Rinkov Eyecare sends their customers into the world with a clearer view by affixing customized lenses into their wide selection of designer frames. The eyewear emporium can fit Cole Haan ($175 with lenses included) or BCBG ($175 with lenses included) frames with prescription polycarbonate or plastic lenses, both materials superior to prescription bubble wrap. Clients can have their frames fitted with prescription sunglass lenses to keep their vision focused while facing the sun's rays. Rinkov Eyecare Center accepts clients on Saturdays and during evening hours at most of their locations to accommodate work, school, and storm-chasing schedules. Although this Groupon is not valid toward eye examinations, Rinkov's optometrists can also evaluate the vision of patients lacking a current prescription for an additional fee.
Joanna Pearson has never been a stranger to good health—as a registered nurse, it's been her job. But after making it through the rigors of nursing school, having kids, and navigating the ups and downs of everyday life, she realized she needed a change. "I looked in the mirror, and I didn't like what I saw," she said.
So she enrolled in a Zumba class, dropped nearly 40 pounds, and nourished a love for fitness that blossomed into a career. Now, she inspires that same passion in others through her boot camps, which combine traditional exercises (such as push-ups and squats) with creative functional workouts such as flipping tires, aiming sledgehammers at tires, and consoling battered tires. As an RN and ACE-certified personal trainer, Joanna knows how to meet her campers at their level and encourage them to push a little further without intimidating them. Her classes are "rugged,” but “still doable for any fitness level," she said. She also teams up with her husband of 16 years to lead couples boot camps, which enable twosomes to encourage one another as they get fit together.
Joanna meets with each new boot camper for a total-body assessment, including measurements and BMI stats. As a NESTA-certified fitness nutritionist, she uses that information to help craft a nutritional program that empowers clients with the knowledge they need to eat right.
Because she's been leading the boot camps for more than a year, Joanna has been able to see the transformations happening for her campers, which transcend mere weight loss: she said she's seen them gain strength, endurance, confidence, and self-worth during her program. Some of them have even followed Joanna’s footsteps to pursue becoming instructors themselves.
"It's a cycle of giving," she said.
Shape Fitness believes that since exercise is such an important part of a healthy lifestyle, people should be able to fit a workout into their own schedules. This spacious gym is staffed and open 24 hours per day, seven days per week, and clients here have access with their own key. Cardio and strength training equipment helps members stick to their fitness regimens, and group class are available for people who like to work out in a motivating, social environment. Certified personal trainers are also on hand to help train those looking to amp up their fitness routine.
Dr. Cynthia J. Premeaux](http://gr.pn/yzc0Xf) hones her clients’ eyesight at Premier Vision after spending four years as an optometric technician in the Air Force and graduating from Ohio State University with the Patient Care Excellence Award. Dr. Premeaux helps eyes stay safe with corrective and preventive care that includes eye exams, glaucoma evaluations, vision therapy, and instruction in proper wink form. As an InfantSEE provider, the doctor performs free eye exams on infants between 6 and 12 months old.
When licensed massage therapist Eric McFerin isn’t teaching massage therapy at Heritage College, he’s performing it at Massage Therapy by Eric McFerin. At his practice, he specializes in multiple modalities that range from Swedish and deep-tissue massage to trigger point therapy, neuromuscular therapy, and reiki—a Japanese form of energy healing. Also a former NCAA swimmer, Eric draws on his extensive athletic knowledge to perform sports massage and help increase performance through rock tape application.
West Point-educated Dr. James E. Hicks served in the U.S Army and U.S Army Reserves before settling in at Hicks Chiropractic & Healing Arts Center as a licensed chiropractor. He is also a family herbalist, acupuncturist, and contributing author of two books that deal with alleviating neck pain. His wellness-based services also include LipoLight body sculpting, massage therapy, and nutritional assessments.
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