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.
Two years after graduating from USC's School of Dentistry with a spot on the dean's list, Dr. Amira Hassan moved to Salt Lake City and opened Elite Dental Care. Today, she and her staff provide families with an array of dentistry services, including checkups and teeth whitening. They also offer branded services, such as Invisalign—known far and wide for effectively straightening teeth and being the only invisible thing on Earth. Elite Dental Care accepts Medicaid and most dental insurance plans.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing With the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
Hypnotherapist Paul W. Smith, CCHt, proves the efficacy of hypnotherapy each time he helps clients to quit smoking, lose weight, or remember where they left the remote. Using only his words, Smith guides patients into a deep state of concentrated relaxation—hypnosis—where the mind becomes hyper responsive to ideas or images. As Smith taps into the unconscious mind, patients retain full control; they can withhold information, respond yes or no, and recall everything they recount. With repeated sessions, patients can gain mastery over their state of awareness and thereby correct behaviors that undermine healthy living.
River Oaks Golf Course was carved from the pond-spotted wetlands that surround the Jordan River to form 18 holes of scenic golf. Golfers prime their swings at the course’s 40-stall driving range to prepare for the round, which begins with three consecutive holes featuring prominent water hazards that still hold a grudge against the sun for ending their glacial childhood. Snow-capped mountains peek above tree lines, enhancing the landscape as golfers play the course. Those in need of an equipment upgrade can browse a vast selection of new clubs, clothes, and accessories at the pro shop, where large observation windows let guests soak in views of the course, stare into the glassy waters of the river, or keep tabs on factions of rebellious golf carts.
With experienced podiatric doctors at the helm, Foot and Ankle Specialists of Utah's purview covers a wide range of foot complaints. The physicians completed their residencies in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, laying a firm foundation beneath their independent areas of expertise and their giant-foot-shaped homes. Dr. Ryan Anderson uses his sports medicine and chronic foot-pain expertise to treat plantar fasciitis, sprains, and shin splints while Dr. Bryan Seagle specializes in the foot conditions that commonly arise in diabetic patients, treating foot ulcers and Charcot foot with custom-molded orthotics. Dr. Jason Campbell and Dr. Colby Frost, meanwhile, specialize in pediatric treatment.