From back or neck pain to general feelings of malaise, both physical and emotional woes go under examination at Foundation Chiropractic, where Dr. Ryan Adams takes a whole-person approach to seek underlying causes of discomfort. His toolbox is filled with a variety of treatments that can relieve pain, restore balance, and boost overall well-being, rather than simply mitigating symptoms. With the help of his experienced staff, he coddles the spinal column with adjustments, eases muscle and joint hurts with kinesio tape, and disposes of scar tissue with myofascial manipulation before it has a chance to clog internal lint traps.
The CrossFit-certified coaches at CrossFit 946 want their clients to get in the best shape of their lives while having fun. Each group class is more like a sports team, with coaches and participants working together to achieve their personal fitness goals during the Workout of the Day. The coaches motivate and inspire members to push themselves to see better results, which include fat loss and lean-muscle gain.
The course designers behind the Mud Crusade know how to handle a physical challenge. Mark Chmura, a former Green Bay Packer; Chris Watts, a former US Marine Corps reconnaissance officer; Matt Peters, a former Los Angeles police officer and sniper; and John Thomas, a middle-aged dad and carpentry extraordinaire, devised the 5K course to test participants’ mettle by bombarding them with 18 obstacles, including barbed-wire crawls, climbing walls, and mud pits. Like Poseidon during a pillow fight, athletes tackle the course in waves, competing for bragging rights before heading to a rollicking after party drenched in mud, sweat, and good spirits. A portion of the race’s proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society and the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, which supports wounded troops and their families.
Airbrush tanning performed by hand. Teeth whitening with hydrogen-peroxide gel. Stainless steel or titanium body piercing. Tattooing by an experienced artist who specializes in black-and-white realism. At Bella Bronze, the team's talents reach beyond typical salon offerings. They welcome patrons into their hygienic but comfortable environs, custom designing realistic-looking tattoos or outfitting bodies with natural tans that eschew the common streaking ingredient found in most spray tans—tears from an orange.