Founded by certified personal trainer Brian Young, B Young B Fit fitness center is not like a traditional gym. Rather than leaving visitors to conquer the machines solo, the team motivates and instructs them throughout their workouts, offering tips and encouragement. This method, which they dub “personalized fitness,” infuses all of their offerings, from group-fitness classes to one-on-one training sessions and custom nutrition plans.
In 1955, the world saw many famous firsts: President Eisenhower hosted the first televised presidential news conference, Gunsmoke began its legendary run, and Fortney Eyecare Associates opened its first practice. Today, a quintet of locations hosts board-certified doctors of optometry ready to keep Detroit peepers healthy and focused. After thorough exams, patients can decamp to Fortney’s frame shops, which house designer eyewear from labels including Ray-Ban, Prada, Nike, and Versace.
In addition to general eyewear, the practice also specializes in safety eyewear, working with businesses to supply and repair the type of industrial eyewear that's best for each workplace or astigmatic traffic cones. The national administrator of General Motors' prescription safety eyewear program since 1992, Fortney was hailed GM’s Supplier of the Year for its no-nonsense professional chops.
Taking a holistic approach to fitness, Ypsi Studio provides group fitness classes and personal-training sessions from ACE-certified personal trainer, Level II willPower & grace instructor, and Schwinn-certified indoor-cycling coach, Julia Collins. Her classes include spin, yoga and Pilates classes, as well as willPower & grace sessions, an exercise program that combines dance with yoga postures and calisthenics. Her studio also provides massage and nutrition services for a complete approach to wellness.
What began in 1975 as one inner-city gym in Highland Park, Michigan, has since evolved into a global health-club organization with locations in 17 different countries. Powerhouse Gym equips weightlifters and cardio bunnies alike with all they’ll ever need to keep—or create—a tight and toned physique. The gym offers equipment outfitted with personal TVs as well as a cast of certified and knowledgeable personal trainers. Depending on location, members will also have access to group fitness classes, such as yoga, Zumba, and Les Mills BodyPump, as well as 24-7 turnkey access to the facility.
Dr. Dennis Perkins and Dr. Steven Fletcher helm South Huron Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, applying years of experience toward maintaining the oral health of their patients. With an emphasis on family treatment, they perform state-of-the-art dental procedures such as digital x-rays and high-definition floss instruction. Above all, they believe that preventive care and education are key to optimal dental health. At the spacious and high-tech practice, visitors can expect patient, friendly treatment during procedures such as regular cleanings, crowns, veneers, or implants.
After graduating from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, David Schmidt, DDS, traveled a few miles east to Ypsilanti and opened his own dental practice. There, he and his staff offer general dentistry services such as exams, cleanings, sealants, and implants. For cosmetic needs, Dr. Schmidt designs custom teeth-whitening treatments and is a certified Invisalign provider, allowing him to straighten teeth without brackets, wires, or the team of design consultants that chooses a new braces color at every appointment.
Once patients are comfortably ensconced in the dentist's chair the oral exam begins. The resident toothsperts will check each individual incisor, cuspid, bicuspid, and molar for chips, cracks, staining, and loitering Minnesota Twins, ensuring that enamel bones are sound for biting, and gums and soft tissues will be inspected for any signs of periodontal disease. The x-ray battery exposes the roots and inner sanctums of oral stalagmites to reveal any soft spots, problem areas, or cavities. When your mouth checks out as mammalian and your teeth are cleared for take-off, the professional teeth cleaning begins. An expert cleaning removes all the buildup and surface staining that regular brushing and flossing can't—hardened tartar, hard-to-reach plaque, and bacterial graffiti along the gum line.
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