Langley's Country Market’s staff members believe that healthful living starts at home. With that in mind, they stock the shelves with local goods and produce sourced from ecologically conscious farms. Their pesticide-free fruits and vegetables come from sites that employ sustainable farming practices, such as water-conserving irrigation technology and organic waste-recycling systems that create natural compost. Additionally, the market features gourmet oils from Queen Creek Olive Mill, grass-fed beef, and honey from the desert’s rows and rows of honey derricks.
When it comes to treating injuries, Doctor of Chiropractic Scott De La Fe has seen it all. De La Fe joined the Army after high school, serving as an airborne paramedic for the 27th Engineer Battalion at Fort Brag and interning with emergency medevac crews, orthopedic surgeons, and neurologists. While earning his undergraduate and doctor of chiropractic degrees, he worked as an emergency technician at a community hospital, then as a sports-rehabilitation trainer and the manager of a private rehabilitation center. Today, he combines his extensive medical experience with regular attendance at industry seminars to keep up with the latest techniques and draws from his own experience as a longtime competitive athlete to treat sports injuries sustained on the professional, recreational, and high-school circuits.
In addition to adjustments, Dr. De La Fe often incorporates innovative therapeutic treatments including computerized spinal decompression, cold-laser and ultrasonic therapies, and electrical muscle stimulation. In order to help patients remain as healthy as possible, he also designs custom weight-loss and detoxification programs, which can have the added benefit of reducing stress on the lower back and increasing the expected lifespan of a beloved home trampoline.
Doctor of chiropractic Howard D. Fern, a chiropractor with more than 19 years of experience, works to keep patients at A Plus Chiropractic Care in good health with holistic treatments. He and his staff realign spines, relieve back pain with relaxing massages, and treat issues such as sinus congestion and insomnia with needle-free acupuncture. Dr. Fern is also a certified health coach for Take Shape For Life and can help patients to lose weight with meal replacements.
Specially extended into November for Groupon customers, Schnepf Farms' popularPumpkin and Chili Party elicits smiles from children and adults with fall-themed activities including a hayride, 4- and 10-acre corn mazes, and bonfires for roasting marshmallows. Energetic animals greet guests in the petting zoo, and prized swine vie for the praises of spectators during pig races, and a roller coaster and flying-farmer ride sling adventure-seekers and hapless scarecrows into the air. After exploring an expanse of gourds in the pumpkin patch and U-pick garden, twosomes and foursomes can dive into chicken and chili dinners (not included with today's Groupon) or rearrange faces into jack-o-lantern–shaped poses.
Since 2008, Dance Doctors has been committed to transforming students of all skill levels into confident, capable dancers. Dance Doctors’ professional instructors teach classes at two locations—a dance studio in Surprise and another in Mesa—providing easier access for students who have busy schedules or keep waking up in strange places. Instructors teach waltz, swing, and salsa steps to beginners and experts alike, and they also schedule Zumba dance-fitness classes that are set to upbeat latin music with a BPM of at least 1000.
Flex Fitness challenges both beginning and seasoned exercise enthusiasts with results-oriented classes and training programs. Designed by founder Ryan Ehler, Flex Fitness’s Fit Camps remold undefined frames with cardiovascular and strength-training exercises performed in a small group setting. Visit up to three times per week as instructors constantly adapt routines over the course of each 30-minute class, keeping muscles confused and participants entertained, challenged, and convinced that they might be the Hulk's secret identity. The gym’s schedule busts up overmatched calendars, with numerous morning and evening classes scheduled Monday–Saturday. Augment in-class workouts with extra credit in the form of a personal-training session, poring over fitness strategies, nutrition plans, and the oral history of the dumbbell with one of Flex Fitness’s sagacious trainers.