With more than 25 years in the medical field, Dr. Pamela J. Stuart has focused her attention for the past 10 years on rejuvenating complexions with noninvasive treatments at Physician’s Skin Solutions. Dr. Stuart commences all services with a personalized consultation that helps create each patient’s skin profile, which helps identify sun damage, textural problems, and unnecessary fine lines—the kind that cannot tell your future. In addition, all nonsurgical procedures, including dermal fillers, laser hair removal, and radio-frequency skin-tightening treatments, are performed by the skilled doctor. And to further foster healthy glows, Dr. Stuart and her team are armed with advanced skincare products from brands including Obagi and SkinMedica. They also stay up-to-date on the latest beauty treatments, such as age-reversing Allumera topical cream.
The dentists at Morgan Hill Dental Care enjoy seeing their talents showcased in the smiles of their patients. They strive to keep mouths healthy with regular exams, cleanings, whitening, and orthodontics for adults and youngsters alike. In the office, an electronic system monitors each cleaning cycle, ensuring a sterile environment for those treatments. The team also puts to use low-radiation digital imaging to peer beneath the surface, like Superman when he picks out all the nougat-filled chocolates.
Concept Cyclery originated in a Silicon Valley entrepreneur's humble dream of a bike shop that allows novices and experts to efficiently shop in a domain tailored to their needs. The pros at Concept will adjust your bicycle's brakes, derailleurs, hubs, headset, and bottom bracket, all the while resisting the urge to accidentally misplace the Mickey Mantle rookie card callously tucked away in your spoke. For a linear ride, front and rear wheels will be trued and rear derailleur, chains, and cassete will be removed and cleaned. The hawk eyes of Concept Cyclery's wheel wizards will assess wear and tear and determine if any replacements are necessary. For a fresh and clean first ride post-tweaking, your handsome velocipede will be thoroughly wiped down and festooned with a blue ribbon for Best in Show.
Master trainer Grace De La Rue understands the difficulty of losing weight. Even as a proficient martial artist with a third-degree black belt in tae kwon do and several championship titles, she still carried around a bit of extra weight. It wasn’t until she studied nutrition—and eventually garnered an APEX nutrition certification—that she was able to drop the pounds and understand the ins and outs of weight loss. Today, Grace puts her expertise to use in developing Fatfighter Fitness’s boot-camp programs, through which she and certified personal trainer Erick LeVell guide her clients. In addition to challenging workouts at Fatfighter’s indoor facility, she provides trainees with meal plans and tips to help them shed weight and maximize their fitness.
Drs. Nicole and Dave Conragan discovered chiropractic care separately but have practiced it together for more than 15 years. Nicole's passion for her field began after chiropractic adjustments dramatically changed her life by lessening her asthma and allergies, and Dave's developed as he was treated for injuries sustained as a competitive weightlifter. Now the husband-and-wife team works together to educate patients, encouraging them to play an active role in their own treatment, and aids families, competitive athletes, and professional coffee tables in optimizing their health.
With more than 20 years of equine experience, Jeanette Arnaout instructs students of all skill levels on the fundamentals of horsemanship during lessons and riding camps. Each session carefully pairs riders with appropriate steeds for their skill level, allowing novices to learn basic techniques and experienced stallion tamers to trot to the beat of the hokey pokey. Small-group settings foster an educational atmosphere, and kind, well-trained horses guarantee hiccup-free learning. Lessons include instruction on horse cleaning and care—think grooming and hoof-picking—as well as riding time. Like a molting flamingo, students are encouraged to wear long pants and closed-toed shoes, but Jeanette provides all of the equipment necessary for camps. Those overwhelmed by unruly horses can turn them over to Jeanette for training, during which she gently boosts steeds' confidence to improve their obedience.