New Smile Dentistry relies on a balance of experience and modern technology. A prime example: their cosmetic imaging process, which renders an image of what a person's mouth might look like after various treatments. Of course, it's up to the dentist's skills to bring that smile into reality––whether through veneers, bonding, or implants. The entire staff at New Smile also takes care to handle patients gently, and uses state-of-the art sterilization equipment to eliminate germs.
In addition to these sorts of cosmetic makeovers, the team at New Smile treats all ages with general dentistry, for which they rely on equipment such as digital x-rays and their own fine-tuned brains. Crowns, fillings, and implant procedures are also performed with the latest technology for patients of all ages. An oral surgeon is also on hand for any necessary surgical procedures.
If you see people dangling from lampposts in San Diego parks, chances are that Kevin LaCourte is responsible. The certified personal trainer finds creative uses for the outdoor landscape and architecture during his group classes, commonly hooking TRX Suspension Trainers to railings and streetlights for resistance drills. He calls upon 16 years of experience in the fitness industry to help plan his unpredictable routines, which blend calisthenics, cardio intervals, functional exercises, and core work into holistic sweat sprees. This thorough approach has helped almost 2,000 clients shed weight and gain muscle, including the creative and editorial director of Living in Style magazine, Lisa DeMarco, who attended and chronicled a six-month FitCamp endeavor.
Kevin's program sprung from his desire to lead athletic workouts for those with little to no sports background. The classes, now held at five locations, are intensely challenging, although he never yells or embarrasses his students. He instead chooses to motivate participants through honesty, supportive words, and complimentary nutrition tips. He also adjusts his techniques to accommodate clients of all skill levels. Beginners can gain coordination and strength with simplified exercises, while more advanced students can ask Kevin for heavier medicine balls and aerobic bands with higher cement content.
Nationally certified personal trainer Diana Salom helms Dynamic Shape, where the experienced wellness and fitness coach leads personal-training and group sessions. During ongoing boot-camp classes, exercisers gather at Celestine Park to partake in a blend of toning, flexibility, and cardio exercises. She also offers training programs that help individuals achieve personal goals and corporate boot-camp programs geared toward employee fitness.
Before Chris Lumpkin founded Body by Discipline, the University of Montana football team recruited him to play quarterback. After a year, he transferred to New Mexico State University, where he continued to develop his athletic skills and won a fair share arm-wrestling contests against the school's mascot, Pistol Pete. Now, he helps others achieve their fitness goals with the help of a team of instructors. Students can improve reflexes and build strength in boxing or kickboxing classes or fine-tune the muscles during body-conditioning sessions. Personal-training classes provide one-on-one attention with an expert trainer.
Behind the front desk, a panoramic black frame stretches the length of André the Giant's wingspan, framing a mosaic of gray, white, and black tiles. This expansive mosaic exemplifies Revive Salon & Spa's modern, polished aesthetic. A rainbow of product bottles stripes the wall behind shampoo sinks, where craniums get scrubbed of unfashionable thoughts before stylists perform salon services. Leather pedicure thrones hug guests who dunk their toes into warm water for nail services. The spa's encyclopedic roster of treatments includes massage therapy, makeup artistry, and even teeth whitening. More intensive med-spa treatments include laser therapies, dermal injections, and body-contouring treatments.
Lava Sport & Fitness offers a wide variety of monthly fitness classes across its five locations, providing fitness aficionados and exercise newcomers a spacious, mutual home base. The monthlong unlimited access to one of Lava's five gyms (up to a $298 value) includes attendance to any available fitness classes. Check the list of locations to see which classes are offered near you, and then try your hand at an indoor cycling course, or your soon-to-be blurrily speedy leg at a kickboxing class. Lava also offers group instruction on jiu jitsu, Pilates, and yoga, as well as specifically targeted workouts such as the abs class or the butt and guts course.