Stroller Strides® is a total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. It includes power walking and intervals of strength & body toning exercises using exercise tubing, the stroller & the environment. Taught by certified and specially trained fitness instructors, it is a great workout for any level of exerciser.
Lauded by publications such as Allure and the San Francisco Chronicle, The Dailey Method hosts innovative classes combining the exercise styles of ballet barre, Pilates, and yoga into a full-body workout. During one-hour classes, instructors lead core builders through exercises emphasizing small range of motion and repetition to strengthen arms and sculpt abs into a surface worthy of ironing Zeus's wedding pants. Flexibility and stretching exercises follow each workout to keep fibers receptive. Throughout classes, instructors work closely with students, offering one-on-one guidance, ideas for personal modifications, and conspiracies about the origins of the kettlebell. Clients can gaze over the schedule to find daily classes that suit their temporal demands. The Dailey Method Benicia's well-lit studio unfolds in 2,000 square feet of space. Body sculptors have access to extensive parking, locker facilities, and a fully staffed child-care area so that offspring can play safely while parents sculpt their bodies like young Michelangelo sculpted his leftover potatoes.
Chef Eileen Evans has always seen the value in local ingredients: some of her fondest childhood memories were cooking fresh vegetables from the family garden with her papa, mother, and sister. After training in the prestigious culinary program at the Colorado Institute of Art, she gained the tools to translate her passion for food into a career crafting gourmet meals. As the owner of What's Cookin?, she travels throughout the East Bay to feed individuals and large groups with her unique cuisine. Her interactive cooking classes teach students the basics with customized international recipes and all necessary ingredients, including the dash of love.
An international flavor also pervades her catering services, which feature entrees and sides as diverse as Indian chicken tikka masala, Hawaiian-style slow-roasted pork, and Provençal-style snapper. Chef Evans prepares spreads for both formal and informal gatherings of all sizes, from weddings to luncheons.
If it weren't for the bright sign out front, it would be easy to mistake The Courtyard Salon for a woodland cottage or a scene from a commercial where everyone has a happier camping trip thanks to insect repellent. The cozy salon is tucked away in a lush garden, with leafy trees, fragrant flowers, and rustic patio furniture. And the charm doesn't stop at the door. Sunlight trickles in through soft curtains and casts a warm glow on dark hardwood floors, golden walls, and comfy red armchairs. Instead of the princesses and singing bunnies you might expect from such a fairy-tale scene, the salon buzzes with a staff of skilled stylists, nail technicians, and spa specialists. They perform a sweeping array of beauty services, including haircuts, meticulous mani-pedis, and tension-blasting massages, all with the help of advanced skin and hair-care products from top purveyors like Pureology, Kendra, and Onesta.