When Fit to Dance Club hosts dance-fitness class, it carries a little extra weight. Of the three female trainers, one trained at the Royal Academy of Dance, and two danced their way to fitness through multiple pregnancies. The simple Latin-inflected dance moves of Zumba combine into cardio dance routines, whereas their Pilates sessions build long lean muscle. Their ballet aerobics classes focus on conditioning, toning, and building flexibility, rather than on performance techniques, such as quacking like a real swan for productions of Swan Lake. During Wednesday and Friday Mornings, “Play Group” offers childcare for moms while they work out; alternatively, parents can occupy their youngsters with kids’ ballet classes, which build a technical foundation and expose youngsters to the expressive power of dance.
The 18-hole course at TalonsCove Golf Club hugs the northwest rim of Utah Lake, leading golfers on a shamrock-shaded jaunt backdropped by the craggy skyline formed by the Timpanogos Mountain. Architect Gene Bates designed the course in a links-style format, the ancient design scheme that features numerous deep bunkers, frustratingly high rough, and few trees bent on blocking flight paths and asking for group pictures right before an important shot.
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The doctors at Young Family Dental have been polishing premolars and buffing bicuspids for 40 years. First, a clinician will carefully and gently exam patients' mouth bones (a $48 value) to make sure everything is in top condition before gently padding mouths with x-ray bitewings to capture memories that keep skeleton scrapbooks up to date (a $32 value). Once these details are underway, the dentist will shine up teeth to a cleaner resplendence (a $71 value) and send patients home with professional home teeth whitening kits (a $100 value) that include up to 21 treatments that can make skin appear tanner and dark broom closets seem brighter. Rookie clients will be asked to fill out new patient forms prior to their dental debut.
Alpenglow Dental's team of five practitioners—all Utah natives—track down the latest research and employ modern technology to maintain oral health at four local practices. Their spectrum of services encompasses many mouth-based needs, whether patients seek a regular cleaning or need veneers to conceal misaligned teeth. ClearCorrect invisible braces use removable aligners instead of metal wires for straighter smiles and more intimidating growls. The dentists are also able to lift stains from age, coffee consumption, and smoking with whitening treatments.
Many golf instructors grow up loving the game of golf, but precious few can say they inherited their passion from a golf legend. As the son of Billy Casper—1970 Masters champion, two-time U.S. Open champion, and 1978 World Golf Hall of Fame inductee—Byron Casper is one instructor who can say just that. He serves as the chief lesson-giver of his eponymous golf academy, carrying out the day-to-day instruction on the range at Thanksgiving Point Golf Course. He helps players improve by making tweaks to both their swings and mindsets, relying upon video analysis to reveal the presence of backswing hitches and downswing giggle fits. Students can elect to take direction on the range, within a TruGolf simulator loaded with more than 75 famous golf courses, or out on the course, where the player will receive coaching on strategic aspects of the game such as course management and awareness of the rules.
The success of Bikram Yoga at Brick Canvas is a matter of numbers. Within a 3,000-square-foot studio, 90-minute sessions take place within a room heated to 105 degrees Fahrenheit with 40% humidity. Once students have completed two rounds of 26 poses—which have been boosting endorphins and soothing stress for ages—they retire to a women’s room with nine showers and five private changing rooms or a men’s room with six showers and two private changing rooms.