At Foothills CrossFit, patrons don't sweat on treadmills with their eyes glued to flat-screens. Instead, they tone and train their bodies with intense, constantly varied Workouts of the Day. Led by certified CrossFit trainers Greg Kister and Doctor of Chiropractic Ryan Calhoun, athletes build strength, stamina, and flexibility with squats, kettlebell swings, gymnastics, and weightlifting.
Although Mikki Campbell has been a personal trainer since 1994, he was unhealthy much more recently. After an injury in 2007, Campbell gained a significant amount of weight while suffering from depression. He was, however, able to recover. He lost 126 pounds within a year and began living a healthier, happier lifestyle. He founded Get Right Personal Training to help others do the same. His team of knowledgeable, passionate trainers also draws on personal experiences and expertise to motivate clients. The team helps students build functional strength and burn excess fat through individually tailored regimens of cardio and weight training and nutritional guidance, allowing them to meet, and even surpass, their personal fitness goals.
Licensed acupuncturist and doctor of Oriental medicine James C. Kapetanakos clears out clogged meridians and reroutes blood flow to ailing areas during acupuncture sessions that bridge broken synapses between the mind and body. With calm, unwavering hands, the doctor inserts hair-thin needles into the skin to target pain at its source and clear away circulatory traffic jams. Having honed his skills in a variety of Eastern medical disciplines, Dr. Kapetanakos employs the same acupuncture techniques on patients that he once used to quell his own chronic pain and fear of balloon-wielding clowns. These techniques include neuromuscular reeducation, passive resistance, and a targeted “spot-shotting” method designed to address the root causes of ailments such as neck pain, headaches, and sports-related injuries.
Over the past 20 years, Dr. David B. Beemer has made it his business to get his hands dirty. Rather than just popping in for a quick chat ‘n’ check, the good doctor takes a special interest, even ensuring his clients’ dentures are a perfect fit by personally making them in-house. His lengthy career helps explain the long list of dental services he offers. He fills and bonds teeth, extracts them, and brightens them with in-office whitening that covers patients for life, which is how the skull in Hamlet maintains his pearly whites.
Diamond Hill Mine sets visitors loose on 5 to 6 acres of dumps and spoil piles, challenging them to unearth the property's cache of quartz crystals and pieces of amethyst. During outings, explorers use their own rakes, shovels, and tools while excavating the land, or while trying to find un-dug veins, where some crystals have gone undisturbed for more than 400 million years. Every piece found on the property is authentic, meaning the mine hasn't been planted with artificial crystals or with forgotten hidden engagement rings.
There's a large Superman logo at one end of the weight room, and the Man of Steel's signature red, yellow, and blue colors wrap their way around the walls. The setting helps motivate Chiseled Fitness's trainers and clients, who work toward new physiques during one-on-one training sessions at the gym. Chiseled Fitness also hosts outdoor boot camps on days when the sun feels like showing up for work.