Trotting across acres of lush greenery, the horses at Lake Tapps Equiventures do more than carry young equestrians across paddocks–they help kids achieve their riding dreams. Students can learn all aspects of English and Western riding or jumping as instructors track their riding progress in binders that list concrete goals for the future and provide a leger of past accomplishments. Over time, students earn points for personal achievements in their lessons and visits, which in turn earn them special recognition from the academy and one-on-one Q&A sessions with Black Beauty.
Lorraine Scott, CEO of MediPro Direct Slim, once felt that her body had been taken over by an alien—despite an active lifestyle and healthy eating patterns, she kept watching fat accumulate as it never had before. After her doctor advised her to "get over it," Lorraine decided to take matters into her own hands. Her team of experts researched the body's maze of glands and traffic-jam-prone nutrient-processing pathways to develop a weight-loss program based on whole foods and hormonal rebalance. Today, Lorraine's team of doctors guides customized weight-loss programs that draw on motivating, supportive communication to overcome mental and physical barriers to success.
The doctors at Mercer Island Chiropractic work to relieve minor aches and soreness, but they specialize in tough cases: chronic pain and injuries sustained in accidents are their specialties. At three locations, they restore bodies to health with techniques such as manual adjustments that realign vertebrae and traction-table sessions that coax muscles into blissful relaxation. Patients can also rest easy beneath the hands of massage therapists, who employ techniques such as cupping, reflexology, and sternly ordering tension to exit the body.