Health & Fitness in Alameda


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While idly discussing the prospect of creating a miniature-golf course festooned with elaborate art installations, Michael Taft realized that he couldn?t think of a single putt-putt course in the Bay Area. Fast-forwarding to his retirement plan of owning a small business, Taft snapped up an abandoned video store and enlisted artistic friends and local craftspeople to make his dream a reality. Subpar Miniature Golf?s map of handcrafted holes has players putting their way through Bay Area landmarks, including an Altamont Pass windmill and the Golden Gate Bridge, tricked out with loop-the-loops. A sprawling, painted mural wraps its way around the room, depicting scenes of NoCal life and tricking gullible coyotes into trying to sprint through the walls. Subpar Miniature Golf?s ever-growing arcade area keeps button-smashers busy with vintage pinball machines and a pair of air-hockey tables, contributing to Taft's dream of turning the space into a family institution and community fixture. As he told the San Francisco Chronicle, "Every once in a while, you'll hear a giant cheer in the back by a group that sunk a (great) putt. It makes me feel really good, like 'We did that. That's us.'"
1511 Park St.
Alameda,
CA
US
A Class-A PGA member since 1995, Josh Willard brings six years of international professional playing experience and more than 10 years of coaching to the aid of clients who range from beginners to touring professionals. No matter the current state of a lesson taker’s game, Josh begins by demonstrating sound grip, posture, and short-game technique. These, he believes, lead to more enjoyment and long-term success than quick fixes such as buying expensive clubs or laser-guided ball cannons. Once fundamentals are in place, Willard begins refining the student’s full swing by eliminating extraneous movements for a simpler, more economical motion. To achieve this, digital cameras capture each chop from both the front and side angles, then feed the information into swing software to root out problem areas and form the basis for development drills and instruction. Afterwards, players can access their videos on a stored file at any time to keep track of progress or reminisce about the season-to-season changes in golf fashions.
1 Clubhouse Memorial Road
Alameda,
CA
US
Instructor Kumu Lani Cid-Iulio brings more than 20 years of hip-shaking Polynesian dance experience to classes that imbue Alameda’s Island Hawaiian Studios with a distinctly tropical air. After hula-hooping her way through a Hawaiian childhood, Kumu brought her skills to the mainland and deftly stepped in as a principal dancer of Ka Ua Tuahine in Berkeley. Beginners and advanced students of all ages bare their feet in classes that draw on Kumu’s extensive knowledge, shimmying their hips to traditional dances and rocking out on air ukuleles to tunes imported from Hawaii, Tahiti, and New Zealand.
1122 Lincoln Avenue
Alameda,
CA
US
At San Mateo and Alameda beaches, a look over the watery horizon often shows dotted figures atop surfboards taming the wind and waves. Boardsports' team of certified instructors schools these adventurous participants in kiteboarding, windsurfing, and standup paddleboarding during lessons that leave both beginner and intermediate participants ready for relays with dolphins. Its fully stocked retail shop also provides gear, equipment, and rentals of surfboards, wetsuits, and other supplies to make watertop experiences fun, safe, and stylish.
600 Westline Drive
Alameda,
CA
US
Analyte Health takes the embarrassment out of testing for sexually transmitted diseases by offering quick, convenient, off-the-record STD screening at 1,800 LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics centers around the country and supplying the results by discreet email. Since many of these bugs are asymptomatic, it is especially important to test for them and prevent their inadvertent spread to new and old partners, as outlined in the testimonials page.
2412 Central Avenue
Alameda,
CA
US
The building that houses Leela Yoga was constructed in 1912 as a train station, but today the studio is home to a different kind of locomotion. Inside you'll find students stretching and sweating in a variety of yoga styles, from hatha align to vinyasa flow to ashtanga. There are even classes targeted at specific groups: seniors, expectant mothers, and plus-size students. Besides these regular classes, the studio also holds workshops on topics such as breathing techniques and meditation.
1708 Lincoln Avenue
Alameda,
CA
US

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