Magneceutical Health's complementary and alternative clinicians aim to bring clients' bodies into balance with magnets. Instead of medicine and surgery, they help people with an immersive mechanical system called the Magnesphere. Inside, patients read or sleep while magnetic fields relax them and help relieve chronic pain.
New River Climbing School’s PCGI-trained and certified staff, led by senior cragsman David Wolff, shepherds climbers of all skill levels skyward during a variety of education-packed tours. Small groups equipped with the necessary climbing and rappelling gear—such as shoes, helmets, and microphones for amplifying yodels—follow the step-by-step instructions of experienced guides, who undergo rigid evaluations before earning a spot on the school’s team. Throughout each adventure, the New River Gorge coddles sensory receptors with an array of sites, sounds, and smells, including kaleidoscopic rock swirls and towering mountains chiseled into words of encouragement. Half-day and full-weekend tours enable the staff to further cater to guests from varying backgrounds, occupations, and experience levels.
West Virginia's New River Gorge beckons thrill-seekers and nature-lovers alike with a stretch of unspoiled nature, and Adventures on the Gorge rests on the rim to make sure they find it. Blending quiet country peace with adrenaline-pumping excitement, the resort has a little something for everyone. Whitewater rafting expeditions, for instance, send paddlers of all skill levels across the rolling rapids and peaceful stretches of the Lower New River and the Gauley River. Ziplines, on the other hand, lift nature explorers into the canopy, and the TimberTrek Aerial Park lets guests navigate the forest the same way squirrels do—on a series of ziplines, swings, and bridges.
So that guests never have to leave, Adventures on the Gorge tends to all their creature comforts. Cabins nestled in the woods contain comfy couches and even hot tubs, whereas campgrounds allow people to get back to their simpler roots. Yet no matter where they stay, guests can swing into the onsite restaurants and pubs to grab a cold one and avoid the hassle of cooking a casserole over a fire.
Drs. J. Clarke Sanders and Erin Biehle helm the team of experienced dentists, periodontists, endodontists, and oral surgeons at Stonecreek Dental Care. With so many specialists on staff, the facility can cater to clients with a variety of dental needs, from implants to Invisalign braces. It's only fitting that they're equipped with the best technology available, including digital x-rays and laser treatments. Much of this technology is intended to make patients as comfortable as possible. And if that's not enough, the office is furnished with plush leather chairs, a fireplace, and a refreshment bar that should do the trick.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing With the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
Sarah L. Schoolcraft, a licensed massage therapist who honed her skills at Mountain State School of Massage, has been in practice for more than 10 years. At Well Balanced Massage Therapy, she dissolves stress and promotes healing with techniques that range from deep-tissue kneading to gentle, soothing strokes tailored for elderly patients. Detoxifying wraps, herbal facials, and other beautifying treatments complete the spa experience.