In a time when most people find out about survival skills through reality television, brothers Dave and Michel Scott are the exception. The two brothers spent their formative years exploring the Texas wilderness. Dave, a US Army veteran, is 1 of only 20 people in North America qualified as a Track and Sign Specialist. He and his brother have devoted themselves to helping society remember the skills that have kept us alive for thousands of years.
Earth Native Wilderness School's instructors come from all walks of life, but they each have a love of nature. With lessons in medicinal plants, basic wilderness survival, and wildlife tracking, the school's classes teach students skills such as fashioning tools for survival, arrow making, fire by friction, and finding an ATM in the desert. The staff also realizes humanity's spiritual connection to nature and can even guide students through a vision quest to strengthen their relationship with nature.
Rebel Race's military-style obstacle courses challenge athletes from all backgrounds to shed humdrum day-to-day routines to experience the primal joys of mud, sweat and glory. Emerging from the mire in various states across the country, each Rebel Race packs its rucksack with tests of physical and mental toughness, rousing racers and washing machines alike to triumph in the face of sloppy opposition. After dashing through fire, climbing walls, and scaling mountains of hay, race participants bask in the collective kudos of parties, which include live entertainment, food, and beer for purchase. Camping options encourage participants and spectators to transform races into weekend getaways, while awards recognize each day's standout competitors and most-humble mud pits.
After meeting on season nine of NBC's The Biggest Loser, O'Neal Hampton and Cherita Andrews were inspired by their personal fitness experiences to improve the health and well-being of others. Their community of personal trainers and nutrition specialists strives to develop wellness inside and out. Daily regimens may include inspirational seminars and meditation to help alleviate mental stress. Personalized weight-loss programs include daily meals planned by experienced nutritionists who demonstrate that preparing healthy food doesn't have to mean skimping on flavor. Intense workouts incinerate calories via one-on-one sessions with a personal trainer or cardboard cutout of Popeye. Ultimately, the goal is to achieve a transformation that goes deeper than the surface. "It's not only about losing weight," as Hampton and Andrews say. "It's about gaining life."
Atlas Pain Institute takes its name from the atlas vertebrae—the spine’s uppermost segment. Unlike the other segments, this vertebra floats freely, allowing the head to pivot in all directions. As such, it is believed to be the segment most prone to slipping and bumping against nerve tissue, causing pain and other bodily symptoms.
Dr. B. Jason Trowbridge, an upper-cervical specialist, eases atlas vertebrae and the other vertebrae back into healthier positions. To do so, he relies on a combination of state-of-the-art chiropractic adjustments with advanced techniques, such as computerized posture analysis and vibratory massage.
Not every weight-loss program works—but not every weight-loss program is supervised by a nurse practitioner, either. The medical professionals at True Weight Loss Clinic guide your form-morphing journey every step of the way using a program of low-carb diets, weekly health assessments, vitamins and supplement regimens, and pound-erasing journeys to the moon. Besides their weight-loss programs, the experts also oversee anti-aging treatments, testosterone therapy, and beauty treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers.
Arrowhead Bicycles is stationed only a few pedals away from the Southern Tier bicycle route that stretches from Florida to California, issuing customers a tantalizing challenge on their way out the door. The store itself is a hub that local and visiting cyclists swing into for new accessories, an impromptu tune-up, or simply an air-conditioned oasis where they can rest their feet, refill their water bottles, and hop online to check weather alerts and their favorite cycling blogs. Customers in the market for a new steed choose from models by industry mainstays such as Fuji and Scott, which were made for mountain, road, ramp, and spacious-condo travel. Meanwhile, the store’s stable of skilled technicians breathes new life into serviceable bikes with tune-ups, repairs, installations, and washes.