Anchorage Athletic Club combines years of fitness expertise with the palpable camaraderie of several group exercise classes led by a supportive staff. Solo workouts on cardio and strength equipment can grant the athleticism of a half-man, half-Walter Payton, and three specialized studios host hot-yoga sessions to promote breathwork and the development of a lithe figure. The club augments its body-sculpting services with add-ons such as childcare and tanning beds, and a roster of premium classes hones kung fu jabs and the self-defense maneuvers of krav maga. The Anchorage Athletic Club's staff maintains a friendly attitude while placing a premium on motivating guests in an affable and helpful way.
A familial knack for dentistry is obvious at Alaska Center for Dentistry, which was founded in 1977 by Dr. C. Michael Sage. In the ensuing decades, the clinic has grown into two locations that are home to a roster of experienced dental doctors and technicians, including Dr. Sage's son, Dr. C. Michael Sage Jr.—also a dentist. Kicking back in chairs with warm neck wraps and donning headphones, patients undergo a range of treatments, from cosmetic whitening procedures to routine examinations, screenings, cleanings, and tongue-reflex tests. Happy murmurs drift from kids, who stay entertained with engaging movies and toys while parents undergo exams and procedures.
Equipment: Rogue, Elite FTS, Ivanko, Pendlay
Students should bring: Towel, water bottle, and flat-soled no-cushion shoes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Nestled in the shadow of the snow-capped peaks of Alyeska Resort, PowderHounds equips alpinists with slope-ready equipment from top brands such as Nordica, K2, and Marmot. The rustic shop's proximity to the mountain lets guests ski in and out of the location, so they can maximize their time carving powder. PowderHounds' staff of expert shredders also provides waxing, edging, binding, and boot-fitting services and sells custom insoles from Sidas and Superfeet.
Licensed massage therapist Pista Szabo adheres to only scientifically proven massage methods as he sweeps his hands over muscles, taking care to apply pressure that is therapeutic without being painful. His custom massages incorporate Swedish styles, myofascial release techniques, and deep-tissue kneading.
At The Cleansing Clinic, specialists use Hydro-San Plus machines to help restore peace and harmony to the body’s internal system. The machine gently flushes the colon with warm water, which can help rid the body of toxins and materials such as impacted waste, gas, mucus, and parasites.