Husband and wife duo Kevin and Debbie Laczko are virtually tailor-made for the wellness industry. Kevin designed training drills for the military and spent four years playing college football as a walk-on athlete. His wife, Debbie, already owned her own business as a licensed massage therapist. Combining their expertise, the two created Journeys Fitness and Wellness as a source of comprehensive physical services and education.
Joined by two other trainers and a registered dietician, Kevin and Debbie run a one-stop wellness shop, complete with a catalog of services that include nutritional therapy, corporate team-building events, and orthopedic massage. Trainers work one-on-one with clients on a range of goals, from building flexibility to prevent injuries in seniors to working on speed and agility drills that give athletes the competitive edge against blocking tackles from flexible seniors.
The stable of professional instructors at Nannette's Inc. guide new students how to foxtrot, waltz, samba, rumba, and swing in eight-week Intro to Ballroom dance classes. During each week's 55-minute class, instructors work closely with each individual student at their own pace while instilling proper footwork and hip-wiggling ability. Students strengthen lead and follow responses by changing partners and socializing while also mastering proper dance etiquette and decorum, such as thanking their partner after each dance and speaking solely in the fifth person. Scroll through the class schedule for the next round of classes.
Back and neck pain don't stand a chance against the blend of holistic treatments healers employ at Longwood Breakthrough Chiropractic. Atlas Relocation uses a tool developed by NASA research to send waves of soothing vibration deep into neck muscles. Total cranial-release therapy—a method of stretching muscles and manipulating bones in the head—helps realign and relax the whole body. Whereas energetic intuitive massage restores energy to the bodily regions that are lacking, and access consciousness releases you from anything blocking the highest level of self-realization. Healers mix and match the techniques as necessary, depending on a client's specific needs.
Diamond Fitness doors are open 24 hours, housing a plethora of free weights and high-tech cardio equipment from brands such as Cybex and Life Fitness. Certified trainers teach members how to properly use this equipment as they work with them individually to achieve their weight loss goals. To help guests further tone and tighten, the facility populates its accommodating class schedule with a variety of short and long group sessions that focus on cardiovascular health, core strength, and flexibility. The licensed therapists administer a medley of massage remedies, such as deep tissue, reflexology, and trigger point, to shoo away body knots spawned from exercising or receiving an unlicensed massage from a sailor. In addition to offering complimentary childcare for members, the epicenter boasts a smoothie bar and tanning area with beds and stand-up booths.
Chief dentist Dr. Susana Moncada founded Windermere Dental Group in order to create a comprehensive dental-care center. Dr. Moncada, who completed thorough training in orthodontic and cosmetic dentistry, performs a variety of services at the practice, and uses the CEREC system—ceramic crowns crafted through 3D photography—to restore smiles within one visit.
As she works, patients can enjoy their choice of movies, watching through goggles, listening through surround sound, and affecting the outcome by yelling at the characters. Classical music can also waft through the treatment room as Dr. Moncada nestles fillings into teeth or replaces missing ones with implants or dental bridges.
Regardless of whether or not golfers agree with his teaching philosophies, few could argue that Dan Spiegel isn’t a wellspring of information. Most instructors keep their communications safely within the tee-to-green framework, but Dan prefers to branch out: he uses his academy’s website not only as a place to list golf pointers and tips, but also as a place to discuss an ecclectic mix of topics, from his views on modern media to his take on the sports news of the day.
Dan’s teaching methods are as wide-ranging as his interests. Typically, he uses whatever means his student deems most comfortable, whether that means encouraging them to play by feel or react to a more scientific breakdown of mechanics. Regardless of the approach, the overarching theme of his lessons—which occur both on the range and out on the course at Lake Orlando Golf Club—is to turn the players’ weaknesses into strengths.