Frequency Apps Wellness Center’s holistic practitioners suss out hidden allergies and sensitivities to more than 200 foods using the Meridian Stress Assessment (MSA), which is derived from Chinese and Western medicine. During the MSA food allergy test, patients cradle energy-measuring weights in each palm, analyzing meridians, or channels of energy, that pulse through the hands’ acupressure points as well as spark dead car batteries. Once the test determines pre-existing allergies to foodstuffs such as fish, fruit, grains, and wax lips, the practitioner consults with patients to establish a homeopathic solution to suppress bodily aversions that can cause imbalances such as fatigue, headaches, and skin problems.
RockFit Center's new workout facility crystallizes faltering musculature while kindling deadbeat calories with sleek equipment, one-on-one personal training, and group classes. Thirty days of open gym access lets sweat donors washboard their cores through exercise-ball workouts or by using the abundant machinery to get in shape for the Olympics' new jumping-jacks event. Otherwise, drop pounds in solidarity during two group classes held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cardiofit (Monday) boosts stamina, and Zumba (Wednesday) exercises the hip's swivel setting. BandTastic training (Thursday) gets bodies in sousaphone-carrying shape with explosive movements on a synthetic turf. A 90-minute yoga class held on Tuesdays and Thursdays keeps muscles from locking and speaking in all caps, and a personal-training session and a complimentary fitness analysis with one of RockFit Center’s experienced staff members establishes current fitness levels and guides patrons toward healthy goals.
Maintaining a balanced, holistic lifestyle requires a multifaceted approach to health care. With a combination of chiropractic treatments, therapeutic massages, and nutritional counseling, ChiroHealth’s team of chiropractors and massage therapists helps alleviate symptomatic pain while simultaneously helping the body heal naturally and better resist complications in the future.
Among their many ache-alleviating techniques, the office’s chiropractors regularly perform the activator method, which uses a handheld instrument to help deliver quick, precise adjustments without causing undue strain. These adjustments target misaligned vertebrae and promote healthy neurological function, restoring balance to the body’s network of organs. Complementing chiropractic adjustments, the center’s massages and laser-therapy sessions relieve joint and muscle pain traditionally caused by daily stress or nightly full-contact shadowboxing.
NRA-certified pistol instructor Steve Washington, a veteran of the US Army and National Guard, has taught gun handling and safety techniques to military and law-enforcement personnel for more than 20 years. In 2011, he partnered up with retired Michigan State Trooper Charles Hockey to open Protection Tactics, LLC, bringing their combined firearms expertise to locals. Instead of having students come to them, the duo travels to communities around Michigan to conduct courses such as the Basic Pistol class, which instills pistol and ammunition knowledge and instructs one- and two-handed firing stances. Additionally, Steve and Charles host Bullets, BBQ & Brews events where qualified participants try out various firearm models on paper targets that regret not taking a job as a page in a book.
Brookside Golf & Grill's PGA professional Marty Carmichael takes golfers of all stripes under his wing and helps them improve through guided practice and a little help from video technology. As players unload strokes ranging from full-power pummels off the tee to knockdown wedge shots onto the green, Marty makes real-time adjustments to mechanics and offers his recommendations for strategic thinking. Meanwhile, a video recorder captures all the action, allowing the student to see his own bad-swing habits—something that is difficult to fully grasp during the backswing itself, when eyes are closed tight to keep eyeballs from falling out.
For more than three decades, AAA Canoe has rented canoes, kayaks, and tube floats to explorers bound for the scenic, tranquil Rogue River. The rental center accommodates both individuals and group outings, outfitting each trip with paddles and life jackets or flotation cushions before chauffeuring boaters and their vessels to their trip’s starting point. Each trip ends at the Rockford Dam in downtown Rockford, where passengers can explore the city sights and regain their land legs from unscrupulous alleyway leg merchants.