Above all else, Hammer Time Fitness aims to be inclusive. Its trainers lead a wide array of group fitness classes and personal-training sessions, appealing to patrons of all fitness levels and interests. Throughout the spinning classes, a 5'x7' screen at the front of the room keeps spirits up by playing music videos, light shows, and simulated rides, and upbeat music keeps pulses racing. Boot-camp sessions cast a wider net and incorporate everything from strength training and calisthenics to functional exercises and aerobic drills, creating adaptable, ever-changing workouts. For a more focused approach, the gym also hosts kickboxing classes that develop coordination and endurance by having attendees pummel punching bags and speed bags.
Dr. Donald Cadle has been tending to the needs of dulling fangs and yellowing chompers since 1972, culling experience from numerous professional posts and time spent serving as chairman of the Florida Board of Dentistry. During the in-office Boost treatment, Dr. Cadle applies a chemically triggered formula free of heat or UV-ray activation, turning canines pale faster than a dogcatcher on rocket skates. Patients see results in as little as one hour, during which time they kick back with the DVD- and Dish-enabled monitors found in each of the office's treatment rooms. Those with gobbling problems also will benefit from the treatment’s enamel-strengthening and sensitivity-decreasing effects.
At Aikido Academy of Martial Arts, Sensei Elliott Schwartz and his nationally certified instructors works to teach adults and kids the self-defense techniques of Nihon Goshin aikido, a method that draws from other martial-arts modalities, including jujitsu, karate, and judo. In an encouraging and accessible atmosphere, classes teach techniques such as throws, joint locks, and strikes to students ranging from newcomers to prospective instructors.
Clients don't need an appointment at Granite Diagnostic Laboratories. At 10 locations across the west coast of Florida, lab technicians administer dozens of in-house and reference tests for walk-in visitors. From a single drawing of blood, they can screen for diseases or check levels of cholesterol, growth hormones, and most everything else that powers the body's internal combustion engines. The technicians work thoroughly and efficiently, and hand over results within a few days.
As a mother of two, Dr. Cristen M. Mendoza has a naturally nurturing disposition. That comes in handy when setting patients at ease, a process that's complimented by her thorough explanation of treatments and the office's gently singing whale. Patients enlist her services in simple matters such as cleanings and picking out a toothbrush to more complex treatments, such as veneers, bridges, cavities, and extractions.
At Flow Yoga, it's all about the individual. That's why every class is small, which is ideal for personalized attention so the experienced teachers can modify poses and help as necessary. Whether students are in a heated class, detox, or gentle yoga session, each person is encouraged to work at his or her own pace. Along with regular yoga and Pilates classes inside the studio, some classes move outside, weather permitting. Other services at the wellness center include massages, personal training, nails, and facials.