With a multitude of useful-and-creative class offerings for beginners and intermediate students alike, yogis of all levels can find a niche to suit their muscles and ligaments. Kick off the day with morning flow, defeat midday doldrums with a midday yoga session, or challenge your body and mind with an intermediate–Vinyasa class, among many others. A staff of veteran instructors helps visitors bend and flex in a relaxing, non-competitive environment that’s far more welcoming and accommodating than reality television shows like Last Yogi Standing.
Fresno Magazine delights more than 120,000 monthly readers with a broad spectrum of stories covering the diverse regions of the Central Valley. Readers flip through glossy pages replete with information about newsworthy personalities, time-and-space-altering businesses, and spirited events happening in central California. The wide array of Best Of issues introduces an avid audience to everything from the area's sunniest beach locales to the most respected doctors. Recurring segments unspool a string of articles about entertainment, shopping, and dining, and the magazine's ever-changing cover reminds readers of the transience of all things.
Dr. Stone Beck is not only a licensed chiropractor and wellness consultant; he also is an avid athlete. Because he participates in competitive cycling and a variety of local sports, he is familiar with what it takes to keep a high-performance body healthy. The English- and Spanish-speaking doctor shares his passion for vitality through speaking engagements and as a member of the nonprofit group Wellness Professionals, where he emphasizes preventive-care strategies such as stress management and not throwing surprise parties for bears.
That balance between preventive care and focused treatments informs Tower Chiropractic Wellness Center's holistic approach, which blends spinal adjustments and corrective exercise regimens with sound lifestyle advice and nutritional tips. Patients can zero in on acute nerve and muscle pain with cold laser therapy, but they can also consult the website for recommendations on healthy cooking oils or the importance of probiotics. The result is healthier bodies, but also healthier outlooks freed from common misconceptions about obesity and myths about chiropractic care.
For more than a eight years, the Fresno Home Show's organizers have canvassed the Central Valley to collect and concentrate the knowledge of scores of building, décor, gardening, and landscaping professionals. Homeowners can bring blueprints for home projects and consult with vendors or chat with experts.
Complexions' aesthetician, Diana, spritzes pallid pelts with an all-natural SunFX sunless-tanning formula. Diana airbrushes coats with a butterscotch topping that combines DHA with mineral-salt bronzers culled from the sun's tears. The formula leaves bodies free of alcohol, oils, perfumes, and potentially harmful chemicals and preservatives, and it continues to develop on dermises for 2–4 hours after application. For an extra fee, clients can add a range of skin accessories to their body canvases, including gold or opal glitter ($3), an anti-aging solution ($5), and nose-tempting scents such as orange, pineapple ($3 each), or freshly washed puppy.
Certified dance instructors Pete Swingle and Carmen Ahmen relish the challenge of curing extra left feet. They welcome total beginners to their salsa classes, where their patience and supportive attitudes help students feel comfortable enough to pull off the hip-swaying steps. In the interest of steadily progressing students to intermediate and advanced moves, they set up specific goals for each level, ranging from "step in time" to "twirl your partner without having to rely on shoes made of roombas.” They teach disciplines apart from salsa as well, including cha-cha, cumbia, and merengue.
Though learning show-stopping techniques is one of the core benefits of their lessons, Pete and Carmen also hope to reward protégés with the additional perks of dancing, including stress relief, improved muscle tone, and new friendships. Sunday dance socials focus on the latter ambition by gathering dancers for practice in a party setting, which sometimes features live percussion shows and music giveaways.
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