Bond Clinic, P.A. may be staffed by a range of doctors—from cardiologists to ophthalmologists—but the medical center offers a surprising twist to the typical clinic. While docs discuss women’s health or remove butterflies from a patient’s stomach without setting off the cacophonous buzzer, cosmetic experts man private spa rooms, where they dole out treatments for face and body. Laser technicians eradicate unwanted hair and erase signs of aging, acne, and sun damage with cosmetic laser therapy. Aestheticians take a gentler approach, treating both men and women with seven types of facials, such as the classic European treatment or the teen facial designed to combat acne and placate noses threatening to run away from home. Licensed massage therapists can also calm internal stress with Swedish, hot-stone, and aromatherapy massages.
Each Eye Doctor’s Optical Outlets location is doctor-owned, uniting the staff with a common vision to sharpen sight and boost eye health. Eye examinations reveal prescriptions and uncover any other ocular problems. After patients choose a new set of lenses, the in-house technicians get to work crafting them in the shop’s own lab rather than sending them off to be made during a summer camp’s arts and crafts day. Sundry designer frames border eyes in looks from Giorgio Armani and Marc Jacobs to Nike and Harley Davidson, and there is usually a trio of technicians in the shop, enabling multiple clients to summon help with a single pigeon call.
Eye Express's squad of certified eye docs brings the world from soft to sharp focus by fitting faces with fashionable frames ($79 and up), lenses ($79 and up), and sunglasses. Amplify comfort and abate adjustments by having frames equipped with spring hinges, or snag a pair goggles molded from durable memory metal to assure they don't forget your birthday. Allergy hurdles are effortlessly surmounted with hypoallergenic frames made from stainless steel, titanium, and plastic, and the stalwart grip of silicone nose pads thwart spectacles' low-sliding escape plans. Depending on prescriptions and preferences, lenses can be imbued with glare-eradicating dexterity, or taught to harness the hue-shifting prowess of a Thanksgiving turkey with sun-activated tints.
MedSlim Laser’s trained technicians treat as many issues as possible by utilizing four different, noninvasive systems. To shave pounds from clients’ torsos, techs brandish UltraSlim’s red-light therapy, which also helps to improve skin tone or sculpt targeted areas with UltraSlim Cold Light and Zerona scanning lasers. LipoRescue bends light waves to smooth the epidermis after surgical liposuction, whereas the noninvasive face-lift tightens facial areas without cables or surgery. To further ensure success of each treatment, every treatment is performed under physician supervision.
At Muscle Central, certified personal trainers help clients sweat their way back into shape. Through the use of boot camps and customized meal and fitness programs, trainers can help clients meet their fitness goals, whether they want to lose a few pounds or gain strength and muscle mass. Muscle Central also provides 24-hour access to the gym without the need to sign a contract, allowing exercisers to design the perfect workout plan to fit their schedule.
Equipment: yoga straps and yoga blocks
Students should bring: yoga mat or towel
Average class length: 60-90 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
As teachers, we try to bring fresh ways of practicing and observing the poses taught. It is our job to encourage the student to be their own final authority during the practice. The intention is always towards healing, strengthening, and unionizing the body, mind and spirit.
Do you run your gym according to a particular exercise philosophy?
While initially trained in the Sivananda traditions, we have studied, practiced, and taught several other styles [of yoga].
What is a typical session of your program or class like for a student?
We start with yogic breathing exercises. We then move into a warm up that flows into what might be our focus for the day. The class will then move into a cool down period, always followed by the final resting pose, where we practice meditation, guided imagery, and stillness.
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