The ember of Nick Coppola's fervor for fishing began years ago. While Nick studied biology in college, this passion bloomed into a full-blown vocation as he spent summers scouring the rivers of Southwest Montana. Since those early moments wading in the tides, Nick has become a New York State–licensed guide, continuing to catch trophy salmon, steelhead trout, brown trout, and runaway goldfish as the head of Slickwater Adventures.
Throughout two seasons each year, Coppola and his staff lead anglers of all levels into some of the East Coast's most picturesque habitats, including the Ausable River during summer months and the eastern Lake Ontario tributaries during winter. No matter the location, Coppola encourages participants to customize each adventure to their specific goals, whether they are honing existing skills, learning basic techniques, or luring in trophy catches with tricks and well-timed eyewinks.
Integrative Healing Spa's owner, Amber Gilbo, is a double threat: not only is she a licensed massage therapist, but she's also a yoga instructor with a 200-hour certification under her belt. Her center's healing treatments reflect her dual talents. Therapists offer massages in a range of styles, including four-handed massages, during which two massage therapists work in tandem. They also perform reflexology treatments, which target problems throughout the body by focusing pressure on the hands and feet.?In addition to massage, Integrative Healing offers yoga and meditation classes that hone students' flexibility six days a week. Some classes are held by candlelight, and others are focused on strength-building poses. For clients looking for a more high-intensity workout, Integrative Healing Spa also offers Hoopnotica, a fun, fat-burning workout that blends elements of dance and hula hooping.
A long-time triathlon competitor and Kripalu yoga practitioner, Sandy Eby was hooked on Bikram yoga after her very first class. She lived nearly two hours away from the nearest studio, though, so she tried to recreate the experience in her basement by practicing in front of a space heater. Unfortunately, it wasn't the same. So, Sandy founded Bikram Yoga of Oswego?a studio that occupies the third floor of the historic Kingsford House, but features modern amenities such as showers and a state-of-the-art heating system.
While the intense heat loosens tight muscles and increases circulation throughout the body, instructors lead 90-minute classes designed to accommodate students of all skill, experience, and fitness levels. Each session consists of the same two breathing exercises and 26 asanas, which systematically strengthen muscle groups and promote healthy organ function.
A cozy cocoon inside the Riverview Wellness Center, A New Spirit enriches epidermises with facials, waxing services, and specialty treatments such as microdermabrasions. During each microdermabrasion appointment, licensed aesthetician Ellen Delaney, CME buffs away expired skin cells, age spots, and other imperfections, making each complexion gleam like a freshly waxed unicorn horn. Eschewing traditional crystal-microdermabrasion methods, which blast skin with particles of aluminum oxide, she smoothes visages with the latest DiamondTome texturized wands, preventing foreign matter from touching the face, eyes, and mouth. Not just another friendly face polisher, Delaney brings advanced medical-clinic training and microdermabrasion certification to her practice, making each session as safe and sanitary as it is refreshing. During their tune-ups, clients can unwind by boldly reclining their chairs or quietly humming their favorite banjo solos.
During the 15-lap option, adrenaline addicts join in classes that kick off with a one-hour drivers' meeting, where motor jockeys will learn about high-speed travel techniques, safety procedures, and what to do in the event of an unexpected monster-truck attack. After classroom instruction, autoists buckle up behind the wheel for hands-on track-lapping excitement. The entire experience lasts about 2.5 hours. Family and friends are welcome to sit in the bleachers, cheering students on to photo finishes and jumpsuited glory.