The painful experience of watching his father endure several heart attacks, and eventually a heart transplant, left its mark on John Latham, but the effect wasn?t entirely negative. His father?s struggles convinced John, at the young age of 12, that fitness and nutrition are the route to a long, healthy life. Since then, he?s trained more than 40,000 clients. He complements personal training with nutritional consultations to boost weight loss, and he also leads group fitness classes.
Ana Moreno wanted to spread the love she experienced after taking Zumba and watching it improve her health, boost her confidence, and facilitate new friendships. She opened her own business, Fuzion Fitness, as a means for other women to hone their physical and mental strength. Ana now hosts classes such as mommy boot camp, Zumba, and Piloxing?a mixture of Pilates and boxing?both indoors and out.
Director Maribeth Hammond and her certified, supportive instructors pursue the achievement of four goals in each class held at The Yoga Channel: spiritual awareness, serenity, body alignment, and flexibility. The studio's ocean views cultivate a sense of calm, and class styles including flow, sunset, Iyengar yoga, and mat Pilates restore strength and augment fitness goals. A seven-day schedule includes early-morning, afternoon, and evening classes that invigorate both experienced yogis and tin men rendered immobile after misplacing their oilcans. To aid new students, instructors circle the classroom throughout each session and tweak any improper techniques.
At Dental Pros, expert tooth wranglers Dr. Emanuel and Dr. Rabizadeh transform begrimed mouths into bright grins through cosmetic and general dental services. From veneers and Zoom! teeth whitening to dental emergencies such as root canals, the dentists maintain pearly whites' porcelain sheen using both modern techniques and time-honored ritualistic toothbrush sacrifices.
Dr. Jeffrey J. Stein harnesses more than 20 years of experience to lead his professional team of bicuspid buffers in illuminating smiles with a plethora of health-boosting services. During the dental exam (an $85 value), a tooth technician scours each patient's mouth house in search of oral abnormalities, ghosts of baby teeth, and unwelcome tartar guests before a series of digital x-rays (a $125 value) and digital photos (a $40 value) expose chompers with cavities. The appointment concludes with a thorough polishing (a $93 value), where a dental doyen shines pearly whites until they're bright and plaque-free.
Melissa was a casual gym-goer for most of her life, until one day a fitness instructor suggested that she should consider teaching fitness classes. It took her a year to switch careers, moving from teaching elementary school to teaching group fitness classes. All the while, she was scooping up certifications in anything she could get her hands on, including a National Academy of Sport Medicine certification as a personal trainer. Armed with six certifications and a massage therapist license, Melissa— one of the top endurance athletes in Ventura county— decided to open her own gym, where she could share her love for fitness with others. Rocksteady Fitness was born with the belief that exercise could be, and should be, fun. To that end, Melissa helps whip clients into superb shape by teaching group fitness classes such as kettle-bell training, Pilates, Zumba, yoga, and boot camps.