After a stint training Division I college athletes, Heath Barrow opened his own personal-training business. He works with clients of all ages, and specializes in helping those in their 40s, 50s, and beyond get into shape. His oldest client was a 92-year-old WWII veteran, while his youngest client was a 3-month-old marathoner. He also runs group circuit-training classes that combine exercises with bands, balls, and dumbbells.
Lauren Burgos immersed herself in the world of ballet for 18 years. But while working as a ballet instructor, she desired a more intense workout. She decided on bootcamp, which was an option for all body types and fitness levels, regardless of goals. Now a certified NAFC fitness instructor, she whips bodies into shape with high-intensity interval-training workouts that combine cardio and resistance exercises that are challenging and will improve bodies physically.
The non-surgical spinal services performed by Doctor of Chiropractic Philip Afghani at Atlantic Chiropractic & Wellness Center can help alleviate back and neck pain and realign spines thrown askew by heavy furniture or a rugby team that discovers who keeps moving their furniture. The spinal column is richly studded with nerves, so spinal adjustments may help restore function to the entire nervous system as well as the back. Additionally, the practitioners perform acupressure and educate their patients with diet tips and exercises that improve overall health.
Owner Cherise Wintz boasts more than 20 years of hair-styling experience while overseeing a staff of stylists who clip and color strands into complementing ‘dos and nail technicians who crown digits with acrylic, fiberglass, and gel tips. Staffers also exfoliate and nourish skin with four types of body masks and polishes, which are blended from a range of natural ingredients including Egyptian geranium, Spanish sage, sea kelp, and marine clay stolen from Poseidon’s underwater garden. Cherise’s crew also keep salon-goers in tip-top shape with a retail line of Nioxin haircare products, olive-oil-based soaps, bath salts, and massage tools.
In addition to caring for her clients, Cherise cares for her community. Over the years she has founded the Volusia County Makeover Team, inspired by shows like Extreme Makeover, and partnered with the Millennium Woman Foundation which aims to give single mothers educational scholarships. She’s also gone out of her way to rally a team of individuals to help remodel and landscape the Serenity House, a substance-abuse treatment facility.
Teri Lea brings her experience from the front lines of show biz to Ignite Arts Academy, where she works with actors and dancers to hone their crafts. Acting classes range from building strong foundations during a six-week fundamentals course to perfecting the art of the monologue. Dance classes are also available in a variety of styles and levels.
XR Fit Personal Training's brightly painted walls and hardwood floors set the scene for fun, energetic workouts. The studio's trainers lead group fitness classes, but they also provide one-on-one attention to exercisers pursuing specific fitness goals. Their workout guidance and nutritional advice help visitors slim down their physiques.