A successful exercise regimen involves just as much inspiration as perspiration, according to the certified trainers who helm motivFit. Their fitness and nutrition programs don't just teach participants to count and burn calories; they jump-start lives by pairing goal-focused coaching with group accountability. Designed with both fun and safety in mind, challenging outdoor workouts empower participants to make exercise a part of their daily routine. Aerobics and trail runs torch calories instantly, and weightlifting and resistance training rally the metabolism by building lean muscle mass. Group activities such as relay races build camaraderie, transforming participants into teams that motivate one another. The workouts can be tailored to any fitness level, allowing new exercisers and elite athletes to train side by side. As pounds and inches melt away, confidence grows and self-esteem blooms as boldly as a tulip watered with Buzz Aldrin's joyful tears. Nutrition resources such as recipes and meal plans complement the workouts, helping participants forge healthy lifestyles for the long haul.
Having honed his kitesurfing skills off the beaches of Hawaii and Southern California, both places known for gusty winds and big waves, Daniel Andersson knows all of the ins and outs of the sport. He draws on nearly a decade of teaching experience as the head instructor of Zen Athletics, which also specializes in functional fitness and Jeet Kune Do—Bruce Lee’s combat system. Before he even got into kitesurfing, Daniel mastered several martial arts, studying Muay Thai and Thai-boxing at a very early age in Thailand. He brings all of this athletic expertise to bear in his lessons, which are kept private or semi-private with four people or less to ensure each student gets individual attention.
Newly founded by renowned aging expert, inventor, and board-certified dermatologist Dr. Nicholas Perricone, Super Boutique uses the techniques and products pioneered by Dr. Perricone to help skin look and feel healthier and younger. The 50-minute Afterglow facial uses ultrasonic exfoliation that removes the outermost layer of skin with high-frequency sound waves, leaving the face as smooth and dewy as a newborn slip 'n' slide. Skull wrappers then get stimulated by muscle-training microcurrents and plumped by advanced wrinkle-comb technology, helping once-droopy visages appear visibly rejuvenated without relying on invasive procedures or impulsive motorcycle purchases.
When smilers want to wear their best-possible grins, they call Dr. Bob Perkins at Smiles in Malibu. In addition to general dentistry, he's an expert in cosmetic treatments, including implant and orthodontic dentistry. Dental aesthetics are Dr. Perkins' passion. In fact, busy though he is?he's also a family man and a skateboarder?he can't even sit down to watch television without thinking about his work. After catching the 2011 season of NBC's The Biggest Loser, he contacted contestant Sunny Sinclair and offered to perfect her smile. Sunny and Dr. Perkins tracked the treatments with their cameras. The resulting film captures Dr. Perkin's artful eye, personal bedside manner, and wealth of experience?not to mention his office's comforts, which include sedation dentistry and mink dental bibs.
Extreme athletes banded together to design Spartan Races' intense courses orchestrated over standardized distances, each strewn with natural and man-made obstacles to test mind-body fitness, resilience, stamina, and strength, designed to leave participants exhausted and exhilarated. In waves of 200, runners collect smudges and stains as they perform box jumps, haul heavy sandbags, and juke feral linebackers. Depending on where in the world they're participating, the course may be as short as 3 miles or, for extremely practiced athletes, as long as a full marathon.