For the team of dentists at Cornerstone Dentistry, cosmetic dentistry is about more than just good looks. So although he leaves mouths looking impeccable with implants, full-mouth reconstructions, and rhinestone-bedazzled canines, he never loses sight of the primary concern of any procedure—ensuring healthy relationships between the jaws, teeth, and facial muscles.
With an approach described in Palm Springs Life as "concierge health care," Cornerstone Denistry sees far fewer patients than the typical dentist or armchair psychiatrist, giving each patient greater attention. The dentists find they can maintain a higher standard of work with these longer appointment times while also building a friendly rapport with their patients. The dental group plans to open a third location in Glendale this June.
Gold's Gym's amiable staff oversee an army of fitness amenities well equipped to spice up tedious workouts. Cardio equipment and resistance machines work together to burn calories, tone muscles, and tag-team unwitting video-game bosses. For human camaraderie, group fitness classes corral exercisers into sessions that deploy styles such as Pilates ($4/session), GroupCycling ($3/session), and Zumba (no extra charge). Add variety with an intense hour of BodyCombat (no extra charge), which torches calories with martial-arts fighting moves, or BodyPump (no extra charge), which wields weighted devices such as barbells and prize pumpkins to build lean muscle.
Shay Johnson is a certified wellness practitioner, holistic nutritionist, hypnotherapist, and massage therapist. That's a lot to remember, which is why her clients just think of her as a godsend. At Lemongrass Spa for Well-Being, Shay draws on her diverse skill set to design bodywork treatments and nutritional plans that bolster her clients' overall health. She specializes in the health needs of women, and one of her most popular treatments is a lymphatic massage that supports immunity, relieves swelling and inflammation, and reduces stress—particularly after a surgical operation. Other treatments include a reflexology foot massage and a 15-day detox program that rids the body of toxic waste.
An expert in general chiropractic care, Doctor of Chiropractic Dale Charrette specializes in treating pain caused by car accidents, sports and work injuries, and general slips and falls. Besides alleviating pain through adjustments and physical therapy, he strives to educate patients on how the spine’s health and the nervous system relate directly to well-being throughout the whole body. By doing this, along with correcting postures, he hopes to prevent the recurrence of pain. He also uses the latest technology to pinpoint problem areas, such as the 3-D BodyView color-imaging digital posture scan.
Salsa veterans Luis Garcia and Lori Mullen first teamed up in 1999, and together, they've introduced thousands of people to the world of salsa dancing. Today, Luis and Lori lead classes at the iCanDance.com studio, where they teach various social dances commonly spotted on the salsa nightclub scene, such as the cha-cha and Casino Rueda. The duo's wisdom fuels three core sessions every week, including basic classes for beginners, as well as advanced classes that emphasize timing, rhythm, and footwork.
The encouraging instructors at Inspired Fitness Studio help their clients get in shape and have fun at the same time. Many classes incorporate elements of dance. In Zumba, students groove to Latin rhythms and perform everything from hip-hop to salsa-style choreography. In Barre Blast, instructors draw inspiration from ballet to help groups sculpt long, toned muscles. Inspired Fitness Studio limits the size of its group classes, so each student receives ample personal attention.