The instructors at Bikram Yoga Ogden help students achieve a soothing state of calmness through the Bikram method of hot yoga. They guide guests through 26 poses in a studio heated to improve muscle elasticity, which reduces the threat of injury. The heat also encourages detoxification and elevates heart rates. Instructors stay positive and supportive throughout their classes, which help build strength and flexibility and elongate ligaments, joints, and facial hair. The staff also uses these poses to teach students the valuable skill of controlling their breath.
The Front Climbing Club has attracted a crew of passionate setters and climbers with various outdoor-climbing experience, earned while climbing around the world. The staff brings this knowledge to its route setting, filling the 10,000-square-foot space with bouldering routes and top-roping walls that will boggle the mind and body like a kiss from Albert Einstein. Instructors lead these climbing and bouldering classes as well as training sessions, either teaching the fundamentals or helping attendees of virtually any age and skill level master more advanced techniques. Also offered are yoga classes and a full array of strength and cardio equipment, which can provide year-round conditioning training. The Front runs afterschool kids’ programs and camps, helping young climbers hone skills needed for teamwork and concentration. The club's pro shop also keeps visitors prepared for climbing excursions by allowing them to stock up on specialty supplies, including rock shoes, ropes, alpine and ice gear, and training equipment.
Nationally certified Doctor of Chiropractic Chris Bunn draws upon his background in sports and exercise physiology to treat chronic pain with spinal adjustments, homeopathic injections, and massage therapy. After his oldest son was diagnosed with Type I diabetes, the Ogden native turned to techniques practiced around the globe in Europe, Africa, and the Republic of Minerva in order to help clients with serious health conditions live longer, pain-free lives.
He also believes that patients are their optimum selves when they both feel good and look good, which is why Skyline Clinic bolsters beauty with aesthetic services. These include age-spot reduction, wrinkle-blasting treatments, and VelaSmooth lipolaser sessions, which use electrical-optical synergy to flatten flabby deposits instead of giant rolling pins.
Master Lu has honed his understanding of energy imbalances in the course of more than 40 years' worth of Chinese acupuncture and martial-arts practice. His finely tuned needlework, which garnered him a spot on City Weekly's Best of Utah 2010 list, can be effectively employed to quell a variety of chronic problems, from headaches to addictive behaviors. Treatments can also help to alleviate insomnia or the depression that so often stems from painting watercolor self-portraits using only your tears.
Merpati Putih is an ancient Indonesian practice that combines fitness, breathing exercises, meditation, and self-defense. Highly trained instructors Nate and Mike Zeleznick’s passion and respect for the martial art have culminated in MP USA. At the accredited Merpati Putih martial-arts school, they pass on these skills in classes for children and adults of any fitness level, drawing from their work with high-ranking Merpati Putih specialists. Beyond teaching technical skills, sessions for adults focus on overall fitness and bolstering the connection between mind and body, and kids’ classes impart values such as self-confidence, manners, and responsibility. The Zeleznicks also arm women with the tools to defend themselves in self-defense classes.
The certified instructors at 12th Street Fitness motivate their clients with an ever-changing workout of the day, which keeps exercises from getting monotonous and weeds out any cardboard cutouts masquerading as real humans. Within their 5,500-square-foot, open-floor-plan gym space, they fit this workout into boot-camp sessions and group fitness classes. Each boot-camp class follows an exercise circuit through the gym's equipment, which includes weight-training gear, treadmills, ellipticals, and stationary bikes. For a more personalized fitness experience, instructors also provide one-on-one personal training and nutrition counseling.
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