For 36 years, the friendly and experienced staff at Overland Optical has bested poor eyesight with scratch-resistant coatings, durable frames, and prescription lenses. A huge range of frames from designers such as BCBG, Nike, Coach, and Prada gild eyeglass edges in a plethora of fashionable and classic styles ($99+), and basic single-vision lenses, made from either standard plastic, high index, or polycarbonate, thwart blurs and fill ocular borders with crystalline transparency ($100+). A fleet of more than 1,000 sunglass frames and tinted lenses divert rays and mask inappropriate reactions to overhead duck formations ($120 for basic single vision), with polarized lenses offering the most comprehensive glare deflection (an additional $100).
The experienced and energetic instructors at I.A.M. Dance and Fitness are passionate about making fitness routines enjoyable, and they believe that anyone who’s having fun working out will be motivated to keep it up. At this intimate studio, instructors lead participants through the calorie-burning moves of Zumba, ZumbAtomic, and Hot Hula, teaching simple dance steps that everyone can follow.
The board-certified medical professionals at Citrin Chiropractic Center deftly knead the knots out of muscles and meticulously examine skeletal alignments for pain-causing irregularities. A 60-minute swedish massage propels waves of relaxation throughout the body, soothing aching joints and ligaments with movable pressure, vibration, friction, and compression enacted along the body’s muscles and soft tissues. The benefits of massage are numerous and can include chronic-pain relief and a greater range of flexibility and motion for high-fiving parade stilt walkers. During the chiropractic exam, one of the center’s chiropractors will thoroughly inspect your spine’s function and structure for abnormalities that rattle the nervous system and cause the body to spontaneously break-dance. The chiropractors scan physiques for nerve interference, which may be the culprit behind a range of ailments, such as neck and back pain or headaches.
For Fast Fitness Boot Camp’s Chad Skinner, exercise should feel more like play than work, even during intense physical challenges. Filled with obstacle courses, tug-of-war bouts, and games of catch, his 30-minute boot camps summon the fun of grade-school playgrounds even as they push exercisers toward goals and away from lost weekends with the Cookie Monster. Each session pairs cardio activities such as running and hiking with strength-training drills to melt calories and sculpt muscles. In between solo challenges such as pushups, squats, and jumping jacks, participants build friendships during partner activities that foster teamwork and boost energy levels. Personal-training sessions put exercisers up close and personal with Skinner, who coaches them through custom workouts while dispensing exercise tips, nutrition advice, and an abundance of motivation.
The Fencers Academy's head coach Hossam Hassan boasts an impressive résumé. The expert has trained fencers for more than three decades, and he holds nine certifications from the French fencing federation and the International Olympic Committee. Of course, the biggest testament to Hassan's expertise is his students’ success. Seventy-five percent of his current fencers are nationally ranked, and he has trained top finishers in international youth tournaments and world-cup events.
There are only 417 associate fellows of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. University Dental Care’s Dr. Samir Ruvinov is one of them. He and Dr. Shirley Dillard combine 46 years of experience, and they put that experience to work delivering patients the most comfortable and pain-free treatments possible. To do that, they employ the latest tools available to them, such as rotary endodontics, which is an electrical handpiece that allows them to accomplish root canals more efficiently and with less discomfort. They also capture 360-degree views of the mouth, head, sinuses, and bones with Panorex, giving them the advantage of identifying oral-health concerns with greater ease than standard x-rays. Specializing in everything from implants to whitenings and Invisalign’s clear plastic teeth aligners, they perform all manner of general, surgical, and cosmetic dentistry—unlike a Blu-ray edition of C-SPAN’s Book TV, their technology does not go to waste. For patient convenience, the dentists offer Saturday office hours and online appointments.
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