When you think of a chiropractor, you probably think of someone who pushes misaligned vertebrae back into place during spinal adjustments. Adjustments are a great way to fight pain, but they're not the only way. Escalon Chiropractic's doctor of chiropractic John Bystrom uses electrical muscle stimulation to help reduce swelling and release endorphins, microcurrent therapy to relax muscle spasms, cold-laser therapy to treat inflammation, and massage therapy to boost flexibility and untie muscle knots.
Located on the grounds of The House Modesto church, The House Fitness gives members a place where they can focus on their physical and spiritual health. The recently revamped 10,000 square-foot gym features ample free weights, cardio equipment, two racquetball courts, and space for group fitness classes, as well as an up-to-date cardio theater system that projects sermons from the church's pastor in addition to popular programming. Other amenities include spacious new lockers rooms, and a childcare center where exercisers can drop off their kids or favorite iguana.
Kristina loves dance fitness so much that she quit her day job to dedicate her time to it. In 2010, Kristina became certified in Zumba and soon realized she wasn't satisfied with her work as a paralegal, so she left the position to open Fuzion Fitness. Here, she leads a team of impassioned coaches who help clients improve their overall health with guided fitness regimens set to pulsing world music. The upbeat, high-intensity classes include Zumba, boot camp, and Piloxing, which fuses Pilates and boxing exercises.
Despite the industrial feel created by its enormous garage doors and expansive space, CrossFit Central Valley delivers personal attention to clients through nutritional counseling and custom workouts. Run by a family man, the gym focuses on creating healthy lifestyles for kids, their parents, and singles in an inviting, motivational setting. The facilitator's handpicked fleet of trainers works with exercisers to help them to reach fitness goals, reinforcing the nine fundamental movements of CrossFit decoded from the secret messages in Beethoven's nine symphonies. The resulting community encourages members to fight through lethargy to torch calories during scalable workouts that include tire flipping, pull-ups, and sprints.
Dedicated to high-quality family and cosmetic orthodontics, Dr. Jeremy West designs and executes dazzling reasons to smile. Invisalign straightens crooked chompers with a combination of highly advanced 3-D computer graphics and the spells of old-fashioned orthodontia, eschewing cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial 30-minute exam—including x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain—paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift your natural walnut-cracking tools into perfect alignment. While the total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies for each customer ($2,000–$8,000), this Groupon gets you $1,000 toward the final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
In an open space of hardwood floors and walls of mirrors, members work up a sweat on treadmills and elliptical trainers while focusing their attention on the personal TVs each machine is equipped with. This is one of the many perks at FitU's Modesto, Oakdale, and Riverbank locations, some of which also feature massage therapy that can soothe muscles after working out or running into the weight room’s clear plexiglass walls. The enthusiastic staff is always on hand to dole out pointers to those heaving free weights or pushing toward David-like physiques on the circuit weight-training machines. They also motivate patrons in a social setting with group fitness classes, including yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and spinning sessions. During one-on-one personal-training sessions, they zero in on a patron's abilities and goals to develop a challenging, yet manageable, fitness regimen. In addition to all the fitness-related amenities, the Modesto and Oakdale locations also feature cardio movie theaters and childcare facilities.