A career-ending shoulder injury knocked Chris Goetz out of the NFL early, but it ignited an interest in a brand-new career path: chiropractic. He found that this form of therapy aided him in his recovery, and soon after he finished, he enrolled in chiropractic school. He opened Advance Health Services in 1999, and since then, he and his staff have added a slew of treatments to their repertoire: physical therapy, massage therapy, and medical weight-loss programs.
At Training at Maximum Effort, trainers certified by the Russian Kettlebell Club lead strictly kettlebell classes to help clients burn calories and shed pounds. During classes, students combine resistance work with cardio techniques, hoisting the kettle-shaped weights in swings, cleans and snatches, squats, lunges, and dead lifts. Whether they're held indoors or outdoors, the classes work quickly; many students notice increased strength and core stability in just a matter of weeks.
At CrossFit Miami, it's not rare to hear encouragements and instructions shouted English, Spanish, or Portuguese. Founded by Sao Paulo native Marcio Pizanelli, the gym and adjoining capoeira school boast an international staff of certified instructors hailing from Brazil, Venezuela, and the United States. Marcio and his team promote hard work and competition during each energizing workout, which might include weight balls, rowing machines, pull-up bars, or any other piece of the gym's extensive arsenal. Basic classes emphasize proper form for CrossFit's central lifts, and daily workouts keep muscles guessing with a variable blend of conditioning, strength training, core workouts, and getting chased by a terrier with gross, muddy paws.
For more than two decades, Dr. Lilian Gonzalez and her team of specialists at Dental American Group have cared for teeth using the latest equipment and techniques. The crew—which includes an orthodontist, a periodontist, an endodontist, and oral surgeons—performs services ranging from practical to cosmetic. Doctors may straighten smiles with braces, or replace missing teeth with dental implants. Wrinkle-relaxing Botox injections are also available, leaving faces youthful enough to re-grow their baby teeth.
The trainers at Beach Bunny Bodies slim down their students with one-hour boot-camp sessions and nutritional advice. Their sample diet plan suggests that women eat wholesome, small meals that maximize protein intake and minimize play-doh consumption. Exemplary eats include hard-boiled eggs, low-fat yogurt, and fruit kebabs. Their classes accommodate women of all ages and sizes, who spend 60 minutes performing circuit workouts, functional training, mat exercises, and short-distance running, among other challenges. Instructors make motivation the centerpiece of their campaign to improve the health of their students. Over the course of about six weeks, participants may see tangible results as dramatic as a reduction of two dress sizes or one performance of Hamlet in which Hamlet wears not one but two dresses.