As doctors of osteopathic medicine, Vincent M. Apicella and Mariaclara E. Bago take a whole-person approach to health care, incorporating traditional and natural methods into their primary-care and urgent-care services. Together with Premier Family Health & Wellness's team of nurse practitioners and physician's assistants, the duo performs treatments ranging from annual physicals to holistic solutions for chronic disease management. Their healthy-aging center offers procedures in line with the clinic’s philosophy of preventive medicine. There, clinical staff wards off fine lines and age spots with Cynosure's Apogee Elite laser system, provides metabolic testing to facilitate weight-loss efforts, performs bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and IV nutritional therapy, and performs heavy-metal testing.
At Eye Candy Lash Lounge, owner Veronica and her cast of certified eyelash extension specialists—better known as the Eye Candy Team—take pride in their high levels of procedure personalization from the moment a client arrives. First, visits at the lounge begin with a “get to know you” questionnaire so that the crew can properly ready treatment rooms for each client's visit. Upon entering their treatment space, a client may find their favorite music playing, or perhaps an audio book of the dictionary, and sheets scented with a preferred aromatherapeutic scent.
The lounge offers four unique private rooms, such as the Lash & Dash basic suite, where techs specialize in applying semi-permanent lash extensions. Spa extras give the other three rooms their own perks, such as a simultaneous mani-pedi, reflexology massage, or body waxing, at the same time lashes are applied. Though lash extensions are the studio’s specialty, customers can also stop in for a la carte beauty services, including teeth-whitening and weight-loss wraps, which are just like a giant hug that makes you appear more attractive.
The staff of The Longevity Center solves clients' hair and skin concerns with an advanced IPL system, whose bursts of concentrated light work to erase acne, broken capillaries, unwanted hair, and signs of aging. Technicians use the handheld device to deliver pulsating fluorescent light over problem areas, while the heated energy helps stimulate collagen and destroy follicles at the root. Clients looking for help building a healthier lifestyle can be buddied up with a personal trainer, who can create custom exercise and diet plans that help fulfill goals ranging from weight loss to triathlon completion. The Longevity Center also offers an array of other services, including physican-supervised weight loss therapy and vitamin injections.
Twenty-nine thousand square feet of space. Forty-five group fitness classes per week. Over 30,000 pounds of free weights. As impressive as the numbers may be, it's the attention to personal detail that the trainers at Ultima Fitness pride themselves on. They work one on one with clients to achieve specific fitness goals and lead classes ranging from the lighthearted fun of Zumba to the competitive intensity of cardio kickboxing. While parents work out with the trainers, the gym welcomes children up to 12 years old into the fitness fold with their kids' club, a supervised play area. Additionally, separate from the gym's 100 strength-training machines and 70 pieces of cardio equipment lies a women's only workout area, featuring much of the same equipment, only without the attached mustache combs.
Nestled inside Ultima's expansive studio, the 3,000-square-foot Xtreme Tae Kwon Do teaches the five-thousand-year-old martial art. In a flurry of fists and feet instructors host many controlled sparring sessions so that aspiring fighters can get used to the feeling of high-speed contact and learn to defend against attackers.
Dr. Christian Rouleau and the crew at Prime Health & Rejuvenation help their patients fend off the effects of Father Time with weight-management programs, hormone therapies, and beauty treatments. They make use of nutritional supplements and vitamin injections to fuel energy levels and exercise efforts, as well as bio-identical hormones to stave off the woes associated with both menopause and male andropause. Cosmetic injections and dermal fillers smooth out wrinkles on the face, whether they are caused by years of laughing or decades of scowling at people who laugh too much.
Certain schools of symbology recognize iron as a sign of inner strength and the lion as an animal of sound judgment. These two ideas merge to form the philosophy and name of Iron Lion Fitness Studio, a place that celebrates strong minds, strong bodies, and robotic wildcats. Inside the gym, painted inscriptions of encouragement and portraits of the namesake feline float above the mirrors, as exercisers tackle one-hour yoga classes or hug turns on steerable RealRyder indoor cycles. Trainers incinerate calories with one-on-one sessions, enhanced by the gym's signature nutritional coaching program, called AWOL, which simplifies weight loss with clear meal plans.
In one, fluid motion, an advanced student of Batto slashes his sword through the air. Gracefully, the live blade slices through a bundle of saturated straw—a dense target meant to simulate the resistance of a body or a stack of unpaid credit card bills. At Japan Karate-Do Genbu-Kai of Florida, Batto is one of two specialty programs that utilizes weapons in its training. But the facility doesn't rely solely on weapons to teach martial arts. While seasoned students may eventually choose to pick up a sword, Japan Karate-Do emphasizes mental focus and discipline above all. It’s a theme that carries through all of the facility's programs, starting with the Little Ninja program for kids aged 4–6. They offer junior karate, adult karate, and Okinawan weapon.