Dr. Nelfa Cespedes keeps ahead of the ever-evolving world of dentistry through continued education while accomplishing cosmetic and surgical dentistry with a gentle approach. Her skills cover everything from a routine checkup to dental implant surgery, root canals, and installation of cosmetic crowns.
In CKO Kickboxing’s action-packed classes, students wail away at heavy, hanging punching bags, working out stress while building muscles with every punch and kick. Because the bags are so heavy, they add significant resistance into the workout, toning up muscles more effectively than punching slabs of beef and then eating the evidence. During the 60-minute classes, students rotate between cardio and strength training, bolstering heart-rates and targeting arms, legs, and cores.
Dr. Mayra Modesto-Garrido, DDS was named one of 2011's Top Dentists by the Consumers Research Council of America. She puts her 17-plus years of experience to work while piloting her practice with a mission of crafting a friendly, comfortable experience marked by exceptional communication and patient education. Dr. Modesto-Garrido's professional arena is populated by black leather chairs that dot the lobby, where the practice's steel logo croons tooth-fairy calls from behind a curved, wooden desk.
Crossfit Meadowlands’ head coach, Anthony Rumo, owns black belts in both karate and judo, but, though he has trained in martial arts since age 9, he’s never found any training regimen as demanding and effective as CrossFit. After discovering the system’s benefits while training at an MMA gym in California, he traveled the country learning as much as he could, eventually earning more than five certifications that include CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Strongman, and CPR. Together with coach Eddie Lacap, a former member of the US Navy, he now leads groups of fitness disciples as they embark upon journeys into the community of CrossFit.
The pair’s 7,000-square-foot facility harbors equipment including 40 yards of AstroTurf, 20-foot ceilings with five climbing ropes, 3,000 pounds of bumper plates, gymnastics rings, and strongman equipment such as sleds, Atlas stones, and tires up to 500 pounds. Students interact with this equipment as they charge through WOD—workouts of the day—which vary constantly but can include weight lifting, cardio training, and body-weight exercises such as pushups, air squats, and dips on suspended rings. Unlike the sack race portion of a job interview, Anthony and Eddie scale their classes for athletes of all ages and fitness levels, resulting in workouts that are universally challenging.
ProFormers is a training company located within Powerhouse Gym that is devoted to helping clients reach their highest levels of health and happiness, providing members access to top-of-the-line equipment, unlimited group classes, and individualized fitness and nutritional coaching. Today's Groupon gets you some of each, plus a 20-minute massage and sweaty camaraderie with new future Facebook friends. Launch your 30-day transformation with the first of three hourlong personal training sessions, during which a trainer will custom-fit a fitness routine that flatters both your current body and future goals. At any time during the membership, supplement your one-on-one workouts by using the gym's high-end weight and cardio machines, or by attending unlimited group classes in BodyPump, Zumba, spinning, yoga, and more.
Powerhouse Gyms ferry fitness seekers to their goals with a host of exercise equipment while experienced trainers tune up fat-burning engines in a plethora of free fitness classes. Beginning bench pressers and workout wizards alike can rev their muscle motors with free weights, weight-training machinery, and cardio equipment outfitted with personal flat-screen TVs to help make workouts fly by quicker than a hummingbird in a tornado. Gym membership also grants unlimited access to group fitness classes; Saline's schedule is packed with courses such as Pilates, Boot Camp, Cardio Kickboxing, and Yoga Fusion, which helps practitioners relax, stretch tendons, and rectify posture. Powerhouse Ypsilanti keeps hearts healthy with classes such as Latin-dance-inspired Zumba, spinning sessions, and kickboxing group workouts.
Tabata Bootcamp’s motto is quality over quantity, and certified fitness instructor Stacy DiGiacomo takes this to heart as she pushes her patrons to reach their weight-loss and fitness goals. To help them carve fitter frames, she leads high-intensity cross-training sessions in 30-minute intervals, with a focus on getting an effective total-body workout in a short period of time. She targets patrons’ upper, lower, and core strength with exercises that consist of 20-second microbursts of intensive movement, followed by 10-second periods of rest. These workouts are designed to speed up the body’s metabolism to ensure optimal caloric burn after exercising and can multiply the muscle-building effects more effectively than regularly dreaming about being a world-champion weightlifter. For well-rounded results, she also offers nutritional guidance and arms patrons with quick workouts they can complete in the comfort of their own homes.