Combining a wellness center, spiritual headquarters, and a bookstore, Revelations Yoga Vedanta Books & More helps its students and clients find inner peace and self-healing. Doctors, licensed acupuncturists, therapists, instructors, and healers offer a host of services, from yoga therapy and acupuncture to reiki energy healing and hypnosis for wellness. Come in for a challenging Vinyasa Flow yoga class, where flowing postures link with breath, or treat chronic pains and depression with an acupuncture session to allow energy flow to move freely through the body. Clients can browse the extensive onsite book collection?with more than 1,000 yoga, spirituality, and meditation titles?or simply bask in positive energy before a pampering bodywork service.
San Gabriel Valley Badminton Club caters to racket-bearers with 18 badminton and five table-tennis courts. The well-lit badminton courts are housed in a large warehouse-like structure, providing players with ample room to knock the shuttlecock high into the air. SGVBC allows guests to bring as many friends as they'd like, so large groups can take turns or simultaneously increase heart rates and fool pores into opening up and letting out their sweat juices. Courts are indoors, ensuring players will be protected from bad weather and low-flying crop dusters.
In the unusual parlance of the Hunger Runs 5K, runners are “dedications,” teams are “organizations,” spectators are “assemblies,” and the race is known simply as “the hunt.” The race’s creators, the “huntmakers,” devise a series of obstacles specifically designed to encourage teamwork and camaraderie, and they set up “challenge centers” demanding expert bow-and-arrow skills, simian climbing abilities, and courage in the face of flaming objects. Organizations that finish fastest or with the most points in their designated wave earn bragging rights, awards, and cheek pinches from their proud grandmothers. Dedications are strongly encouraged to wear fun costumes and comfortable sneakers and to come bearing team spirit and the will to win.