Lorraine, a certified reflexologist since 2007, approaches healthcare from the ground up, focusing on the soles of the feet to treat a range of chronic health conditions. Under the premise that nerve endings on the foot correspond to every organ and gland in the body, Lorraine applies strategic pressures to heels, toes, and arches to relieve conditions, such as stress, arthritis, and plantar fasciitis. At the start of treatment, clients sink into a zero-gravity chair while Lorraine massages the feet. Then, using her thumbs in a rapid inchworm motion, she “thumb walks” up and down the foot, clearing away toxins and painful memories of stepping on pies.
The nationally certified personal trainers at Summit Fitness motivate clients to reach wellness goals with the gym's cardio, circuit, and weight-lifting equipment. Punctuated by the metallic sounds of weights settling into racks and RoboCop crying after his first loss at arm wrestling, the instructors sculpt fitter frames in one-on-one personal-training sessions. In group fitness classes, which include Pilates, cardio cross training, and interval workouts, they tap into energy reserves with up-tempo music, and on-site baby-sitting is available to occupy tykes. After leaving elliptical machines, stationary bikes, and treadmills, students walk past tanning booths to locker rooms. Electronic locks admit guests at all hours to the 24-hour gym.
The Stockton Park District hosts outdoor community events throughout the year, including craft fairs, basketball tournaments, and 5K and 10K run/walks. Brothers Steve, Andy, and Tom Jordan organized the first annual 5K in 2008. They used their skills from hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament to plan and advertise the event. The first year, they signed up 91 runners and raised money for a tennis court behind the high school and a paper-airplane factory at the middle school. Since then, the brothers have worked to improve the race and transform it into a community event with entertainment and an increasingly challenging and interesting course.
The practitioners at Premier Body Contouring help clients reshape their bodies with laser technologies, detoxes, and diets. Their satisfaction pledge promises a loss of at least 1 inch in one body area after nine LipoLaser treatments to those who follow their lifestyle guidelines. They also use Homeovidic and Herbalogica detoxification programs to help rid the body of malevolent substances and wash graffiti off of internal organs, and nutritional counseling to reveal the appropriate diet for each metabolic type.
Nestled in Green Gables Farm, Whole Body Studio and Spa nurtures holistic wellness with relaxing yoga classes and supportive personal-training sessions in a tranquil spa setting. Within the serene yoga studio, pupils fluidly glide into seated, reclined, and standing postures during stress-melting Hatha yoga as soft lighting radiates from sloped ceilings and wooden pillars maintain stoic tree poses. Students may also contact Whole Body Studio and Spa to enroll in specialized classes, such as therapeutic prenatal yoga or the Mom and Baby Yoga class, which whimsically whisks new mothers and infants through rejuvenating asanas.
Fitness Lifestyles boasts such a bounty of amenities that virtually anybody should be able to find a way to get fit. In addition to the usual weightlifting and cardio equipment, there are four indoor tennis courts, a pool, and even two massage therapists on call. A full schedule of classes includes aquatic aerobics in the pool as well as dry-land calorie-burners such as boot camp, spinning, yoga, and Pilates. After a strenuous workout, head to the spa to unwind with a hot stone massage or customized facial.