Dr. Howard Polansky and his staff understand the importance of traditional dental services. They regularly clean teeth to prevent decay and use digital x-rays to detect cavities that have already formed. But they also leave some room in their schedule for cutting-edge orthodontic procedures such as Ortho-Express, which straightens teeth in six months with tooth-colored brackets and wires. As if to further demonstrate their fondness for new technologies, Dr. Polansky and his team have outfitted their office with complimentary Wi-Fi. Patients can also request video glasses if they'd like to watch a movie during their appointment or pretend they're visiting a dentist from the future.
During the day or night, on a holiday or a plain old Tuesday, Anytime Fitness is always open. Once they register, members get a key to the gym?s secured entryway, which means they have 24-hour-a-day, 365-days-a-year access to any of the club?s nearly 1,800 locations all over the globe. Personal trainers staff each location, where they lead customized one-on-one training sessions or provide quick and simple tips for using the gym?s high-quality cardio and strength-training equipment. The roster of group classes includes kickboxing and boot camp to whip bodies into shape in a fun and supportive environment. After a sweat session, members can head to the locker room for a shower or catch up on their stories on one of the treadmills equipped with a personal TV. Exercisers can also accentuate their hard-earned musculature with a tanning session or two, since access to beds is either added onto their membership for an additional fee or billed on a pay-per-use basis.
As children grow, their minds begin to grasp the routines in their lives and create habits that stay with them as they age. That's why the founder of Little Turtle Yoga believes that yoga classes for kids can be so beneficial. In addition to boosting strength and flexibility, yoga helps children obtain a calmness and personal awareness that can be translated to all sorts of activities, such as doing homework and trading currency futures. Each Little Turtle yoga class incorporates games, music, and storytelling to engage imaginations while developing coordination. In addition to classes, the Mini Yogis–certified instructor also hosts yoga parties for ages 3 and older.
The instructors at Delta 3 Fitness help clients achieve sleek, toned physiques and rippling muscles during classes held in an encouraging, friendly environment. Their offerings include Zumba sessions—which blend Latin-inspired music and dance moves—and R.I.P.P.E.D. classes, which combine resistance training, plyometrics, and other techniques to transform flab into lean muscle. The studio's instructors also promote internal wellness with nutritional supplements from brands such as Bios Life Slim and Lean Complete.
BodyFlex Gym keeps its doors open 24/7 so members can break a sweat whenever the urge hits. The 7,000-square-foot facility fills its innards with free weights, machines, cardio areas, space for group classes, and locker rooms with showers. Nationally certified trainers create custom workouts during personal-training sessions, and they're also on hand to help create a diet plan or change your Second Life avatar to match your new physique.
Camp Gladiator founder Ally Davidson?s childhood obsession with the outdoors and sports led her to pursue a degree in exercise physiology. After her 2008 win on the TV show American Gladiators, Ally decided to share her love of fitness with the world at large. Camp Gladiator reflects Ally's passion for fitness in its mission, which espouses their desire "to positively impact the physical fitness and ultimately the lives of as many people as possible." During Camp Gladiator Total Transformation, participants lose weight and gain energy in a friendly, positive environment. Over four-weeks, trainers focus on accountability, competition, motivation, and fun at multiple locations. Results are tracked during fitness assessments, body composition tests, and a fitness calendar, while nutrition counseling helps to maximize those results. Click here to view before and after images.
Davidson also leads boot camps in 13 U.S. cities, with each hosting multiple training locales. The upbeat staff of certified trainers lead patrons of all ages and fitness levels through four-week outdoor boot camps, earning Camp Gladiator a Hot Spot title from Women's Health magazine's Fitness Awards in 2013, Best Boot Camp from Rare magazine in 2010, Best of Big D 2010?2013 from D magazine, and Best Outdoor Boot Camp 2012 from Austin Fit magazine.