Wake Snow & Moto swaddles wakeboarders, snowboarders, and motocross bikers in gear and accessories from brands such as RVCA, DC Shoes, and Nor Cal. Protect toes from frostbite and the pinches of resentful ski lifts with a sturdy pair of DC men’s Rogan snowboard boots ($85) or don DC women’s Fiona shoes ($50), vulcanized to keep skateboarders steady. Aquatic athletes can slide over waves on a 2008 Liquid Force Substance 134-centimeter wakeboard ($199), while the moisture-managing polyester panels of the 2011 One Industries Defcon race jersey ($49.95) help keep bikers dry when zooming across dirt tracks. Alternatively, a selection of casual apparel robes men and women for everyday activities, such as chasing down feral Bruce Willises on foot.
Fans of Mario Kart know Rainbow Road as a glow-in-the-dark racecourse in outer space. So do fans of ABC's The Bachelor, only theirs is located on earth and strewn with more celebrities than turtle shells. To them, it's the series of inflatable arches that flashed hypnotically around Juan Pablo and Kat as they hurtled through the Electric Run. Seth Rogen, Carmen Electra, and a pink-wigged Vanessa Hudgens have also been spotted among the global event's hordes of runners and walkers.
Rainbow Road is just one of many "lands" that make up Electric Run's luminescent 5K. Any given Electric Run course contains five to seven of these brightly lit zones, each decorated according to its theme with neon trees, hanging umbrellas, phosphorescent cacti, and cascading fountains. Each land also matches the surroundings with its own soundtrack: upbeat and energizing for the wilder areas, calming and melodic for the surreal ones. Once the sun sets, participants travel through them all at their preferred pace. Everyone arrives at the same final destination, however—a DJ-propelled afterparty that keeps the night illuminated until the thunderous ka-chunk of the sun's timecard.
With 14 years of retail-industry experience under her belt and a nod from CBS Sacramento as one of Sacramento's best personal shoppers, it's clear that Chantera Gunn knows her stuff when it comes to style. But it's Chantera's commitment to making her clients look and feel great that makes her one-of-a-kind. "It's amazing how clothing can transform a person just by adding an accessory or an amazing pair of shoes," she says on her website.
At CG ShopStyle, Chantera helps transform clients' wardrobes and create new outfits in a fun, stress-free environment. After an initial consultation to discuss personal style preferences, she sifts through clients' clothing to help determine what to hold on to and what to let go. She then assists in creating new looks that complement an existing wardrobe during personal-shopping excursions. "I like to find pieces that can be mixed and matched with what my clients already have in their closets."
For a long time, Belinda Bentley didn’t realize she was psychic. She had experienced repeated ghost sightings and could tell a friend about events in the friend’s life that happened before they met, but as she shares on her website, “I didn’t know what I was seeing was considered psychic. I thought it was common sense.” Even though she conducted occasional readings, it was only after receiving a strikingly accurate reading of her own that she discovered the power she possessed.
After intently studying and honing her gift, she now shares her insights with clients that have included celebrities Margaret Cho and Dave Navarro, who featured her on his online talk show, Spread TV. During one-on-one sessions and special events, she helps others deal with relationships, job issues, and what to do when one’s dog insists on applying to law school.
To help condition the next generation of athletes, former Arena football player and certified agility trainer Lemuel Adams founded GAME-FIT Fitness Training Depot. Here, he and his team patrol the center's boxing ring, batting cages and indoor turf field, while bolstering their guests' abilities with an array of athletic training services. They help budding student athletes up their game by zeroing in on the skills of a specific sport, such as football and prepare them for college through their LIFE-FIT program, which includes tutoring and financial-aid workshops. Catering to those who just want to whip into shape, they also offer fitness classes such as yoga, boot-camp, and strength-training.
Certified hypnotherapists oversee both private and group sessions at Sol Mind Body, calling upon hypnosis and guided meditation to help their clients relax or work through specific hurdles. Rather than focus on symptoms of issues, such as depression, hormone imbalance, and insomnia, they aim to remove the root cause of disorders by tapping into the subconscious. In doing so, they know that no two patients are the same, so they work to come up with a personalized treatment plan for each client.