Though they flock to her for relief from their chronic aches and pains, licensed acupuncturist Jessica Peck knows that her patients sometimes have a difficult time around needles. The effort she has taken to mitigate these pretreatment jitters exemplifies her uncommon empathy. Her acupuncture rooms are notable for their wealth of household creature comforts, from the floral sheets that adorn each bed to decorative touches such as antique lamps and Victorian-era massage chairs. As these calming accents send patients into a state of profound relaxation, Jessica calls upon her expertise to restore harmony to the body’s internal systems with needles strategically placed along energy pathways. When she isn’t soothing headaches, sore muscles, or other maladies with acupuncture, Jessica sets minds and bodies at ease with cupping and other holistic therapies.
At Biddeford Saco Boot Camp, a soundtrack of crashing waves fuels morning workouts as campers pound out set after set of pushups, planks, and plyometrics while stationed on the beach. Stray sand kicks up as participants urge each other on through varying workouts, each of which combines strength training with aerobic challenges. Founder Amber Bell enhances this sense of camaraderie during each day's workout by injecting a physical challenge or a game to keep classes fun. After a cooldown and stretch, classmates can take off their sneakers to dip their toes in the water or take turns caber tossing the nearest lighthouse.
Intensity Fitness Dance Studio’s owner Vickkie Parent turned to Zumba after the tediousness of regular gym workouts started to bore her. At her studio, she helps her students avoid these types of plateaus with classes—such as dance-inspired Zumba, cardio kickboxing, and jump-rope-infused cardio—that mask a workout behind a fun activity. All of the classes that she and her fellow instructors teach can be modified to challenge veterans or ease first-timers into exercise.
The hip-hop and international beats that bounce off the walls inside Kraze Fitness also help guide students’ arms and legs through Zumba steps, turns, and jumps. Each of the five Zumba instructors has their own teaching style – some teach hip-hop or traditional moves at a fast pace while others teach class in the dark. They also ensure participants break a sweat during turbo kickboxing classes at the studio.
Non-surgical, drugless healing profession centering on the innate healing potential of the human nerve system. Better health is possible when their is less physical, chemical and emotional stress. Specific spinal adjustments reduce subluxations that optimize healing
Saco is a multipurpose facility that supports the healthy lifestyles of more than 2,600 members and hosts an impressive schedule of unique and dynamic group workout classes. With 65 classes offered each week, budding sweat hogs can dive into Saco's Centergy class, blending yoga and Pilates, or trade inspirational sweat-themed sonnets with compatriots in spinning, step, or weightlifting sessions. Nostalgic drill sergeants can sport their old uniforms and bedazzled riding crops to one of Saco's boot-camp classes, explore a more expressive side through the Latin dance moves associated with Zumba, or enjoy one of their Living Fit or SilverSneakers sessions for older active adults.