When discussing Breakthrough Fitness’s training philosophy with reporters from the Seminole Voice, owner and lead trainer Dominic Lucibello quipped, “we train movements, not muscles.” That’s why the fitness coach eschews machines that focus on only one area of the body for training equipment that utilizes many muscles at once. Drawing from his degree in exercise science and his years as a certified personal trainer, Dominic joins a staff of seasoned coaches to lead group fitness classes, semiprivate training sessions, and sports conditioning programs. They’ve stocked their spacious sunlit studio with kettlebells, free weights, and suspension bands, leading clients through high-intensity functional exercises designed to increase their muscle tone and chances of being elected their state’s congressional power ranger. Their dedicated program-writing department draws up customized workout plans for members based on their current level of fitness, taking into account their interests and goals.
Whereas most people enjoy retirement by relaxing, Mary Lou Boyle has enjoyed hers by helping others relax. By transitioning from her radio job to her current role at Saving Face and Body, Boyle returned to her original career path: More than three decades ago, she opened and operated one of Oviedo’s first full-service salons. Years later, she garnered more experience as a cosmetologist at an upscale salon, where she also delved into aesthetics. Boyle left for a stint in media and, after retirement in 2008, opened Saving Face. Now, equipped with years of experience and a license in massage therapy, she along with a team of therapists relieves pain and tension through massage therapy and rejuvenates skin with a collection of facials.
Helmed by a spa savant with 12 years of experience, Re|You MedSpa cossets clients with a wide range of services, from holistic wellness treatments to advanced medical procedures. Facials pamper skin with all-natural salves and pharmaceutical-grade treatments including injectables, peels, and nonsurgical face-lifts. Body panels gleam after massages and contouring treatments, and acupuncture redirects energy through the body's pathways as efficiently as an electron traffic guard.
The space at Shears Plus Salon has more color than a box of crayons. Depending on where you look, the walls may be bright red, neon green, or mint. And then there's the hair-washing room, with snow-white molding set against soothing lavender paint. All these jazzy accents remind patrons that the salon is a place of creativity, as well as craftsmanship. Clients can request a traditional wave, a modern pixie cut, or leave it to the stylist's whim for a cut tailored to face shape and personality.
[Doctors of Chiropractic Eric Janowitz and Bethany Schneider and their team bolster clients’ health with massages, chiropractic adjustments, and diagnoses of imbalances in spinal alignment. Both Dr. Janowitz and Dr. Schneider employ high-tech and traditional hands-on tactics in their practice, from nonsurgical spinal-decompression therapy to cold-laser therapy, which uses a heat-free light beam. The center’s DTS Triton system generates computerized traction, which can help clients with chronic pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel, fibromyalgia, and other ailments. To give back to the community, the chiropractors organize stress-relief breaks in schools and adjust the posture of storefront mannequins.
Clix Hair & Nails took its name from the cozy clique of stylists who worked together for more than 10 years before cementing their bonds of friendship by opening their own salon. The 18-person staff now welcomes each new client into the fold, taking care of patrons’ style with custom scissors work and looking after hair health with safe color-management techniques. The team also specializes in nail services, whipping up popular pink-and-white acrylic sets for loyal followers and cotton-candy thieves in search of camouflage for their felonious digits. Rounding out Clix’s available treatments are facials, spray tans, and waxing.
Licensed massage therapist and aesthetician Monica Restrepo Jones is the "Mo" in MoJo Wellness Therapies. Starting off as a student athletic trainer for a local high school, Monica ascended through the ranks and eventually manned the sidelines of XFL and AFL games as the team trainer. These experiences shaped her understanding of the human body and what angle is unusual for an ankle, as well as increased her desire to spread wellness through massage. With a special certification for medical massage, she boasts the qualifications needed to fulfill doctor's orders after patients endure an injury or accident. To these treatments and her traditional massages, she sometimes adds heat or ice and organic, hypoallergenic creams to augment soothing without hiring a jazz saxophonist to play in the corner.
In addition to massage services, Monica wards off aging with facials and powerful treatments. Her skincare regimens are tweaked to target specific woes, such as acne or surprised expressions that won't wash off.