Kickboxing classes deliver a knee to the face of fat, burning up to 860 calories an hour with the high-energy striking moves of martial arts and boxing. All four limbs get in on the bag-bludgeoning action at iLoveKickboxing as each class provides a full-body workout that tones arm, leg, and tentacle muscles while tightening the body’s core and improving balance. Hitting the heavy bags won't skin your knuckles once you don the included boxing gloves, which also double as excellent spring-loaded props for re-creating Three Stooges gags. Class times and dates vary based on location.
The doctors at Calla Slimspa Medical Weight Loss Center understand the complications associated with excess weight. After watching adolescent patients in her pediatric practice struggle to stay healthy, Dr. Suzanne Gil decided to pursue advanced training in bariatrics. Dr. Anthony Scarcella has spent the past 20 years in emergency rooms, witnessing firsthand the effects of obesity-related conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease, and today aims to thwart these preventable illnesses before they start. Together with Dr. Sheila Walaszek, who specializes in sports medicine, nutrition, and exercise, the Drs. Gil and Scarcella have helped thousands of people reach and maintain their slimming goals.
Whether the client’s goal is to lose 10 pounds, more than 100 pounds, or dig up a pair of jeans buried in a time capsule, the caring crew can design and implement a program for success. The medical team combines a healthy diet of everyday food with supplements, FDA-approved appetite suppressants, and consistent physician involvement. A convenient, in-house pharmacy dispenses the medications, and clients stay on track with weekly individual meetings that gauge progress.
Carrie DeLozier wanted to create a place for women where time disappeared and they could be truly free to focus on their bodies and minds without the distractions of the outside world. That vision became barre54. Each of her studio’s spacious interiors flatters bodies with natural light shining through floor-to-ceiling windows and chandeliers hanging from exposed ceilings. Instructors with backgrounds in dance, theater, and modeling lead 54-minute sessions of isometric exercises and orthopedic stretches, earning the Winter Park location the title of Best Workout Facility from the Orlando Sentinel. The program is an extension of the Lotte Berk Method developed in the 1950s by the German dancer of the same name. Ms. Berk used the body-aligning movements of ballet to recondition her body after a car accident. Since then, various incarnations of her exercises have been practiced by thousands of students including celebrities such as Madonna, Kelly Ripa, and the all-animal cast of Fantasia.
Woof Gang Bakery welcomes pooches and parents into pet palaces adorned with walls of bubblegum pink and glowing crystal chandeliers. In between the retro chic décor, tables and shelves are filled with fuzzy and floatable toys, all-natural cookies and doggie baked goods, and healthy supplements and formulas for pups of all ages. The inspirations for the chain of 26 area boutiques lay in the adorable barks and toothy grins of the shops' beloved resident dogs both past and present, who serve as the business's Chief Dog Officers⎯a position that finds them taste-testing the shop's delicious gourmet dog treats and pouring over quarterly expense reports. After perusing the selection of grain-free and hypoallergenic food items, dogs can leap into the self-service shower as their human companions scrub them clean, or relax as a professional groomer pampers them with services catering to their breed and skin type.
Brandi Snyder has spent much of her life around cameras, splitting her time as a model and photographer. At Lashes by Lavish, she helps others get camera ready by thickening and lengthening their natural eyelashes with realistic NovaLash extensions. Brandi carefully bonds individual lashes to a synthetic or mink extension with a waterproof adhesive. These lashes are shower safe and won’t fall out during cathartic fits of weeping. In fact, they’ll only fall out when the natural lash sheds, which happens roughly every 60 to 90 days.