Northwest Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, provides members with a 30-minute circuit of hydraulic resistance machines designed for an efficient cardio and strength training workout. During the training, attendees can burn up to 500 calories and work each major muscle group to work toward individual fitness goals. An experienced coach is always nearby to teach and motivate participants, and a soundtrack of fun, upbeat music cues participants to move on to the next station. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight and fitness level to create resistance. Each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
Terra Yoga’s skilled instructors welcome and embrace yoga students of all levels with open arms, and not just because they’re in the middle of an open-armed pose. Thanks to their small class sizes, Terra Yoga’s teachers can heap more personal attention on participants and render specific guidance on poses. This means that the friendly instructors are able to sequence their classes to make them accessible, unlike a vault or a Chevy with padlocks on each door. To accomplish this accessibility, each instructor ensures students are in the correct asanas (poses) throughout the class. The 12 teachers, who have diverse backgrounds and decades of combined experience, also turn up the heat when they lead yoga sessions. With the exception of prenatal, yin, and family yoga, all classes take place in a heated studio environment. Terra Yoga is also one of the few studios that offer Pranassage, a relaxing one-on-one form of therapy that combines elements of yoga with bodywork.
Before becoming an expert in the practice of meditation, Ajayan Borys spent years studying under holy men and the living saint Mata Amritanandamayi of India. Since his return from traveling the globe, Borys has become a registered hypnotherapist, a reiki master, and a certified enneagram instructor. He has also written numerous articles and books—including his new book, Effortless Mind: Meditate with Ease—and hosts the Mind Matters radio show.
Borys doesn’t just use his knowledge to stay relaxed while pursuing such a busy schedule. He also treats clients at Himalayan Retreats International, where he helps dispel stress through meditation classes and restores feelings of well-being through reiki treatments. He performs heat-centered hypnotherapy to free clients from their inner judgments, anxieties, and tendency to transform into a BattleBot at times of stress. Borys also can use the ancient enneagram symbol to help clients understand their patterns of thinking and habits of emotion.
Under the watchful eye of skilled instructors, clients at Active Body Pilates use Pilates mat exercises and specially designed apparatuses to tone their core muscles without building bulk. The studio offers a schedule of group classes, private training sessions, and duet sessions to cater to roaming mobs of ab enthusiasts as well as solitary core-whittlers. Owner Jana Broecking, a certified STOTT Pilates instructor, and her equally talented staff lead visitors through exercises that improve posture, relieve back pain, increase flexibility, and easily confuse predators.
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Dr. Eric Jorgensen runs his practice at Modern Family Dentistry of Issaquah on several philosophies. In doing so, he educates his patients on the finer points of oral health and focuses on preventative care––catching small problems before they become bigger issues. But perhaps most importantly, Dr. Jorgensen quells the fears and stresses often associated with dentistry. To accomplish this, the doctor and his registered dental assistants hand their patients a pair of movie glasses, giving kids and adults a pleasant distraction during cleanings, cosmetic procedures, or dental surgery.
In the same vein, Dr. Jorgensen constantly educates himself on new techniques, and he now uses a Sapphire laser as an alternative to more painful procedures. He harnesses the power of condensed light to reshape gums, kill bacteria nestled deep within teeth, or perform crown and bridge procedures. For laser treatments, Dr. Jorgensen needs only apply a local anesthetic, thus eliminating the need for shots.
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