Performance Fitness Bootcamp leads adults with a variety of fitness goals and skill levels through 45- to 60-minute training sessions held several times a week. Whether participants want to increase energy, lose weight, or enact elaborate fantasies of becoming a drill sergeant, they'll be challenged and comfortable at the boot camp sessions.
The certified instructors at Bloom Yoga keep class sizes small, allowing them to teach yoga, Pilates, and NIA classes with personal attention paid to each student. The All Levels yoga class gives students a taste of several styles of yoga, while the beginning yoga class teaches attendees the basics of hatha.
After graduating with a degree in dental surgery, Dr. Kaslow started flexing his cosmetic- and general-dental muscles by practicing privately in 1988. With the help of his trusty staff, he performs services that include performing cleanings, removing wisdom teeth, and implanting custom crowns. His practice is also bilingual, with associates who speak English and Spanish.
After five years in the US Army Dental Corps, Dr. Kaslow became a member of the US Army Reserve Medical Corps, blending his dental skills with a sense of community that's followed him throughout his career. He currently mixes his medical expertise and social consciousness by volunteering in the Santa Ynez Valley community. Dr. Kaslow also serves as president of the charity organization Vikings of Solvang, as well as the Solvang Friendship House, a senior assisted-living facility.
Diane Curriden might wear a variety of different hats—she's a personal trainer, yoga teacher, and an alternative healer—but helping her clients feel great and heal naturally is always the goal. At Valley Alternative Healing, she helps her clients with a variety of health ailments and concerns, including depression, weight management, and headaches. She provides heart-centered therapy and reiki healing along with personal training, yoga, and lymphatic therapy.
At All Sport Fitness Center, a comprehensive collection of cardio machines, free weights, and functional exercise equipment waits patiently to be incorporated into visitors’ exercise routines. A team of personal trainers, meanwhile, works to keep trainees motivated with one-on-one sessions, as well as a range of group fitness classes such as Pilates, yoga, spinning, and All Sports Fit, a boot-camp style session.
Since it opened in 1986, La Purisima Golf Course has collected nearly as many accolades as it has wayward golf balls. Known as "La Piranha" to regulars, the course has appeared in numerous publications, often for its challenging layout. Golf Digest ranked it 33rd on its list of the toughest courses in the country, and Golf Magazine placed it among the top 100 public courses in the country for nine years in a row.
It may seem like architects Kenneth Hume Hunter, Jr. and Robert Muir Graves teamed up to punish the Santa Barbara golfing community, but that's not the case at all. Instead, they shared a vision for the 309-acre plot as a pure version of golf unencumbered by real estate developments and novelties such as manmade waterfalls or hydraulic-equipped carts. The result is a long, enjoyable, and, yes, difficult test of the game that rewards bold shot selection and precise play across a naturally undulating landscape in the heart of wine country.
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