For over 25 years, Franklin Block Opticians' two resident eye doctors have pored over eyes, expeditiously filling precise prescriptions in their onsite lab. The staff, meanwhile, curates their frame selection with a keen eye for style, featuring designs from Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, and Armani that keep vision blur-free and adept at Italian accents.
Quick, quick, slow. Quick, quick, slow. It seems that every dance lesson starts the same way. Students are told, "These are the steps," "Move to the beat," and "Never breakdance on wet cement." But unwilling to settle for the minimum, Seacoast Ballroom helps dancers see beyond getting their feet to move in the right direction. Its founder, Frederick Dunn, strives to inject dancers with grace and musical expression to help them feel dance for what it is?an art form. Its classes range in difficulty from beginner to competition level, and cover a variety of ballroom styles. Solo dancers or couples can strut through a tango, shimmy their hips in salsa, or effuse elegance through the Viennese waltz.
ACE-certified personal trainer. Nutritionist. Monica Moore clearly has the credentials to help clients move weight, but she also has the passion for helping others achieve their goals. At Body by Monica, LLC, she meets with clients, either in person or online via Skype, to build individualized meal and exercise plans. Moore even organizes nutrition parties, where she leads health trivia games, demonstrates at-home exercises, and arms clients with take-home recipes for healthy appetizers and mocktails.
After witnessing his grandmother struggle to recover from surgery, Doctor of Chiropractic Shawn Shapiro was stirred to research alternative methods of healing. As he studied the ways that bodies can naturally cure themselves, he gravitated toward the practice of chiropractic medicine. Backed by fellow chiropractor Jessica Meyer and a licensed acupuncturist, he now works to alleviate all types of corporeal discomfort with preventative wellness modalities. The doctors aim to fully educate patients before tailoring customized treatment regimens, ensuring proper care as they seek out the source of ailments more efficiently than a detective going undercover as a stethoscope. To assist their personalized plans, they wield a diverse arsenal of chiropractic techniques and high-tech tools and bolster overall wellness with services such as massage therapy and nutrition consultations.
Jody and Bjorn Turnquist opened 3 Bridges Yoga with the philosophy that yoga should warmly embrace practitioners of all skill levels. As a result, they offer Vinyasa-style classes for beginners and advanced yogis. The Turnquists and other certified instructors teach postures and breathing techniques in a room heated to 75-80 degrees with lessons that focus on basic postures and alignments in addition to more intensified bending. With sun streaming through expansive windows and spilling out onto cork floors, their studio lends itself to a practice more peaceful than swimming through a pool of warm chamomile tea.
The skilled professionals at Boston Dental Design and Dental by Design wield the latest in teeth-tending technology as they cater to mouths during general- and cosmetic-dental treatments. The passionate Dr. Dimitris Zourdos comes from a family full of dentists—and one chocolatier who no one speaks of. He forges long-term relationships with his patients and their molars by prioritizing patient comfort and performing procedures with speed and precision. The offices’ cutting-edge toolbox includes digital x-ray machines, dental lasers, and an apparatus that custom fits crowns and inlays right in the office. Boston Dental Design and Dental by Design also delve into cosmetic dentistry with in-office Zoom! teeth-whitening treatments.