The Robertson family exemplifies the unifying power of family fitness. While parents Mark and Melissa manage Ascension Climbing's incoming clients, their three kids—Grace, Caleb, and Zeke—provide one-on-one training in the art of scaling mountainsides or the gum-studded underside of a giant's desk. Grace, who formerly coached college climbing teams, transfers her expertise to competitive clients during one-on-one lessons at one of 18 ropes. Zeke oversees the littlest ones at Ascension’s climbing walls and two bouldering caves, and Caleb fills in the schedule with lessons on climbing safety and technique.
As a tightly knit, climbing-savvy family, the Robertsons hope to strengthen the bonds of other clans through Ascension Climbing’s many activities. They invite families to climb and boulder together during events and trips. They also host groups and parties, spreading their love of climbing through chaperoned events and overnight lock-ins.
Zumba was designed as a Latin-based dance fitness program, and has taken the world by storm. With Zumba, participants will experience different musical rhythms. They will be amazed at how quickly they will find themselves dancing the samba, salsa, cumbia, merengue and grooving to the latest in hip hop and pop music.
Andrea Stephens Dunn, owner of Beautiful Image, has performed thousands of permanent makeup applications in her prolific career as a cosmetic artist. She is both a Certified Dermal Technologist and Fellow of the American Academy of Micropigmentation and she uses her talents to fill in sparse brows, pale lips, and paint-by-number eyelids with natural-looking hues.
Andrea is joined at her studio by licensed medical aesthetician Abby Hern, a champion of healthy, youthful skin and dermal education. After graduating with honors from the Georgia Career Institute in 2008, she has since broadened her knowledge of facials, waxing, chemical peels, and medical-grade skin care products while working at Beautiful Image. Her specialities include correcting hyperpigmention, acne, fine lines, and wrinkles. Karen Rinkiewicz, a licensed medical aesthetician and 2006 graduate from the Atlanta School of Aesthetics, works in tandem with the team while focusing on anti-aging procedures, including laser therapy and skin analysis.
Chronic pain medications can launch patients into a cycle of side effects and drugs to quell those side effects; Dr. Earl J. Snyder hopes to break this cycle. As medical director of Outcome Medical of Georgia, he relies less on traditional medications and more on metabolic therapies developed in his office. “We have experienced some very impressive outcomes with our protocol that addresses pain problems at the cellular level,” Dr. Snyder said in an article in The Citizen. After treatment with nutritional supplements and electronic nerve stimulation, patients have reported relief from lower-back and hip pain, fibromyalgia, and the weight of the world on their shoulders.
Airbrush tanning performed by hand. Teeth whitening with hydrogen-peroxide gel. Stainless steel or titanium body piercing. Tattooing by an experienced artist who specializes in black-and-white realism. At Bella Bronze, the team's talents reach beyond typical salon offerings. They welcome patrons into their hygienic but comfortable environs, custom designing realistic-looking tattoos or outfitting bodies with natural tans that eschew the common streaking ingredient found in most spray tans—tears from an orange.
Students don?t have to be fighters to train at PTC Combat Fitness, as the gym has programs for athletes of all skill and experience levels. Expert instructors lead noncontact classes such as cardio kickboxing, as well as contact classes such as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA, and boxing that only involve sparring when the student is ready. They also lead other classes such as self-defense and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for kids, and members can enjoy unlimited access to the weight and cardio training facilities when they?re not in use by another class or instructor.