The menu at Life Bar is designed to keep bodies humming at optimal levels?whether increasing energy, shedding a few pounds, or looking for a vitamin boost. Starting with 100% plant-based super-food smoothies, staffers blend a healthful mix of coconut milk, raw honey, and all organic produce such as ginger and organic pineapple. Add on individual boosters for an extra kick of antioxidants, proteins, or vitamins; bee pollen to promote longevity; and hemp-seed protein to promote healthy cholesterol levels. Customers on the go may use the online app to pre-order drinks.
Julie Keel first fell in love with yoga while practicing poses and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This fusion of yoga and the outdoors, she felt, deepened her connection between the mindfulness of each breath and her body's movements. Since founding Rivers Edge Yoga, she has helped her clientele seek that same link through both outdoor and indoor yoga classes. With class types from Yin to Hatha, her instructors emphasize combinations of challenging poses, breathing exercises, chanting, and meditation. The studio's Yoga In The Park classes—which start in the fall—give yogis a chance to flirt with trees while in tree pose and heckle begrudged hares while in tortoise pose.
More than just a tasteful decoration, the yin and yang emblazoned on Salon 253’s floor speaks to the sense of balance visitors can expect to achieve within the salon’s relaxing confines. Salon 253 offers up four massage modalities as well as aromatherapy raindrop therapy treatment and detoxifying body wraps to help chase away tension, and Dana focuses on catering to each customer's individual needs to keep muscles as relaxed as the joints in the salon's rotating chairs.
Before he studied fitness at Purdue, Chris Tedesco learned the subtle art of inspiring others during a trek through the dessert. As a Marine squad leader, he needed to keep up morale while getting his troops to march across 36 miles of arid wilderness with him. This same determination saw him straight through to three Ironman Platoon championships. Today, as owner and founder of BodyQuest Personal Training, he brings those heat-honed lessons with him to each session, just as he did when he helped a snowboarder recover from near total-lower-body paralysis.
He and his team of four dedicated trainers partner up with clients, getting to know them, their eating habits, and their fitness goals to help them lead healthier lives. They constantly vary exercises via a circuit designed to keep bodies burning fat long after the workout and even tailor training-session soundtracks to suit clients' whims, so long as those whims don't include whale songs as covered by an eccentric theremin player. The exposed brick walls of his gym feature wooden sculpture and wall hangings that capture the feeling of motion, perhaps subliminally inspiring patrons to push themselves.
Dr. Michael Samuel and Dr. Steve Samuel at Body Allure refine the human form with a three-pronged approach. Their diet programs help reduce cravings and chase away pounds, and their wellness programs recalibrate unbalanced hormone levels and address the needs of the adrenal glands. Among their beauty treatments, fat-fighting injections help patients fit into their most revealing lederhosen, and SmoothShapes lasers diminish the appearance of cellulite.
Some things just belong together, such as peanut butter and jelly or a skydiver and a parachute. Vital Touch Salon & Spa offers another exciting duo: massage and hairstyling. After soliciting an aesthetician for a scissor cut and highlights, guests may request a soothing bodywork session from the salon's licensed massage therapist, Krissy Archer.