Founded by professional body builder Guillermo Escalante in 2000, SportsPros prides itself on being small, friendly, and approachable. The staff isn't large, but that doesn't mean it doesn't cover a lot of ground. Of course, the experts here train clients based on personalized programs, but they also provide physical therapy, massage therapy, dietician services, and even fitness opportunities for seniors. Group classes are available in everything from Pilates to full-body workouts, letting you exercise alongside your friends and see if they sweat the same as you.
WundaBar Pilates relies on the intelligently designed WundaFormer, a Swiss army apparatus that combines a reformer, Wunda chair, jump board, and ballet bar into one sinew-sculpting machine. Armed with the knowledge gleaned from a complimentary Intro to WundaBar session, students delve into a host of 40-minute classes that engage muscles with simple routines emphasizing proper form in the face of fast-paced progression. Strength & Length sessions forge slender muscles and a cast-iron core while minimizing the joint stress that can accompany other workout regimens. Heart rates similarly pulse during Cardio Blast classes as students orchestrate a kinesthetic symphony of unfurling limbs and blushing arteries, shedding unwanted calories while toning the 12 muscles typically used to accuse a neighbor of stealing your TV remote.
Fitness and nutrition guru Stacy "Sportygirl" Ziegler puts a spin on traditional Pilates at her studio, SportyFit Pilates. During her 50-minute workouts, she guides exercisers through circuit-training sequences incorporating Pilates reformer equipment that helps improve strength and cardio. Each workout uses Pilates' principles of core engagement—a focus on breathing, postural alignment, and controlled movements. Small group sessions are limited to 10 students, and each participant uses their own machine, which includes a reformer, wunda chair, and jumpboard.
Stott Pilates is a contemporary take on the original Pilates method. It incorporates modern innovations in exercise, with extra attention paid to spine and joint health. For example, students may perform particular moves with a curved back in order to restore the spine's natural shape and keep muscles balanced. Despite these differences, Stott Pilates boasts many of the same benefits as its predecessor: leaner muscles, improved strength and flexibility, and a stronger core. At Om Sweet Om Pilates Center, practitioners learn this method in mat classes, private lessons, and equipment classes, which incorporate accoutrements designed to intensify the effects of Pilates.
Under the osteopathic guidance of Dr. Jennifer Boozer, D.O., Granite Creek Family Medicine unearths vibrant visages buried beneath drab dermises with Vi Peel chemical treatments. During each 20-minute appointment, the strong yet gentle elixir sweeps painlessly through cellular cellars, smoothing surface texture, ameliorating acne and hyperpigmentation, and erasing the sun’s cruelly wrinkled graffiti. In addition to rewinding facial aging, the skin sorcerers’ white magic can also accelerate the birth of fresh collagen, rendering cells as firm and supple as newborn trampolines. Unlike many topical treatments, the Vi Peel is ideal for all complexions and frees fresher faces from their shabby cocoons in seven days with only minimal redness and peeling.
As a nonprofit organization, Whole Person Healing works to bring affordable holistic care to the masses. The center's experts specialize in a number of natural remedies, including hypnotherapy, past-life regression, and behavior modification, to treat a variety of symptoms and health-related problems, including weight gain, smoking addiction, and particularly rambunctious inner children.