Dr. Lee Shainbrown, DDS, of Applegate Dental finds that empathy is paramount in helping people to smile comfortably and confidently, stating: "Treating people the way that I would want to be treated plays a very important role in my job." Together with Dr. Jeannette Woods, DDS, the compassionate doctor strives to put patients at ease during preventive-care visits or cosmetic procedures such as bonding and veneers. Dr. Shainbrown participates in multiple educational seminars every year to stay current on dentistry innovations, including laser tissue management and low-radiation digital x-rays that reveal cavities and how old teeth are according to their rings. In keeping with his patient-centered philosophy, Dr. Shainbrown is available for emergency treatments via an around-the-clock answering service.
Backed by an extensive list of products and services, Daryll’s Car Audio's technicians augment autos with electronics both entertaining and essential. They install JL Audio bass packages that blast out pounding rhythms and nestle mobile entertainment systems into headrests, dashboards, and overhead compartments. Techs also install remote car starters, keyless entry, and alarm systems to warm, cool, and protect roadsters. While GPS systems guide drivers safely to their destinations, satellite radio plays on portable units or hides covertly behind existing stereos. Techs also soup up auto exteriors, boosting curb appeal with LED lights or animatronic hood ornaments.
Ballroom Dance Center Illiana's instructors welcome inexperienced dancers to 45-minute newcomer classes where they explain how to execute displays of fancy footwork in a variety of styles. Students shake their legs and hips while following Latin-inspired forms of social rug-cuttery, such as the rumba or cha-cha. Fast-paced salsa lessons teach traditional Cuban and Dominican moves that can be put to use in dance clubs or Twister tournaments. Dancers have fun trying to keep up with playful swing choreography and embrace passion when striding through romantic tangos. Private lessons encourage couples to get closer together while studying their choice of dance style, which they can then use to strut circles around classmates in a group session.
The trainers at TREO Sports & Fitness work with seasoned athletes as well as clients of all fitness levels to help them achieve their fitness goals, from improving their game to staying in shape. Athletes looking to improve their performance in specific sports get a customizable fitness plan that takes into account fitness level as determined through regular testing and assessment, as well as physiological strengths and weaknesses. In addition to forming training around athletes’ goals, the trainers also consider their schedules, accommodating competitions and mental and physical fatigue from events. Sports performance training is available for athletes aged 10 and older, as are movement-efficiency assessments to make sure they aren’t overexerting themselves while running through late-for-class anxiety dreams.
In addition to sport-specific programs, the trainers also lead classes for general fitness, such as boot camps and fitness training, using the facility’s sweeping outdoor fields and weight room.
Certified reiki practitioner Marcela Campillo wishes to evoke samasta in her clients—a Sanskrit word meaning wholeness or completeness. In the comfort of her cozy studio, Marcela can decongest energy channels with a reiki session, or restore balance with crystal-healing and aromatherapy techniques. Spiritual life coaching is also available to guide clients through life’s complicated questions such as “why am I here?” and “why is a peanut neither a pea, nor a nut?”
Fitness 19's founders launched their first family-oriented gyms in 2003, hoping to splash the exercising experience with local flavor and familiarity. Life Fitness cardio machines—including treadmills and ellipticals—unite with strength-training machines and free weights to help members to build leaner physiques as certified personal trainers patrol the deep-red-carpeted workout area. The expert staff can also guide clients through yoga, martial arts, and weight loss–centric personal-training sessions. Every location also hosts a kids' room, where youngsters can craft macaroni kettlebells under the supervision of a full-time staff member.