In 1947, on New York City's Park Avenue, the first Fred Astaire Dance Studio—cofounded by the eponymous toe tapper himself—opened its doors to the public. More than six decades later, now boasting schools across North America, the dancing institution still adheres to the legendary Mr. Astaire's curriculum and instruction techniques.
Specializing in social ballroom and competitive dances, the schools' current consortium of professional instructors shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through dance lessons that span from classic ballroom and foxtrot romps to the modern steps of salsa, swing, or mambo. In addition to classes, the studio hosts social practice parties where up to 40 students hone newly acquired rug-cutting capabilities. As foot-charming music blares from the speakers, instructors work to cultivate a lively social setting where each guest can dance, mingle, and surgically correct their second left foot without fear of embarrassment.
The chiropractors at New U Fat Loss help keep vertebrae in line so that their patients can enjoy a life free from pain and dysfunction. Doctor of Chiropractic Kurt Simons facilitates the body's natural ability to heal itself by adjusting the two dozen bones that shield the spinal cord, treating the symptoms and causes of conditions including sciatica, fibromyalgia, and ice-cream headaches. They also augment these results with lifestyle counseling, helping clients break bad habits and replace them with newer, healthier ones. For clients who want to shed excess weight, the medical staff can also perform laser lipo and whole body vibration treatments, evicting fat in quick sessions.
Under the watchful eye of Dr. Karri Huber and Sheldon Brown, D.C., the staff of Wisconsin Laser Fat Loss slims away excess fat from the body's hard-to-exercise trouble spots with non-invasive, FDA–approved Lapex BCS LipoLaser technology. Cold-laser light opens fat cells in a way that mimics what happens during exercise, emptying out excess water and fatty acids to shed inches. Paddles target unwanted bulges, patches of cellulite, or areas of inflammation, leaving bodies as slim as a sapling in a corset.
An arm of HealthWorks Wellness Center, Wisconsin Laser Fat Loss adds its high-tech swagger to the center's lengthy list of services. Under the medical direction of Dr. Shane Huber, a team of doctors and physical therapists coddles bodies with chiropractic, injury recovery, neuropathy, pain-management services, and doctor-supervised weight-loss programs.
Erin O?Boyle teaches ballroom dancing in private and group lessons at Social Style. She spent more than 14 years perfecting her craft and studied under Dancing with the Stars performers Jesse DeSoto and Tony Dovolani. Bringing this experience to her classes, O?Boyle helps new and veteran dancers refine their technique on 12 different styles of ballroom dancing, including the foxtrot, rumba, salsa, waltz, and merengue. And beyond social dance, she packs her class schedule with hula, hip-hop, and modern dance as well as barre fitness and pilates sessions.
Phebe Soon Purnell wants to help heal people. So she's not only a skincare specialist, she's a Oriental Medicine practitioner, NAET practitioner, Western nutritionist, and a medical qi-gong instructor. She combines her knowledge of wellness care with her acupuncture expertise in order to offer a variety of treatments to help anyone who walks through her doors. She and her staff offer massages, facials, acupuncture, Oriental Herbs, Western nutritionist-based treatment, bio feedback, as well as classes so guests can learn to heal themselves.
Created by fitness trainer and life coach Dr. John Spencer Ellis and led by owner and certified fitness professional Doug Krueger, the Lake Country Adventure Boot Camp program shepherds women to physical fitness with motivational workout regimens and nutritional counseling. Before the camp starts, trainers take your measurements and body-fat percentage before hopping into a curious pod, leaping into the future, and comparing them to those of the trimmer post-camp you. In the interim, the four-week or three-day workout regimen cycles through circuit training, jogging, kickboxing, and yoga to surprise and challenge muscles. During winter months and unforeseen Renaissance festivals, sessions move to spacious indoor facilities.