Like a trip to the all-you-can-dance buffet, Jazzercise incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, and air-busting kickboxing. In 60 minutes of class, participants of all ages and levels will benefit from improving their cardio, strength, and flexibility while burning off up to 500 calories and improving their chances of impressing Kevin Bacon at a celebrity dance-a-thon. Dancing with the Stars two-time champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise’s improvisational workouts, but clients won’t need her encyclopedic knowledge of flashy footwork and spirit-fingered dance moves to get the most out of each class. Those prone to first-class jitters can review the basic moves before their shimmy session.
After earning a degree in kinesiology in 1991, Jill Dailey McIntosh gravitated toward Pilates. She began training other teachers and helped run a personal-training and Pilates business, but she wasn't completely satisfied. She wanted her clients to be able to shape their bodies more aggressively without losing the proper alignment and form in a classroom-like setting. After visiting New York several times and training under Lotte Berk instructors, Jill was inspired to create her own fitness modality. Combining her background in kinesiology, personal training, and dance, she developed The Dailey Method at Barfitness Ballet Bar Studio. Today, her method has spread to more than 40 locations throughout the United States, Canada, and France.
A blend of Pilates, ballet, and yoga, The Dailey Method helps students strengthen and stretch the body's major muscle groups. Jill designed the low-impact classes to challenge bodies, minds, and spirit alike as students build their cores, align their spines, and tone lean muscles. Instructors help students master the proper form for each motion, whether they're swinging dumbbells or bellying up to the barre to work their quadriceps.
Naturopathic physician Dr. Theresa Ramsey, NMD and the staff at Center for Natural Healing help bolster body and mind with holistic wellness services. For swift wellness boosts, Dr. Ramsey injects three sets of B6 and nontoxic methylcobalamin B12 vitamins—which contain no traces of cyanide unlike other varieties of B12—to help spur energy and metabolism levels. Like mayoral run-off elections, guests may request shots weekly or twice weekly. Alternatively, torsos can stretch out for 60 minutes inside the hyperbaric oxygen chamber's sealed cylindrical tube, which fits one person or three crash-test dummies, and rejuvenates cells with 100% pressurized oxygen. Throughout the soothing session, operators speak into an intercom system to alert guests of instructions, such as performing exaggerated breaths or yawns to help clear ears for the initial pressure. Once the chamber reaches the appropriate pressure level, guests can rest, meditate, or don a headset to listen to the soothing resonance of silent-movie soundtracks.
Between Chris Fry, a PGA member and specialist in the biomechanics of the full swing, and Tyler Christensen, an expert on the short game, the instructors at Expert Golf AZ have specialty expertise that covers any and all aspects of the game. The teaching duo has conducted more than 40,000 private lessons, gaining a wealth of experience harmonizing swing changes to match individual body motions and abilities.
Students can take lessons at three courses: Silverado Golf Club, McCormick Ranch Golf Club, and Flagstaff Ranch Golf Club. At each of these locales, a menu of services range from private lessons—complete with V1 Pro video analysis and Flightscope X2 launch monitoring—to on-course coaching, reserved for serious golfers who need assistance with competitive strategy or someone to bring them orange slices at the turn.
Heidi Lamar didn't know much about spas when she first purchased Spa Lamar. As she explained to reporters from Skin Inc., "not coming from a spa background, there were things I didn't know I couldn't do." Unhindered by industry conventions or previously fixed ideas, Heidi set about filling her 14,000-square-foot spa with innovative amenities—from a luxurious waterfall-fed pool to an onsite yoga and dance studio. She also cultivates locals instead of the typical resort crowd, banishing cacti from the decor in favor of a Caribbean-style ambiance that, as she told the Arizona Republic, caters to those who already live in Arizona and want to get away to a tropical island. Today, her media-lauded spa is the largest privately owned spa in Scottsdale and is frequented by locals, including members of the Phoenix Suns Dancers.
Before treatments that include massages, acupuncture, mani-pedis, and facials, guests garbed in fluffy complimentary robes duck into the steam room. They sample wholesome lunches and fruit plates from the tropical tea bar and relax in the sauna while waiting for a haircut or warm algae wrap. Sunbathers float around the pool on loungers, whereas others simmer in a bubbling whirlpool. Unlike many traditional spas, Spa Lamar is completely coed, making it an ideal place for couples that are on a first date or permanently trapped together inside a horse costume with a broken zipper.
A PGA Tour instructor and former tour player, Rohan Teasdale enhances players’ power and control by making each golf swing biomechanically sound. He operates his training school, G'Day Golf, at McCormick Ranch Golf Club, where he works with players of all skill levels to lower scores through the use of video swing analysis and a strict diet of sautéed golf balls. In addition to adjusting swing patterns to improve efficiency, Rohan also tweaks other facets of the game to produce well-rounded players. More than just a coach and instructor, Rohan acts as a full support system and friend to each student as they strive to reach their goals.
Some people are born to run; some are born to scramble up and down walls and ceilings like a Tokay gecko. Unleash your inner lizard with today's Groupon: for $55, you get a four-hour introduction to climbing trip, including a guide and all necessary gear, at any of Front Range Climbing Company's guided climbing locations (a $165 value).
Conquer peaks at Garden of the Gods, Red Rock Canyon, North Table Mountain, or four other regal rocky regions. During the four-hour intro trip, gravity-bound life forms learn basic safety procedures and vital sky-ascending techniques, such as knot tying and belaying. Front Range supplies all the necessary equipment (harness, helmet, chisels for carving Herbert Hoover's face into the cliff); you just provide the snacks, water, sun protection, and comfortable and weather-appropriate shoes and clothes. Determined climbers will reach picturesque, sky-piercing summits and earn the right to gaze at awe-inspiring views and christen a notable rock Brian Dennehy.
Hilltop-defeaters will feel comfortable and secure with the Front Range Climbing staff, who adheres to strict safety standards and has years of rock-grappling experience. Front Range's reputation has garnered notability as the Garden of the Gods' exclusive guide service, helping picnickers, hikers, and mountain-goat jazz bands experience Colorado's bounteous beauty. Because class sizes are limited, call ahead to make a reservation and discuss a meeting spot.
You must sign a liability waiver and, in some cases, a medical waiver. Climbers 12 years old and under must have a parent or guardian present.
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