Wisconsin Vision’s crew screens eyes for aberrations and illnesses and presides over an extensive selection of designer frames and lenses. At each location, optometrists perform thorough exams, producing prescriptions that recommend single-vision or progressive lenses from Zeiss. Newly ground lenses can then be fitted into any number of designer frames from the likes of Ray-Ban, Coach, or Calvin Klein. Antiscratch coatings protect the glass panes, and Transitions lenses allow any set of specs to turn into sunglasses when one steps outside or auditions for a classic-rock band.
Across the 4,500-square-foot space of Dance Arts Center, students of all ages tap, pirouette, and leap, always moving with a sense of grace and purpose. Throughout the studio's three classrooms, groups meet six days a week to practice contemporary dance, ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop.
Founder and artistic director Danelle Davies draws on more than 30 years of experience to oversee the handful of instructors. The studio focuses not just on physical acumen and development, but also mental discipline by providing a structured environment in which students can pursue a career in dance or just discover a healthy outlet.
In 1969, Judi Sheppard Missett combined her passion for jazz with an eye for cardio exercise to create an entertaining, easy-to-follow dance fitness routine—Jazzercise—to help patrons of all ages and abilities to get in shape while having fun. Four decades and more than 7,800 instructors later, the muscle-toning, heart-thumping classes have helped students to shape up all throughout the world, with 32 countries offering a total of more than 32,000 classes per week. To accommodate wee ones, some locations feature a childcare facility where youngsters keep busy as their caretakers learn to mimic Bob Fosse–inspired slinking, raking, and craning.
At Body Beautiful Laser Medi Spa, Dr. John A. Martini revamps appearances with noninvasive medical treatments that combat unwanted hair, wrinkles, and cellulite. Nonsurgical face-lifts, laser skin resurfacing, and microdermabrasion mitigate blemishes, wrinkles, and uneven pigmentation, renewing dermises and imbuing faces with the youthful glow of a newborn flashlight. Accent XL body contouring gives a noninvasive alternative to tummy tucks and liposuction by kneading bodies with a handheld module that wages war on dimpling. The spa can also conjure hair with restoration procedures, or employ laser hair-removal treatments to remove mustaches so they can be donated to witness-protection programs.
Since Dr. Stanley Pearle opened the doors to the first Pearle Vision in 1961, the franchise has expanded to more than 800 stores nationwide. In these stores, optometrists assess the ocular health of patients before onsite opticians help them navigate the assortment of frames from brands such as Versace, Ray-Ban, and DKNY. If they're not in the store, clients can utilize the Try-On tool, uploading a photo to see what they or their dog looks like in different types of glasses. Pearle Vision also helps focus the world with contacts from Acuvue and Biofinity.
The certified instructors at Scooter Tow Hang Gliding School have designed their curriculum to encourage potential students that hang-gliding can be for anyone. In doing so, they introduce beginners to the sport gradually by scheduling flights in the early morning and late afternoon—when the atmosphere is at its calmest—and having them start by only going 2–3 feet off the ground. Once they're more experienced, flyers can join the crew for organized brewery tours and the school's hang-gliding club.