The experts at Monnett Eye and Surgery Center are so confident in their surgical prowess, they'll let prospective patients watch them work. The four doctors operate in a space designed for easy third-party viewing; would-be patients can look on as the doctors correct vision with VISX and Excimer lasers, or remove cataracts with Dodick laser technology. Drawing on decades of experience, the team also treats an array of other eye ailments. They can effectively combat maladies from glaucoma and dry eye to pinkeye, which is caused by infection, and red eye, which is caused by secretly being a robot.
Time seems to move at a more leisurely pace in the southern part of Brevard County, where the locals are friendly and the ocean's never more than a few miles away. Even so, the area's premier golf facility, Aquarina Country Club in Melbourne Beach, takes pride in the swiftness of its rounds. It won't take an entire day to work your way around the course's 18 holes?unless, of course, you come back for a second or third helping. In any case, golfers of all skill levels will find plenty to love on fairways that curl around live oaks, mangrove marshes, and nearly a dozen glistening lakes. The course actually sits within the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, meaning there's a high chance of spotting exotic flora or stumbling across a herd of wild golf carts.
Course at a Glance * 18-hole, par 62 course * Total of 4,313 yards from the tips * Four tees per hole * Course rating of 62.0 * Course slope of 107 * Scorecard
Regardless of skill level, Lynette Allen, RN, and her staff at Transformation Pilates Studio welcome any students looking to improve their strength or flexibility with private or small-group workouts. Her practice space includes a ballet barre, Pilates props, and reformers by Peak Pilates, ensuring that students have the tools they need to forge slender, toned muscles. Using these tools, instructors lead dynamic sessions, which can incorporate mindful stretches alongside strength-building exercises and cardio work to create a full-body workout regimen. During select classes, they help keep spirits high by playing up-tempo music and energetic readings of sunny-weather forecasts.
In Renato Tavares's storied career, which spans more than three decades if you count the 90s, he's won more than 200 grappling and Brazilian jiujitsu championships around the world. With all this experience tucked under his black belt, Renato decided to open up American Top Team. In this spacious 6,000-square-foot facility, he joins forces with a staff of four other black belts to teach students the discipline and artistry of mixed martial arts. Each week they churn through more than 30 classes targeted to men, women, and kids of all skill levels. These classes focus on the aforementioned Brazilian jiujitsu and grappling, as well as self-defense, kickboxing, and combat striking.
Led by board-certified chiropractic physician Matthew Schiermyer D.C., the staff at Indian River Chiropractic analyzes each client before personalizing their treatments from an arsenal of chiropractic techniques. These can include everything from massages, impulse instruments, and x-rays, which are handled onsite. Often, Dr. Schiermyer tends to his patients' spinal woes on the same day as their treatments, and sends them off with homework to maintain happy nervous systems for the long term.
At Next Level Fitness Vero Beach, the staff—which includes two instructors certified in the Ginastica Natural body-weight training method—strives to make exercise less intimidating. That's why they schedule one-on-one personal-training sessions that allow exercisers to work out alone instead of in front of a million bodybuilders. Complementing the private workouts are boot-camp, martial-arts, and self-defense classes.