At Affordable & Aesthetic Dental Center, Dr. Gurpreet Sethi and his staff foster good oral health during a slew of dentistry services. Their exams and cleanings help prevent maladies, and their implants and veneers replace fractured or dead teeth. For cosmetic needs, they stock their office with Invisalign aligners, VivaStyle teeth-whitening trays, and tiny tooth-sized wigs.
After three decades of teaching the game of golf, PGA professional Terry Shaffer has whittled improvement down to a few core concepts—and they probably aren't what you'd expect. More important than grip, posture, or even alignment—all crucial technical aspects, to be sure—enthusiasm and effective communication reign supreme with Terry. These attributes help golfers attain and surpass their goals for improvement, even when goals are set low, such as breaking 100, or really high, such as playing well enough to warrant two caddies. They've proved effective for Terry himself, too: when he's not giving lessons to students all along the East Coast, he serves as the Head Golf Professional for George Washington University. In 2012, Terry led the Colonials to their first-ever Atlantic 10 Championship crown, while earning himself Head Coach of the Year honors within the conference.
ABC Wellness & Fitness Center offers personal training services, group fitness classes, and nutritional counseling, but it's the host of special extras that make ABC especially unique. Group fitness programs, for instance, include a variety of classes with something tailored for everyone in the family. Seniors can also take advantage of memberships designed just for them, as can college students and groups. There's a lounge where visitors can unwind with a coffee or tea, and a shop where they can stock up on fitness gear.
If kids are too tired to work out in a baby-and-me class after assembling their own cribs, they can spend time in the complimentary on-site child care center. There's also a lounge in which moms can nurse, and a party room to host birthday parties.
Dance 2 Fitness guises exercise beneath a cloak of kinetic creativity and fitness artistry. Here, dance-fitness classes torch calories while teaching students new and familiar styles of movement. In addition to well-known Zumba sessions, the studio offers exotic classes, including Bokwa, a pop-music romp that prompts participants to draw letters and numbers with their feet beneath the pulse of each beat. The Caribbean-inspired moves of Carrithyms! transports students to white, sandy beaches, where they cooking fun, upbeat routines and cravings for piña coladas.
Since 1973, each of Sport&Health's 24 clubs has aimed for full fitness coverage with programs for every taste and family member. Guests can spark positive lifestyle changes with gym workouts and wellness services, or engage in a variety of sports. Each facility houses different athletic amenities for games and laps, from pristine swimming pools to squash and racquetball courts lathered in a fresh coat of peanut butter every morning. The camaraderie of group classes such as Zumba and Les Mills BodyPump barbell routines complement scores of gym equipment meant for exercising solo—or with the guidance of a certified personal trainer. The clubs also emphasize kid-friendly activities with arts and crafts, Kidz Klub childcare, and youth certification courses that teach teens the ins and outs of training. Depending on the location, spa treatments can knead tension from muscles and paint one's favorite kettlebell with a layer of Shellac.
Open year round, Capital Clubhouse is an all-ages, 90,000-square-foot facility wholly dedicated to sports and recreation. The multisport arena can easily transform into a soccer, volleyball, dodge-ball, or inline-hockey court, allowing it to host all manner of team-based events from intramural games to kids' parties. Dasher boards that spent their youth exchanging quick embraces with Washington Capitals players at the former US Airways Arena now comfortably surround Capital Clubhouse's NHL-sized ice arena, which is kept cold year round thanks to 11 miles of underground cooling pipe and a steady diet of popsicles. When not supervising skaters from the comfort of the heated balcony, guests can race lithe mountain goats to the top of the center's 30-foot rock-climbing wall, where five different routes offer challenges for wall walkers of all ages and experience levels.