Paul Scianna surveys his 5,000-square-foot boxing Xanadu, flashing his Hollywood smile at his team of expert trainers and muscle-building students. The professional boxer, who jabbed his way to reality-TV fame on The Next Great Champ with Oscar De La Hoya, puts clients through their paces, whether they’re sparring with him in the gym’s prominently displayed boxing ring, shedding pounds in group sessions, or getting nutrition advice. He schedules more than 30 weekly classes that teach students the fundamentals of boxing and slim profiles with high-cardio exercises. For aspiring pugilists, Paul starts his troupe of boxers young with empowering youth programs that teach kids the discipline and self-defense necessary to evade bullies and only punch their way to the top of the competitive chess circuit.
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For more than 25 years, Play It Again Sports has been buying, selling, and trading new and gently used sporting equipment for kids, teens, and adults. Because children have the growing power and attention span of weeds, outfitting them with pre-owned equipment makes both economic and ergonomic sense. For teens and adults who need to sport a familiar logo while making a tackle or hurling a perfect pitch into an unlucky pigeon, Play It Again Sports gets new inventory daily from top name brands such as Nike, Adidas, TaylorMade, Callaway, Horizon Fitness, and more. The stores also carry supplies for winter, wheeled, and water sports, as well as enough fitness equipment to make a home gym seem more like a gym home. Prices vary by item, but athletic enthusiasts can prepare themselves for a refereed battle in baseball, softball, hockey, soccer, football, golf, and more, with the friendly staff standing at the ready to find the right fit.
Hudec Dental's justice league of dentists and hygienists stave off tooth decay and preserve mouth sparkles through a variety of general, restorative, and cosmetic dental practices. Cleanings executed by a trusted enamel advocate expunge teeth of plaque, tarter, and Lego-block buildup, abating risk of gum disease and cavities. A tooth technician then carefully analyses each gumstone, investigating the likelihood of infection, worn-out dental work, and tooth decay. During 15- to 30-minute whitening appointments, a slathering of extra-strength bleaching gel blanches mouth bones until they shine as brightly as an Einstein going supernova. Hudec's office is open Monday–Friday, offering extended evening hours until 7:00pm on Thursday.
AOK! Fitness's expert trainers and instructors keep clients engaged and active with their signature slate of unlimited group fitness classes. Within the expansive 8,400-square-foot gym, guests find everything they need for a well-rounded workout, from nationally recognized programs such as Zumba, Insanity, and Ab Lab to the gym's own schedule of unique classes. An extensive TRX suspension training program blends core-strengthening resistance workouts with the benefits of yoga and cross-training, and an indoor cycling gym helps clients spin their way to peak form atop one of 20 state-of-the-art stationary bikes.
In addition to providing the workouts that made them a success, the trainers at AOK! Fitness also have their eyes on the future. They've upgraded their Ultimate 36 Auto-Fit program to include Barre-Pilates Core, and continue to oversee a running program that takes newcomers on a journey from "Couch to 5K" and engages experienced runners with group meetups throughout the year. They've also got one more expansion in the works: a 1,200-square-foot studio with a 20-foot ceiling that will give AOK! Fitness room to further expand their Barre program, incorporate additional types of yoga, and increase their TRX Yoga Flow offerings.
The fitness instructors at each of Body Sculpting's dozens of gyms lead their customers in the fight to stave off osteoporosis, increase lean muscle mass, improve cardiovascular fitness, and lose weight. During fitness sessions, they teach visitors the proper form and principles of the gym's flagship Body Sculpting program, which focuses on cardio and weight-training exercises that often require only a set of 5-pound dumbbells, an exercise mat, and a stretch band. They augment this central program with a range of other classes that delve into barre-fitness techniques, exercises for the abdominals and core, workouts for the back, and cardiovascular training. To help customers achieve their fitness goals and continue fighting crime past bedtime, the gym sells products such as stretch bands used by physical therapists, heel-elevation boards, and instructional manuals. Trainers also help customers stay fit with an exercise of the month that draws from techniques such as Pilates.