Calendar space is a hot commodity at The Open Mind Center. That's because each month founder Charmaine Taylor and her staff fill it with an array of holistic classes, such as several types of ashtanga and hatha yoga classes, an Intro to crystals and minerals class, meditation classes, and a certification course for aspiring shamanic practitioners. Adding to the selection, Taylor and her team schedule wellness therapies such as Chakra Balancing and community-oriented special events such as potlucks and poetry open mics.
Planet Beach offers both UV and UV-free faux sunshine. Conventional tanning, either in a vertical or horizontal bed, creates a healthy, glowing skin sheen using the powers of UV. For an aerosoled UV-free solution, Planet Beach's Mystic tan feeds your body into a standing spray chamber. In just a few seconds of spritzing, you'll emerge with a deep, natural-looking tan that's streak free, didn't produce melanin, and lasts up to a week.
Star high school quarterback. Naval Academy graduate. Silver Star-recipient. If Captain America was real, he might be jealous of Brian “All-American” Stann's résumé. Following his first tour in Iraq, Brian tried his hand at mixed martial arts, knocking out his first opponent in the opening round and garnering the attention of various promoters. While on his second tour, he personally negotiated a professional fighting contract that he honored upon his return.
At Warrior Legion Academy, Brian calls on his vast experience to cultivate an intense and supportive environment for aspiring fighters of all ages and skill levels. Children increase their self-confidence and discipline through a Kids MMA program, while adults practice the strikes and holds of muay thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and MMA. Along with managing his own professional career and mentoring fellow UFC fighters, Brian Stann operates the non-profit organization Hire Heroes USA, which provides job training for returning veterans.
A floating floor cushions heels at Daza Dance Ballroom Academy while overhead bulbs that shine like stars illuminate a flurry of foot tapping and twirling. Inside the spacious Buckhead studio, students set to work mastering the cha-cha in group classes, dipping a partner in private sessions, or choreographing a memorable first wedding dance. Professional instructors oversee lessons and participate in dance parties, which, unlike solitary-confinement cells, foster a social atmosphere to practice new moves.
Trainer Michael Ware heads up challenging group classes at CrossFit Breaking Boundaries, leading high-intensity interval routines and varied workouts that help clients avoid falling into a rut. Ware's CrossFit-style classes incorporate weightlifting, tire flipping, and speed and agility exercises, and he can adjust exercises to suit the fitness level of each participant.
Damon Hartley, the founder of Body by Damon, uses certifications from the American Council on Exercise and the National Federation of Professional Trainers to design custom workout plans for his clients. Damon specializes in a variety of areas, ranging from weight-loss management and body sculpting to general fitness, corrective exercises, and nutrition. Along with custom workouts, Damon also holds regular boot camps for groups of athletes of all fitness levels.