James Hiromasa is an authority on krav maga, the self-defense technique that's used by the Israeli Defense Forces. He's on the krav maga advisory board, he regularly trains krav maga instructors, and he has received two krav maga certifications from the Wingate Institute in Israel. His wife, Shannon Lukeman-Hiromasa, also punched her way to two krav maga certifications from Wingate, and earned a CrossFit certification to boot. Together, they've pooled their krav maga, martial arts, and fitness expertise to not only open Colorado Krav Maga, but expand it to four locations. For an idea of the size of the operation, the duo and their staff's krav maga, CrossKick, and martial arts programs collectively combine for more than 55 classes each week, or one for every member in an orchestra.
Comprised of doctors, fitness trainers, and physical therapists, the team at Rock Creek Weight Loss demonstrate their ongoing commitment to good health with dietary coaching services and a nutritional program devised by Ideal Protein. Clients on Ideal Protein’s plan might dine on entrees including herbal omelets and spaghetti Bolognese, snack on peanut-soy puffs and white cheddar ridges, and indulge in such desserts as banana pudding or cookies-n-cream bars. The eating advice is easily supplemented by Pilates classes led on-site, helping bodies to burn calories and gain the flexibility to dodge any hamburgers thrown at their faces.
Blue Dolphin Swim School?s crew of swim-savvy instructors teaches novice aquanauts to navigate waters in a small-group setting. Unite with motivated moms and dads who take fresh-picked babies?ages six months to two-years young?for a dip in a four-week session of water-entry classes. Each 30-minute class lets guardians guide little ones through the water, gently splashing faces and singing songs. Immersing babies in the aqueous warmth of 90-degree water evokes familiar memories of being in the womb, and learning breath-holding techniques makes it easier to frequent their favorite watering holes.
Two reusable swim diapers are mandatory for all classes, and may be purchased on site for an additional fee at the Blue Dolphin Swim School.
Acupuncturist and Chinese-herbal-medicine practitioner Stuart Dimson has a personal relationship with pain. After sustaining a work-related injury in 1992, his efforts to heal led him to receiving his first acupuncture treatment. It worked, and he hasn’t looked back since, changing his career to become a full-time acupuncturist. Today, Dimson works to share that relief with others at Awakening Acupuncture. Besides the eponymous procedure, the center’s other treatments, such as hypnotherapy and moxibustion, work to support clients’ inner balance and gently shake awake their own healing mechanisms. Dimson and his colleagues can also provide traditional Chinese herbal medicine to supplement sessions.
Using a combination of whitening gel and FDA-approved blue accelerating lights, the DaVinci teeth-whitening system can leave teeth an average of up to 14 shades whiter. During office visit, the signature whitening solution?an organic plant- and mineral-based gel?is applied to chompers. A specially designed LED laser light is used with the food-grade hydrogen-peroxide gel to lift lingering stains. Once the tonal transformation is complete, clients may walk away with the graffiti of tobacco, wine, coffee, and age erased from the highway overpasses of their smiles.
Boot Camp Challenge Denver Metro helps trainees to realize their fitness goals with motivating instructors and encouragement from peers. Classes meet indoors during the morning and evening hours three days a week for six weeks, with participants burning up to 500 to 800 calories per session. Exercises conform to all fitness levels and abilities, and each program includes personalized nutritional guidance that details how to successfully plan meals and mercilessly harpoon wild heads of lettuce.