In 1996, Drs. Grace Liu and Lewis Yu graduated from dental school and embarked on furthering their education: she completed postgraduate work at Columbia University and he trained in oral surgery at the University of Pennsylvania's hospital. After amassing a wealth of knowledge and experience, the pair married and started All About Smiles.
Their newly renovated ultra-modern clinic boasts cutting-edge technology such as intra-oral cameras, a VELScope for oral-cancer screenings, and sleep apnea screening equipment. With assistance from their friendly and highly-trained staff, the dental duo help clients care for their smiles with a wide range of treatments, ranging from basic cleanings and orthodontic care to oral surgeries and installations of crowns, veneers, bridges, and neuromuscular dentistry.
Since opening in 1975, Candlelight Dance Club has chased a single, unwavering mission: to curate an appreciation for ballroom dance while teaching its many styles. Six instructors stand ready to lead dancers through training to conquer foxtrot, swing, tango, waltz, and rumba steps. By offering both private and group lessons, Candlelight combines one-on-one attention from an instructor with group sessions that provide more camaraderie than a firefighting team moonlighting as a cheerleading squad. A bright, wood-floored studio hosts classes as well as the club’s weekly dance parties, which allow participants to try out learned moves in real time before debuting them in public. Many dance enthusiasts note a handful of dance-inspired benefits as their confidence shines, stress fizzles, and cardio endurance boosts.
As head trainer at CrossFit Riverfront, Gia O'Keefe's presence isn't always eagerly anticipated by her pupils, but she does get them to sweat. During more than 60 classes each week, O'Keefe ond the other RivFit coaches motivate participants through jumping jacks, lifts, jogging, squats, rowing, pushups, sit-ups, kettle bells, and jumping rope. CrossFit Riverfront also offers CrossFit—a high-intensity, whole-body, muscular-endurance workout—as well as yoga, a barbell club, seminars on nutrition and mobility, and classes for kids.
Owner Matt Neugebauer, an avid cyclist and self-proclaimed ‘bike nerd,’ brings bikes, apparel, services, and extensive biking knowledge together under one roof at Brandywine Cyclery. His staff of bike enthusiasts—which includes his brother and parents— helps customers navigate the store’s selection of Specialized, Felt, and Colnago bikes. They’ll happily answer questions about the shop’s selection of pedals, wheels, and tools, and offer sage advice on matching apparel with riding habits and weather. Customers can bring their own bikes in for a tune-up from an expert technician or utilize the Body Geometry Fit technique to adjust a bike to their exact physical specifications.
Set in the middle of Wilmington's Trolley Square Shopping Center, Pure Yoga Pilates Studio is a peaceful fitness oasis. With large windows that let in sunlight that spills over the bamboo flooring, this welcoming studio offers classes in Vinyasa- and Hatha-style yoga, along with classic mat Pilates sessions. Certified instructors lead the small group classes, helping students to gain strength and flexibility in a supportive, noncompetitive environment.
For over a quarter-century, Dr. Richard Bonder has helped his patients achieve their aesthetic and skin care goals—something he continues to do without the help of physician's assistants or nurse practitioners. Dr. Bonder performs all treatments himself, including follow-up exams, and places a premium on the punctuality of his appointments. His anti-aging treatments are free of generic Botox substitutes as well as illegally imported Botox.