Because Thrive! Group Fitness and Wellness focuses exclusively on personal instruction and group fitness classes, its instructors can focus on designing the most effective and engaging workouts possible. Atop bamboo flooring that's fortified with a cork-and-gel layer for a safer impact, instructors lead more than 15 classes, including barre, Zumba, and TRX suspension-training, which is designed to strengthen cores with a series of resistance-band exercises. They keep classes fun by incorporating a mix of yoga, tai chi, Pilates, and upbeat music during Cynergy. They believe, however, that working out is just one factor in the equation of overall wellness, offering nutritional workshops, massage therapy, and wellness coaching to maintain focus on the complete picture.
An extension of Sterling Optical's nationwide empire of visionary clinics, the Hylan Boulevard location offers eye exams, designer frames, and prescription sunglasses under the direction of optician Renata Nannetti. Her thorough exams result in precise prescriptions, allowing lenses to be ground and fitted into designer frames from the likes of Prada, Bulgari, and Fendi. Contact-lens exams, meanwhile, measure sight spheres for a comfortable contact fit, and include a follow-up appointment to ensure visual acuity and to coach superheroes to quickly change out of the glasses of their alter egos.
The experienced fitness instructors at Center Street Yoga aim to promote healthier lifestyles through exercise, meditation, and controlled breathing. Their group yoga classes—with sessions available for beginner, intermediate, and advanced practitioners—can help students reduce stress and joint pain while toning their muscles and shedding fat.
Four different types of classes are offered, including a slower-paced beginner class that focuses on learning the postures and nursing newborn spirit animals. The Vinyasa class is more intensive, with instructors assuming students will be familiar with yoga fundamentals. But if you really want to get a vigorous workout in, head to one of the hot Vinyasa classes, where the room is heated between 85 and 95 degrees to allow for deep stretches.
Directed by Dr. Vajira Gunawardane and co-directed by Dr. Hugo Torres, Maryland Pain & Spine Center was created as the first comprehensive interventional pain-management center in the county. The center has expanded over the past few years, but still remains under the guidance of Dr. Gunawardane, Dr. Torres, and their skilled staff. Today, they welcome patients and overworked crash-test dummies who need assistance in casting off their chronic pains. The center offers an extensive list of services to aid in this alleviation, addressing such maladies as spinal discomfort, headaches, and joint pains.
Dr. Mike’s chiropractic services and massage sessions relieve much more than back pain. His treatment plans alleviate headaches, melt away stiffness, and right wronged ankles, wrists, elbows, and knees. The wellness half of the business hosts classes that teach guests about making nontoxic cleaners, buying organic foods, and shellacking junk foods when dieting.