Hands-on learning and playtime in JW Tumbles’ interactive classes help children explore the far reaches of their cranial caverns. Parents with toddlers younger than 3 years old can enroll in parent-participation classes such as Squeakers Class, geared toward four- to 10-month-olds, Little Maestros is a musical adventure for kids four months to five years, or Wobblers Class, where baby bodybuilders 11 to 18 months old practice tumbling and balance to increase motor skills and decrease the need for sippy-cup creatine shakes. Ages 3 and older can fly solo—parents can watch from the sidelines if they wish—during age-appropriate and highly interactive independent classes. The Stompers Class prep 3- to 4.5-year-olds for kindergarten, while Specialty Classes introduces kids from 3 to 7 years old to specific forms of fun in a non-competitive environment. Each class meets once a week, leaving plenty of time for use of the playspace passes.
Within a comfortable environment replete with warm hues, fish tanks, and flat-screen TVs, Dr. Howard Silver leads a friendly crew of mouthbone mechanics in treating a growing patient base to high-quality tooth tune-ups. Launching the office's chomper charge against plaque and tarter buildup is the prophylaxis cleaning, which massages gum ornaments until they shine like the Silver Surfer’s polished kneecaps (an $80 value). During the comprehensive oral examination, a tooth scaler navigates the surfaces of teeth terrain to check for suspicious craters and unidentified enamel (a $65 value). Bitewing x-rays help to tell the full biographical story of each patient’s pie hole, revealing evidence of the past, things to look out for in the future, and pieces of fortune cookie sadly lodged in the present (a $65 value). Finally, an Invisalign consultation (a $75 value) determines whether clients are well suited to the teeth-straightening mouthpieces, which are custom-fit braces as invisible as a Pittsburgh Pirate in October.
IWS's team of master muscle rejuvenators is led by owner Craig Danehy, who has applied his medical expertise to relieving aches and pains for more than a decade. The squad of special-ops stress softeners provide therapeutic massages to soothe sore bodies, calm the nerves of the preternaturally tense, relieve acute and chronic muscular pain, and help rehabilitate injured athletes and full-contact chess players. The warriors of this army of kneaders are all fully licensed and no-fault insurance specialists that cater to those with injuries from auto accidents. Craig's extracurriculars include the position of lead medical provider for the Gorilla Massage Fund, which helps provide relief to sufferers of multiple sclerosis.
My Gym, which currently has more than 200 international locations, began more than 20 years ago as a structured place for children to safely play, acquire new skills, and romp off a sugar buzz. All classes are organized according to age level (starting as young as 6 weeks) and designed to incorporate the latest physiological, psychological, and meteorological research. The Elk Grove and Folsom locations offer classes for all developmental degrees, including the Tiny Tykes class, a session for parents and babies that focuses on movement, and the Champions class, designed to help 5- to 9-year-olds master sports and gymnastics skills. Exact schedules vary by location; click here to see the Elk Grove lineup and here for Folsom's lineup.
Cut, color, clarity, and carat weight; these are the characteristics that give every diamond a unique sparkle. At MJ Gabel, staffers certified by the Gemological Institute of America expertly appraise these qualities, giving clients a clear idea of the worth of their precious stones. They also cut and polish loose diamonds and upgrade diamond jewelry to give rings and other pieces a new life. An auction service accommodates customers looking to sell their gems; after closed auctions are held, customers can decide whether or not to take the highest bid.
As Sunsational Tan's fleet of UV equipment—which ranges from entry-level beds to 17,600-watt Ergoline bronzing beds—darkens epidermises over the course of 10–15 minutes, steady-handed technicians manually imbue skin with even hues using advanced spray-tan equipment. Additionally, the VHR tanning booth's 200 watts lend standing customers a sun-kissed glow without yielding awkward streaks or solar lipstick marks.