If you plan on spending any time on the beach this summer, you might be thinking about losing a few pounds to fit in that 2 piece again.
Or what about the guys out there with the big guts hanging over their bathing trunks?
Our pick for the best personal trainer in Virginia Beach is actually a guy named David and he is very, very private. In fact, one of his students recommended that we look into him after she lost 45 pounds and was feeeling the best she had ever felt, all because of the magic this guy dishes out.
But we could not find him!!!
So, we called ourt contact back and she sent us his address. Once we did our research I have to say, David does not look like your typical personal trainer. Come to find out he has lost a considerable amount of weight but he has not pushed himself towards the muscle bound personal trainers you normally think of.
Says he would rather use that energy helping other people reach their weight loss goals.
And his Gym? Well, its private and the name has nothing to do with personal training or weight loss. David said he did this on purpose because many of his clients are rather embarrassed of the condition they are in and did not want to go into a big gym or even let anyone see them go into some weight loss clinic.
He doesn’t post many customer testimonials either. His entire clientel is mainly word of mouth and they have already seen the results from the person that sent them his way.
Discreet is the operative word here for what David does and what he offers and we think it is much needed.
So, if you need to lose a few pounds or are feeling tired and slugish and just want to get some of that energy back, David is your guy.
That is our pick for the best personal trainer in Virginia Beach.
Check out the site one of his students put together to honor the guy: Personal Trainer Virginia Beach
In our opinion, the best heating and air conditioning company in Virgina Beach, or any city on the southside for that matter is, Hometown Heating and Cooling. Their website, www.heatcool911.com says it all.
Just go there and watch the video put out by the owner, David Bocock, and you will be surprised by what he reveals. Also, he lists the actual costs for replacement parts right on his website. not what you will be charged but what he actually pays for the part!
Pretty amazing when you consider that most companies charge by the job and will not tell you how much the part costs them and what labor rate you are being billed for.
We found that you will save at least 50% on your heating and cooling repairs using Hometown Heating and Cooling.
The owner has kept the company at a manageable size stating that he ran two large companies and the overhead was over whelming and why companies have to charge so much just to keep their doors open.
If you are looking for heating or air conditioning repair in Virginia Beach, we highly recommend this business. Check out their website at by Clicking Here
And don’t just take our word for it, check ou ttheir awesome reviews at Googles local listings by clicking on this link: AC Repair Virginia Beach
Best Lawyer in Virginia Beach – Afshin Farashahi
What can we say about lawyers? I haven’t a ton of experience with them but I recently went through the most trying time of my life because of a lawyer not doing her job… even though I paid thousands for that job.
In fact, I had to hire another lawyer to try to undo the damage but she proved inept as well. This ongoing case is an adoption. My wife and I could lose our little girl who has been living with us for four years because most lawyers seem to care about only one thing. MONEY!!!!
Now, that aside, I can recommend a lawyer if you get yourself in to any type of criminal trouble. My experience with this exceptional person stems from a friendship we developed in grade school on out past college, so I know him well and to be of good character.
He was a Virginia Beach prosecutor for awhile and has turned to the defending side of the courtroom. He has his own law firm and if I were to find myself in any type of criminal hot water, he would be my one phone call from jail… and should be yours as well.
If you are in need of a lawyer for other matters, good luck to you, I’ll say a little prayer for you and your family. Did you know that all the good domain names that say negative things about lawyers have all been bought up by lawyer associations? Criminal I tell you!
Sorry for the negative rant but I haven’t much nice to say about folks in this profession. Unfortunately it seems most of the real jerks and incompetent lawyers are now judges so keep your fingers crossed should your life ever be in the hands of one.
Afshin Farashahi can be trusted to do a good job for you and I am proud to call him a friend, despite his occupation. If I were you, I would call him to get advice on hiring a lawyer outside his field of practice and cut your odds down somewhat of getting ripped off (something I failed to do… twice!). By the way, if you do get ripped off like we did, good luck finding a lawyer who will sue another lawyer!
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Who is the best dentist in Virginia Beach?
In my opinion it is Dr. Jeffery Bek of family and Cosmetic Dentistry at 1767 Princess Anne Road.
Now I will admit here that I hate going to the dentist. In fact, I have not visited a dentist in Virginia beach, or anywhere on the planet for that matter, in the last 25 years.
I brush everyday and floss on occasion but I do not get my teeth regularly cleaned. This is really not the point of the story though.
Many years ago when I was in the military I had my teeth worked on. I had a chipped front tooth and a broken back molar that was repaired.
Of course the military dentists are about as good at fixing teeth as my twelve year old is so shortly after leaving the military both repairs fell apart.
I did not go and get them fixed because I was scared to do so. You see, while the dentist was digging around in my mouth he dislocated my jaw and had no idea how to get it back together again. I had to sit there with my mouth wide open for another 30 minutes (after 2 hours of dental torture) before they found a medic that knew how to pop my jaw back in place.
Anyway, the two teeth have been falling apart ever sense and the back one got to the point that I was in so much pain I could not sleep, eat or concentrate on work and I had to find someone to take care of it.
I called a few local Virginia Beach dentists and no one really seemed to care how much pain I was in. I did manage to schedule an appointment with one place for the following Thursday but had no intention of keeping it because I surely would have blown my head off before then!
Thankfully my wife had been calling around too and found Dr Bek. Funny thing is, he was right down the street from us but I never even knew it. His office looks like a little house and he has no sinage to speak of… This guy needs a marketer bad!!!
Actually, he doesn’t… word of mouth seems to be suiting him just fine.
Anyway my wife told me they could see me that day and to get my poor pathetic self up there before I over dosed on aspirin.
Of course another big fear was how much was this going to cost me because I don’t have dental insurance.
Well, I go in and there is just the sweetest gal at the counter who gets me all signed up and then another really great gal takes me back within ten minutes of arriving (SHOCKING!!!!) and sets me in a chair and does some xrays.
The dentist comes in and we talk a little and he does a little poking around and says he can pull the tooth right then and there and get me on the road to recovery.
He numbs me up and the receptionist comes in and says my total bill will be just $217. There was no need for him to numb me up before giving me the price, it was completely reasonable in my opinion.
Yes, that is a lot of money but not when you are talking about one of the big three… Doctors, Lawyers and Dentists!
Less than 10 minutes later the tooth is out and I’m being given a prescription for some cool pain killers and anti-biotics.
If you need a good dentist and you live in Virginia Beach, Dr. Bek is your man. He and his staff are very friendly and professional. Give them a call, you won’t be sorry.
Phone 426-6151 And please, when you go in there, let him know that Grateful Dave from BestBeachBusiness.com sent you.
Our wife and I have had a lot of experience with this one!
I won’t say where not to go but I will tell you that we have had our daughter enrolled in three different dance studios in Virginia Beach and we were not satisfied at all with the first two but extremely pleased with the one we now call home.
If you have a child who is interested in dance and wants to learn in a friendly, encouraging environment, Attitudz Performing Arts Studio is the place to be.
What we like most about this studio was the fact that our daughter was exposed to several forms of dance as well as singing lessons, acting and musical theater, all for one low monthly price.
The instructors are super friendly and you can tell that this is where they really want to be. At the other studios the instructors looked as though they settled for what they could get and really wanted to be on a stage somewhere and not in a classroom full of noisy kids.
My child is the most important thing to be and for that hour that she is in someone else’s care she better be the most important thing in the world to them as well… and at Attitudz we definitley feel this to be the case.
So, check out a couple of blogs dedicated to this site and then give them a call, you won’t be sorry!
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I pray that if your pet is in some kind of trouble and you have turned to the Internet to find a vet who can help them, that you have found this site.
Vet Virginia Beach is what I typed into the search bar when our 13 year old dog suddenly lost all movement in his hind legs.
One minute he was perfectly fine and the next he could not move.
We did not know if he had had a stroke or had been bitten by a spider, had cancer or a tumor or had suffered some type of spinal cord injury. All we knew was that he seemed paralyzed and in some pain and was as scared as we were.
This happened on a Sunday night and we searched frantically for answers online but could not seem to come to a conclusive answer as to what might have happened to him.
We looked for an emergency vet in Virginia Beach and found someone who would be willing to see him for $100 but they were incredibly rude on the phone and said it was going to be very expensive.
Not sure how they knew that when they did not know what was wrong with our little Yorkie in the first place but I did not have a good feeling about them so we did not take him there.
Thankfully our dog made it through the night and I took him to the closest vet first thing the next morning. To be clear here, our dog was actually my mother’s dog originally and we had watched him for her on occasion and he eventually became a full time resident when my mother’s health took a turn for the worse last summer.
This being the case we had no regular vet nor did I have any kind of shot or vaccination records or any real medical history at all but figured that this was an emergency and I had no idea who to take him to but whoever ended up seeing him would worry about that kind of stuff later.
I don’t want to bash any vets on this site but I will mention one in particular that you may want to avoid if your pet is in trouble because they don’t take walk-ins, even if your pet is in pain, paralyzed or about to die.
I can’t imagine a doctor treating a person that way but I suppose they viewed our pet as just an animal and with that view I would not let them treat any family pet, even if it was just to clean his teeth! The name of this vet is the Pungo Veterinary Clinic on Princess Anne road.
So anyway, I took my paralyzed and scared little dog off their counter and on to the next closest vet which happened to be near the Virginia Beach courthouse and thankfully they agreed to see him right away, even thought the doctor was in surgery.
We only had to wait about 30 minutes, which was fine considering we just showed up unannounced in their busy lobby. I’m so glad the first place would not seem him because this veterinarian took such amazing care of our dog.
The doctor did an exam on him and said he believed he had suffered a spinal chord injury and needed x rays. Oh no, that sounded expensive!
I love our dog but he is 13 years old and I do not have the money for back surgery and feared we would have to put him down.
The doctor was very compassionate and said “let’s just take it one step at a time.”
Once the x rays were done he brought me back to look at them and showed me where one of the discs between the vertebrae had ruptured and was swollen and pressing on the nerves causing the paralysis of the hind legs.
Technically he was not paralyzed and I do not remember what term he actually used to describe the situation but it was not looking very good at all.
He also had a bladder stone and the onset of a bladder infection.
To my surprise the vet said that he would not recommend surgery due to the age and health of our dog. I thought his next words would be euthanization but they weren’t.
He said that once the swelling went down and if he could stop the pain, our dog may recover enough function in his hind legs to walk again and live the rest of his life in a way that was worth living.
He gave him a Cortisone injection and then gave me 2 weeks worth of Prednisone as well as antibiotics for the bladder infection and sent us on our way.
He said that if he made some improvements within a couple of days that he would likely recover enough that putting him down would not be necessary.
Well, I’m happy to say that our dog is now walking again, although not very well and not very far but he can get up and use the bathroom and get to his food and water and seems to be fairly comfortable, and just 48 hours after seeing the vet.
So, we have reason to be hopeful.
Also, the bill for everything was just $144.60 which I think is extremely fair. The only bad thing is they do not take checks but they said I could just come back that afternoon with the cash or could use a credit card.
After the amazing service I had received I did not want to leave without paying so I waited there while my wife went to the bank to get the cash.
I was so impressed with this vet, whose name by the way is Dr. Patrick A. Brett D.V.M. and his clinic name is Courthouse Veterinary Clinic located at 2492N. Landing Rd. Suite 106 in Virginia Beach and his phone number is 757-427-7427 757-427-7427, that I decided to create this site to spread the word about him and his great staff.
I don’t think they have a website and rely mainly on word of mouth to get clients, which is a great way to get busness, or lose it if you are the Pungo clinic I’ll make sure to mention to everyone as well!
So, if you have a cat or dog or bird or fish or any animal you consider part of the family and want to make sure they get the best treatment from basic vaccinations, de-worming, dental checkups to neutering or trauma surgery then this is your place!
So there you have it, my reason for creating Vet Virginia Beach. I’m pretty sure I will be adding articles and info on general pet care as well as updates as to how our little guy is doing so check back often and if you need a vet in Virginia Beach, Dr. Brett is your man!