The staff at Armstrong Advanced Dental Concepts helps grins to reach their brightest potential by outfitting them with LumiBrite take-home whitening kits. Dingy chompers head to the office for a prescreening session, after which dentists take their molds to craft custom-made whitening trays and gelatin head statues. Patients then fill their personalized tooth cozies with 32% carbamide peroxide, which paints the enamel canvas in a hydroxyapatite trompe l'oeil to fill in surface defects and enhance toothy glows, for one hour of daily wear. Treatments may last up to 10 days depending on the intended level of whiteness and varying speeds of planetary rotation. Patients may upgrade their experience to an in-office treatment for an additional $299.
At Riviera Fitness Center, a team of personal trainers helps guests achieve fitness goals via the facility’s huge selection of workout equipment. The gym boasts a variety of free weights and more than 50 cardio machines, as well as separate studios for spinning, Zumba dance fitness, and boxing classes.
After witnessing chiropractic techniques benefit his sciatica-ridden mother, his injured brother, and his own damaged back, Rob Wheeler felt so inspired that he became a chiropractor himself. Now with more than 16 years of experience under his belt, he helps patients overcome the same sort of pains he and his relatives once dealt with using a combination of traditional chiropractic adjustments that align the spine and state-of-the-art laser treatments.
He uses the specially calibrated lasers to harmlessly bypass the skin and treat damaged tissue, reduce inflammation, and entertain subcutaneous kitties. He can also apply these high-tech beam emitters in tandem with massage therapy to trigger the body’s self-healing properties.
With programs for children and adults of all ages, Aqua Bella Fitness acts as both a playground and a training center. Its heated indoor pool embodies this versatility by hosting Summer Splash Camp sessions, Red Cross–certified lessons, and water-aerobics classes, which increase resistance on muscles more safely than working out in a quicksand pit. Exercise equipment abounds on the workout floor, where guests can tackle a 30-second circuit or dangle from TRX suspension systems. Though its focus is on promoting healthy lifestyles, the gym also endorses relaxation with day-spa services such as tanning and massage.
Return to Health Clinic's trained associates help clients along the road of weight loss by continually supporting them with lifestyle advice and medicinal aids. They pay special attention to clients' unique lifestyles, health histories, and nutritional necessities as they conceive comprehensive diet and fitness programs. In between visits, associates call their clients to keep tabs on pound-shedding progress, answer any questions, and help out with geography homework. The clinic's staff recognizes that work and life schedules can impede weight-loss progress, so the clinic opens its doors for lunch appointments as well as Saturday consultations.
The site of the 1969 USGA Women's U.S. Open, Scenic Hills Country Club remains Florida's only course to host a USGA U.S. Open. But that's not the only thing that separates the 6,730-yard track from many of its Sunshine State counterparts. Unlike many courses that run through flat wetlands, Scenic Hills ripples over significant elevation changes—a characteristic that emerges at the first hole, a challenging, 443-yard par-four that plays downhill. The hills feed into a river and pond that, together, come into play on six holes, some of which force golfers to fly the ball directly over the hazard or bribe a frog with a backpack to swim it safely to the other side.
Alongside the course, separate greens for chipping and putting help golfers hone their scoring touch, and a driving range fosters full-swing practice. After a day at the links, golfers can enjoy a salad, sandwich, or other American-style dining at Caponi's Grille, named for 1969 U.S. Women's Open winner Donna Caponi.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 71 course * Length of 6,730 yards from the tips * Course rating of 73.4 from the tips * Slope rating of 130 from the tips * Five tee options