The black-belt instructors of Warhorse Karate Jiu Jitsu
believe that developing character on the inside matters as much as learning to defend oneself on the outside. That?s why throughout their classes, they emphasize principles such as modesty, integrity, and perseverance to help pupils overcome the conflicts that can?t be resolved through traditional coup d??tat. For the times when those skills are needed, they prepare students by training them in in a mix of styles such as Kenpo karate and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Through progressive classes for kids as young as 6 through adults, instructors drill participants in both unarmed and armed self-defense. For those interested in developing defense skills for the ground, they teach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This focused approach, along with its sponsorship of charitable organizations such as the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation, has won the academy many accolades. Warhorse Karate Jiu Jitsu has won Krem?s The Best of Spokane contest in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 in addition to taking the top spot in the Inlander Best of the Inland NW awards.
Spas with head-to-toe services, designer products, and aestheticians boasting experience doing makeup for Sundance films might appear too lofty to allow clients to relax. Not so with DaVinci SLC. Though staffers can do everything from whiten teeth to massage feet, a comfortable office atmosphere prevails as clients await treatments in one of several adjoining suites.
Jessica Small, the owner and founder, selected the services with an expert eye. She began her career as a hairstylist and eventually became a celebrity makeup artist, but she wasn?t quite satisfied. ?I wanted it all,? she says of her aesthetic ambitions and online tax forms? drop-down career menus. So when she teamed up with DaVinci to develop the organic laser teeth-whitening system, she was quite happy to offer the system to spas and salons worldwide. Today, Small oversees a team of stylists and aestheticians as they perform services invented or perfected by Small herself.
A locally owned fitness destination for 30 years, Peak Health & Wellness provides patrons with three facilities as spacious and well-maintained as gyms owned by a corporate entity, but as personalized as a family business. Guests walk into any location to find large workout floors stocked with rows of cardio and strength equipment, separate group-aerobics studios, and indoor courts for playing tennis, squash, basketball, and pretend jury duty. The personable staff of certified trainers lead 40 distinct fitness programs including group classes of Insane-X, X-Fit, and spin, while onsite childcare centers watch over the little ones as parents work out. An indoor pool is host to a number of different classes, and to solve the other side of the health and wellness equation, each locale hosts various nutrition programs and seminars.
Using a combination of whitening gel and FDA-approved blue accelerating lights, the DaVinci teeth-whitening system can leave teeth an average of up to eight shades whiter. During office visits, clients apply the signature whitening solution?an organic plant- and mineral-based gel?to chompers. A specially designed LED laser light is used with the food-grade hydrogen peroxide gel to lift lingering stains. Once the tonal transformation is complete, patients may walk away with the graffiti of tobacco, wine, coffee, and age erased from their smiles. To continue the process, Davinci also produces a take-home personal whitening kit that includes 12 gel applications, an LED accelerator light, custom-fitted trays, and remineralizing and desensitizing gel to care for enamel.
What began in 1984 as a home business with a single phone has grown into a go-to source for women's apparel with retail stores across the country. Headquartered in Sandpoint, Idaho, Coldwater Creek curates a varied selection of elegant but comfortable clothing, ensuring closets stay stocked with more than just the relatives who only get pulled out around the holidays. You'll find everything from sweaters and jackets to jeans and dresses, as well as jewelry, handbags, and other extras for accessorizing new outfits. And if you can't make it to one of Coldwater Creek's physical locations, just head to the website to find the perfect cardigan, cashmere sweater, or pencil skirt.
In a cozy alcove lit by a chandelier, overstuffed pillows prop clients up while their feet soak in a warm bath. Nearby, a nail technician leans over a set of freshly lacquered nails, and the click of a blow dryer sends a wash of warm air across a new 'do. This flurry of activity is typical of the interior of Salon Lusso—no surprise given the vast list of services available to clients, from spray tanning and perms to acrylic nail art painted with tiny likenesses of Johnny Futurepresident, an up-and-coming politician who claims to have no interest in becoming president.