On the "Our Story" page of Twin Power Yoga's website, owners Ann and Ali express their belief that "by sharing yoga, we share ourselves." They know something about sharing—they're twins, after all, which they believe connects them spiritually as much as it does physically. At their West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens locations, these siblings and their fellow instructors help participants of all experience levels explore their own physical and spiritual relationships to the world around them through Twin Power's style of power yoga. In heated studios with colorful walls and hardwood floors, instructors lead postural sequences that build both strength and cardio conditioning. Between flows, they emphasize meditation, helping practitioners let go of the competitive demands of daily life and pet beagles they already regret teaching to talk. This alternation between highly physical postures and awareness of breath encourages students to listen to their bodies. Classes always end in meditation, giving participants time to sit with whatever feelings their practice awakened.
Amid bamboo accents, the trained staff at Gardens Wellness Center flush toxins from clients’ figures using a wide array of holistic healing techniques as well as contemporary treatments. The studio's health professionals administer treatments ranging from acupuncture, colon hydrotherapy, and massage therapy to herbal medicine and hypnotherapy. Clients relax atop heated tables in private treatment rooms adorned with lush paintings of bright flora, plants, and doodles of weeping stick figures drawn by U.N. dignitaries.
Doctors of Chiropractic Bill Jensen and John Paul Fritz pool their wealth of knowledge at 1 Advanced Rehab & Wellness Center, where they focus on reestablishing physical and mental wellness with treatments that range from traditional chiropractic care to relaxing massage therapy. The center’s spa-like ambiance—soft music and warm towels accompany every massage—illustrates the doctors’ shared concern for treating stress as well as injuries. Though rich, vibrant colors flow along the walls and contribute to the overall impression of a tranquil spa, the doctors have taken care to stock their center with advanced chiropractic instruments that promise relief from chronic aches, sports injuries, and anxiety about botching upcoming jewel heists.
Expectant parents feel at ease in A Star Is Born 3D’s environment, which trades typical doctor's-office trappings for chic gray couches, a coffee bar, and earth tones that decorate waiting-room walls. The welcoming decor complements the center's mission to treat parents to vivid photographs of their soon-to-be-borns with ultrasound and imaging technology that goes beyond standard OB/GYN equipment. An ARDMS-registered sonographer on staff lends expertise to sessions that reveal tiny smiles or a baby's gender, which is usually able to be determined at 17 weeks. A Star Is Born 3D invites friends and family to witness the procedure in an ultrasound room that features sumptuous leather seating for 15 people and a 110-inch projector screen to view results after the coming attractions and four car commercials. The sessions can result in crisp prints, CDs, or DVDs to add to the baby book, and a GE Voluson i laptop even enables the ultrasounds to go portable for baby showers or private viewings at home.
For more than 15 years, licensed acupuncturist YanHong "Gina" Meng has used her skills in traditional Chinese medicine to help clients conquer chronic medical issues and improve personal health. She began her career at the Shan Dong Lai Wu Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital. Over subsequent years, she learned how to combine principles of traditional Chinese medicine theory with modern Western medical practice. Today, she combines these skills to mollify patients' joint pain, chronic headaches, heartburn, and weight loss.