“We cater to cowards”—that’s the mantra at Cornerstone Dental Care, where Dr. John Liddiard and his staff do whatever they can to put their clients at ease. It’s likely they’ll feel at home upon entering the office, which forgoes a clinical feel in favor of homey touches such as rustic knotted woods and a colorful fish tank. The dentist practices both cosmetic and preventative dentistry, including modern procedures such as white fillings and same-day crowns. He also performs oral surgery and implants, which are customized to match the color, shape, size, and dietary preferences of your original teeth.
At Master Kwon's World Class Tae Kwon Do, Grand Master and seventh-degree black belt Jin Yong Kwon imparts more than a quarter-century of tae kwon do wisdom in lessons for participants of all ages. Through tae kwon do training, pupils develop technical martial-arts skills while seeking to build traits such as self-control, respect, and confidence that carry over into other facets of life.
Selina Reynoso was a horse lover before she even set foot on a farm. As a child, her introduction to the equestrian experience didn't come from riding a carousel, visiting a farm, or being raised by a family of Shetland ponies. When she was nine, she watched The Black Stallion, and was hooked. She begged her mother for riding lessons, and eventually found a horse of her own—Fairly Effervescent, or Fizzy for short.
Today, she gives horseback riding lessons at Effervescent Arabians as a way to introduce both children and adults to the world of equestrianism. Lessons cover such disciplines as hunter, jumping, dressage, and showmanship, and take place in one of the facility's four outdoor arenas or under cover inside the indoor arena during inclement weather. Elsewhere on the grounds, experienced riders can work with their horses on a 3/4-mile racing track and a polo field of more than 12 acres.
Board-certified optometrist Dr. Jeffery L. Mellor has plenty of ways to improve vision. For patients looking for glasses, he pairs frames with prescription lenses made from one of five types of material, such as lightweight polycarbonate, Trivex, or tried-and-true crown glass. Patients looking for contacts can get fitted with rigid, soft, or hybrid lenses. And for those looking for a more permanent solution, Dr. Mellor can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism with LASIK procedures.
Dr. Todd Daynes and Dr. Francis Wapner, the ophthalmologists behind Advanced Eye Care, wield experience gleaned from thousands of surgeries, exams, and medical evaluations when correcting ocular issues. The office outfits eyes in a number of stylishly sight-enhancing frames or secretly spiffs up vision with a pair of contacts. For those looking to shed their eyewear altogether, the doctors terraform corneal surfaces during traditional LASIK treatments performed with a microkeratome, often leaving patients with 20/20 vision or better and reducing their need for glasses, contacts, or large-print maps of their living rooms.
Alpenglow Dental's team of five practitioners—all Utah natives—track down the latest research and employ modern technology to maintain oral health at four local practices. Their spectrum of services encompasses many mouth-based needs, whether patients seek a regular cleaning or need veneers to conceal misaligned teeth. ClearCorrect invisible braces use removable aligners instead of metal wires for straighter smiles and more intimidating growls. The dentists are also able to lift stains from age, coffee consumption, and smoking with whitening treatments.
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines.
Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.
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