The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 5 or 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
The artists at Wine and Canvas awaken their students? inner Rembrandts and Van Goghs with classes that pair a featured painting with specialty cocktails and wines. The mobile studio?s monthly calendar includes themed classes in which instructors expound on the nuances of painting Parisian street lamps, Japanese flowers, or Venetian cityscapes. The master painters?many of them local artists?provide step-by-step instructions while students mimic each stroke and periodically dip their brushes into glasses filled with crimson cabernet. Each of the studio?s various drink-friendly venues boasts a specialty libation selected to incite creativity or conversations with fellow painters. When the artistic frenzy concludes, students return home with a finished masterpiece large enough to conceal any wall safe or mirror portal.
Cosmetic dentist Dr. Barry Manson, DDS, continually pursues dental education, sharpening and updating the skills that earned him recognition as a student and a position as a teacher at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. His extensive cache of treatments leaves smiles healthier and happier with implants and veneers. Use of digital imaging keep Dr. Manson's practice thoroughly modern, as does the fact that cleanings take place on hoverboards.
Inside the savory-scented digs of Honey Baked Ham & Cafe, spools of hardwood-smoked, spiral-sliced ham entice carnivorous palates. Here, chefs uphold the same traditions that Harry J. Hoenselaar created more than 40 years ago. Back then, he chose individual hams, cured them in his secret marinade, and smoked them over hardwood chips before offsetting the earthy flavor with a crisp, sweet glaze. To this day, the staff still makes the signature bone-in hams one at a time and glazes them in the shop.
The hammery's kitchens also whip up classic side dishes and desserts, such as the sweet-potato soufflé. For less formal feasting, party trays and packed lunch boxes fuel business meetings, backyard grad parties, and lengthy end-zone celebrations.
What began in a spare bedroom on the banks of the Severn River is now the only clinic in Anne Arundel County to offer physical, occupational, speech, and aquatic therapy for children and adults. "I always had a vision of developing a therapy clinic that could service the entire community," says co-owner Brian Gallagher in Advance magazine, a publication that recently named Cypress Creek Therapy as its 2011 Practice of the Year. With his wife Lisa, Brian has seen that vision to fruition, augmenting the clinic's diverse therapeutic services with cutting-edge equipment and personal training sessions led by Louben Repke, an ACE-certified fitness trainer.
From that spare bedroom, the pair quickly grew their business into two separate locations, with the main building recently adding 1,000 square feet of new treatment areas, according to Advance's profile, which also touts the fresh coffee and pastries in the lobby. The clinic's devotion to customer service is evidenced by its patient-care advocate, a full-time employee committed to offering convenience, availability, and high-fives to every client.
Jodi Woodson, the office manager and voice of Crownsville Dental, answers each phone call with a warm greeting, often recognizing long-term patients before they state their names. Jodi is also who welcomes each arriving visitor into the office, where he or she is punctually whisked to a treatment room without having to wait or participate in a focus group regarding steak-flavored toothpaste. Resident dentist Dr. Erik N. Rabovsky applies his expertise to a range of preventive and cosmetic treatments, from routine cleanings and whitening to restorations and porcelain veneers. Mouths receive their makeovers in modern rooms with wave-patterned carpeting and slate-gray walls, where televisions entertain reclining patients with talk shows, soap operas, and other shocking programs designed drop jaws in time for flossing.