For Adam Farrell, college wasn’t a time of personal enrichment, but of unhealthy living. Once the young undergraduate student became dissatisfied with the party lifestyle he was leading in college, he began exercising regularly. He found that, unlike the quickly dissipating pleasures of pizza dinners and games of donut-glaze pong, exercise helped him cultivate the overall happiness and confidence he sought. He soon realized that he had both a passion and knack for personal training.
Ten years later, Farrell is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, a well-established personal trainer, and the owner of his own fitness facility. Aided by a staff of fellow fitness aficionados, he conducts boot-camp programs and athletic-performance-enhancement camps, leading high-intensity, circuit-style workouts that aim to slim physiques, tone muscles, and boost metabolisms. The trainers scale these workouts to accommodate clients of all athletic abilities and accommodate restrictive issues, including injuries and deep-seated fears of working out in mismatched gym socks.
The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, which was cofounded by the legendary toe tapper himself, shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through lessons that span the style spectrum. Low-pressure private sessions allow enthusiastic teachers to fine-tune individual students' techniques and form, using their expert eyes and mechanical dancing shoes preprogrammed to do the Charleston. Patrons can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and fox-trot romps or swivel through the modern steps of salsa, swing, or samba. For dancers hoping to hoof it up in a social setting, the group practice parties provide a one-night extravaganza of instruction, demonstrations, and amateur firewalking.
At Mackey Attack Fitness, the trainers inspire their clients to fight back against anything preventing from becoming a fitter and healthier version of themselves. They help clients meet their fitness goals with a combination of nutritional education, high-intensity boot-camp-style workouts, and positive encouragement. But you don't have to be a body builder to get fit at Mackey Attack Fitness, as the trainers welcome clients of all ages and fitness levels. Their boot-camp classes accommodate everyone, focusing more on making overall healthy lifestyle changes. They also offer programs for seniors and children and one-on-one personal-training sessions for those looking for an extra push into fitdom.
Spider veins scramble for cover following Desire Laser & Medical Spa's sclerotherapy treatments, which are administered by Dr. Alberto L. Belalcazar, a surgeon with 27 years of experience. After the doc examines the afflicted area to determine the veins' severity and overall itsy-bitsyness, he injects the pesky blood ways with a sclerosant that causes them to shrivel up and disappear with a pop. The session typically takes only about 30 minutes to complete, and multiple treatments may be required for optimal results. Though not included in this Groupon, the med spa offers medical-grade hose for an additional $75 so that patients don’t have to wrap their legs in rubber bands for support.
The Jenny Craig Program provides people with nutritious, heart-healthy foods, a personal consultant, and a plan specially tailored to helping them attain their desired weight. Clients meet with a Jenny Craig consultant to assess their current eating habits and to create a scheme for shedding superfluous pounds. Then, the week-one planned menu unfolds like a paper airplane made of phyllo dough (items in blue are included in the plan; orange items are recommended additions). A sample day starts with the breakfast scramble, a mound of scrambled egg whites and turkey ham topped with melty low-fat mozzarella and served over diced red potatoes. Lunch is beef chow mein, which is packed with broccoli, carrots, and bell peppers and remains unpacked with calories (it has only 220). Dinner brings the comfort of mac 'n' cheese and tops it off with a cookie for dessert.
Belinda Hockett began dancing in 1983 as a trainee at a Fred Astaire Dance Studio. As she sashayed her way up to the level of instructor and competitor, she began choreographing and producing showcases for charity events. Her work led her to Wylie, where she opened her own studio: Majestic Ballroom & Dance Center.
Today, she leads a team of 10 instructors who train students of all ages in more than 25 styles of dance. They also choreograph dances for grooms and brides, brides and fathers, and toddlers stacked up inside a trench coat. Belinda and her instructors specialize in choreographing first wedding dances for couples-to-be, and can offer their services at clients' homes for an additional fee.
The network of dental professionals at Today’s Dental Today check families’ chomper health using progressive digital dental technology such as digital x-rays, intraoral cameras, and computers in every room. During the 90- to 120-minute exam, the dentist thoroughly peruses mouthscapes in search of tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer before taking intraoral photographs and a set of digital x-rays. Then, a skilled hygienist bathes teeth in a flurry of toothpaste and fluoride, sloughs off tartar between teeth with floss, and scrapes tongues free of schoolyard-inspired swear words.
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