The California Health & Longevity Institute eases Golden State bodies and minds with a comprehensive approach to wellness, integrating five disciplines of care. Licensed professionals perform a soothing array of complementary alternative services that combine Eastern and Western medicines and omit the works of prime-meridian snake-oil surgeons. Acupuncture painlessly engages innate healing responses with hair-thin needles, and acupressure treatments mimic the therapeutic effect with manual pressure instead of slender pins. Energy healing employs touch to influence internal systems and balance physical, emotional, and spiritual scales. Medical-hypnotherapy sessions use clinical techniques that reinforce subconscious signals to achieve deep relaxation and defeat old habits such as chewing other people's fingernails.
In under two years, what started as a humble boot camp founded by Taryn Landberg has grown into a full-blown fitness powerhouse. In addition to the signature camps, NASM-certified trainers lead a number of programs, each designed around specific goals. Classes range from basic group workout sessions that spur exercisers on with peer support to the Women's Elite Training, a CrossFit-style workout that focuses on strength building without the competitive atmosphere. Taryn's Transformation in 60 sessions incorporate her fitness and nutrition knowledge to get folks fit in two months by teaching them how to develop long-term lifestyle changes. No matter the program, Dream To Be Fit sticks closely to its founding principles, keeping class sizes small to avoid the impersonal atmosphere of big-box gyms.
Clarity, connection, and community. It's Yoga Everyone's philosophy, as they work with the belief that everyone—no matter their experience with yoga—can find clarity through a yoga practice. And in turn, this clarity yields authentic connections, both internally and with others, to help support a vibrant community. Yoga Everyone lives up to its name, thanks to classes for both kids, adults, and seniors, including social flexibility yoga for children with special needs such as autism. Adult classes range from basic beginner sessions and restorative yoga to cardio flow and Level II classes, and stand-alone meditation sessions include mindfulness and loving-kindness sessions. Specialty programs include therapeutic yoga care classes that cater to students with chronic conditions, clients recovering from surgery or illness, or those suffering from conditions such as high stress, sleep issues, or anxiety.
For the staff of Peace of Mind & Body, physical health isn’t the result of just eating well, exercising regularly, and finding emotional as well as spiritual balance. Instead, true wellbeing requires a holistic approach that requires individuals to take responsibility for all four of those areas. Personal trainers help by giving visitors the knowledge and the skills that they need to begin living healthier and more balanced lives. Custom-designed diets and workout regimens help bolster physical fitness, but the support that the trainers provide empowers clients and inspires them to find their own path to holistic well-being that addresses those four fundamental pillars of physical and emotional health.
Coach Steve Melero has a résumé overflowing with physical feats: college football star, competitive powerlifter, and certified performance enhancement specialist. At his Team Breakthru studio, he employs this versatile set of well-honed skills to motivate athletes to perform at their peak ability and everyday people to shed fat, build muscle, and feel great about themselves. A regimen of core-training and cardio fitness classes keeps bodies lean and powerful, while kids' recreation classes and sports performance classes foster healthy activity and habits at a young age.
James Deirmendjian had a decorated career as a brazilian jujitsu practitioner, winning martial-arts competitions and teaching submission grappling. He's parlayed that success into opening Fight Fit Training, where he helps clients get fit through boxing and kickboxing training, kettlebell workouts, and traditional lifting.