers plunging in and out of the water as they blast through a blend of calisthenics and aquatic exercises. A diverse collection of former sailors, soldiers, and firefighters lead the classes, shouting encouragement as as students switch from pushups and pull-ups to freestyle, breaststroke, and sprint swims. Movable obstacles including sandbags, weights, and decommissioned bathyspheres also wait beneath the depths, challenging endurance as they bulk up screaming muscles. Classes welcome all fitness levels, but exercisers should be able to tread water, swim at least 25 yards without stopping, and arrive with their own goggles and swimsuit.
When Nik Rasmussen first discovered CrossFit, he already worked out three times a day. He joined his fellow Marines in their morning routine, led a training session for 600 coworkers at midday, and conducted personal exercises in the evening. He didn't think CrossFit would provide much of a challenge, but he was wrong. The first workout nearly finished him and, to hear him tell it, permanently transformed him. "Every so often in our lives we come across something that completely changes us for the better," Nik says. "For me it was CrossFit." His experience inspired him to open CrossFit Ogden and help other people find similar transformations in their own lives.
Athletes aren't the only people who suffer from musculoskeletal injuries. The stresses of everyday life can cause wear and strain for virtually anyone, leading to a life plagued by chronic pain. Although the licensed physical therapist, certified athletic trainers, and massage therapists at Sundance Physical Therapy can treat the needs of dedicated athletes, they also lend their services to anyone suffering from sprains, soft-tissue injuries, chronic neck and back pain, and more. By utilizing a customized regimen of therapeutic massage modalities, rehabilitative exercises, and other specialized treatments, the staff targets the root causes of clients' discomfort instead of just the symptoms.