One stroll around the office and it’s clear Gregory H. Grady, DDS, PC, specializes in cosmetic dentistry. At a given time, one may find Dr. Grady and his staff creating Invisalign aligners, performing Zoom! teeth-whitening treatments, replacing plaque with porcelain fillings, or painting impeccable 5mm x 5mm reproductions of Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks painting on front teeth. Dr. Grady’s efforts have even drawn the attention of ABC 53, where he is the resident cosmetic dentist on the television show Extreme Makeover’s Extreme Team.
When former project managers from Bally's, World Gym, Crunch, Guess, and Clinique realized the need for a women's-only gym in the world of fitness, they joined forces to create the Elements Diet and Fitness program. This fitness regimen depends upon three primary ingredients to help ladies of all stripes get into shape: smart-card workouts, personal-lifestyle coaches, and group-fitness classes. European-built smart-card equipment uses a personal-identification card to remember each member's name and personal settings, slowly advancing the difficulty of a workout and tracking individual progress. Personal-lifestyle coaches establish a report with their clients, through which they send constant motivation, support, and fitness instruction. Finally, group classes encourage self-discovery through fun fitness experiences such as performing candlelight yoga, training in tai chi, and belly dancing while taking a Myers-Briggs assessment
Children as young as 4 months take to the pool at Goldfish Swim School, which grew from an idea by Founder Jenny McCuiston––who has qualified for two Olympic Swimming Trials herself––to meet the demand for quality swim lessons in the area. Having traveled the country and studying the structure of many renowned swim schools, she developed a proprietary curriculum, which she and her Red Cross–certified instructors have taught to more than 500 students. The tropical decor also creates a fun setting for birthday parties, which include amenities such as private attendants and cupcakes.
A five-time American Taekwondo Association World Champion, senior master Von Schmeling, began Victory Martial Arts to teach pupils confidence and leadership skills while imparting martial-arts techniques. Classes capped at 30 students, with at most 10 students per instructor, cover disciplines such as general martial arts, krav maga, and self-defense for thwarting assailants and heavily armed spiders. Budding martial artists hone their craft alongside loved ones in family sessions or practice maneuvers in age-specific sequences for kids, teens, or adults.
At Shinn’s Tae Kwon Do, Master D.S. Shinn—who is a 7th-degree black belt and has been teaching for 19 years—and his assistant instructors lead adults and children in martial-arts classes. The instructors offer a combination of tae kwon do and hap ki do, teaching self-defense techniques that also bolster physical fitness. The experienced and credentialed instructors also offer family classes where parents and their children can practice together.
Led by instructor Wendie Debnar, classes at Secrets are designed not to just get ladies in shape, but to get them feeling confident and empowered. Primarily offering pole dancing and burlesque classes, the studio also holds courses in yoga, Zumba, boot camp, and the Barre method.