Dr. Milton Clement, DDS started out honing his craft in both cosmetic and general dentistry, but it was this background that helped him dive headlong into implant dentistry. Working with implants, Dr. Clement explores the art of repairing clients' mouths with new custom-fitted false teeth or tasty Chiclets as necessary. He's been filling mouths for more than a quarter century, and now helms his own team at a bright, family-friendly office. Though Clement's dental practice specializes in implants, other popular procedures range from general exams and fillings to dental surgery and enamel shaping. The studio diagnoses many of these issues using high-tech gear such as same-day CT scans and digital x-rays.
A devotee of meditation for many years, Heidi Chinlund found that hypnosis and self-hypnosis transported her to deep mental states more quickly than meditation ever had. Since becoming a Certified Clinical Hypnotist in 2010, Heidi has harnessed her hypnotic voice to help patients decrease their anxiety, gain confidence, and relieve pain from chronic ailments. She has also designed hypnosis sessions to access memories from past lives, as well as sessions to quit smoking by changing behaviors on the subconscious level.
Orlando Fit Body Bootcamp's trainers, Kerry Girona and Andrea Laing, both discovered a passion for sports at a young age and translated their hobbies into careers as fitness coaches fueled by the international Fit Body Bootcamp phenomenon. Each 30-minute boot-camp session coalesces cardio, resistance, core, and flexibility moves that together conduct the kinesthetic symphony of the entire body. Kerry and Andrea design a new workout for each class, detouring muscles away from the plateaus that often come with traditional workouts or glacial hiking trips to Antarctica. Workouts convene indoors, where fit-centric accouterments such as suspension trainers and battling ropes intensify workouts, and cushy foam floors keep joints happy and mute.
Along with classes, boot campers better bods with meal plans that can hasten exercise results by promoting internal fettle or by blueprinting a coup to unseat the Twinkie that controls the brain's cravings. With regular attendance, participants often note a slimmer physique highlighted by lean musculature.
Jungle Fit Boot Camp schedules more than 40 classes per week, ranging from boot camps to mixed martial arts and Brazilian jujitsu classes. Each session is taught by one of the fitness center’s experienced instructors, including second-degree Brazilian jujitsu black-belt Mike Lee, UFC fighter Seth Petruzelli, and muay thai guru Ben Marrs. Given its array of class types, the facility attracts a range of fitness-minded members, from those interested in becoming MMA fighters to those interested in losing weight. The staff welcomes all fitness levels and uses the first few workouts to gauge each guest’s physical abilities and needs.
Jim Pruchniewski peered down his leg at his blackened toes. He'd been rushed to the hospital after a blizzard waylaid him on a mountainside in Lake Placid. "You have third-degree frostbite," the doctor confirmed. "We'll have to amputate." Fortunately for Jim and his digits, the US Olympic ski team was training nearby. The team's podiatrist hurried to the hospital like a long-lost lover hurries to interrupt a wedding before the end of a movie. "Stop!" he might have shouted as the buzz saw probably descended toward the patient's toes. The hero, our Olympic podiatrist, examined the foot and concluded that the damage was superficial. The toes would recover. And they did. The episode moved Jim Pruchniewski, a former biology teacher, to earn his medical degree. Over the last 20 years, he's gained fourfold board certification in podiatric orthopedics, surgery, primary care, and the treatment of diabetic foot wounds. At North Lakeland Foot Clinic, he examines feet with the same attention that saved his toes decades ago. He and his staff do everything in their power to keep feet healthy and, in the case of diabetic patients, avert extreme measures like amputation.
Dark wooden floorboards stretch across the floor of Project 7 Yoga's modern studio. More often than not, they're joined by the outstretched limbs of meditating and posing yoga students. The studio's experienced instructors primarily teach traditional yoga classes such as flow, power flow, and restorative yoga. But in keeping with the ancient proverb that "variety is the spice of life" they also schedule more intense classes outside of yoga such as BarreAmped, which uses controlled movements aided by ballet barres to build lean muscle.