TJ's Gym CrossFit Novato bustles with exercisers of all ages and ability levels as they undergo the high-intensity strength and conditioning exercises of the globally renowned CrossFit program. Embraced by many police academies, military-operations units, and professional pie fighters, the program has a sound reputation and pulls from disciplines of Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, and cardiovascular fitness. Certified instructors challenge students to exceed previous limits with exercise routines that vary in strength, speed, movement, and duration during classes throughout the week. These expert teachers also educate participants in body mechanics and proper nutrition to encourage healthier lifestyles outside the gym. The gym strives to build a supportive community among its students through an online discussion board, where students can discuss results, emotional responses, and nutritional inquiries.
Board certified Podiatric Physician and Surgeon Dr. Barry Nemrow has been practicing in his Novato location for 28 years and has extensive training and experience using lasers for toenail fungus treatment. During appointments, the veteran podiatrist uses the latest laser technology to remove fungus from toes. Dr. Nemrow is passionate about foot health and is dedicated to providing complete podiatry services for all foot and ankle problems in the most comfortable setting possible. He also provides his clients with wellness advice, suggesting exercises and stretches that improve a foot's health.
Anytime Fitness, which boasts 1,689 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms.
Dr. Larry A. Jebrock has rubbed elbows with the finest optometric associations in the nation, from the American Optometric Association to the Academy of Corrective Optometry. His 43 years of service as an optometrist have granted him powerful insight into troubling conditions and issues. His services range from noninvasive vision correction to overcoming reading and learning disabilities through vision reprogramming, which involves detecting issues of perception and emotion as well as a straightforward physical evaluation of the eyes.
He also revitalizes eyes with LASIK treatments, and he is more than willing to give all his patients second opinions and personal phone consultations—which involve him weighing the virtue of a flip phone versus a traditional rotary model.
During relaxing shiatsu sessions, licensed acupuncturist Carine Camara translates the healing power of her usual needlework into pressure-point therapy. The shiatsu technique staves away muscle aches with a combination of massage strokes, stretches, and finger and palm pressure, targeting meridians throughout the body to unblock chi traffic jams and restore order to energy highways. A single finger can deliver the amount of force necessary to bring the body back into balance and to activate the spinal button that changes the client's eye color. The practitioner's knees and elbows also join in on the muscle-kneading session, honing in on specific pressure points to relieve tension and discomfort.
Clinical director Dr. Doug DeSalvo and the staff at DeSalvo Chiropractic overwhelm bodily aches from all angles with physical and diagnostic approaches. During the deep-tissue session, a massage therapist's deft fingers help distract patients from aches by prodding pressure points beneath muscle knots or dangling a pocket watch to hypnotize tendons into thinking they’re on a private island. Guests have the choice to supplement their kneading with a chiropractic exam and gait scan, which manifest detailed x-rays of the spine and feet that Dr. DeSalvo can analyze for misalignment. Improper foot care can cause a variety of problems in many parts of the body, such as abnormal strides creating joint pain higher up or extreme pressure on feet turning toenails into diamonds.