When The Yoga Underground's four passionate instructors aren't shopping for shoes, watching the sun rise while hiking up Mount Timp, or partaking in the great American pastime of wearing crazy socks, they're hitting the mat to teach students how to build physical strength and emotional wellness. Although they consider themselves students of the ancient practice of yoga, they aren't afraid to add some modern twists into the Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga traditions, such as incorporating core-bolstering moves from Pilates and, according to instructor Brittany, playing "really awesome music." They offer an octet of lighthearted, yet challenging classes, which includes two fast-paced kick-asana classes, a primary series, and a lunchtime yoga session that accommodates working yogis on the go.
Doctor of Chiropractic Steve Baker has helped pain sufferers and car-accident victims for many years through gentle, yet effective, adjustments. His chiropractic care, combined with acupuncture, physical therapy, and massage therapy, all follow his simple rule: to treat clients until they're better. Along with helping individuals recover from personal injuries or auto accidents, he also relieves chronic pain from migraines, muscle soreness, or commuting to work via a kangaroo.
At the Quarry Golf Course, links lovers are treated to the rolling hills, manicured fairways, and native grasses of a course sculpted by nationally recognized designer Keith Foster. A one-year membership to The Player's Club (a $199 value) bestows discounts for standard course rates ($49 for morning rounds, $39 in the afternoon), as well as a waived course fee, preround range balls, and a golf cart that honks the secret recipe for Coca-Cola when driven backward. Club members will also save 15% on food and beverage items purchased from the Quarry restaurant as well as on pro-shop merchandise, and will be invited to demonstrate their superior walk-spoilage at The Quarry Player's Club Championship.
The expert mouth maintainers at Young Family Dental keep teeth strong and clean with a slew of oral-upkeep services. Visits start with a thorough oral exam that canvasses mouths for signs of cavities and gum disease before a prophylactic cleaning removes plaque, tartar, and long-forgotten balloons from baby-teeth birthdays. Two bitewing x-rays delve deeper into mouths, checking teeth for hidden decay and wisdom teeth popping up like prairie dogs. Patients can skip back to domiciles with an at-home teeth-whitening kit, replete with custom teeth trays and bleaching gel that’s friendly to sensitive teeth. The kit's applicators contain enough gel for 21 teeth-whitening uses, leaving pearly whites sparkling.
As a high-school-athletics coach that engaged in a wide variety of workout systems, Crossfit Cedar Ridge owner Doug Meacham found the CrossFit method was a natural fit. Instead of engaging in numerous exercise routines to meet optimal results, he could obtain the same results with the ever-changing and intense daily workouts of CrossFit. It’s a system that uses functional movements, training the body to be ready for all physical activities—from the athletic to the quotidian. He and his team of trainers teach the system in a group setting that fosters camaraderie as well as a sense of commitment to each other and their goals.
In 1911, when he opened Standard Optical, Henry Schubach could not have guessed that his successors would be providing LASIK treatments and contact lenses in 18 clinics. Each office fills with chatter as doctors check prescriptions and work to identify common optical issues, such as glaucoma or weeping when an onion dies. Light skips off ranks of designer frames from Coach, Maui Jim, Guess, Lacoste, and Dior, and transitional lenses darken as newly keen-eyed patrons mosey from the shop. The staff at Standard Optical has also performed more than 15,000 LASIK procedures, and offers a free consultation for those seeking to ditch frames.
Body4Change’s fleet of experienced instructors helps guests to liquidize fat with boot camps and personal-training sessions, structuring all workouts around resistance training, cardiovascular exercise, and nutrition. During boot camps, the trainers provide a no-nonsense environment in which guests focus on a different set of muscles each day, rotating between legs, arms, and second sets of arms to avoid body burnout and muscle ennui. They'll also customize workout stratagems in personal-training sessions that equip exercisers with moves tailored to individual goals and abilities.
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