When Alive magazine publisher Elizabeth Tucker first thought about LASIK surgery as an alternative to the glasses she had worn since second grade, she didn't think it was an option. She feared the cost, worried about the time off work, and was unsure about how safe the procedure would be. Luckily, numerous friends told her about the transformative effects of their own procedures, and she finally decided to take the plunge at Crown Laser Center. There, a team of seven board-certified ophthalmologists, optometrists, and surgeons put Elizabeth and other clients at ease as they correct corneas with trained hands and cutting-edge equipment, boasting a 99% surgery-success rate. Elizabeth is now glasses-free and doesn't regret a thing. "It's been life-changing for me," she says in a video on the laser center's website, "I would recommend it to anyone."
Heartland Dental Care's member practices pursue a patient-centric approach to keeping teeth blinding-white and bite-ready. Start off treatment with an initial exam to check teeth, gums, and cheeks for general health. Zoom! whitening, available at select locations, applies a gel and gentle light to teeth to break up stains and discoloration. The gel is applied in three 15-minute sessions, allowing recipients time to doze, read a magazine, or solve a Rubik’s cube in their head. Other brands, available at all sites, laugh in the face of wimpy whitening toothpastes as they employ a safe, effective laser to wipe away dental stains and produce dazzling smiles. Superb for news anchors and Cheshire Cat impersonators, rebuffed teeth provide everything a mouth needs to preserve its reputation of being the most reflective place for sunbeams.
Novice calorie burners and ripped Michelangelo models alike can take advantage of Anytime Fitness’s one-month membership ($59), which equips bodies with enough treadmills, cycles, elliptical machines, and weights to make them fit enough to run a marathon inside of a swimming pool filled with mud. Two personal training sessions ($35) help self-sculptors attain results. This deal also includes unlimited tanning ($25/month) to paint new, ripply physiques a brilliant shade of bronze.
The therapists at Well Kneaded Massage recognize the importance of a balanced mind, body, and spirit, which is why they have devoted themselves to massage therapies, energy work, and healing touch treatments. They specialize in nine different types of massage, including Swedish, hot stone, deep- issue, and chakra balancing, during which a therapist combines the properties of deep-tissue massage, foot reflexology, and subtle energy work. They also offer additional harmonizing treatments, including beeswax ear candling and reflexology for the hands, feet, and ears.
Mid Rivers Golf Links' 18-hole championship golf course spans 6,500 yards, beckoning golfers to shoot for the flag amid rolling fairways, flourishing trees, and glimmering lakes. The par 71/72 course is laced with challenges for beginners and pros alike, with ample amounts of trapping sand, hazardous water, and maple-syrup-filled ball washers. With today’s Groupon in the bag, players will be able to whiz from shot to shot in a modern-day golf cart, carefully avoiding the course's lush zoysia-grass tees.
Dance Pizazz founders David and Nikki Thompson believe that dancing is not just a fun way to spend an evening, but a way to celebrate life. Each boasting more than a decade of experience gracefully swirling across dance floors, they now share their fancy footwork with patrons of all skill levels at their own studio. They invite teens, adults, and seniors to explore the dance styles of ballroom, Latin, and swing on the studio's floating dance floor, whose low-impact surface relieves feet and joints. Singles and couples hone their technique in group or private lessons, and newly-weds-to-be can prepare for their first dance in wedding-oriented programs. To simulate a real-world dance setting, David and Nikki turn on the studio’s LED nightclub lights and release Richard Simmons for evening social dances, where students can gather to show off their newly learned moves.
Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable fitness-focused members to improve their physical well-being with a cornucopia of equipment. With 24-hour access, prospective perspirers don't have to let The Man or a random street man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength equipment or top-of-the-line cardio equipment, which features TVs with cable and other media diversions. Today's Groupon includes an initial consultation and equipment orientation with a personal trainer and full access to all club facilities, including cardio and strength-training equipment. Even if you exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere will provide a refreshing change of pace from any meat-market gym or tough elementary schoolyard you've experienced. New members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations and a waived enrollment and orientation fee (a $49 value).
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