Founder Linda Taix has one mission: to help clients achieve the ultimate positive change in body, health, and spirit––without half- hearted crunches. Employing a team of certified personal trainers and former military personnel, Linda's civilian-style fitness boot camp was featured on Good Morning America. Linda modeled her six-week boot-camp sessions after a real military boot camp, with an enlistment phase to gauge fitness levels and one- hour classes that blend military exercise drills, resistance training, and plyometrics with cardio activities such as obstacle courses and double-dutch jump-rope contests against local youths.
Cutting out traditional boot-camp yelling and huffing, the team fosters a supportive and motivating environment for students of all skill levels. Furthermore, Extreme employs nutritionist and fourth-degree black belt Jake Nelson to guide clients with diet advice and personal consultations on how best to break a board with a honey-glazed ham.
Personal trainer Nicole Williams founded Allure Dance & Fitness Studio to bring clients closer to their health goals through fitness classes, personal-training sessions, and intense, empowering pole-dancing lessons. Having dubbed the pole "the new dumbbell," Nicole now draws on more than 10 years of experience training everyone from housewives to celebrities as she brings full-body pole workouts to the masses. Nicole and her coterie of instructors specialize in pole dancing, but also lead personal-training sessions and classes that incorporate kickboxing, plyometric, and cardio techniques. Along with classes, Allure hosts private pole parties to sprinkle some spice into birthdays, bachelorette parties, and routine training for streetlight cleaners.
Dr. Rodney L. Cobb is passionate about dentistry. Throughout his more than 20 years in the dental field, he has expressed that passion not only by performing a variety of general and cosmetic dental services at Cobb Dental but also through his active involvement in community programs—especially in support of young people. He supports Colgate's Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program and has won a Men of Valor award from the NAACP Youth Council.
New Line Smile Network is comprised of a team of experienced dental offices across the country, most of which are located in California. The expansive network functions symbiotically, with the mission to put the needs of clients first. Its resources help dentists attract new patients and its size helps patients locate nearby dentists for general and cosmetic dentistry needs such as teeth-whitening, cleanings, and dental exams.
Regardless of dress size or dance background, each woman who enters one of The Secret Pole Dance Studios becomes a part of a supportive community. At both the original Culver City studio and the brand new Hawthorne location, instructors dish out compliments as they guide women through choreographed fitness routines, empowering dancers to overcome inhibitions and let loose along the way. During the Pole Diva and Sensual Movement classes, instructors also encourage camaraderie, occasionally breaking participants into groups and have them perform for one another. Though it may seem intimidating, this opportunity to show off in front of a nurturing audience provides students with the opportunity to build self-esteem.
In addition to boosting mental fortitude, the studio's sensual fitness routines also build physical strength; pole-dancing classes sculpt arms and cores, and chair-dancing classes firm up glutes, quads, and newly emerged dorsal fins. Classes unfold in the studios or on location, but the fun doesn't necessarily end once the imaginary bell rings; groups of gals can even reserve the spaces for private dance parties.
866-866-Feet.com's Dr. Sean Ravaei knows about all there is to know about feet and ankles, having performed more than 6,000 surgical procedures during his career. He is certified by the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics, licensed to practice in four different states, and is currently the chief of foot and ankle surgery at Beverly Hills Physicians. Dr. Ravaei uses the latest laser technology to combat toenail fungus and warts and has advanced training in the treatment of conditions such as hammertoes, athlete’s foot, and bunions caused by trying to squeeze back into bronzed baby shoes.