As the morning begins, a row of toddlers takes turns tumbling feet over head while their parents guide them into the correct movement. Later, school-age kids sit in a circle, legs stretched before them as they try to touch their toes. The trained staff of My Gym Children's Fitness Center imbue kids with life skills through music, physical activities, and games. Many classes incorporate physical exercises with social and developmental skills, while summer camps are also available seasonally. All classes take place in a well-padded room, led by staff trained in child development and fluent in Muppet.
Since completing his residency in ophthalmology at Henry Ford Health Sciences Center in 1994 and a refractive surgery fellowship at the Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit in 1995, Dr. Steven Vale, one of Pennsylvania's most experienced LASIK surgeons, has performed more than 27,000 laser vision-correction surgeries. Using a pair of cutting-edge excimer lasers?the Nidek EC-5000 and the VISX Star S4?Dr. Vale treats the widest possible range of vision imperfections, including astigmatism, night glare, halos and poor contrast. Acuity Laser Eye & Vision Center's modern facilities were designed specifically for LASIK and other refractive procedures and include two environmentally controlled surgical suites that make it the vision center of choice for most farsighted snowmen.
Steamtown Yoga’s certified yoga instructors lead their students through energizing poses with a double-dose of enthusiasm in a studio infused with muscle-loosening heat. The schedule brims with 90-minute classes for students of all skill levels, which like televised readings of Beowulf, run seven days a week. Trained by hot-yoga superstars Bikram Choudhury and Jimmy Barkan, studio owner Lara Rubin gives newbies a solid foundation to build their yoga practice and can help even the most advanced yogis perfect their poses with demonstration, verbal cues, and hands-on modifications. In addition to melting stress, the sweltering temperature helps students deepen stretches and purge toxins with each bead of sweat. Separate men’s and women’s changing rooms reward students’ efforts with hot showers, hair dryers, and a enough space to wriggle out of a constrictive cocoon.
Dr. Czulada wears his title comfortably after 25 years of practice, but he wasn’t born a doctor. He earned his designation with dual biology degrees and extensive chiropractic training at the National College of Chiropractic. Along the way, he also earned recognition for his exemplary bedside manner, garnering the Scranton Times-Tribune reader’s choice award for Best Chiropractor in Scranton. Over the course of his career, he has adjusted more than 10,000 spines, gaining knowledge from each of them. Dr. Czulada and his staff combine their experience with insights gleaned from x-rays and consultations to create customized treatment regimens for each patient or pop-up tent they encounter.