UpDog Yoga Centers’ master instructors lead students of all skill levels through yoga, tai chi, and kung fu workouts. The studio’s robust, six-day schedule of classes includes Yoga 101, where instructors acquaint beginners with the foundational postures and secret yogi handshakes that prepare them for more challenging classes. Seasoned yogis gather for hot Vinyasa sessions, where intense heat helps bodies wring out toxins while students flow through a series of strengthening poses. During Yin yoga, students target connective tissues, ligaments, and tendons by holding deep stretches for up to five minutes at a time, or until the tyrannosaurus rex decides the classroom of yogis are nothing but unappetizing trees. Instructors in traditional tai chi classes help center spirits by demonstrating a peaceful practice of flowing movements; students in kung fu work to master precise moves for cardiovascular and self-defense benefits.
At Riviera Fitness Centers of Madison—a women-only fitness haven—patrons tackle Les Mills group fitness classes, strength and cardio equipment, and one-on-one personal training, all designed to make gals feel comfortable as they forge toward their fitness goals. The onsite childcare staff supervises tykes so moms can cartwheel off to classes such as BodyAttack and Zumba. During Zumba classes, the studio transforms into a club-like dance-party atmosphere, accented with colored lights and thumping Latin-inspired beats. The instructors lead the easy-to-follow dance steps on an elevated stage, allowing everyone to see the right moves instead of getting discouraged and reverting to the Hokey Pokey. Boot-camp sessions fuse cardio and resistance training to tone physiques as campers wield exercise equipment including kettlebells, barbells, and bosu balls.
In addition to getting fit during group training, ladies can seek one-on-one fitness advice during personal training sessions, which are tailored to suit their goals. Riviera Fitness Center also offers tanning, bronzing recently toned bodies for the beach or flexing in front of a mirror.
The expert staff at Phoenix Paintball Division oversees multiple fields sprawling across 30 acres of paintball action. A woods field cloaks artistic assassins with trees and bunkers, and a tire-and-hay field conceals teams as they rally together toward victory. As in marital disputes between pro athletes, trained referees strictly enforce all rules, making safety the top priority at Phoenix. The pro shop rents and sells all necessary equipment, accessories, and apparel, as well as food and drinks to keep players fueled during friendly outings, group events, or special occasions, such as birthday parties.
With more than 370 locations and 300,000 patients, HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab brings well-trained doctors and, thus, pain relief to all corners of the continental United States. Each office?s staff provides treatments designed to quell lower-back and leg pain, vertigo, scoliosis, migraines, and carpal tunnel. Rather than rely on what they call passive chiropractic care?roller tables, heat packs, ice packs?the staffers at HealthSource mostly prescribe an active care plan to patients. This means they will perform rehabilitation routines alongside chiropractic adjustments to soothe muscle spasms, increase flexibility, and straighten posture so much that local schoolmarms begin suffering from midlife crises en masse.
Much like the world's first edible MRI machine, the Synergy Medical Weight Loss program was the brainchild of many hardworking doctors, skilled nutritionists, and hours of research. The program strives to address all aspects of weight loss, and because it's so comprehensive, it offers plenty of room for customization. A custom plan might incorporate supplements that curb cravings, regular one-on-one sessions with a nutritional counselor, and vitamin injections designed to stimulate the metabolism. This multifaceted approach gives Synergy clients all over the country personalized, science-based guidance for dropping unwanted pounds.
The core of Your Eyes Optical is its seasoned team of optometrists. Dr. Linda Anderson Jones and Dr. Robert Soulages boast nearly three decades of experience examining clients' eyes for visual acuity or illness. Optician Brandy Heddles, meanwhile, ensures frames fit properly and lenses are sculpted to the correct shape. She and her staff fit customers for designer frames by brands such as Calvin Klein, Legre, and Ray-Ban, which they fill with standard and progressive lenses in several styles.