Heather Matthews transforms her workouts into dance parties with Zumba. She gets hearts pumping with catchy tunes and Zumba moves that work arms, legs, and midsections. Heather, who started teaching aerobics classes seven years ago, now only teaches Zumba classes because of the fun, high-energy aspect of each workout.
Our mission is to provide students with the skills, energy and confidence to pursue their dreams and to make a useful contribution to the world. We use positive encouragement to build your child’s confidence and abilities. Empowering words like “Yes!” and phrases like, “You can do it! replace defeating words like “don’t,” “
Karate West is one of the largest martial arts schools in the country. Inside the 9,000-square-foot Issaquah training facility or the Mercer Island branch, kids and adults learn classic karate and self-defense moves, while also developing self-respect and discipline for both themselves and one another. Certified instructors lead students through traditional belt programs designed for kids as young as three, as well a specialized programs such as a women's only course, combat hapkido course, and a weapons program where students learn how to properly wield a bo, cane, sword, and loaded seltzer bottle.
At Eastside Kickboxing's gym, a group of students perform hip-twisting kicks, connecting hard with 6-foot Thai-style heavy bags before pummeling them with quick jabs. For 60?75 minutes, they perform intense cardio-kickboxing combinations. Eastside's team of instructors lead this combination, helping clients slim down, boost stamina and energy, and sculpt all muscle groups. To keep things interesting, trainers also may infuse routines with weightlifting and unique cardio exercises, both designed to further goals of losing weight or intensify workouts.
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 $99.95, 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 ($120 for plastic scratch-resistant), while specialty PearleTHIN complete lenses ($215) are lightweight heavyweights.
Dr. Eric Jorgensen runs his practice at Modern Family Dentistry of Issaquah on several philosophies. In doing so, he educates his patients on the finer points of oral health and focuses on preventative care––catching small problems before they become bigger issues. But perhaps most importantly, Dr. Jorgensen quells the fears and stresses often associated with dentistry. To accomplish this, the doctor and his registered dental assistants hand their patients a pair of movie glasses, giving kids and adults a pleasant distraction during cleanings, cosmetic procedures, or dental surgery.
In the same vein, Dr. Jorgensen constantly educates himself on new techniques, and he now uses a Sapphire laser as an alternative to more painful procedures. He harnesses the power of condensed light to reshape gums, kill bacteria nestled deep within teeth, or perform crown and bridge procedures. For laser treatments, Dr. Jorgensen needs only apply a local anesthetic, thus eliminating the need for shots.