Shula’s Athletic Club—named for Don Shula, the NFL Hall of Famer who coached the Miami Dolphins to a Super Bowl trophy in 1972—doesn’t find it hard to fill its sprawling 40,000 square feet of space. A cardio room with more than 50 pieces of equipment, a spinning center, weight rooms, fitness-class studios, and basketball courts spread through the facility, luring athletes for independent workouts and personal-training sessions. Dozens of weekly fitness classes range from calorie-burning Zumba workouts and Vinyasa-yoga sessions to spin classes that help students practice for the day they have pedal-powered cars.
The athletic club also accommodates older exercisers with aquatic aerobics and seated Silver Sneakers workouts, and it keeps kids busy with confidence-building youth sports programs. Young legs run over a new 60-yard athletic field or nine lighted tennis courts where kids whack tennis balls and low-flying hot-air balloons with rackets.
Dr. Nury Rodriguez knows that even a quick dentist appointment can turn into a complex affair for patients with kids. That’s why her office houses a video-game nook to keep children occupied while parents have a checkup. Meanwhile in an ocean-themed treatment room, seaweed seems to grow from the floor beneath a floor-to-ceiling mural of underwater life.
Whether she’s serving kids, adults, or adults in Dennis the Menace masks, Dr. Rodriguez relies on her extensive training from a university in Colombia and the University of Florida. She holds memberships to the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, South Florida District Dental Association, and the American Orthodontic Society. These credentials hint at her areas of expertise: preventative care, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, orthodontics, and dental implants.
Madelaine Izquierdo, a board-certified physician's assistant, gently smoothes faces with Botox Cosmetic injections. After a complimentary consultation and skin analysis, Madelaine carefully injects Botox protein into forehead lines, pleats between eyes, or ruts created by adventuresome eyebrows' off-road vehicles. The treatment works to stop the subdermal muscle contractions that crinkle skin, smoothing the selected area for up to four months. The process creates minimal discomfort, with patients back on their feet in no time. Botox can also help prevent excessive sweating when injected into problematic areas such as armpits or a middle-school gym class.
For more than a decade, Dr. Labrada and her team have addressed tooth troubles for patients of all ages. Their services range from general treatments, such as cleanings and extractions, to cosmetic and orthodontics, including braces and Invisalign. In order to provide that spectrum of services, the team remains up-to-date on the industry's most advanced methods and equips itself with the latest technologies and instruments available.
The tennis instructors at Moya Tennis Academy lead lessons, coaching sessions, and summer camps that adhere to curriculum pioneered by founder Greg Moya. Moya's tennis drills and fitness training regimen are the result of years spent coaching WTA and ATP players toward success.
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