At East Vale Optometry, Dr. Vance T. Nguyen oversees a stock of more than 1,000 designer frames. Brands such as Gucci, DKNY, and Calvin Klein line the shelves, ready to be fitted with prescription lenses and worn as both a vision aid and a fashion accessory. However, Dr. Nguyen's dealings have to do with more than trends. With nearly two decades of private practice under his belt, he cares for eyes with preventative and curative treatments. He can test for glaucoma, address infections, and provide pre- and post-op care for Lasik patients, as well as fit contact lenses. He and his staff are also multilingual, and accommodate English-, Spanish-, and Vietnamese-speaking clients.
With locations in 24 states, it?s safe to say Fitness 19?s approach to fitness has piqued exercisers? interest. Each gym houses Life Fitness cardio machines and Hammer Strength strength-training equipment, as well as a staff of personal trainers who oversee one-on-one workouts and a group of caretakers and professional ranch hands who wrangle the kids' area. Certain locations also offer group classes such Insanity, Zumba, yoga, Pilates, bootcamp, and more.
Since 2001, Stroller Strides' fitness professionals and buggy-bandying workouts have helped mothers to overcome the struggles of staying in shape while caring for a wee one. Specially trained instructors helm a series of 60-minute classes, which consist of a warm-up, a power walk, and interval stations where limbs stretch resistance tubes in body-toning drills. Energizing jaunts often utilize hills, benches, and other environmental facets to augment maneuvers. Throughout the routine, engaging songs and activities keep children from growing overly fussy or pranking classmates by tossing banana peels in front of their buggies.
Owner Alona Smith and her team of instructors strive to provide a compassionate, empowering, and inspiring environment during yoga classes. Soft lighting provides a relaxing ambiance in the studio, with sleek hardwood floors and bright accent walls. Within this soothing space, students practice yoga styles including Ashtanga, Vinyasa flow, and Hatha flow, and the instructors offer modified instruction during restorative sessions.
Dr. Anthony Kim doesn't just care for smiles⎯he values the patients attached to them, too. For that reason, he's expanded his practice beyond typical dental care to offer services rooted in aesthetics, orthodontics, and implant dentistry. Clients sip on complimentary water, juice, coffee, or tea before retiring to the confines of a treatment room. There, the skilled staff perform annual checkups or practice specialized laser procedures, gentle sedation dentistry, or health-promoting biological services. Dr. Kim also uses his dental know-how to help patients suffering from sleepless nights, screening for sleep apnea and creating custom guards that prevent loud snoring and yelling of numbers while counting sheep.:m]]
“Our bodies were created to be active,” Roger Blackshear is quoted as saying on Blackshear Fitness’s website, adding that a sedentary lifestyle makes the body “soft, weak and totally unprepared for physical activity.” Blackshear, an NCCPT-certified personal trainer, knows about the body’s physical capabilities. Over the past 20-plus years, he’s wrestled, played semipro football, and developed a specialty for sports-performance training.
At his fitness facility, he and his staff nudge bodies into motion during private and group fitness training. They augment this training with nutritional advice and healthy, maintainable methods of losing weight, such as always putting your weight where the remote control goes.