Insider tips on tidal patterns and secret surf spots, borne of a lifetime in local waters, are part of the intangible edge offered by Singer Island Surf Camp Inc., in operation for the past 15 years and run by a born-and-raised native of Palm Beach. As a Palm Beach County native, camp founder and owner Paige Parker doesn’t remember a time she wasn’t closely tied to the water. When she and her neighborhood pals were kids, she recalls, “The ocean was our playground and our babysitter.” And though it's probably true that anyone with a lifeguard certification could lead snorkeling tours and sportfishing charters, Parker knows that her inborn understanding of the local tidal patterns makes a difference.
A staff of surf-seasoned EMTs and firefighters who are also certified in ocean rescue, lifeguard, CPR, and first aid help Parker lead private and group surfing lessons for all ages and experience levels as well as provide paddleboarding and kayaking instruction. And when school’s out, kids aged 6–16 years old can dive into summer camps and surf along Singer Island's reef-and-sandbar system or paddleboard to Peanut Island. A full rental shop, meanwhile, fills out its stock of standard surf gear with standup paddleboards, kayaks, water trampolines, and inflatable water wheels.
When it comes to her clients, personal trainer Dana sweeps every aspect of wellness into her jurisdiction. At personal-training sessions in your home or outdoors, she’ll prove her extensive knowledge of TRX, fast-twitch muscle training, agility and strength conditioning, or whatever other workout you prefer. And she’ll augment it with nutritional coaching, as well as exercise guidelines you can follow outside of personal-training time.
In the Eastern philosophy to which Wisdom Yoga Wellness adheres, “in good health” doesn't merely mean “not sick”; it means that your chakras, or energy flows, are constantly in balance. According to this belief system, one way to achieve this balance is through Thai yoga therapy, which opens the body's chakras for harmonization. The center's certified instructors not only help their students achieve this harmonious state but also encourage them to burn calories during vigorous Vinyasa classes. Unlike libraries with coin-operated atlases, the instructors are generous with their knowledge; they also lead yoga teacher trainings for aspiring instructors and workshops that allow students to explore different yoga styles.
Certified personal trainer Jared Lopez and his team of instructors work to tone muscles and fire up metabolisms for all fitness levels during their boot-camp program that incorporates plyometrics, kickboxing, functional strength training, and calisthenics to get healthy and safe results. The team of experienced trainers also shows modifications for each exercise in fitness sessions at their new indoor and outdoor 7,000 square foot facility. They change up their routines on a daily basis to prevent clients and their muscles from becoming bored. To cultivate a supportive environment, the instructors motivate students without yelling at them and post success stories of clients who have lost inches and weight.
The staff of Terrific Smiles of the Palm Beaches and its presiding dentist, Dr. Miriam Rubano, keep their patients' smiles in pristine condition with a wide range of general and cosmetic dentistry services. Focused on providing preventive care, they offer routine cleanings, checkups, and oral-cancer screenings to ensure chompers and their surrounding gums are healthy enough to withstand even a postapocalyptic Spam diet. Their bevy of cosmetic services and noninvasive corrective procedures rejuvenates stained, crooked, or unevenly spaced teeth.
At AmeriCurves medical spa, staff performs advanced nonsurgical cosmetic procedures within a relaxing, day spa-like ambiance. The team employs FDA-approved laser technology to remove hair and treat age and sunspots, wrinkles or acne, and spider veins. They use radio-frequency energy to diminish the appearance of cellulite, and LipoSonic ultrasonic cavitation to target stubborn fat without disrupting surrounding tissues or tattoos of sleeping dogs.