A part of La Quinta Resorts for more than 14 years, Jim McLean Golf Schools provides peerless instruction at this popular golfing destination, where budding birdie-hunters can drive balls against the backdrop of the Santa Rosa Mountains or compete to hurl a pitching wedge into the Salton Sea. Jim McLean's certified instructors go through an intensive training process that includes thousands of hours of instruction, competing in staff tournaments, and independently researching the school's extensive database of swings. The golf gurus customize lessons to best match each player’s skill level, strengths and weaknesses, and theme song.
Don’t let the stunning backdrop of the Santa Rosa Mountains induce a false sense of security: the links at SilverRock Resort are riddled with challenges. The home course for the Bob Hope Classic from 2008 to 2011, SilverRock sends players past massive bunkers and intersecting water hazards. Hole 12 reserves the title as the course’s longest, where players must wallop drives or construct tiny kayaks to get their golf balls across a canal. The course finishes with a dramatic 18th hole, as a lake alongside the fairway devours misguided shots. After rounds, players can visit the clubhouse, a charming renovation of a former working-ranch hacienda nestled into the rocky outcroppings.
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The licensed massage therapists at N2Health ease muscle tension & promote blood circulation during 60-minute custom massages using Swedish and deep-tissue techniques suitable for each client. The patron can choose a male or female massage therapist, who consults both muscles and their owner to establish pressure preference and choice of oil or lotion in the comfort of a private room. Skilled hands perform long, fluid strokes to ease tension in tight appendages, and circular motion and vibration improve blood circulation throughout the body. As muscles steep in rejuvenated bliss, patrons can inquire about N2Health’s chiropractic and weight-loss programs or interview the potted cactus in the corner on the many benefits of the office’s acupuncture services (not valid with today's Groupon).
In his more than 20 years as a chiropractor, Dr. Charles Knight has learned that the more time he spends with a patient, the easier it is to personalize their treatment plan. That’s why he carves out an hour for first-time patients who visit Knight Gamble Chiropractic, giving him ample time to learn about their health history, perform an examination, and grade them on how well they remembered their own health history on the exam. He specializes in treating patients who suffer from headaches, nerve pain, whiplash injuries, sports-related injuries, and TMJ.
Bikram Yoga Grand Central's Bikram-certified instructors preside over three to six classes each day inside an eco-friendly, 1,200-square-foot studio in Midtown. During the detoxifying yoga sessions, thermostats climb to a sultry 105 degrees in order to limber limbs for 26 different poses. As Half Moon poses loosen obliques and Cobra poses arch backs, a poly-extruded floor accelerates evaporation to keep the space dry and bacteria-free, preventing yogis from having to don uncomfortable hazmat suits during class. Changing rooms and showers help students to smoothly transition between the studio's balmy domain and their next engagements. An expansive, wind-kissed terrace and panoramic windows gird a foyer equipped with Flotex flooring that boasts antimicrobial and waterproof properties.
The Indian Wells Art Festival gathers painted, sculpted, recycled, and interactive art from around the country to enlighten eyes and motivate minds. Showcasing the works of more than 200 artists, the festival encourages unlimited gandering across spectacular 2-D and 3-D artscapes. Glass-blowing and pottery demonstrations enliven the afternoons, interspersed with live music and swarms of virtual art critics. Children can take part in interactive activities including sidewalk-chalk drawing and the Faces of Hope community mural project. After traversing the maze of oil, watercolor, and collage, art enthusiasts can satisfy their stomach cravings with the Eggs in the Garden Sunday brunch (for an additional fee) from 10 a.m.–noon, along with more food at Café Fresh and ongoing beer and wine tastings. Each ticket is valid for one day's admission only.
Salsa veterans Luis Garcia and Lori Mullen first teamed up in 1999, and together, they've introduced thousands of people to the world of salsa dancing. Today, Luis and Lori lead classes at the iCanDance.com studio, where they teach various social dances commonly spotted on the salsa nightclub scene, such as the cha-cha and Casino Rueda. The duo's wisdom fuels three core sessions every week, including basic classes for beginners, as well as advanced classes that emphasize timing, rhythm, and footwork.