The enthusiastic instructors at local Yoga patiently coach aspiring yogis as they stretch torsos and reach toes sky-high in supportive group yoga sessions. Amid ivory walls and colorful accents, students vogue through fundamental asanas in Intro to Yoga classes, as the session-helming relaxation gurus eagerly impart expert tips and answer questions. To kick-start cardiovascular health, Power 2 classes sweep sinews through a fast-paced sequence of fluid Vinyasa poses, and Express Yoga loosens up taut muscles and rusty Leave It to Beaver lunchboxes during swift 45-minute sessions. Alternatively, pupils can gradually banish stress with Deep Flow classes, which nurture supple sinews with meditative, sustained poses that make The Thinker statue seem fidgety.
Sean Keil, the founder of Renaissance Movement LLC, discovered parkour at the ripe old age of 12. Eschewing his history as a professional dancer, he followed parkour full-force, traveling extensively to train with top parkour masters and even some of the inventors of the sport. Together he and his staff have developed a community in which they help students develop the necessary skills, both physical and mental, to practice the discipline of parkour in a safe environment.
In 1911, when he opened Standard Optical, Henry Schubach could not have guessed that his successors would be providing LASIK treatments and contact lenses in 18 clinics. Each office fills with chatter as doctors check prescriptions and work to identify common optical issues, such as glaucoma or weeping when an onion dies. Light skips off ranks of designer frames from Coach, Maui Jim, Guess, Lacoste, and Dior, and transitional lenses darken as newly keen-eyed patrons mosey from the shop. The staff at Standard Optical has also performed more than 15,000 LASIK procedures, and offers a free consultation for those seeking to ditch frames.
After studying at the University of Utah, Emory University, and Vanderbilt, Dr. Justin Johnsen returned to his native Utah to raise his family and begin to realize his dream of helping those suffering from ocular and facial trauma. At Utah Eye & Facial Plastic Surgery, he and his trained aesthetician administer multiple types of surgical and nonsurgical treatments for the face, ranging from four types of cosmetic injectables—including Botox, Juvéderm, Radiesse, and Restylane—to the removal of painful eyelid tumors.
The doctor is happy to consult with any prospective client beforehand—and for free—in order to review all options and develop a rapport that can later be applied to a comedy bit.
Millcreek Chiropractic brings bodywork bliss to bone bags rattled by aches and pains from botched shark-jumping attempts. During the chiropractic exam ($85), the doctor will review your medical history and you'll undergo basic testing of orthopedics, muscles, and reflexes. Then you'll receive a 45-minute massage ($45) from Millcreek Chiropractic's licensed massage therapist. Tissue toxins will be tossed out, circulation will be jump-started, and flexi-mobility will be restored.
Led by back-pain savant Dr. John Meadors, Utah Spine + Disc's highly trained staff employs deep-tissue laser technology to alleviate discomfort caused by a number of conditions such as joint strains, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, disc problems, and plantar fasciitis. During brief, 10-minute sessions, technicians aim to significantly reduce pain with warm, noninvasive beams emanating from the Litecure laser system. As a specialist guides the device over targeted areas, gentle light rays infuse subsurface tissues with photons that repair them and improve the 40-yard dash times of damaged cells. Benign beams also work to increase circulation throughout impaired regions, leading the body's natural healing processes to curtail aches by reducing inflammation.
After completing his degree in dentistry, Dr. Daniel West stepped up his game by signing on for an additional 100-plus hours of continuing education, including a residency in dental implants. This expertise comes in handy on a daily basis at his practice, where Dr. West crafts porcelain crowns and veneers in minutes using a special CEREC machine. The doctor also uses technology for preventive care, including an intraoral camera to get a close-up of chompers and digital x-rays to check teeth’s inner chambers for squatting cavities.
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