Could you survive a zombie apocalypse? Zombie Apocalypse’s haunted house dares guests to live out this scenario trapped inside the XSI Factory, where haunted scenes tests their mettle against the unrelenting forces of diseased, flesh-hungry corpses. In this interactive setting—designed by professional set crews and manned by gorily outfitted actors—guests put their survival skills to the test to see if they can get past the hoards of the undead who crave nothing but your brains or the unlimited borrowing privileges for your Encyclopaedia Britannica collection. The set design and zombies' costumes and makeup realistically immerse guests into the terror, and they are also encouraged to dress up and do their best zombie impressions. To avoid the long lines, clients can purchase fast-pass tickets or opt for the VIP package to get mauled within the sinister scenes faster.
In 1911, when he opened Standard Optical, Henry Schubach could not have guessed that his successors would be providing LASIK treatments and contact lenses in 18 clinics. Each office fills with chatter as doctors check prescriptions and work to identify common optical issues, such as glaucoma or weeping when an onion dies. Light skips off ranks of designer frames from Coach, Maui Jim, Guess, Lacoste, and Dior, and transitional lenses darken as newly keen-eyed patrons mosey from the shop. The staff at Standard Optical has also performed more than 15,000 LASIK procedures, and offers a free consultation for those seeking to ditch frames.
"Health comes from within, not from a bottle." It is with this statement—emblazoned on his practice's website—that Doctor of Chiropractic Mark Aldridge sums up his medical philosophy. The bottle refers not only to medication, but also to invasive procedures prescribed for ailments that Dr. Aldridge believes chiropractic care is better suited to treat. Chiropractic medicine seeks to restore the body to its highest functioning state, with the belief that in this state, the body's ability to self-heal is strong enough to eliminate a number of afflictions. Through diagnosing and correcting blockages and misalignments in the body's nervous system and spinal cord, Dr. Aldridge seeks to relieve patients of a host of maladies, including chronic headaches, allergies, and painful bouts of human origami.
After graduating from Brigham Young University and Cleveland Chiropractic College, Dr. Aldridge spent nearly a decade practicing in Virginia before he and his wife relocated their family of four sons, one daughter, and one wisecracking alien to Lehi. His new practice affords patients parallel care in both chiropractics and massage therapy. The two fields share a holistic approach to treating health issues, and massage therapy further complements chiropractics by working to improve circulation, relieve tension, and reduce toxins in the body.
Soft music tickles the ears in private treatment rooms as the staff at Utah Valley Massage Therapy tackles any number of body issues from head to all 11 toes. The staff's massage modalities—including Swedish, deep-tissue, and reflexology—blast through knotted muscles, headaches, and stress. A number of add-ons further relax bodies via calming aromatherapy and heated towels.
There are two things that a newcomer notices about CrossFit XSI: how hard the exercises look, and how much fun the exercisers are having. The reason behind both those observations comes from the trainers who lead athletes of all fitness levels through intense, full-body exercises. They structure the workouts around a variety of movements, all of which can be scaled to accommodate all levels, and they encourage a camaraderie among students that keeps people coming back.
The success of Bikram Yoga at Brick Canvas is a matter of numbers. Within a 3,000-square-foot studio, 90-minute sessions take place within a room heated to 105 degrees Fahrenheit with 40% humidity. Once students have completed two rounds of 26 poses—which have been boosting endorphins and soothing stress for ages—they retire to a women’s room with nine showers and five private changing rooms or a men’s room with six showers and two private changing rooms.