Certified personal trainer Robert Schwartz wasn't always blessed with such a rippling physique. Before he started getting serious about training, he had a hard time running down the street without his fingers and toes swelling up. That's all a distant memory now, thanks to his dedication to an intense fitness regimen that helped him lose 100 pounds and get in the best shape of his life.
At RS Fitness for Life, Robert shares his proven workout strategies with others through boot camps and one-on-one personal-training sessions. His boot camps may involve everything from weightlifting to kickboxing, but the overarching focus is always on a high-intensity workout. Robert knows that fitness isn't limited to the gym, so he also offers nutritional and lifestyle counseling to interested clients.
The Sport Karate Center casts a wide net with classes for kids, teens, adults, and families. Their high-energy programs instruct aspiring punch-smiths in everything from karate basics to how to set down the road to earning your black belt, with every class taught by an experienced instructor. The center offers classes Monday through Saturday.
Though they operate more than 200 locations in upwards of 30 states, the team behind U.S. Baseball Academy aims to make each young athlete's experience a personal one. Their four- or six-week camps are taught by local instructors who are current or former coaches at the high school or college level, and typically offer a 6:1 or better player-to-teacher ratio for intense, professional-style training. The Academy's proven itinerary of hitting, pitching, fielding, and baserunning drills was developed by an advisory board of college coaches and Major League players, including Cy Young Award–winner and ace pitcher Brandon Webb.
Dr. Jose Marcano, DMD, draws from more than 20 years of dentistry expertise and numerous continuing-education classes to lead his staff in the fight for healthy smiles. His practice is a mostly "drill-free" facility, thanks to his use of air abrasion and advanced lasers for cosmetic and restorative treatments. During routine dental exams, technicians scan teeth for trouble spots, such as cavities, tartar buildup, or picketing molars demanding more candy, before snapping panoramic and bitewing x-rays to gain insight into inner-enamel precincts. The staff further revamps teeth with a full spectrum of services, from veneers to Zoom! whitening to Invisalign aligners.
Doctor of Chiropractic Jason Farmer needed a chiropractor before he became one. Suffering from scoliosis as a child, he went to his family chiropractor, whose hands-on techniques kept him out of the operatory and in sports. Wanting to take costly, risky surgery out of the equation for others, Dr. Farmer attended Palmer College of Chiropractic, the world's oldest chiropractic school, where he eventually became a teacher.
Now ensconced at Orlando Chiropractic and Physical Rehab, LLC, Dr. Farmer treats his patients with spinal rehabilitation therapy (SRT). This therapy seeks to reverse the five components of spinal injury, such as pain and loss of motion, with a combination of traditional chiropractic adjustments, massage, and physical rehab. He and the team demonstrate their devotion to patients by taking time to get to know them during consultations and listening to questions and concerns while helping devise a treatment plan. If, through careful examination, Dr. Farmer believes he can't help a patient, he and the staff work to locate someone who can, either through extensive research or by making smoke signals in doctor script.