Most of the classes at Small Group Fitness are capped at ten people, which gives the trainers more opportunities to work with clients one-on-one. Adhering to an instructive style of training, they teach clients how to prevent injury as they use equipment in the fitness suite, which is divided into three sections: a field-turf area with TRX-suspension bands and ropes, a hard-floor area with kettlebells and plyometric boxes, and a matted area with free weights and tractor tires once used in Old MacDonald’s cross-training program. In addition to small-group classes, the trainers also schedule one-on-one personal-training sessions and larger boot-camp classes.
Laneville Family Chiropractic's attentive massage therapists soothe aching sinews and help tame tense nerves with therapeutic Swedish and deep-tissue massages. Prior to the massage treatment, a knowledgeable therapist conducts a nerve scan to pinpoint areas that need extra attention, and then tailors the session to stimulate nerve flow and keep synapses smoothly snapping. Long, fluid strokes and rhythmic tapping assuage aches during the Swedish massage, triggering blood flow throughout the back and shoulders. Clients can also erase muscular knots by enjoying a deep-tissue massage, which stimulates connective tissue with sustained pressure, not unlike water gushing from a faucet or soda gushing from a super soaker.
Motivating, highly trained staff and spacious facilities complement Charter Fitness's battalion of cardio machines and strength-training equipment. Huge flat-screen TVs motivate gym-goers as they lift weights, stationary bikes, and their reflections in large mirrors. Seasoned personal trainers who all hold certifications or four-year degrees in their specialty guide members through an initial personal-training session, introducing clients to the best equipment for their fitness goals. After workouts, private showers or public water fountains sluice away sweat.
The periodontal professionals at University Dental Associates enhance the appearance and health of smiles with preventative and cosmetic services performed at offices across the Chicago area. An initial oral examination thoroughly inspects the neck and mouth for signs of oral cancer, while laser detection shines a spotlight on hard-to-see cavities. The dentist employs all-seeing panoramic x-rays to spot growth abnormalities nestled below the gums and can use these images to create a personal treatment plan or to curate a modern-art exhibit. Plaque and tartar flee the scene as dental instruments remove buildup and polish teeth during a customized cleaning, which targets each client's specific dental needs.
Inside Right Fit's sprawling, 6,000 square foot facility, runners bound across a 20-yard artificial turf surface while power lifters max out reps on one of two Olympic-lifting platforms. Along with a barrage of free weights and cardio equipment, the dynamic health and wellness center offers a rock climbing wall as well as specialized fitness programming for the elderly and children with special needs. Certified instructors host meetings of the Burr Ridge kettlebell club, while high school sports teams train on the plyometric boxes, weight sleds, and power ropes.
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