At Kids Party Central, gaggles of children bounce upon inflatable fortresses, glide down air-filled slides, and splash around colorful ball pits in a nearly 10,000-square-foot recreation center. Throughout the week, open-play sessions reserve for public use the facility's many attractions, including floatable forts embellished with soccer balls, pirates, and animated pals from movies such as Cars. Like particularly classy kennels, KPC requires all guests to wear socks. The center also suggests that kids don nylon pants for maximum speed on the slides and that they abstain from duds featuring zippers or hooks that may scratch play surfaces. Adults are welcome to play as well, although those found not keeping an eye on their miniature companions will be put in time out.
Created by fitness pioneer John Spencer Ellis, the Adventure Boot Camp method combines the physical boon of varied exercise with the invigorating effects of teamwork set in the great outdoors. The program incorporates strength-training and cardio drills into constantly changing classes, which are paired with expert nutritional guidance to streamline physiques. Pre- and postcamp evaluations summarize the progress of each participant and highlight evolutionary changes such as sprouting a third arm to pump more iron.
In Petaluma, campers heed the daily directives of certified personal trainer Jayme Larson, whose drive to enhance the health of others stems from an impressive fitness history. His competitive experience in karate, football, and wrestling augments his boot-camp routines with martial-arts and sports-conditioning moves, and his Level 1 kettlebell-instructor certification has led him to replace his hands with the bulky weights. Jayme specializes in guiding clients of all ages and abilities, welcoming inexperienced campers as well as accomplished athletes to his classes.
Paul Murphy Photography’s trained photographers specialize in the art of the portrait, documenting life with sittings that commemorate everything from pregnancies and weddings to family reunions and high-school graduations. They work in the studio or at outdoor settings and will gladly share the location and clothing recommendations needed to take pictures from good to great. In addition to people portraits, they also shoot nonhuman subjects, such as cars, boats, or horses. No matter the subject matter, they will proudly display their color, black-and-white, or sepia photos in custom slide shows, framed portraits, and on photo bags heavy with old, nonphotographable memories.
Under the expert guidance of Dr. Bunyad, the clinic harnesses FDA-approved Zerona cold-laser technology designed to reduce corporeal circumferences by an average of 3.5 inches. Trish Bender joins the team as the wellness coordinator, managing patient care by drawing upon her professional background in fitness, nutrition, and stethoscope harvesting. Massage therapist and Zerona technician Claudia Yerba guides the low-light lasers over waistlines, backs, hips, and thighs, and administers kneadings designed to supplement the treatments.
On his website, Dr. Gary Arabatyan compares his dental practice to artistry. “I view my patient’s smile as my canvas,” he says, a paint-splattered toothbrush in his hand. Using his years of experience, Dr. Arabatyan transforms grins into visual masterpieces by cleaning mouths, whitening teeth, and replacing chipped enamel with ceramic fronts, crafted in-house. The artistic attention to detail also extends to the practice’s furnishings. Guests can dreamily gaze into a saltwater fish tank and enjoy DVDs in each treatment room.