Doctor of Chiropractic Kristin Mattingly’s tenure on her high-school softball and volleyball teams did not go without injuries. To ease her pain, the teenager visited a chiropractor, and the resulting success paved the way for a future career as a chiropractor. Now with 8 years under her belt, Dr. Mattingly straightens spines and alleviates pain from daily routines and auto accidents for patients of all ages. She even had her daughter adjusted within the first hour of her life to ensure she kept her health optimal.
Swinging around a chrome pole isn't as easy as grabbing hold and traipsing 360 degrees—there's an mélange of skills one must learn before successfully making a full revolution with seductive grace and panache. Dancers must be able to suspend themselves upside down, launch into dizzying spins, and stand-in for American flags during their paid time off after the 4th of July. The instructors at Spin Sity draw from this artistic and sultry form of choreography to help women empower themselves, tone up, and cultivate overall wellness. Within the pink studio—replete with mirrors, hardwood floors, and metallic poles—students take on Flirty Fitness and pole-dancing classes. Also offered is an unstructured open-gym practice where students can hone their newfound skills or learn new ones.
Spin Sity also puts on birthday parties and girls' nights out where women can join with friends to learn sultry dance skills, as well as lead open-gym practice. For students without a pair of their own sparkly stilettos or leopard-print platform heels, Spin Sity sells a lineup of fashionable and flirty shoes perfect for performing pole routines or putting away dishes on the top shelf.
East County Performing Arts Center's university-trained educators mentor students ages 2 and up on the finer points of ballet, hip-hop, jazz, and other styles. Two- and 3-year-olds can combat the antidancing establishment during a 45-minute Boogie Babies class, combining elements of tap, ballet, tumbling, and play. Parents or visiting dignitaries can wave to young ones through either location's viewing window, putting anxieties at ease while muffling the sounds of spectator bullhorns. Older toe tappers can explore a variety of styles, including hip-hop, contemporary, or jazz, in which students will master choreography and traverse the floor through movement progressions. Groupon holders can experience the thrill of synchronized motion without trying to keep up with a flock of migrating birds during a Dance for Cheer class, which incorporates jazz, hip-hop, and poms.
The team at Dental Care Of Antioch not only restores teeth to their original gleam, but strives to make them better than ever with a slew of ultramodern procedures. After a thorough examination—which often includes x-rays, an oral-cancer screening, and surface check-up—dentists chart the course of the necessary treatment path. Their lengthy list of services includes oral surgery, dental implants, dentures, teeth whitening, and Invisalign straightening treatments.
Dr. Dan Jardin says he still remembers that jolt of pain as if it happened yesterday. During a basketball game, he went for a rebound and was pushed down, landing hard on his lower back. There was a “pop,” then the most intense pain. A trip to a doctor and prescription medicine did nothing to alleviate the searing pain. Three weeks later, Dr. Jardin visited a chiropractor at the urging of a friend. The chiropractor performed a manual adjustment, and the pain started to dissipate. That moment cemented into Dr. Jardin’s memory and became the driving factor in him becoming a chiropractor, so that he could help others facing the same discomfort.
On any given day, Dr. Jardin sees new patients at wit’s end, for they have tried everything else possible to alleviate their pain, just like he did so many years ago. His adjustments help relieve headaches, carpal-tunnel syndrome, athletic injuries, and numbness in limbs.
Slipping down one of five thrilling slides, winding their way through boulder cove, or stopping to refuel at the Lazy River Café, families relish the chance to spend time together while taking respite from summer heat. As kids hone their strokes during swim lessons, parents can lounge poolside or obliterate calories during a water aerobics class. After workouts, the picnic area provides a shady spot to lay out a lunch brought from home, purchased at the snack bar, or willed into existence. On Friday night, the water park gets a dose of sound waves as DJs spin tunes. Throughout the season, kids take advantage of themed activities on Country Western Day, Princess Day, and Pirate Day. The pool can also be rented out for private parties and functions and makes an ideal spot for birthday parties.
Anthony Trucks wasn't born into affluence. As a young child, he shuffled from foster home to foster home. But he found strength in his faith, and decided to channel his pain into something positive: athletics. That's how he ended up in the NFL, where he learned the ins and outs of training with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Pittsburgh Steelers until a shoulder injury left him permanently sidelined. At Trucks Training, he and his staff convert the high-intensity training of professional athletes into fitness classes and sports training for the everyman.
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