Crossties Yoga's founder, registered practitioner Danna West, leads yogis in their quest to foster physical and spiritual harmony during Anusara-influenced yoga sessions. The studio’s varied schedule of classes offers evening and early-morning lessons to accommodate busy students and Coke cans sick of envying the sleek and curvy physique of their bottled counterparts. Yogis of all levels can kick-start their day with Early Stretch sessions, or choose to ease physical tension and foster holistic serenity with the strengthening asanas of Gentle Journey classes. During more challenging Faithful Flow lessons, pupils vogue through sun salutations and dynamic postures, striving to burn excess calories more effectively than blowtorching a burger-bottom sundae. Crossties Yoga's founder strives to share her Yahweh yoga training in a peaceful atmosphere, wrapping up classes with a meditative savasana postures and asking students to refrain from wearing strong perfumes or yoga plants bedazzled with cloves of garlic.
Novice calorie burners and ripped Michelangelo models alike can benefit from a one-month membership at Anytime Fitness, which equips active bodies with enough treadmills, cycles, elliptical machines, and weights to make them robust enough to run a marathon inside of a swimming pool filled with mud. A free fitness orientation, offered to each new member, helps determine an optimal fat-frying and muscle-mass-magnifying program, while schooling workout novices on proper form and equipment use. Anytime Fitness's open schedule makes sure you have no excuses to not get in shape—unlike its competitor, Nevertime Fitness, which only opens its single Barrow, Alaska, location during solar eclipses.
The first time Jessica Sutterfield meets one of her clients, she always starts with a body-composition assessment. By calculating individuals’ lean-mass-to-fat-mass ratios, she’s able to determine their metabolic rates, and from there, determine the number of calories they should aim to burn each day. Her individualized approach has helped a wide range of clients meet their fitness goals. She helped 64-year-old Mary Jarvis get healthy enough to kick her prescription medications, and with her assistance, engaged couple Damon and Stephanie Herbert lost weight before the cameras recorded their wedding day.
Jessica specializes in small-group training at area gyms, a practice that adds a social element to workouts and costs less than completely private sessions or a low-cal diet of $20 bills. She also hosts sport camps, during which athletes of all ages run body-weight drills and do plyometrics to improve their in-game performances.
CrossFit 806's dedicated coaches are extensively trained in the CrossFit regimen, with individual concentrations in football, gymnastics, and power lifting. Their varied backgrounds allow the gym to offer a variety of CrossFit sessions, including ones that cater to newbies, seasoned athletes, teens, and young children. There are also childcare services available onsite, so tykes can stay safe while their parents work out or build treehouses out of free weights.
Helmed by a quartet of optometrists, Premier Vision outfits clients in an array of eyewear from designer brands including Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, and Tiffany & Co. and treats peepers to thorough eye exams. Single-vision lenses ($79+) shroud ocular spheres in sight-enhancing spectacles that can improve nearsightedness or night vision during midnight refrigerator raids. An eye exam ($115+) harnesses advanced technology to help detect and treat conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. The vision center also addresses the issue of dry eye with its Center for Dry Eye Relief, targeting environmental factors and renegade dust particles that use the eyes as rodeo arenas.
With more than 16 years of experience and specialized training in child development and psychology, Dr. Billy Metcalf handles the fears of kids as effectively as he removes plaque and tartar. He believes it is important for young people to establish a good relationship with dentists early in life so that they grow up viewing dental visits positively. To do this, Dr. Metcalf looks to make first experiences as pleasant as possible, keeping kids comfortable by avoiding such anxiety-inducing technical terms as needle, drill, and Thanksgiving-ruining monster tooth. Instead, big-screen televisions chatter overhead with cartoons, and laughter drifts from kids in the waiting room as they romp through provided video games.
Question one of the seasoned staff members at Neon Sun Tanning Salon, and they might tell you about the time former Pussycat Dolls member Kaya Jones dropped by for a tan before her concert. Their private studio hums with powerful, professional beds and standup booths, bronzing torsos with warm rays of simulated sunlight.