Yoga students seeking a new challenge can find it in paddleboard yoga at SUP YO. The classes?which take place atop standup paddleboards in local harbors?require greater concentration and coordination than onshore classes, whose students don't have to deal with waves or shouting Poseidons. Keeping with the yoga-in-nature theme, SUP YO also organizes yoga hikes through Mount Washington Valley and yoga retreats in White Mountain National Forest.
At Jeca Yoga, owner Jessica Labbe and her instructors promote the relaxing benefits of yoga. Their classes, which are open to newcomers and more seasoned practitioners alike, include restorative yoga, yin yoga, detox yoga, and peace flow yoga, a slow-moving workout bookended by guided meditation sessions. Augmenting the stress-free vibe, the instructors schedule therapeutic classes such as prenatal yoga, which is performed by a seasoned doula, and gentle yoga paired with Thai massage.
The specialists at Concord, Andover, and Weymouth Dental Associates make dental care faster and more comfortable. The team at Andover Cosmetic Dental Group consists of an orthodontist, a dental anesthesiologist, a periodontist, and an endodontist, allowing patients to address multiple needs under one roof. They use the latest anesthetic advancements to put guests at ease, including the Wand, with bidirectional rotation that prevents needle deflection, and the computerized Comfort Control syringe, which offers more controlled and consistent delivery than a manual syringe. The clinical staff at Weymouth Dental Associates also uses the CEREC system to design and fabricate ceramic restorations in one convenient visit, eliminating the need to cover treated teeth with temporary crowns or Lego helmets.
Cosmetic and general dentist Rich Miller, who practices at the Andover, Weymouth, and Concord locations, is a member of the Dental Comfort Academy, an organization dedicated to making trips to the dentist a more pleasant experience.
Started in 1961 by Dr. Stanley Pearle, the nationally recognized and trusted franchise now operates in nearly 800 company and franchise locations nationwide. The master visionaries at Pearle are well trained in assisting all bespectacled beings, from casual librarians to picky, temperamental Cyclopes. Equip a corrective pair of Essentials frames (starting at $99.99) or slip on a pair of designer eye enhancers, such as those by Anne Klein and DKNY ($149.95+) or Versace ($205+). Single-vision lenses adjust a singular field of vision, and while prices and availability may vary by location, they usually start at around $120 (for plastic scratch-resistant), while specialty PearleTHIN complete lenses ($205) are lightweight heavyweights.
It looks a little like a remote control standing on two short legs, but the PulStar device is designed to gently align spinal segments. At East Coast Chiropractic, Doctors April and John Kosinski rely on this device when correcting subluxations in the spine that can lead to a host of ailments. They prefer this technological method above traditional hands-on adjustments for its gentleness; the PulStar involves no harsh cracking or neck popping.
At Evolution Rock + Fitness, the climbing courses, fitness programs, and climbing parties follow its mission statement's goal "To build upon, strengthen, and evolve with climbers and the climbing community." Boasting 16,000 square feet of climbing surface, the center provides some of the most modern and extensive climbing walls in northern New England. On a given day, a mix of expert and novice climbers scale surfaces through lead climbing, speed climbing, and bouldering. Energy-efficient and nontoxic furnishings earned the center accolades as a top energy efficient and environmentally friendly climbing gym in the region. A team of design experts at Rockwerx in Barre, Mass., also sculpted the signature walls, which welcome all ranges of climbers throughout the week. In addition to whipping people into shape, Evolution Rock + Fitness seeks to be "the conduit between this rich history and the future of climbing." The Fitness center also offers yoga and Pilates mat classes, aerial fabric yoga, zumba, and a mix of fitness equipment.