The trainers at CrossFit Louisville East lead group CrossFit classes, Bootcamp classes as well as personal-training sessions in the gym or in their clients' homes. Their CrossFit Elements classes introduce newcomers to fundamental techniques and safety precautions, and their yoga sessions tailor instruction toward increasing flexibility and strength that translates into CrossFit and athletics.
At Ideal Dentistry, Drs. Christian W. Hahn and Dr. Gill specialize in cosmetic dentistry. Both doctors dedicate themselves to performing handcrafted cosmetic techniques that imbue refurbished smiles with a natural and realistic appearance. When patients arrive, they're escorted to a private consultation room to meet with one of the doctors and discuss their desired results. After a "quick-look" exam and a few digital photographs, the doctor will help the patient determine which dental tests and treatments should follow on their next visit.
The doctors demonstrate their compassion for patients and commitment to health by using safe, advanced dental technology. They also use safe and aesthetically pleasing compounds such as white composite and porcelain. So dedicated is Dr. Hahn to the use of natural ingredients in dentistry, he is the founder and president of Dr. Hahn?s Naturals, which exists for the sole purpose of replacing harmful chemicals with natural dental products. In addition, technologies such as digital x-rays spare patients the radiation exposure and anachronistic lectures of traditional x-ray equipment.
Burning Bush's menu takes tongues on a trip to Greece without them having to endure endless views of ancient ruins. Vegetarians will salivate over falafel ($4.01) and quinoa lavanini, lavash bread topped with pepper-jack cheese, avocado, and quinoa ($5.42). Meat junkies and professional bodybuilders can choose bison kebabs cooked over an oak charcoal fire, a gyro ($5.66+), or a Balkan burger ($5.89), which blends beef, pork, and lamb into an unholy union of succulence. Youngsters under 10 can order off the kids' menu or nag their parents for one of the restaurant's thin-crust pizzas. Burning Bush also serves sweet, creamy meal endings from Gelato Gilberto, a local gelateria in Norton Commons.
Arbor Ridge Vine & Grill boasts a pleasant atmosphere, where couples and familial clans can imagine themselves in the shade of vineyards that whisper helpful wine suggestions to thirsty ears. Saunter to the bottle-side of a 2008 Canyon Road cabernet sauvignon ($21) or a 2007 Glen Ellen white zinfandel from the Sonoma Valley ($15.95) before perusing a dinner menu of savory fare. The romance of mutual eating can be experienced as you and your date nibble opposing ends of mozzarella sticks ($4.95); sample the communal garden of a zucchini-and-red-pepper sandwich with grilled zukes, Parmesan, feta, oregano, and crushed pepper flakes ($8.75); or feed each other shrimp and grits accompanied by andouille sausage, yellow peppers, garlic, sweet onions, and jalapeños ($14.95).
Sun rays and sweltering temperatures fill Bikram Yoga Louisville's colorful studio, bolstering minds and loosening muscles during daily Bikram yoga classes. Flexibility, balance, and focus grow as certified instructors guide groups through 26 challenging poses suitable for both beginners and seasoned yogis. The studio's heat makes muscles more pliable, deepening stretches and extracting submerged toxins. Deep breaths draw fresh oxygen into the lungs and expel pent-up stress, filling students with relaxation that lasts long past 90-minute routines, lingering pleasantly as they climb into bed or tickle piranhas in their dreams.
GlenOaks challenges the driving, putting, and chipping skills for golfers of all abilities with an 18-hole bermuda-grass course and expansive driving range. The course's bentgrass greens and well-manicured fairways meander between sphere-snatching hazards, including sand traps, sparkling ponds, and surface-to-air golf-ball missiles. Orb-smashers can visit the driving range to hone distance shots on the 10,000-square-foot chipping green, flanked by two sandy bunkers to simulate the hazards. Afterward, recharge over-oscillated appendages with a tasty hot-dog, bratwurst, or sandwich lunch, complete with a bag of chips and a soft drink.