The women inside the FEMforce boxing ring might throw hundreds of punches, but they aren't fighting each other. They're too busy sweating through kickboxing routines side by side, which is the same way they perform push-ups, box jumps, and kettlebell lifts. Their collective determination fuels the female-only boot-camp session, even though they might all be pursuing different goals. Some hope to lose weight, whereas others want to tone their arms, or develop flat, hard abs without having to ingest a hardcover dictionary.
The path to these achievements begins with a private physical assessment. During this time, one of coach Lucas's fitness consultants meets with each camper to determine what particular challenges she'll face and what results she desires. Students then tackle the fitness regimen at their own pace, modifying it as they go if need be.
Certified CrossFit trainer Rob Davis and his team of trainers rely the system's on muscle confusion and functional strength workouts to boost the fitness of students of all ages, sizes, and experience levels. At CrossFit Triple D—where the three D's are desire, discipline, and dedication—free weights, kettlebells, and medicine balls occupy the space between patriotically painted walls. Members push through CrossFit routines both inside and outdoors, completing obstacle courses that include everything from tire flips to sled pushes. Workouts also rotate daily, ensuring that muscles never tire of strength, cardio, and endurance routines that might include everything from situps and jump rope sessions to box jumps and burpees. Rob and his trainers aim for a healthy balance between guiding individuals and fostering teamwork, often reminding recruits that "we can't make you want it, but we can help you get there."
Regency Dental’s team of dentists covers all fields of oral health care, including cosmetic and restorative dentistry. They also specialize in corrective jaw surgery, fixing problems that can cause difficulty with chewing, talking, and sleeping. For procedures like that and others, they use digital imaging technology that provides them with clear pictures of the whole mouth, ensuring proper diagnosis and treatment. To assist patients without dental insurance, Regency Dental also offers the Regency Patient Club membership, giving them options to take control of their oral health regimen.
Cupcakes Fitness’s supportive, flirtatious fitness classes strengthen physiques and build self-confidence for women of all body types and fitness levels. Pole-fitness classes welcome novices into beginner sessions and challenge more experienced dancers with upside-down moves more alluring than bedazzled tube socks, while Piloxing classes burn fat and sculpt muscles with a blend of Pilates and boxing. Fitness sessions ranging from Cardio Flirt, a dance class that culls moves from music videos to Bellydance Fit, a sinuous fusion of belly dancing and Egyptian dance, torch calories while carving long, lean muscles.
Licensed chiropractor and physician John Silva helms Health Source of Port St. Lucie, correcting health problems from headaches to back pain with his artful adjustments. However, his clinic approaches health from multiple perspectives. Beyond chiropractic, the team also aids weight loss with workshops and HCG diets, helps patients quit smoking, and administers LED-light treatments that brighten complexions.
Over the past 18 years, Nicole Hernandez—a permanent-makeup artist—has rubbed elbows with seasoned physicians and plastic surgeons. That's partly because surgeons can't shake hands after they've washed them. But it's also because Nicole is a licensed artist who brings definition to clients' features in a sanitary studio stocked with anesthetics and supplies. She tends to everyday cosmetic concerns by lining eyes and filling in brows, but she also has experience covering up scars and improving the look of skin after reconstructive surgery. To complement newly enhanced appearances, she can tint lashes, wax facial hair, and henna eyebrows.
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