Under the watchful eye of board-certified Doctor of Internal Medicine Greg Flippo, Prescription 2 Fitness?s personal trainers and medical aestheticians improve appearances with cosmetic procedures and weight-loss programs. Botox and Juv?derm injections can rewrite the oft-drawn-out stories that aging faces tell, and lasers show off their many talents by stunting hair growth, fading tattoos, or improving the appearance of damaged and wrinkled skin. Dynamic personal-training sessions and nutrition counseling fill noggins with healthy meal ideas and debunk the myth that steaks are vegetables. Clients can feast upon prepared meal plans brimming with local ingredients, which can be tweaked to feed all manner of nutrimental needs, from bulking up bodybuilders to streamlining silhouettes with the help of HCG.
In life, the early bird gets the worm. But at CrossFit Over The Mountain, where classes start as early as 5:45 a.m., the early bird gets first crack at CrossFit's workout of the day. Each daily workout consists of functional exercises such as chin-ups, squats, and box jumps, which exercisers complete as intensely as they can. For added motivation, exercisers can track their progress and sabotage their enemies' on the facility's online workout-tracking tool.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
Vestavia Family Dentistry & Facial Aesthetics’s founder, Dr. G. Robin Pruitt, Jr., and his colleagues treat every one of their patients like a VIP. Before appointments even begin, coffee, cookies, and computers with Internet access await guests in the reception area. Inside treatment rooms, memory-foam dental chairs mold to patients' bodies, and neck pillows and blankets add extra comfort during checkups, Zoom! teeth-whitening treatments, dental implants, cosmetic procedures, and root canals. Each room is also outfitted with a television playing such classics as Tartar: The Story of Plaque Hardened by Life.
PC Cosmetic & Family Dentistry’s Dr. Amanda L. Thompson tends to tooth needs with general and cosmetic dentistry, treating gum problems, whitening teeth, and installing ceramic veneers. While she performs a dental checkup or fills a cavity, patients watch TV or zone out as a relaxation CD pipes gentle music into the treatment room. She even improves the rest of the face with the help of beauty injections such as Juvéderm and Botox, which smooth wrinkles and plump up deep lines next to the mouth.
Knowing that cosmetic procedures can sometimes feel daunting, Dr. Melanie L. Petro makes it her first priority to put her guests at ease. This welcoming environment is established with fresh flowers, a wellspring of empathy, and a friendly team of registered nurses, skincare specialists, and support staff.
After thoroughly explaining the treatments, which range from lifts of all types to a host of non-surgical palliatives, Dr. Petro puts to work the same medical acumen that earned her a position as a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Aging, cellulite, and spider veins run for the hills under the withering gaze of various medical-grade lasers, and long-beleaguered complexions spring back to life like a phoenix on a trampoline after med-spa treatments, such as chemical peels or IPL photofacials.
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