Designed by founder and renaissance woman Lynne Brick and her accomplished husband, Victor, Brick Bodies and Lynne Brick's health clubs share a fitness cornucopia of group classes, personal-training sessions, and women’s health tips. They stock their workout facilities with premium cardio and strength-training equipment, as well as offer amenities that may include pools, childcare services, and volcano-free saunas. Each of the seven locations sports its own personality, including the Owings Mills and Belvedere facilities, which operate as all-female communities.
The Brick's also employ a team of certified instructors, who lead more than 30 types of group fitness classes, allowing students of all skill levels access to sessions that range from low-impact workouts, such as BodyVive, to more intense courses, such as the kickboxing-inspired BodyCombat classes.
At Accessible Beltway Clinics, a large team of licensed chiropractors traces chronic ailments to their sources and treats them with adjustments. Using technology such as cold-laser therapy, custom-fit orthotics, and spinal decompression, staffers work to relieve patients’ symptoms through a combination of chiropractic and physical therapy.
As a part of the Maryland state-park system, The Graham Equestrian Center allows riders to navigate the several miles of trails winding throughout Gunpowder Falls State Park. The center draws its name from Dr. Albert Graham, who deeded his farm and 22-stall barn to the park system in order to help fortify the bond between Maryland citizens and their natural surroundings.
Through horseback-riding lessons, the center's trainer, Jim McDonald, educates children and adults on all aspects of horsemanship and horse management, from basic riding techniques to advanced grooming methods. His lessons and events also help riders understand herd dynamics as they strengthen relationships with both horses and their landscape.
Under the guidance of clinic director Dr. Timothy Gober, DC, the wellness professionals at White Marsh Healthcare and Physical Medicine help patients to identify food intolerances with the ALCAT blood test. During this test, a technician introduces assorted foods, additives, colorings, and chemicals to a vial of drawn blood and observes the reaction under a microscope.
As a competitive tennis player, skier, yoga practitioner, and active outdoorsman, Doctor of Chiropractic Richard Hoffman knows how painful and debilitating injuries can be. He specializes in getting injured employees back to work and facilitating seniors' active lifestyles with personalized, one-on-one care. Dr. Hoffman has been in private practice for more than two decades and regularly continues his training in physical therapy and chiropractic care so he can offer the latest equipment and techniques to his patients.
Dr. Hoffman employs advanced technology such as a spinal-decompression table to gently alleviate the pressure associated with compressed discs. His heated Osaki OS-4000 massage chair loosens muscles from the neck all the way down to the calves with an ergonomic, zero-gravity design that cradles the spine and makes a person feel as weightless as a dieting ghost.
When Doctor of Chiropractic Daniel Cocks describes himself as a student of the Gonstead school, he's not taking a shot at his alma maters Life University and Sherman College of Chiropractic, he just has an affinity for the Gonstead technique. As a result, he meticulously inspects each patient's body using x-rays, palpations, and his own eyes before devising a personalized course of action. He supplements his efforts with custom orthotics, life coaching, and exercise routines at his clinic, White Marsh Spine and Health Center.