Nobody in Santa Monica has a snow-covered slope in their backyard to practice slalom runs. Some think they can just march up a mountain and dominate a black diamond on courage and instinct alone. Instead, they wind up face first in snow, wishing they’d practiced.
In order to prepare skiers and snowboarders for the real deal, and to spare them from slushy, frostbitten shame, two-time world ski champion Bob Salemo devised his innovative Virtual Snow training system. In a controlled indoor environment far away from menacing ski lifts and snowballs tossed by mountain goats, winter-sports enthusiasts perfect their maneuvers in fun training drills led by skilled instructors and the clever teachings of Salemo himself. The faux ski-course simulator, which resembles a large conveyor belt, mimics the smooth surface and wily turns of a downhill slope as its snowy surface rolls beneath the feet of students on skis or snowboards. Future Picabo Streets or Shawn Whites not only expand their abilities to new levels, but they can also practice tricks without bailing out and shake off any bad habits they learned from sleet gangs.
Seven days a week, the therapists at May's Foot Reflexology massage specific points on clients' feet, stimulating their nervous systems to boost overall health. The treatment can help the body recover from strain and stress, improve sleep quality, and even prevent issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and a resurfacing childhood fear of "This Little Piggy." For female clients, the therapists include a free upgrade to massage lotion infused with shea butter, jojoba oil, and other skin-softening ingredients.
Doctors of Chiropractic Athanasia and Christopher Angelopoulos recognized a need for chiropractic care in their community, and so they mastered various techniques in order to meet that need. As the leaders of Desert Cities Chiropractic, they practice diversified chiropractic technique, physical therapy, and massage therapy.
Inland Empire Boot Camp’s squad of experienced instructors eschews the ear-scarring screams of traditional boot camps in favor of rigorous motivation, individually tailoring every exercise to achieve sustainable results for students. Like the temperaments of salsa dancers, the boot camp’s intensity levels split into mild, medium, and hot categories to ensure every participant gets a vigorous but doable workout. The outdoor program mixes up activities for constantly shifting sessions, which divide time between exercises such as toning core muscles with planks and lunges and raising heart rates with jogging and calisthenics. Campers rotate through interval-based resistance and cardio training, aiming to stoke metabolic fires into searing calories. Inland Empire Boot Camp's schedule of both coed and women-only classes lets participants control their comfort levels, and the flexible schedule accommodates those who need extra time to get their werewolf or nongroggy daytime-werewolf symptoms under control. Inland Empire Boot Camp also offers grocery shopping classes, which escort students through the aisles, teaching them what to look for on food labels and how to decide between frozen or fresh, butter or margarine, and ketchup or catsup.
At Ayurveda & Massage Therapy Clinic, certified massage therapist Danae Delaney employs Ayurvedic techniques to correct bodily and mental imbalances. For instance, during a typical treatment, Delaney might mollycoddle the body with a detoxifying and moisturizing Abhyanga massage before calming the mind with the takradhara technique of pouring buttermilk on the forehead. For more extensive balancing or in case they want to save the buttermilk for their cereal, patients can schedule a three-, five-, or seven-day cleanse that features a steady dose of herbs, yoga, and body treatments.