With rolling hills and lush, green woods in the background, expert instructors lead students out into the great blue Pacific for custom surfing lessons. During lessons, wave tamers certified in CPR, first aid, ocean safety, and mermaid diplomacy bestow burgeoning surfers with all necessary skills and ocean awareness, which helps surfers to keep their bearings and tackle whitecaps safely. Surf techniques and etiquette can be tailored to ease rookies into their comfort zones or amped up to challenge and heighten the skills of more experienced boarders.
Tamalpais Surf Club also rents boards and wetsuits for surfers looking to paddle out on their own, and their lending inventory includes vintage boards from renowned shapers. To throw more adventure into the mix, the team organizes yoga-surf retreats and surf camps in exotic locales such as Costa Rica and Hawaii, where groups can immerse themselves in the country's culture, cuisine, and bilingual waves.
When Dr. Sasson Moulavi worked in an emergency room, he noticed a disturbing trend: heart attacks among people in their 30s and 40s. So the bariatric physician developed a diet program that uses organic ingredients, triple-filtered water, and hunger-controlling foods such as muffins, shakes, and soups to help people lose weight. There is even a cookie diet, in which a healthy cookie—formulated to be a perfect balance of fiber, protein, and amino acids—aims to help clients lose several pounds per week.
At Smart For Life offices across the country, nutrition experts and physicians guide patients to healthier lifestyles with these diet products, supervised weight-loss and wellness programs, and complex mazes that lead to bowls of salad. They also slim waists with the help of vitamin B12 injections.
The serenity of the Atlantic waters doesn’t end at the beachfront. A few blocks away stands Dermal~Care Esthetics & Wellness Centre, which parallels the soothing waves lapping against the shore with a holistic, tranquil environment. Headed by owner and licensed medical aesthetician Deborah McGarry, the aestheticians and massage therapists welcome clients with personalized and undivided attention, offering a chance to relax with a cup of organic herbal tea or gourmet coffee prior to treatment. The staff—which variously boasts education at the Florida Health Academy and authority as an oncology-certified aesthetician—administers each treatment at a leisurely pace, and ensures that it is as personalized as someone with a birthmark in the shape of their own logo.
Dr. Lenny Bloch welcomes patients to Boca Acupuncture with a client-centered, holistic approach to medicine that asserts that symptoms arise from larger patterns and require compassionate, whole-body attention. After studying his patients' medical charts, he culls from the myriad healing treatments that fall beneath the umbrella of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)—including acupuncture, massage, and herbal medicine—to help the body to find balance and relief from ailments such as women's reproductive issues, pain, and cigarette addiction. Dr. Bloch requests that new clients bring medical records or an intricately labeled Operation board game to give him a clear picture of the history and status of their health problems.
Dr. Bloch became a believer in acupuncture and TCM after suffering a debilitating spinal-cord injury that left him paralyzed from his rib cage down on his right side and complete numb from his rib cage down on his left side. For years, he dealt with traditional western-medicine doctors telling him that he would not regain feeling on his left side, but after turning to Chinese medicine, he was able to once again feel hot, cold, sharp, and dull sensations. He's quick to admit that he still has some sensory issues, but he believes that Chinese medicine pushed him beyond the limits of western medicine, and he wants everyone who walks into his office to have similar results.
The body-slimming experts at VIP Medical Weight Loss help patients lose up to 20 pounds in one month with personalized, step-by-step weight-loss packages. After a consultation with physicians, the center designs a custom workout and diet plan for each client while making sure it is healthy for the client to lose a significant amount of weight fast. Each plan has many facets, from nutritional counseling and education to appetite suppressants and vitamin B12 injections, and the clinic enhances new looks with wrinkle-smoothing dermal fillers. A results page hosts before-and-after pictures that are useful for those who want to make their huge ex-jeans feel jealous.
The legal professionals at U Got Served, LLC take the guesswork out of legal quandaries for the inexperienced plaintiff. Their services include from reliably delivering time-sensitive legal documents, such as eviction notices, subpoenas, and summonses. Their staff also helps gather information for lawsuits and organize it for trial. Clients are kept informed of the progress on their case every step of the way; in particular, the status of process servers can be viewed online 24/7.