This high-tech dental-care facility champions gleaming smiles with personalized services from a talented team of doctors and dental hygienists. During the exam and cleaning, a dentist will assess your oral health with a thorough dental exam that screens teeth for cracks, chips, and poor attendance, and the complete battery of x-rays exposes any oral-health issues unseen by the naked eye, such as cavities and microscopic molar-dwelling highwaymen. To finish the prophylactic treatment, the dentist scours and polishes each mouthstone to a pearlescent sheen, removing light discoloration, plaque, and tartar buildup.
Taken at face value, laid-back fitness is an oxymoron. But when distilled into the same philosophy, these three words can put a whole new spin on getting in shape. The brains behind this approach is founder Ryan McGowan, who uses his background in engineering to view fitness through a systematic lens. When designing programs, he and his team take into consideration ancillary factors—mood, surroundings, how strong gravity is that day—and always leave plenty of room for rest and healthy eating between bouts of intense training.
For Ryan, the road to Laid-back Fitness was one of trial and error. Years ago, he bulked up as a college football player; after an injury, he slimmed down and trained for triathlons. Wanting to find that happy medium, Ryan came up with what his facility's website calls a "casual approach to intense training." That approach shines through during sessions of personal training as well as group kettlebell classes, where participants swing, snatch, push, and press their way into better shape. Outside the Laid-back Fitness facility, Ryan also calls on his engineering experience to design and build gyms in the homes of clients.
At Fit500, never having a free hour won't stop you from getting a complete workout. The fitness center specializes in short, intense sessions, rather than lengthy workouts. Their signature 30-minute circuit-training sessions integrate cardio and toning exercises into one efficient, calorie-torching routine.
Available in private and semiprivate formats, the intimate classes give trainers the opportunity to help each client get the best workout possible. For an even more personal touch, clients can sign up for tailored fitness plans, designed to help each person meet his or her fitness goals in collaboration with a consultant. The multifaceted plans incorporate both exercise and nutrition goals, rather than focusing on the single goal of eating a whole elliptical trainer.
Led by owner Gioia DeSimone, an American Massage Therapy Association member, the certified team of therapists at Rejuvenating Touch Massage Therapy focuses on deep-tissue and myofascial techniques to knead their clients' bodies towards healthier and less stressful lives. Massages tackle sports-related injuries, post-surgery rehabilitation, and everyday strain amid soft lighting, warm-toned walls, and eclectic decor including feathered masks. The body experts also work with clients so they can retrain their movements as well as become aware of all the systems and puppet strings that control their bodies' inner workings.