Anytime Fitness, which boasts 1,689 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.
Dr. Todd Gottlieb and the staff at Franklinville Family & Cosmetic Dentistry brandish advanced dental equipment to keep clients' smiles healthy and shining. Driving these medical wonders is an experienced dental team, who draws on years of experience and community outreach to make clients feel at ease during oral exams, cavity filling treatments, or dental-implant procedures. With digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, they suss out issues hidden beneath gums, on the backsides of teeth, or cheat sheets stuck under tongues since middle school. Electric hand pieces wielded by the deft technicians help clear away toothy blemishes quicker than common air-powered tools.
Dr. Nermeen Rifai maintains the smiles on each member of the family, from small children to grandparents. During her 10-year tenure in the industry, she has learned specialties such as implant restoration and veneer applications. Nermeen also works as a clinical instructor in restorative dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania and in the toothbrush aisle at a pharmacy.
Founded in 1914, the original New York City location of Sterling Optical doled out frames amid the Ford Model Ts and paperboys that swarmed the city's financial district. The original band of eyesight experts weathered years of economic depression by impressing customers with speedy, full-service vision care, later launching a second store near Washington, DC. Today, a century of steady franchise expansion has given rise to almost 200 store locations in 23 states. Most locations continue the tradition of offering one-stop optical services, giving customers access to exams and onsite labs that manufacture glasses in one hour. The spectacle provider has been named one of the nation's leading franchises by Entrepreneur magazine.
The certified coaches at CrossFit OTG can fine-tune their repertoire of movements to condition many different types of bodies, which is why they are easily able to train former collegiate athletes and CEOs in the same space. The team—which includes a former police officer, an elementary-school physical-education teacher, and founder Nick DiMatteo—encourages members to reach outside preconceived definitions of fitness during intense, group workouts. They pile an ever-varied mix of resistance and cardio drills into group classes and sport-specific routines, drawing from established functional exercises that mirror real-life actions. During private sessions, they broaden the scope of the program to cover nutrition and motivational strategies, such as having a pro wrestler guard your alarm clock’s snooze button. Their ability to scale the intensity to any experience level fosters an accessible and diverse workout environment.