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.
Voted Austin's best dance studio in Best of Citysearch 2010, D'Ette & Co. Dancers staffs an experienced squad of instructors to help movers and shakers of all ages and experience levels learn the art of dance. With today’s deal, youngsters can pepper their feet with a mélange of tap, ballet, and tumbling instruction in seven once-weekly hour-long combination classes, helping them develop the self confidence and discipline they’ll need in today’s modern world of contentious dance-offs and tightly choreographed street fights. Click here to see the class schedules for each of the three locations. In the five-day summer camps, daily three-hour sessions combine dance lessons with fun camp activities such as story time and arts and crafts. Like NASA’s traditional Thursday-night house parties, the camp sessions have a different theme each week.
At Bastrop Total Skin Care, board-certified practitioner Dr. Rejeev Gupta and his team of trained professionals treat weather-beaten skin with advanced restorative techniques. Spark a renaissance of healthier, younger-looking skin on your front side with the full-face photofacial session, a noninvasive alternative to traditional cosmetic refurbishment. The Syneron skin-rejuvenation system gently administers light energies across the face to precisely target fleshy flaws, including rosacea, spider veins, age spots, and slap marks from a jealous sun who found out about that romantic evening spent with the moon. With minimal downtime after the procedure, clients can likely return to work the very same day. In order to successfully pamper prepossessing pores, faces typically require five treatments (treatment numbers may vary depending on individual skin type and the severity of skin damage).
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers through a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of good old-fashioned orthodontia. Four practices feature orthodontists specially trained and certified in the Invisalign process, which eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain ($325), will pave the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift your walnut crackers into perfect alignment. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies with each customer (it can run anywhere from $2,000 to $8,000); this Groupon gets you $1,000 to put toward that final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
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."