Afford MD corals a team of licensed, certified doctors and physicians into a virtual, online cache of health professionals. The team dispenses medical information vie telephone, secure email, and live streaming video, allowing customers to consult with a doctor without going to a doctor’s office or crashing a med school graduation party. Afford MD is designed for non-urgent medical care, allowing doctors to discuss symptoms, diagnose conditions, and offer treatment options.
Amilcar "Mica" Cipili, head instructor of Gracie Jiu Jitsu Las Vegas, knows what works for self defense and when placed in a real life fight. Raised in southern Brazil, Mica was already mastering the martial arts of kung fu, capoeira, and judo until he saw a Brazilian jiu-jitsu match that changed his life. Mica became obsessed with the "gentle art," which eschews brute force for more effective strategies of balance, leverage, and debate skills to use mid-grapple. Mica soon perfected the grips, flips, and submissive holds of jiu-jitsu with help from the Machado brothers–progeny of jiu-jitsu pioneer George Gracie. With his new-found fighting savvy, Mica earned a third-degree black belt, a mantle-busting array of over 90 champion titles, and even trained MMA greats such as UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta. At his Gracie Jiu Jitsu Las Vegas institute, Mica trains fighters of all levels in classes six days a week. In addition to Brazilan jiu-jitsu and judo for adults and kids, the training center features courses in judo, MMA, wrestling, and boxing.
Carrie Rezabek Dorr founded Pure Barre in 2001, and it has since grown its low-impact, high-intensity, ballet-inspired workouts to locations across the country. Certified Pilates instructor Carrie Bristol—who has an MA in French language and culture—operates the Ann Arbor location. Here, she welcomes students to a total-body workout that blends isometric exercise with therapeutic stretching to burn fat and build lean muscle mass. Although a soundtrack of upbeat music lends rhythm to each session, the absence of jumping, bouncing, and jack-hammering prevents damage to joints. The only equipment is a ballet barre used for stability and the meditative focus that turns a single hour into a boon for the body's health.
Orthodontia has come a long way from the crude metal bands and catgut used in some of the earliest teeth-straightening systems, and the team at Dentalville fully takes advantage of modern technology. Beyond traditional braces, the doctors straighten teeth with both fixed and removable appliances. Three types of clear braces, such as Invisalign and Essix, adjust teeth while remaining virtually invisible. Similarly, Incognito braces hide on the back of the teeth, straightening them without cutting your lips while you smile or head butt a wall. Patients whose orthodontia has to show itself can expedite the process by up to 40% with SureSmile and up to four times with Wilckodontics braces.
Owner Glen Toussaint heads a crew of technicians with nearly 40 years of combined floor-cleaning experience. That! Cleaning Services uses a signature process that combines a pretreating scrub with hot-steam extraction to deeply clean carpets, tile or vinyl floors, and indoor flowerbeds. Crews also clean upholstery, windows, tile, and grout at commercial and residential properties.
Liberty Tax Las Vegas's personal consultants—stationed in 4,000 offices across the United States and Canada—support clients with one-on-one tax-preparation services and a money-back guarantee on the accuracy of their work. Before entering the company's corps of tax experts, each employee undergoes thorough training in federal and state tax code. Then, the tax preparers compile digital or paper filings of federal, state, and interplanetary taxes, ferreting out the maximum return and keeping minds at ease with year-round tax support. The company offers complimentary direct deposit for refunds, as well as gratuitous dives in Scrooge McDuck's money piles. Liberty Tax also organizes tax courses, both online and in person, that bring individuals up to speed on current tax practices.