At Footprints to Wellness, owner Paula Jurko knows that in order to take the right steps toward wellness, one starts with the feet. She helps alleviate pain and symptoms of health concerns by applying pressure to specific points on the feet that correspond to specific organs in the body. She also preforms raindrop therapy, which applies nine essential oils into the spine and feet to help the body align structurally and electrically. Along with raindrop therapy, she preforms Reiki to balance the body and release tension.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing With the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
Helmed by Dr. Austin Meyer, Powell Village Dental’s small staff alleviates soiled or throbbing teeth with a spectrum curative and cosmetic procedures. During a comprehensive dental exam, the sharp-eyed dentist scrutinizes fangs for signs of cavities and recommends treatment options or preventative measures such as replacing the tongue with a cavity-melting laser. An x-ray technician snaps panoramic shots, which display the mouth’s collection of bi- and single-cuspids, and bitewing x-rays illuminate decay hiding in hindmost molars and encampments at the base of the gums. Teeth shrug off plaque and germs during an adult cleaning, and a final swish of fluoride treatment strengthens enamel, preparing it for acidic eats or a future career as a diamond impersonator.
Members at Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, rotate around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with female bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and manage arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help to manage participants’ machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight, fitness level, and aerodynamic water bottle to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lifting and lowering motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses pushing and pulling motions to develop toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
Doctor of Chiropractic Mackenzie Pamer operates under the premise that health is the product of good brain-body communication. She works to preserve this communication by correcting subluxations in the spine—areas where slipped disks and misaligned vertebrae barricade messages from getting to their corresponding organ or muscle, causing illness. Believing that the body is the best doctor, she omits all drugs and surgery from her noninvasive adjustments.
Scheduled daily throughout central Ohio, Fit Body Boot Camp sessions combine a supportive group environment with individual attention to target calories with cardio exercises and a fiery zeal for fitness. The enthusiastic trainers encourage a commitment of at least three to five sessions per week for both the one-month boot camp and the two-week Fat Flush system, which comes with a diet plan to help participants reach their goal of squeezing spinach directly from the can. These sessions combine the benefits of cardio, weights, and core training to develop an all-over, effective workout. The high-energy, goal-oriented exercises are calibrated to individual needs and abilities, and the early morning and late afternoon sessions are easily integrated into a busy schedule of nine-to-five jobs and moonlighting as an oil baron.
At Inspire Fitness of Columbus, engaging instructors propel exercisers toward fitness goals during fun group workouts. The studio specializes in Zumba classes, which whirl Latin-inspired dance steps and rhythmic music into parties that celebrate fitness and community. Parquetry lines the spacious dance floor, where participants can shimmy and shake without crashing into their neighbors. More energizing than coffee brewed in a particle accelerator, Zumba soundtracks teem with salsa, hip-hop, and reggaeton beats handpicked by Grammy-winning producers. Boot camps and toning classes complement Zumba’s cardio workout by cultivating strength, muscle tone, and core stability.
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