For Katie Hohman, a desk job was always out of the question. "I love interacting with such a variety of personalities, ages, and conditions," she explains. "Everyone has a different story, and being able to help people gain their independence is rewarding. I can’t imagine choosing any other career." As a licensed physical therapist, Katie offers a diverse array of rehabilitative care services––into all of which she gives her all. Clients may solicit her expertise for physical or spinal stabilization therapy, or requisition one of her licensed massage therapists for a healing bodywork session.
The licensed technicians at Air Works Air Conditioning And Heating INC know how awful it can be when a heater or air conditioner breaks in the middle of the night. That's why they deploy to whip misbehaving HVAC units of any kind back into shape 24 hours a day. This commitment to courtesy has earned the family-owned company an A rating with the Better Business Bureau for more than five years.
Any race requires endurance and speed, but the Xtreme Obstacle Challenge also tests balance, upper-body strength, and problem-solving skills. More than 20 obstacles populate the 3-mile course, each one requiring a different approach. In the Matrix, for instance, runners navigate a tangled web of ropes that cross horizontally, rising as high as their waist. A firm grip is a must at Hang Tough, a gauntlet of gymnastic rings competitors traverse like dangling monkey bars. And perhaps the most testing of them all, Dizzy Lizzy confronts runners with an angled spinning disc?decorated with a hypnotic spiral?that they must ascend without losing their balance or getting very, very sleepy.
Tracey Trambauer treasures the mind and body equally?she's spent more than 20 years studying spiritual approaches to living, as well as exercise, nutrition, and natural modes of healing. She combines this study of the mind and body at Still Lake Yoga, where she's the owner and master yoga instructor.
Her practice is rooted in the tradition of sivananda; this style of yoga focuses on 12 core poses and breathing exercises, and every session ends with a Sanskrit chant. But the studio explores all manner of yoga techniques and trends, including the trend of writing your crush's name all over your yoga mat. In addition to sivananda, classes include three other fluid styles of yoga and meditation that work to build flexibility and strengthen core muscles while inducing calm. To ensure clients of all physical abilities feel welcome, the instructors at Still Lake Yoga will adjust the pace of their classes, and they work to foster a relaxing, noncompetitive atmosphere.
Pure Wellness Co.?s Kristin Evans, a licensed massage therapist and former triathlon lifeguard, plunged into massage therapy to help overworked bodies heal more quickly. Her menu of corporeal upgrades runs the gamut from intensive sports and deep-tissue massage that alleviates persistent pain to Swedish massage and stretching sessions designed to relax reeling minds. The staff at Pure Wellness Co. also focus on cosmetic treatments, such as cupping for cellulite and acupuncture for weight loss. Add-ons such as hot stones, aromatherapy, and operatically trained crickets level up relaxation. Patrons high-kick out of the office with more limber joints, less fatigue, sharper concentration, and a host of other benefits.
Mesos Cosmetic & Laser Center’s medically trained team staves off the advances of aging using FDA-approved Botox injections, with results that last up to four months. Skilled doctors consult with patients about facial creases such as crow’s feet and worry and laugh lines, and chronicle wrinkles with digital photos and topographical maps carved in cold butter to track improvement after the procedure. The formula floods muscle tissue, drowning out nerve impulses that cause faces to look like dry riverbeds. Each injection area may take up to 15 minutes and cause slight discomfort and bruising that vanishes quickly following the treatment, which requires no downtime.