The fleet-footed instructors at Vargo’s Dance impart ballroom-dancing skills to beginning or advanced students in custom private lessons and fun, social group classes. Whether students want to learn a variety of dance styles or just brush up their macarena, each lesson is customized to meet individual goals. In addition to styles ranging from the waltz to the hustle, Vargo's Dance offers body-toning Zumba classes for all ages and sizes. Classes are led by licensed instructor Tom Lafser, who lost more than 100 pounds himself through Zumba's fusion of upbeat music and Latin-inspired dance moves.
Sunlight from floor-to-ceiling windows drenches the spacious studio as dancers sashay across pale hardwood floors. A long, high mirror allows students to check their form and ensure their tutus are on straight as instructors demonstrate techniques.
At Chirosport Family Health Center, Dr. Brian L. Sailor helps patients heal from injury, stress, or sickness with non-invasive physical therapy. Each non-surgical chiropractic treatment, from gentle spinal adjustments to soothing massage, aims to treat the root causes of diseases and chronic pain, instead of simply treating symptoms or replacing ailing limbs with mannequin parts. Here, patients can also assuage aches or fight the urge to smoke with specialized acupuncture procedures, or asses and treat their allergies with BioSET enzyme therapy.
Perched along the banks of the Fox River in downtown Geneva, Fox River Pilates Center accedes to the picturesque views that flow freely into its state-of-the-art studio. There, Instructors at the FRPC lead students through mat, equipment, and private Pilates sessions, infusing their deep understanding of Pilates' philosophies into every gathering. The fun, yet meaningful aura that the instructors have created complements the studio's earthy décor, which the pair considers another element on the road to inner peace.
Between constant pants and grunts, it can be tough to belt a few song lyrics. But at S&L Tri-Cycle Fit Studio, students strive to do just, spinning feverishly while singing into handheld microphones during karaoke cycling class. The musical motif carries over to the studio's other cycling classes, such as pedal parties, whose colored lights, thumping beats, and disco ball recreate the experience of a nightclub without the mean bouncer drawing mustaches on everyone's IDs.
All these unique class concepts sprout from the mind of owner Leslie Grosshauser, who's worked in the fitness industry for more than 25 years. In S&L, Leslie cultivates a place to get fit, have fun, and fulfill a competitive edge while experiencing plenty of variety—a key component to keeping routines fresh.
Like the sprouting petals of a lotus flower, licensed massage therapist Amy Bochenek's passion bloomed at the Chicago School of Massage, where she spent hundreds of hours training in anatomy and kinesiology. Now, in the comfort of her own Blue Lotus Massage Therapy studio, Amy can blend flowing Swedish strokes to ease achy human hinges, or she can sideline lower-layer tension with firm deep-tissue pressure.
Sunrise Dental Care's dentist, Dr. Vesna Sutter, DDS, and hygienists use cutting-edge equipment and attend lectures and conventions to stay well-versed in their rapidly advancing field. A thorough cleaning leaves comely chompers in peak aesthetic shape and performance capacity, allowing patients to gnaw through rock-hard lollipops or federally regulated tracking bracelets. Each office contains a flat-screen TV so patients can watch their meticulous exams, which include oral-cancer screenings, inspections of previous dental work, and assessments of tooth and gum condition. A full set of x-rays helps reveal hidden decay, developmental irregularities, and valuable candy deposits. Sunrise's cheery facilities bask atop pleasantly manicured lawns, leaving patients relaxed in the careful hands of qualified American Dental Association-certified cuspid coddlers.
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