Drawing on her experience studying yoga at Yoga Vidya Gurukul in Nasik, India, Bloom owner Julie Wallace and her team of elastic-limbed instructors guide students toward flexibility and inner peace. Creating a crisp, static-free connection between the corporal and the spiritual, the 60- to 90-minute classes can help amp up the immune system, tone down stress, and sculpt muscles from the body's putty-like protein deposits. Yoga newbies learn basic posture, breath awareness, and spinal alignment, and advanced classes emphasize a faster pace and challenging postures.
At Southington Dentistry, Drs. Neil Salesky and Michael Reisman convince adults and children that dentist visits are an opportunity to unwind. Many of their patients barely feel their services due to advances in oral sedation—a pill that induces a conscious state of relaxation—and drill-less dentistry, which employs air abrasion in place of intimidating tools during some filling procedures. Patients further relax with provided headphones and listen to music or watch television while the dentists, who prioritize gentleness and a cheery bedside manner, tend to their teeth. The dentists' caring nature even extends outside the office. As they address medical and cosmetic concerns, they simultaneously help animals in need—10% of all their hygiene profits go toward animal rescue groups and denture fittings for birds who hope to smile.
Dedicated to relieving the hair-loss woes of men and women alike, Invisions’ medical team fertilizes scalps with methods that combine tried-and-true pharmaceutical treatments with cutting-edge medical technologies. Alongside surgical transplants and chemical solutions such as Rogaine, the specialists provide nonsurgical replacement pompadours and high-tech, low-temperature laser treatments.
Get Fit Plus’s certified trainers lead fun group-exercise classes that sculpt bodies and bolster motivation. Like a presidential inauguration, Zumba classes teem with Latin-inspired choreography and rhythmic music from around the world. With easy-to-follow moves drawn from the salsa and tango traditions, each session torches calories and pent-up stress. Many routines incorporate strength-training exercises such as squats and lunges, which tone muscles in the calves, thighs, and glutes. Filled with bodyweight exercises that can be tailored to the participant’s strength level, full-body suspension-training workouts make muscles burn with satisfaction, like an insult uttered from the lips of a sarcastic fire swallower. During each 45-minute session, Jungle Gym XT straps cultivate flexibility and balance, helping to prevent injuries and promote good posture.
Armed with chrome dance poles, LadyCat instructors transform ordinary homes into bachelorette and birthday parties. As a DJ spins, so do the partiers, who are taught by pole professors to execute their own saucy routines. Party-package extras include special dance props, chilled bottles of champagne, and gifts for guests.