CKO’s trainers boil their philosophy down to three words: Be, Do, Have. Those trainers all found their passion for pounding the stuffing out of heavy bags at the gym itself before rising through its ranks to teach there. The approach they fell in love with favors fitness training over combat, and pits students against the weightiest bags around to simulate a boxing match with a rhino.
The dentists at MySmile Dental, who have up to three decades of experience help maintain the oral health of patients of all ages. The professionals delve into both general and cosmetic dentistry, and they harness modern technology such as clear Invisalign braces and Zoom! teeth-whitening treatments to leave grins that are charming even when directed at empty gas cans presented by the district attorney. While youngsters hoot and frolic in a supervised play area, the team fights signs of aging with Botox and Restylane dermal filler.
The dental associates of Park Avenue Dental Group take pride not only in the gleaming smiles brandished by their patients but also in exceeding the standards set for the dental industry. Distilled water replaces regular tap water, eliminating the chance of contamination. The office's sterilization systems meticulously scrub tools and surfaces free of harmful bacteria and surpass OSHA requirements. The practice also offers three types of sedation, including oral sedation in pill form and nitrous oxide, to help patients relax no matter if they're there for a basic cleaning, root canal, or grill bedazzling.
Founded in 1914, the original New York City location of Sterling Optical doled out frames amid the Ford Model Ts and paperboys that swarmed the city's financial district. The original band of eyesight experts weathered years of economic depression by impressing customers with speedy, full-service vision care, later launching a second store near Washington, DC. Today, a century of steady franchise expansion has given rise to almost 200 store locations in 23 states. Most locations continue the tradition of offering one-stop optical services, giving customers access to exams and onsite labs that manufacture glasses in one hour. The spectacle provider has been named one of the nation's leading franchises by Entrepreneur magazine.
Supported by a friendly, bilingual staff, Dr. Diana Rodriguez specializes in all aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry—from simple cleanings to dental-implant procedures—and keeps her skills current by attending continuing-education courses. Her care for patient comfort evidences itself inside the exam room, where periwinkle-blue walls and an overhead TV draw clients into relaxing states. During appointments, Dr. Rodriguez pampers mouths with progressive technology, including digital x-rays, and accommodates sleepwalkers' quests for oral hygiene with evening hours.
In place of aromatherapy oils, prescription medications, and invasive surgeries, the team of licensed chiropractors and massage therapists at USA Massage & Chiropractic rely on holistic treatment modalities that target the symptoms as well as the underlying causes of chronic pain. The therapists begin by identifying each client's particular needs, pinpointing the locations of everything from knotted muscles to misaligned discs. From there, they recommend a personalized treatment regimen that can incorporate spinal-decompression therapy, chiropractor-directed massages, or any number of pain-alleviating procedures. Regardless of the specific modality, every treatment has the same goal—to help clients return to an unencumbered, pain-free lifestyle.
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