Lisa Arendell has been leading Zumba classes for over two and a half years, but she has been in the fitness industry much longer. A certified personal trainer, Lisa holds a Master’s Degree in exercise science, and has owned and co-owned fitness centers and sneakers over the span of her 16-year career. Now she leads large-group Zumba classes for people of all experience levels, helping clients tone up and sweat off excess pounds with a fusion of Latin rhythms and dance moves. She lead one class daily Saturday through Wednesday.
The optical experts at Clifton Eye Center examine peepers and correct blurry vision with prescription lenses couched in designer frames. During a new-patient comprehensive exam ($110), a skilled optometrist evaluates eyes' focus, accuracy, and reactivity to light or compliments. Patrons with a prescription in hand can acquire sight correctors such as single-vision plastic lenses ($60) in frames by Cole Haan ($172.50–$185) or Michael Kors ($125–$167.50). Visitors can explore parallel racks of designer eyewear, selecting frames such as petite-fit BCBG Max Azria frames ($172.50–$197.50) that flatter faces without pinching noses or elbowing ears.
Board-certified dermatologists Josephine M. Futrell and Sarah E. Glorioso take a highly scientific approach to treating the body’s biggest, most visible organ. With degrees in immunology and biomedical engineering to back up more than 20 years of medical experience, the duo of epidermal experts maintains the skin’s youthful allure with intense pulsed light and lasers, which can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and brown spots while destroying oncoming asteroids. They also wield an arsenal of antioxidant-enriched skincare products from free-radical enemies such as SkinCeuticals and Vivité, whose creams and serums lighten complexions with vitamins gathered from natural plant sources. Botox injections, chemical peels, and tattoo-removal treatments round out Ark-La-Tex Dermatology’s expansive menu of services.
For more than three decades, Planchard Eye & Laser Center has been helping people see better. Comprised of a father-son team of ophthalmologists, Dr. Brian Planchard, is fellowship trained in corneal and refractive eye surgery and also forms part of the LSU teaching staff. The center has performed thousands of surgeries, including LASIK surgery and advanced cataract surgery. In addition to advanced surgical treatments, the doctors Planchard offer comprehensive care, including eye exams, for children and adults.