Technicians at Inner Awakening Healing Center strive to instill wellness through promoting holistic health practices. To that end, they use a variety of modalities that help bodies shed unhealthy debris that accumulates internally. Carefully curated to assist each client attain optimal health, these remedies can include physical treatments, such as lymphatic drainage to help the body remove congestion in its tissues. Energy- and education-based treatments like Reiki and nutritional counseling can also be beneficial when administered by a team member with expertise, a high level of training, and a relaxed approach.
At Vitality Chiropractic Center, Doctor of Chiropractic Lisa Walsh runs her practice with an integrative philosophy, contending that all bodily systems are as tightly interconnected as the pieces of a Kevin Bacon jigsaw puzzle. Specializing in adult and pediatric care, she calls upon her chiropractic education, as well as her studies in human biodynamics at UC?Berkeley, to dispense holistic treatments designed to treat imbalances of the structural, biochemical, and emotional nature.
Tucked within the tree-dappled slopes of the Rocky Mountains and located about an hour from four world-class ski-resorts, Eagle Lodge & Suites offers placid accommodations for powder-surfers. Each hospitable suite squeezes out stressors with rejuvenating beds and welcoming living areas. Ramblers can stock up on ski fuel or construct pancake snowboards with the lodge's complimentary hot breakfast buffet, or stretch-out muscles for an upcoming arm-wrestling tournament against local antelope with a morning pass through the on-site Eagle Athletic Club, which supplies lodgers with weight, cardio, and resistance equipment, a sauna, and a 50-foot lap pool. Though not included with the Groupon, excursionists looking to explore the surrounding hills can hop a spot on the lodge's shuttle system, which runs snow-seekers to the lifts at Vail and Beaver Creek without the risks of bird strike associated with traditional slingshot travel ($65 per person, one-way).
When Cliff Hodges, the founder and CEO of Adventure Out, graduated from MIT with a degree in electrical engineering, he knew a traditional desk job wasn't for him. According to Technology Review, he quickly gave up his engineering career for the wireless world of the great outdoors, where he began to hike, climb, and surf his way around the world, always staying true to his philosophy of environmental respect and protection.
His travels and business accomplishments have gained some measure of notoriety; he's coached on MTV's Made, consulted for ABC News, and was selected as one of four winners of the 2011 Santa Cruz County Civic Service Award: The Nextie. Adventure Out was also identified for meeting survival skills training standards by The New York Times best-selling author Tim Ferriss in The 4-Hour Chef.
Today, he and his program consultant Tom McElroy lead excursions into the California wilderness to teach backpacking and survival skills, including the tracking of animals and wild ice-cream trucks, and they also guide novices through surfing, rock-climbing, and mountain-biking sojourns. Through fundraising, Adventure Out has helped save Castle Rock State Park from closure and a portion of their proceeds is put directly back into the park.
As the owner and operator of the University of Surfing, Matt Cole has transformed incredibly talented surfers into an accomplished team of instructors. From Kyla Langen, the 2012 Bud Light Lime Tour Champ, and her globe-spanning surf career to veteran teacher and decorated pro surfer Kevin Rhodes, students reap the benefits of the instructors? years of experience during two-hour introductory surfing lessons. In addition to these basic lessons, the staff also coaches intermediate surfers and offers private lessons, giving advice about paddling, proper standing technique, and proper burial technique for broken surfboards. The wave-loving group also hosts daylong and overnight camps that cover the deepest aspects of surfing.
At Pacifica Athletic Center, clients can sculpt chiseled physiques on BodyMasters Abductor machines and bench presses or receive guidance from personal trainers or instructors in the 2,000-square-foot martial arts gym. Renowned Muay Thai kickboxer Kenya Prach teaches fighting techniques alongside taekwondo experts Master Mangonon and Kyo Sa Nim in the martial arts gym, which houses a 20-foot elevated ring. The fitness center's Kid Zone keeps children distracted from their plans to annex sections of the neighbors' yard. Free amenities such as chilled mint-scented towels, modern showers, and coffee are available.