Supervised by Doctor of Chiropractic Josh B. Knotts, the staff at Align Health & Wellness is not content with merely treating pain. Dr. Knotts uses his chiropractic expertise to go deeper, analyzing the underlying causes before seriously addressing them. Align Health also has community-outreach programs?to schoolchildren, businesspeople, and slouching willow trees?help ensure that the healthy habits fostered at Align transcend their office walls. His enthusiasm for overall health is evident in the clinic, where pamphlets and brochures introduce clients to the healthy lifestyle practices that Dr. Knotts advocates.
Brentwood Brazilian Jiu-jitsu's team of seasoned martial artists works to keep their classes welcoming yet intense. Though their teaching style fosters a supportive environment, they challenge students at every turn to master the grappling techniques of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Aside from the adult classes, the studio offers kids' sessions that demonstrate how to stop bullying with practical self-defense skills.
Niki Gauthier has always loved fitness. Some of her earliest memories include watching her mom exercise at home and wishing she could escape from the gym's childcare center to join the grown-ups who were working out. And as a mother of two who lost 50lbs after each child, she knows what it takes to lose weight and tone up. Today, she tailors her boot-camp classes to be more than just a fitness class. One that helps women achieve their fitness goals, whether they'd like to lose weight, tone up, or look more like their favorite marble statue. Trainers work to provide a complete personal fitness programs and keep their students accountable for showing up to class and putting in a good workout, and they offer exercise modifications that help customize the workouts to every ability level. Classes develop camaraderie among participants as they encourage each other through varied exercises, whether they're swinging kettlebells, practicing kickboxing motions, running a mile, or cooling down with yoga poses. Regular body assessments help students see their results, and the trainers bolster the workouts with continual nutrition education.
The experienced instructors at Hot Yoga Plus see yoga as a vehicle for healing, peace, and mindfulness for their students. They also understand that people do yoga for all manner of reasons, be it to lose weight, tone the body, or improve flexibility. And so while hot yoga is naturally the specialty here, the studio embraces yoga of every style and temperature. In hot yoga, the muscles can stretch further, and it’s possible to sweat out toxins; instructors can also offer precise adjustments for more advanced students. You can also join a Vinyasa flow class, a less intensive course that helps improve balance and one’s heart rate in a less kiln-like environment.
The needling sessions at Affinity Acupuncture take place in both private and group ?community? settings, each with their own healing benefits. Behind the doors of private treatment rooms, soothing one-on-one sessions offer a greater range of points for treatment. Communal sessions, on the other hand, draw upon the healing energy of the room, as many clients relax in comfortable chairs together, admiring each other?s chi. The practitioners here also offer massages, cupping, and herbal remedies.
Eighth-degree black belt Master S.H. Koh began practicing taekwondo in 1967 in South Korea. He's still going strong at Yong In Martial Arts Academy, where he and his staff teach the classic Korean martial art to kids as young as 3. Their training programs also include other Korean martial arts such as hapkido and kumdo, as well as muscle-toning yoga and kickboxing.