Length, grace, and a healthy body. These are the focuses of barre3 founder Sadie Lincoln. To achieve these results collectively, however, Sadie knew she needed to come up with a completely new routine. Working with yogis, professional dancers, doctors, and athletes, she created the barre3 system. It's a three-step sequence that consists of isometric holds, low-impact movements, and recovery stretching. This combination strengthens cores and aligns postures while sculpting long, lean muscles and burning calories. While upbeat music fills the studio, instructors lead small groups through a heart-racing sequence of yoga-inspired poses and pilates-based exercises. The ballet barre comes into use when striking muscle-building dance poses and stretches.
It's a system that has had proven results, which has spurred the successful growth of barre3 locations throughout the country. Today, fitness enthusiasts can find a barre3 studio in 16 states. An easy-to-follow routine, barre3 can also be performed at home with online workouts. These workouts are designed to fit busy schedules with routines that range from 10?60 minutes. All that's needed for online workouts is a barre3 core ball, weights, an exercise mat, and a sturdy, waist-high surface such as the top of Danny DeVito's head.
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines. Many Gold's Gym locations offer cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.
Dr. Steven J. Ryan ventured into chiropractic medicine after experiencing its healing effects firsthand, overcoming a slew of athletic injuries that didn't improve with conventional treatments. Today, he takes a holistic approach with each patient, often combining chiropractic care with services such as acupuncture, cold-laser therapy, and nutritional counseling. In addition to his work helping clients overcome pain, regain function, and restore alignment, Dr. Ryan takes a great deal of pride in his supervised weight-loss program.
Since Dr. Stanley Pearle opened the doors to the first Pearle Vision in 1961, the franchise has expanded to more than 800 stores nationwide. In these stores, optometrists assess the ocular health of patients before onsite opticians help them navigate the assortment of frames from brands such as Puma, Eddie Bauer, and Jones New York. Pearle Vision also helps focus the world with contacts from Acuvue and Biofinity.
Friends and enthusiastic yoga practitioners, Beth King and Keri Allison started Love, Yoga as a place where yoga is approachable and noncompetitive. At their studio, the two are joined by three other instructors who lead classes six days a week. Those classes include lunchtime Vinyasa flow, power hour, and fundamentals?a chance for new students to get acquainted with their practice.
Any Lab Test Now has more than 100 locations throughout the country and all of them welcome walk-ins. That means convenient access to thousands of tests, including paternity tests, HIV tests, STD tests, drug tests, and the micronutrient test, which informs patients if they have a vitamin deficiency. Some of the locations offer flu shots and vitamin-B12 shots, and all of the locations produce many test results within two days. Adding to their wealth of options and convenience, the centers are open on Saturday when most labs are closed or out mowing the lawn.