Balch Interventional Pain and Wellness Center splits its services between pain management and aesthetic care. The facility relies on physical, injection, and medication therapies to remedy a number of serious conditions, including chronic pain, headaches, and carpal tunnel syndrome. On the wellness side, cutting-edge technology, such as Cutera laser therapy, zaps away hair and unsightly veins, and a full line of SkinPhD products keeps epidermal surfaces smooth and healthy.
Studio Z owner Jason Hernandez—along with his staff of instructors—leads Zumba dance sessions that combine the benefits of exercise with the jubilation of a dance party. In a sprawling 25,000 square foot space, participants move to booming Latin tunes along with about 15 to 30 peers. In addition to Zumba classes, the studio houses a collection of weights and exercise equipment.
The self-defense sires at Hong's Martial Arts, led by U.S National Team Coach Master Hong, walk awakening warriors of all ages through strength-training forms such as tae kwon do, pradal serey, and hapkido. Upon enrollment, students are decorated in their own ceremonial uniform, a revered garb that commands honor and lunch money. First-year fighters begin by strengthening their minds and bodies in tae kwon do, a physical art that nurtures respect and discipline. Upon advancement, participants move on to pradal serey, a form of Cambodian kickboxing. As students watch their belt magically transform from white to yellow, like an egg run over by a school bus, sparring practices extend self-defense skills and give them the opportunity to don fashionable padding provided by the studio (only sparring requires padding). Upon achieving the highly regarded black belt, self-defenders can sweep through the moves of hapkido and grappling.
Maxwell Municipal Golf Course's 18-hole layout provides a challenge for players of all ability levels. A lake threatens approach shots on several holes, and a steam snakes along and across fairways, forcing players to choose clubs wisely. The course plays at 6,129 yards from the back tees and 5,031 from the forward tees; be sure to hit the driving range and chipping area before your round to warm up. Grab a soda and a candy bar at the turn for a burst of energy going into the back nine.
Experienced Zumba instructor Amy Quinonez leads participants through fat burning, dance-fueled fitness classes five days a week. Created by choreographer Alberto "Beto" Perez, Zumba decimates calories and burns fat with easy-to-follow dance moves set to cardio-boosting, Latin-inspired rhythms. During the last 20 minutes of each one-hour session, Amy leads students through a Zumba abs routine, crunching cores with aerobic regimens and interpretive reenactments of Paul Revere’s Ride. Most classes consist of about 20 students, and Amy frequently updates the music and choreography to keep class as fresh as the air wafting from a laundromat in an orange grove.
With high-energy moves and a vivacious soundtrack, Zumba classes taught by Amity Humphries infuse dancing feet with latin rhythms while burning excess calories. For an hour on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., hip-shaking disciples follow Amity’s choreographed routines, stepping through cardio-based dance-fitness sequences backed by the sounds of salsa, tango, hip-hop, and other lively genres. With drop-in casualness and a playful intensity, Zumba classes eradicate gym doldrums and obligatory small talk with weight machines, allowing torso twisters to party their way to sleek physiques.