Shape Shifters Pilates and Health Studio's founder, Terra Khemiri, had to face one of her worst fears as a parent: her son developed a medical condition. When he was 6, his doctors discovered that his bone growth was a year and a half behind the normal rate, and they couldn?t explain it. That?s when Terra decided to take matters into her own hands, and she began studying the content of the foods he was eating. She found an alarming number of additives in the form of artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives. When Terra eliminated these additives along with processed sugar and milk products from her son?s diet, his condition is said to have quickly disappeared.
In addition to her nutritional knowledge, her background in rehabilitative and pregnancy massage, homeopathy, and Pilates led her to teach others how to take control of their own wellness at her studio, Shape Shifters. She has developed a program that combines Pilates, nutrition counseling, and therapeutic massage, designed for clients ranging from teen athletes to seniors.
As they enter the training at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby, trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
Log-cabin rafters hang high over the fitness area at Star Pilates, providing a calm, rustic view for clients looking up from their yoga mats or Pilates machines. A collection of cardio equipment such as spin bikes, elliptical machines, and treadmills also populates the floor, which guests can access at any time via electronic key card. During personal training sessions and classes in Pilates or TRX, the gym?s on-site experts help guests immolate unwanted calories and rid mind of distractions through their workouts? focused motions. They also host a variety of specialized classes that range from Pilates for seniors to power Pilates for athletes and superheroes who?ve taken the winter off.
Set on 1800 acres of pristine woodlands and open glades, with sweeping view of New Hampshire s spectacular White Mountains, this legendary historic grand resort, built in 1865, was renowned as a landmark White Mountain retreat for presidents, celebrities and socialites. Following a massive 20 million dollar restoration in 2002, the Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa has been beautifully returned to its original grandeur and updated with contemporary aesthetics and amenities for today s discerning traveler. Each of the resort s 145 luxurious guestrooms takes advantage of the stunning mountain views and features custom carved mahogany furnishings, high speed data ports and individual climate controls. Celebrated for its menu of over 60 unique and innovative treatments, the full service Tower Spa is the only spa in the United States where every treatment room is designed and equipped for dual treatments. The Spa is complemented by a complete fitness center with workout room, contemporary bodywork classes, indoor pool and Jacuzzi style hot tub. The romantically decorated Maples offers world class dining while hearty causal fare and be had at The Stagecoach. The Mountain View Grand is one of the Northeast s finest settings for four season recreation. Summer activities include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, tennis, croquet, lawn games and swimming in the heated Olympic size outdoor pool. Fishing, boating, canoeing and climbing can be located nearby. The challenging historic golf course continues its development with plans for a fully redesigned 18 holes. During the winter months, the Activity Center offers a lighted skating rink, snow tubing with tube rentals, sleigh rides, 28km of groomed cross country and snow shoeing trails, and snowmobile rentals. With so many recreational and leisure pastimes, the Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa is the ideal vacation venue for the whole family to create cherished memories.
Jill Dailey McIntosh has always been intrigued by the human body and how it moves?so much so that she graduated in 1991 with a kinesiology degree and soon thereafter decided to open her own Pilates teaching studio. But it wasn't until years later that this curiosity would manifest itself in a single question: "How can one aggressively transform the shape of their body while still maintaining proper alignment of the spine?" Eventually Jill began to examine her diverse fitness background, pulling low-impact movements from ballet, Pilates, and even orthopedic-exercise routines to create the basis for her fitness style, The Dailey Method.
Now, more than a decade later, Dailey's fitness routine has ballooned into studios sprawled across more than 10 states and gained praise from Self, Allure, FitPregnancy, and InStyle magazines. Regardless of the location, instructors remain true to Jill's mission of offering a diverse series of exercises that focus on toning and lengthening the body while lengthening the spine and building strong core muscles.
From the humble beginnings of a single, small pizzeria in Palo Alto back in 1978, Mountain Mike's Pizza grew to open more than 150 locations across California, Oregon, Nevada, and Utah. Today, each restaurant maintains a low-key, family friendly vibe, serving up a rousing menu of pizzas such as Everest, a mountain of pepperoni, italian sausage, salami, linguiça, beef, mushrooms, black olives, peppers, and onions.
The casual confines of Mountain Mike's Lafayette location showcase mountain photography, sports memorabilia, and a long line of craft-beer taps sporting the logos of Shock Top, Firestone, and Heretic. In addition to boasting the "largest on-tap craft beer selection in Lafayette," this Mountain Mike's is dedicated to its community, donating regularly to local schools, teams, and service organizations that build houses out of pizza dough. Live music and open-mic nights keep its calendar full, and a weekly buffet tops plates with unlimited portions.