The workouts at Drenched Boot Camp get the blood pumping, the muscles working, and the fat burning in less than an hour. Each 45-minute high-intensity session is created and guided by Julie Arts, a National Academy of Sports Medicine–certified personal trainer and certified TRX suspension trainer who has the motivational prowess to power students of all skill levels through a challenging yet rewarding class. Her sessions at JJ Jump begin with a jump in the bounce house to get students' bodies warmed up, stretch out muscles, and wiggle into tight workout shorts. Julie then leads her charges through 25–30 minutes of obstacle-course races, squats, pushups, and burpees. The trainer happily modifies the workouts to make sure beginners and injured students are comfortable. After a five-minute cool-down session, students can strut out of class with a new sense of confidence and a souvenir jar of their own sweat. In addition to helping individuals reach their health goals, Julie has spent four seasons with Team in Training in order to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
The game of golf is rife with opportunities for children to build character, learn new skills, make new friends, and adopt healthy, active lifestyles. As the local chapter of a national nonprofit organization, First Tee of Greater Portland seeks to expose the community's youth to this fun pastime and plant the seeds of a lifelong passion. Unfortunately, a number of hurdles lie between the game and those kids who stand to benefit the most, ranging from equipment cost to course proximity to the inner city. The First Tee helps disadvantaged youth overcome these issues with programs dedicated specifically to their unique situations, including free rounds and lessons, educational programs, and mentorships with responsible adults who aren't just desperate for caddying gigs.
The Portland chapter of The First Tee operates at 6 locations around the city, but only one is dedicated solely to the development of junior golfers. The Children's Course is a 9-hole layout with different pars for different age groups: it's a par 3 course for anyone 13 and over, a par 5 course for ages 9-12, and a par 7 course for those 8 and under.
Established: 2014 Reservations/Appointments: Required Handicap Accessible: Yes Staff Size: 2?10 people Parking: Parking lot Most popular service: Teeth bleaching Brands Used: Hydrogen-peroxide based Pro Tip: No hassle with a dentist appointment.
The team of holistic healers at G & L Acupuncture and Wellness Center manipulates the body’s healing energies from the inside out with combinations of acupuncture, massage, and Chinese herbs. Disharmonious meridians wreaking havoc in the form of chronic pain, digestive issues, or headaches come into alignment with acupuncture or Tuina massage. Chinese herbs combine the benefits of plant-based medications with the joy of swallowing pills to maintain the therapeutic momentum of acupuncture and Tuina massage.
Although they adhere to the same philosophy of holistic healing, each member of the team brings their own unique skill set and experiences to the practice. Two acupuncturists with backgrounds working in a 500-bed Chinese hospital join together with an acupuncturist who trained in physical therapy and one who trained in applied physics.
With more than 10,000 eye exams under her belt and an arsenal of high-tech preventative care equipment at her fingertips, Dr. Ann Woods helps her patients protect their precious peepers. After thorough exams, guests can peruse a selection of designer frames from brands such as Michael Ryan, Jaguar, Smith Optics, and Fendi lining the clinic’s sunny yellow walls. An eco-friendly office, Modern Eyez opts to keep digital records instead of wasting paper and never makes lenses with the fruit of endangered monocle trees.
As a member of the Crown Council, Dr. Westover keeps his veteran staff on its toes with continued advanced training and arms it with the most starship-compatible teeth-cleaning technology available. During your exam ($66 value), Dr. Westover thoroughly inspects your mouth's pointy denizens while you lie back and daydream about what a phoenix tastes like. Next, a series of x-rays (depending on need, up to $115 value) scans your oral cavern's stalactites and stalagmites for undesirable enamel elements, such as the microscopic organized-crime syndicate known as The Cavity. Once they've successfully disengaged your mouth's various bear traps, Dr. Westover will move in to scrub and buff the pearliness back into your whites ($102 value)—sending your jerky-gnashers home with a clean bill of health. This deal also includes a fluoride treatment ($45 value).