Licensed acupuncturist Carlos Chapa began his curative career as a medic with the US Marine Corps and with a stint as a paramedic before delving into the 3,000-year-old tradition of Oriental medicine. Prior to acupuncture treatments, Chapa appraises patients through questions about their medical history and chief complaints, all the while assessing visible muscular and meridian weaknesses. Though he maintains that modern Western healthcare is important for treating imminently life-threatening issues, Chapa proudly introduces patients to the alternate medicine's myriad benefits, which may include pain management, allergy taming, and infiltrating porcupine-guarded government facilities. Acupuncture treatments may also help contribute to cosmetic benefits, such as weight loss and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
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Drs. Amy and Matt Wood met at the Parker College of Chiropractic and walked away with Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, wedding plans, and a shared dream to help others lead lives without pain. Today that dream has been realized at Wellness Solutions Chiropractic, where the duo use various techniques to gently realign the Jenga blocks that makeup the spine. Whether using spinal-decompression therapy to treat bulging discs or low-level laser therapy to manage chronic pain, they work with a focus on total-body health and well-being. Their facility’s exercise space also houses balance balls, wobble boards, and Thera-Bands for physical-therapy patients, and an on-staff massage therapist performs massages that soothe aches and keep stress from snowballing.
Summit Climbing Gym sprawls across 10,000 square feet lined with towering structures for boundless bouldering and rope climbing. Manmade walls adorned with brightly colored handholds emerge from the ground, daring aspiring climbers to decode their paths. Fingertips dipped in rock chalk learn to cling to the hardened monoliths with firm grace, keeping on the lookout for the single book spine that triggers access to a revolving door and secret chocolate fountain. Guests can gab with experts about form and new-equipment purchases at the climb shop, or take a breather on a comfy couch to rest, reflect on a new route, or admire their brand-new Popeye forearms.
Former UFC and Pancrase champion Guy Mezger passes on his accumulated martial arts knowledge to students through his instructors at Guy Mezger's Combat Sports Club. He and his staff teach six different competitive fighting disciplines, such as boxing, judo, and no-gi Brazilian jiu-jitsu. They blend their disciplines with fitness and practical self-defense techniques, arming students with a valuable skill set that encourages a healthier lifestyle. They also teach kids, building confidence through measurable achievements such as belt advancement and wrestling matches.