The trainers at Ultimate Body Boot Camp forage through the workout wilderness to curate a fitness omnibus. They pull from multiple exercise styles—including Pilates, plyometrics, kickboxing, yoga, and core work—to build workouts that combine the benefits of cardio and resistance training. This earned the program a top spot on Arizona Foothills magazine's Best of Our Valley list for 2012.
To keep clients' muscles from hitting the wall, getting bored, or taking off in the dead of night to pursue a career as an anatomy textbook model, coaches change the routine each class and give campers personalized tips to fuel individual journeys. Body-composition tests and nutritional plans augment the sessions, inspiring long-lasting habits for healthy physiques.
When a soldier is injured so severely that they need to return home, Arizona Heroes to Hometowns steps in with the emotional, physical, and financial support necessary for them to re-acclimate to civilian life. Members of the organization help wounded military personnel in a variety of ways, such as assisting them with bill payments, driving them to doctor’s appointments, arranging job interviews, and gathering much-needed community support.
At the 12k's of Christmas, a peloton of Santas and seasonally-dressed runners race through the Gilbert's Freestone District Park. All participants receive a Santa hat to wear, and are encouraged to dress up further with colorful socks, an elf costume, or felt reindeer horns. Both 6K and 12K races feature a flat, mainly packed-gravel trail with carolers set up at every kilometer. Chronotrack chips track progress, and race organizers issue awards for the top finishers in each age bracket as well as best costumes. The race also offers a 1.2 K Santa "Sled" run, where racers are encouraged to walk a stroller or enter a souped-up wagon pulled by their pets. By partnering with adoption groups and shelters, the event operates Santa's Pet Village, which helps connects stray pets with new families.
When it comes to rates, the chauffeurs at Phoenix Sedan Service nearly match those of their taxi-driver counterparts. But when it comes to service, the navigators of luxury sedans and SUVs rocket past peers by emphasizing punctuality, even in the face of traffic, late flights, and crossing ducks. Behind the wheels of a fleet that includes Escalade super stretch limos and party buses, drivers promptly shuttle passengers to and from Arizona airports, checking arriving flights to ensure timely pickup. Drivers also convey brides and business associates in Lincoln town cars or shuttle parties of up to 14 in limos decked out with TVs and minibars.
Elite Laser & Spa?s stained-glass windows, large rugs, and potted plants differ from the all-white, minimalistic aesthetic of other med spas. The homey surroundings reflect owner Natasha Cambridge?s goal of creating a comfortable space where clients can relax as they receive spa services including chemical peels, microdermabrasions, and facials that use diamond particles to deeply exfoliate while softening and tightening complexions. In addition to being a licensed aesthetician, Cambridge is a certified laser technician boasting 10 years of experience with the Cynosure Alexandrite and Candela GentleLase Plus lasers, which she uses to remove unwanted hair, spider veins, and pigmentation.
The team at 1st Gentle Dental focuses on patient comfort?whether they're conducting a routine cleaning, replacing a missing tooth with an implant, or helming emergency dental surgery. The focus stems from Dr. James Yates, who helms the practice, and is reflected in everything from the cozy waiting room to the digital x-rays, which minimize exposure to radiation. The team treats the environment with the same gentleness as their patients, a practice that has earned them a LEED certification as an eco-friendly business, which also grants them a free pass to ride local birds.