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.
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.
The course itself carries on that fun vibe, too. Winding through city streets and local parks, the 5K route is dotted with hydration stations that dole out hot chocolate. Holiday music, a giant Santa inflatable, and snow blowers help to set