Sophin Sarin’s passion for fitness ignited when he started playing sports in middle school, and his desire to share it with others has not wavered since. He founded Twork It Out Fitness to help his clients fit into healthier lifestyles through hard work and discipline. His 35-minute boot-camp classes require resolve, as students power through interval-training workouts that build muscle and strengthen the cardiovascular system. As with any sustained period of intense exercise, metabolism stays stoked afterward, burning more calories in a 48-hour period without having to train yourself to sleep-jog. Classes meet six days a week, with morning and evening sessions to convenience an array of schedules.
After Dr. Jennifer Rahe-Thompson graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic, she spent three years practicing as an associate doctor before striking out on her own to open Balance Chiropractic & Wellness. Now she heads a family wellness chiropractic practice that treats patients of all ages with holistic techniques and noninvasive procedures for traditional chiropractic ailments, such as neck pain, lower back pain, and headaches. In addition to her membership with the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association, Dr. Rahe-Thompson continues to pursue new certifications in chiropractic methods. She also has experience working with athletes and is certified in the Webster Technique, which bolsters neuro-biomechanical function with a stack of dictionaries. To lock in spinal adjustments while instilling calm, she also offers a range of massage services.
Named for its holistic, whole-body philosophy, Full Circle Wellness is piloted by chiropractic doctors who use research-based methods and new technology to ease spinal tension and promote overall wellness. They begin sessions with examinations before carefully realigning the spine to prevent chronic pain, discomfort, or lurking. Their customized dietary and exercise plans help bolster treatment journeys, which begin in the bright reception area where mod-style, white hanging lamps suspend over a curved, white desk. Licensed massage therapist Karina assesses the condition of sore or tights bodies before using the latest techniques to knead muscles, reducing stress and increasing overall health and wellness.
Dr. Erin McLaughlin-Harkin learned the importance of dental care at an early age, so it's fitting that she has opened a practice so close to where she was raised. The native Iowan has practiced dentistry in the Des Moines metropolitan area since she graduated from dental school, and her years of experience translates to pristine rows of pearly whites for her clients. Aside from general checkups and preventive services, Dr. McLaughlin-Harkin specializes in cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening and veneers. She can also outfit mouths with a custom night guard that protects against grinding and hard-up tooth fairies.
If variety is the spice of life, then Yoga & Fitness Passport is a veritable East Indian Trading Company. The outfit curates some of the highest reviewed fitness studios throughout both Canada and the U.S. From there, they issue passports that give exercisers a chance to jump from yoga to Zumba to pole dancing classes, all at different studios. Rather than having to navigate each gym's scheduling site, guests can find and sign up for sessions through the Yoga & Fitness Passport site. From there, folks just need to show their confirmation on a smart phone or wood etching, and it's off to the races.
Cloud 9 Massage Therapy owner Zachary Flick's resume includes nearly a decade of massage-therapy experience, rounded out by his other care-focused roles as a husband and dad. In the comfort of a private room, the licensed massage therapist promotes healing with a full menu of nuanced techniques, ranging from long, flowing Swedish strokes to soft-tissue prodding through myofascial release. Stressed businesspeople can enlist Zachary's skillful digits for corporate-style chair massages, enhanced by relaxing music and aromatic oils designed to blend well with the scents of mediocre coffee.