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.
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.
The staff of The Longevity Center solves clients' hair and skin concerns with an advanced IPL system, whose bursts of concentrated light work to erase acne, broken capillaries, unwanted hair, and signs of aging. Technicians use the handheld device to deliver pulsating fluorescent light over problem areas, while the heated energy helps stimulate collagen and destroy follicles at the root. Clients looking for help building a healthier lifestyle can be buddied up with a personal trainer, who can create custom exercise and diet plans that help fulfill goals ranging from weight loss to triathlon completion. The Longevity Center also offers an array of other services, including physican-supervised weight loss therapy and vitamin injections.
From straightening crooked spines to nutritional counseling, the doctors of chiropractic at Chiropractic Centers of the Palm Beaches help patients achieve overall wellness. Inside each of the three locations, the staff also banishes unwanted fuzz with laser hair removal, eases pain via acupuncture, and doles out lifestyle advice, suggesting exercise regimens and the best way to befriend someone who owns a boat. The center respects patient privacy with separate rooms for physical therapy, massages, and chiropractic adjustments.
At The Plaza Ballroom, owner Ann Groves and her troupe of instructors teach classic ballroom dances such as the tango and fox trot. Their studio hosts classes throughout the week, including ones geared toward beginners. To complement the lessons, dancers can attend The Plaza's Saturday night dance parties or one of its special events, such as a kids' dance camp that is set in the woods where the macarena was invented.
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