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.
Discovery flight lessons at the FAA-approved Airborne Systems Flight Training centers offer a detailed overview of preflight planning before setting off into the skies in a Cessna 172 SP. Runways at both airports provide the necessary legroom for pilots in training to realize their dreams, which mostly involve becoming giant metal birds that dart between clouds and drink Capri Sun fresh from its fiery source. For the first 15 minutes of the 60-minute lesson, flight instructors take great care in explaining the processes of readying a plane for uplift. Together you'll check the weather and test flaps, rudders, and engine fuel before taking off into the great blue Earthling/Martian divide during the remaining 45 minutes of your lesson.
Andrew’s Restaurant's enticing menu of seafood, pasta, and steak arrives to tables atop fine china and sculpted into museum-worthy presentations. Zesty appetizers, such as a bowl of Maine-lobster bisque ($11) or P.E.I. mussels in a garlic plum-tomato sauce ($12) command the attention of every taste bud without the hassle of blowing an air horn into one's mouth. Kalamata olives, garlic, and capers cling to the grouper livornese ($26), which swims best through a side of lobster mashed potatoes ($8). Otherwise, tame a full rack of orange barbecue ribs and justify the bullwhip you carry in your pocket at all times ($28). The new york strip cushions its own free-fall into stomachs with garlic-rosemary potato wedges and sautéed mushrooms ($29).