Drawing Table managing designer Christine Blythe listens attentively to clients' redecorating needs while also encouraging them to take risks and embrace creativity. During a 90-minute consultation, she can rearrange furniture to spell out a secret message, or she can help customers order new furniture using her factory-direct relationships with more than a dozen manufacturers and Mars-based chair farmers. Clients awash in too many paint swatches can call on Christine to hone in on a single hue for an accent wall, or she can help homeowners plan where to hang pen-and-ink art on squid nursery walls.
The human body is intricate, complex, and surprisingly fragile. It easily sustains injury from high impact events such as sports or auto accidents, or even the simple repetitive motions of a job. Hickory Creek Rehab and Chiropractic's Doctor of Chiropractic Noel Mairena specializes in identifying the root of such wounds, often hidden within layers of tissue and bone. He employs spinal adjustments, medical massage, and rehabilitative exercises, providing pain relief and encouraging the body to mend itself.
Natural light spills through a large window in Inspire Yoga's practice space to warm and illuminate students as they balance on bare feet and gracefully sweep poses. These students work their way through the studio's four signature classes, which offer challenges for newcomers and experienced practitioners alike. Beginners often start with Spark, mastering the foundations of vinyasa flow with poses that can even challenge those already familiar with yoga. Renew's slow-flow hatha postures also lay the groundwork for further practice, letting students stretch away tension and boost flexibility.
Inspire Yoga's schedule also includes Empower and Inspire, two classes that showcase the movement-based vinyasa tradition. Empower builds upon the foundations learned in lower-level classes, equipping students to transition between intermediate and advanced poses. The studio's most advanced class, Inspire challenges even seasoned students, integrating breathing exercises, physically challenging poses, and mind-centering meditations into a single practice.
In addition to hosting classes seven days a week, Inspire Yoga also brings workshops and advanced training events to the community, hosts private small-group sessions, and offers life coaching.
Upon arrival at any of Deca Dental's locations, sip on a complimentary libation while awaiting the licensed dentist. This two-hour grin renovation begins with a meticulous oral evaluation and full panoramic and bitewing x-rays before tarnished tusks receive a thorough in-office whitening (a $450 value). Choose between the light-activated Zoom! or Sapphire whitenings to ivoryize smiles to shades more brilliant than a studious chandelier.
Equipment: Korr Cardio Coach, Freemotion Treadmill, Kinetic Trainer
Students should bring: Athletic Clothing, Towel, Hydration
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5
Class location: Indoors only
Matt Alva grew up in the Rocky Mountains, hiking, climbing, and pursuing other outdoor adventure sports. When life took him away from the peaks of his hometown, he turned to triathlons to fulfill his desire for intense, exciting athletics. He became invested in the triathlon community, and wanted to give back to it by helping others improve their performance. So he earned a certification as a healthcare executive, and began coaching aspiring triathletes through Tri-Fit Coaching.
To lead athletes to success, Matt offers both performance testing and on-going training, building his clients' regimens using scientific methods. He first tests their efficiency of oxygen consumption with VO2 Max testing and their resting metabolic rate. Based on this data, he creates target numbers for clients to hit during their workouts, such as exercise durations and heart rates. This method helps to best ensure rapid, effective improvement in their athletic ability, but may not effect the amount of sweating experienced during a surprise math test.
At ATA Martial Arts Academy, fourth-degree black belt Richard Rodriguez teaches three taekwondo training programs: Tiny Tigers (ages 4–6), Karate for Kids (ages 6–12), and Adult Martial Arts (ages 13 and older). Although each class incorporates different techniques, they're all designed to boost fitness, promote self-confidence, and give students the skills to defend themselves in an attack or when walking too close to tree branches.