In 1942, a group of women decided that it could raise funds to improve the community. The initial projects included war-effort contributions, starting a children’s theater, and the Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento. As the decades passed, the women expanded their outreach, and today the Junior League of Sacramento welcomes all women aged 21 and older to engage in volunteerism in the community. Among their many outreach efforts, the group assists nonprofits and community programs through charitable work and fundraising to help programs reach those in need.
Aesthetic physician Dr. Barbara Ringwald's skilled staffers at Medical Aesthetics Inc turn back the hands of time and coax natural beauty to the surface with an arsenal of noninvasive procedures. Armed with an eye for detail and a gentle touch, technicians seek out noninvasive, natural-looking solutions for smoothing skin and sculpting bodies that can be deployed in the space of a standard lunch hour or substandard Christmas break. As patients enter the waiting area, cushy leather chairs and couches beg bodies to sink in before they're summoned into secluded treatment rooms. The clinic links outer beauty with inner health and wide-ranging well-being by adding nutritional counseling to body-sculpting treatments and even stocking Dr. Barbara's Bookshelf with recommended reads and fake volumes concealing safes for stashing worldly cares.
A knowledgeable staff that includes tennis instructors and former touring pros helps customers navigate the aisles of racket-sports equipment inside the two locations of Courtside Tennis & Apparel. A demo program lends out rackets from brands such as Babolat and Wilson for patrons to try out on the court or at John McEnroe–themed parties, and same-day stringing services get gear serve-worthy in a hurry.
The instructors at Fusion Yoga Studio Sacramento showcase the ways in which yoga fits into more or less any lifestyle. The group includes teachers, pediatricians, mothers, and college professors, all working together to pass along the relaxation and wellbeing they’ve discovered.
On colorful mats near swaying potted plants, the instructors slip gracefully through poses during vinyasa classes. Offering three separate studios, Fusion Yoga has more than enough space to provide ample class choices, everything from power yoga to yoga therapeutics. Other classes at the center cater to specific groups, including yoga basics, prenatal yoga, and Mom & Baby Yoga. Ample parking makes this studio easily accessible for yogis on-the-go.
Since 1972, Spare Time Clubs has evolved into a 10-club, full-service family sports club company that includes programs for both adults and children. Each location varies in size—some boasting multiple complexes—and houses amenities such as lighted tennis courts, pools, kids’ play areas, and fitness centers. At the Diamond Hills and El Dorado Hills locations, members can shine up in the onsite European spas, and the jewel of the Gold River club is a lighted stadium court encircled by a 5,000 square-foot observation deck. In the event of inclement weather or courts being overrun by ball-chasing dogs, players can schedule time at the dedicated indoor-tennis center, where eight fully sectioned-off, championship courts glow under the power of tournament-level lighting. World-class coaches develop kids’ court skills at the junior tennis academy, students of which can practice with an unlimited number of sessions at any of Spare Time’s other clubs.
The Market at Pavilions builds its lunch menu around gourmet ingredients such as smoked prosciutto, crème fraiche, and imported cheese. Smoked turkey and lappi cheese, the Lewis and Clark of the deli empire, forge a bold path through the sprouts, tomato, and Mendocino mustard of the signature Mendocino Masterpiece sandwich ($6.99). Deli masters dish out salads by the pound or pint, such as beets with pickled onions and artisanal red-wine vinegar ($8.99/lb), and accessorize meals with potato chips in eight different flavors ($1.29/small) and 11 different kinds of house-made cookies ($2.25). Lunchers can bask with a glass of Talbott chardonnay or Byron pinot noir ($8) amid the flowers and umbrellas of The Market’s sunny patio or in its glass-roofed atrium, or take their eats on the road for an elegant monster-truck-rally picnic.