Health & Fitness in Salida

One Month of Zumba or Six Muay Thai Kickboxing Classes at Robert Taylor's Shudo-Kan Karate (Up to 65% Off)

Robert Taylor's Shudo-Kan Karate

Modesto

$25 $15

Pupils learn muay thai kickboxing combat techniques or dance to Latin-based rhythms during Zumba fitness classes

30-Minutes in Batting Cage or a Batting-Cage Party with Pizza and Sodas for 4 or 12 at Funworks! (Up to 56% Off)

Funworks Modesto

Modesto

$22 $12

The 18-acre park enthralls guests ages 6 and older with batting practice, large one-topping pizzas, and 16-ounce sodas

One Energy Reading and Body-Balancing Session or One Chakra-Balancing Session at Mind Body and Soul (Up to 72% Off)

Mind Body and Soul

Modesto

$105 $30

Energy healer works to restore balance and vitality to lives through chakra manipulation and recalibration

Six-Week Fitness Program for One or Two at Unlimited Physiques (74% Off)

Unlimited Physiques

Northwood Estates

$375 $99

Six-week training sessions that include fitness classes, personal training, and weigh-ins to boost weight loss

$59 for Dental Exam, Cleaning, X-ray, and Take-Home Teeth-Whitening Kit from Rashmi Beedubail DDS ($339 Value)

Rashmi Beedubail DDS

Modesto

$339 $59

Dentist with more than 10 years of experience looks for decay, cleans teeth, and crafts custom whitening trays

One or Two Months of Unlimited Krav Maga Classes at Modesto Self Defense & Fitness (Up to 66% Off)

Modesto Self Defense & Fitness

Modesto

$160 $59

Students build self-defense and martial arts skills in krav maga classes

$20 for Four 60-Minute Tumbling Classes at POWER ($40 Value)

POWER

Modesto Location

$40 $20

Tumbling classes lead by USASF certified instructors and broken up by skill level teach aspiring cheerleaders 5–18 the basics of tumbling

One or Two Private One-Hour Golf Lessons from Joe Smith at Dryden Creekside (Up to 51% Off)

Joe Smith at Dryden Creekside

Modesto

$120 $59

PGA Class A pro Joe Smith draws from more than a decade of coaching experience and a competitive playing career to help golfers improve

Two or Four i-Lipo Treatments at Applied Medical Technologies (72% Off)

Applied Medical Technologies

Greenleaf Industrial Park

$700 $199

Noninvasive laser treatments minimize localized fat deposits without discomfort or downtime

$30 for $200 Toward Eyewear at Stanton Optical

Stanton Optical

Modesto

$245 $30

More than 3,000 prescription glasses and sunglasses from brands such as Armani, Coach, and Nike

Chiropractic Package with One or Three Adjustments, or One Spa Capsule Massage (Up to 90% Off)

Armstrong Family Chiropractic & Bodywork

Modesto

$464 $49

Chiropractic adjustments align spine to ensure pain-free backs; massage therapist helps alleviate ailments

10 or 20 Classes at Modesto Tai Chi Academy (Up to 81% Off)

Modesto Tai Chi Academy

Modesto

$200 $39

Tai chi classes begin with a slow set of movements designed to improve health while providing students with a base knowledge of self-defense

Two or Four 60-Minute Hypnotherapy Sessions at Desired Effects Hypnotherapy (Up to 56% Off)

Desired Effects Hypnotherapy

Modesto

$200 $99

Certified hypnotherapist helps clients address and overcome issues such as addictions, phobias, and low self-esteem

One or Three Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes at West Coast Martial Arts (Up to 67% Off)

West Coast Martial Arts

Modesto

$139 $49

Master Rick Jones—a 7th degree black belt—and his staff teach martial-arts skills to both kids and adults of all skill levels

Four or Eight Weeks of Unlimited Fighter Fit Classes at Dynamic Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness (Up to 78% Off)

Dynamic Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness

Modesto

$125 $35

When not unleashing kicks and punches upon innocent heavy bags, clients burn calories with calisthenics and weightlifting exercises

Chiropractic Package, or One or Three 60-Minute Massages at Dooley Family Chiropractic (Up to 91% Off)

Dooley Family Chiropractic

Modesto

$435 $39

Chiropractor consults with patient before performing exam, taking x-rays, and adjusting spine; male massage therapist kneads away pain

One or Two Dental Exams with X-rays and Cleanings at Gill Dental Group (Up to 88% Off)

Pelandale Dental and Monte Vista Dental

Multiple Locations

$610 $75

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Dentists reveal the inner condition of teeth with low-radiation digital x-rays and clean away plaque deposits

$20 for $65 Worth of Personal Fitness Program — GetuFit Welness Center

Getufit Welness Center

Modesto

$65 $20

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One- or Three-Month Membership for One, a Couple or Family of Four at Brenda Athletic Clubs (Up to 69% Off)

Brenda Athletic Clubs

Multiple Locations

$188 $59

Strength-training and cardio equipment along with access to swimming, tennis lessons, and more than 15 types of group classes

Dental Package with Exam, Cleaning, and X-rays with Optional Whitening Kit from Dr. Wayne Yee (Up to 84% Off)

Dr. Wayne Yee DDS,MAGD

Modesto

$297 $49

A friendly dentist checks out mouths with an exam, cleaning, and x-rays, with the option for a fitting for an at-home whitening kit

Four or Eight Weeks of Taekwondo Classes with a Uniform at VanBelle's ATA Black Belt Academy (Up to 78% Off)

VanBelle's ATA Black Belt Academy

Multiple Locations

$119 $49

Fifth-degree black-belt instructors impart self-defense techniques, strength, and discipline in taekwondo classes for students of all ages

One-Month Single or Family Sports Club Membership at Spare Time Clubs (Up to 90% Off). Eight Locations Available.

Spare Time Clubs

Multiple Locations

$366 $35

Network of tennis and sports clubs with lighted courts, multiple pools, group fitness classes, personal training, and kids programs

$49 for 6-Week Bootcamp Program with Nutritional Plan and Personal Coach at Mama Bootcamp ($199 Value)

Mama Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$199 $49

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Six weeks of unlimited boot camp sessions get bodies into shape, along with nutritional guidance and personal coaching

Three or Five Private 60-Minute Baseball Lessons at Corey Stigar Baseball (Up to 58% Off)

Corey Stigar Baseball

Multiple Locations

$120 $59

Professional baseball instructor teaches his players the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, and running the bases

Golf-Instruction Package for One or Two at Lance Johnson Golf Academy (Up to 59% Off)

Lance Johnson Golf Academy

Escalon

$55 $27.49

PGA pro fine-tunes swings in private lessons for one or two with range practice

One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes or 10 or 20 Fitness Classes at Fuzion Fitness (Up to 56% Off)

Fuzion Fitness

Escalon

$60 $29

Choose from Piloxing, boot-camp, TRX, and Zumba

60-Minute or 90-Minute Myofascial Release Treatments at Balanced Living Therapeutic Touch (Up to 50% Off)

Balanced Living Therapeutic Touch

Manteca

$70 $35

Myofascial release treatment practitioner treats connective tissues with sustained pressure to relieve chronic pain

Complete Invisalign Treatment with Optional Take-Home Teeth-Whitening Kit at Morada Dental Orthodontics (63% Off)

Morada Dental Orthodontics

Multiple Locations

$7,300 $2,699

Invisible braces straighten teeth in 6–18 months; take-home whitening kit includes impressions, trays, whitening gel, and instructions

Complete Invisalign Treatment and Take-Home Whitening Kit at Cheema Dental Orthodontics (Up to $7,300 Value)

Cheema Dental Orthodontics

Multiple Locations

$7,300 $2,599

Invisible braces straighten teeth in 6–12 months; take-home kit with custom-made trays whiten teeth

10 Boot-Camp Classes or One Month of Unlimited TRX Classes at Body & Soul Fitness (Up to 74% Off)

Body & Soul Fitness

Ceres Business & Industrial Park

$120 $35

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One-hour workouts combine cardio and strength-training moves in a fast-paced sequence designed to quickly tone and tighten the body

1, 5, or 10 Full-Body Inch-Loss Treatments at Affordable Massage Studio (Up to 57% Off)

Affordable Massage Studio

Hughson

$80 $39

Aromatherapy body treatment draws from essential oils and herbs to promote firmer, smoother skin; measurements taken before and after

One or Three 60-Minute Massages from Sharon Faria at Southern Exposure Tanning (Up to 52% Off)

Sharon Faria at Southern Exposure Tanning

Ceres

$60 $29

Licensed massage therapist Sharon Faria melts away deep-seated pain with deep-tissue, reflexology, and acupressure massages

One, Three, or Four Laser-Like Lipo Treatments with Whole-Body-Vibration Sessions at Renew You (Up to 81% Off)

Renew You

Sonora

$270 $99

Laser-like lipo treatments break down fat cells, which the lymphatic system releases; whole-body-vibration sessions enhance effects

60-Minute Reiki Treatment at Reiki For Peace with Angelique Larson (50% Off)

Reiki For Peace

Oakdale

$60 $30

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$39 for 18 Holes of Golf for Two with Cart at Forest Meadows Golf ($78 Value)

Forest Meadows Golf

Forest Meadows

$78 $39

Fairways surrounded by tall oaks and cedars create a relaxing setting, while water hazards and sand traps test golfers' skills

$99 for a Davinci Teeth-Whitening Session at Sun Serenity ($199 Value)

Sun Serenity

Patterson Ranch

$199 $99

LED light and whitening gel work together to help blast through stains

Tennis 101 Clinic or Cardio Tennis at Cliff Drysdale Tennis at In-Shape Sport (Up to 58% Off)

Cliff Drysdale Tennis at In-Shape Sport

Multiple Locations

$60 $25

Learn the fundamentals of tennis play with an introductory clinic or stay in shape with a tennis-influenced cardio workout

Unlimited Full Body Fitness Classes, TRX, and BodyBlast Boxing at Elite Training Center (Up to 74% Off)

Elite Training Center

Tracy

$79 $25

Coaches lead a full list of classes with rotating exercises that build cardio strength; classes include body shred by Jillian Michaels

$36 for $65 at Solaki Health & Wellness

Solaki Health & Wellness

Tracy

$65 $36

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Colon Cleanse/Colonic with Consultation or Two Detox Footbaths at The Detox Cottage (Up to 57% Off)

The Detox Cottage

Tracy

$109 $55

Purified water streams remove bodily waste materials and toxins; biocharged ionic footbaths expel harmful toxins

Two Weeks or One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Beth Mid Fitness (51% Off)

Beth Mid Fitness

Multiple Locations

$49 $24

Boot-camp classes combine resistance training, cardio workouts, plyometrics, and stretching and flexibility exercises

5 or 10 Group Fitness Classes at NuEx Fitness (Up to 71% Off)

NuEx Fitness

Tracy

$50 $19

Expert instructors lead students of all fitness levels through intense cardio-kickboxing, core, and sports-conditioning fitness classes

$29 for One Month of Kids Mixed Martial Arts at Fit Force ($100 Value)

Fit Force Martial Arts and Bootcamp

Tracy

$100 $29

Kids ages 4–7 learn mixed martial arts while improving confidence and self-esteem

One or Three Months of Tumbling Classes at Athletic Perfection (50% Off)

Athletic Perfection

Tracy

$60 $30

Athletes of all skill levels build strength and develop tumbling skills in a 6,000 sq. ft. facility with a tumble track and spring floor

Two Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Sessions or Five Weeks Plus a Fitness E-Book at Fit Body Boot Camp (Up to 87% Off)

Fit Body Boot Camp

FBBC Tracey

$123.50 $29

Trainers lead groups through cardio and strength-training exercises designed to boost caloric burn during and after workouts

One or Three Chiropractic Exam Packages and a 60-Minute Massage at Restoration Chiropractic (Up to 90% Off)

Restoration Chiropractic

Tracy

$280 $29

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Chiropractors examine the spine, take x-rays, and prescribe the appropriate adjustment technique, then administer soothing, one-hour massage

$80 for Three Introductory Classes at Venus Pole Fitness ($80 Value)

Venus Pole Fitness Turlock

Wright

$80 $29

Two certified sisters lead classes that tone and strengthen through sultry swivels and spins

Four or Six Weeks of Taekwondo Classes with Uniform at Lewis' ATA Black Belt Academy (Up to 61% Off)

Lewis' ATA Black Belt Academy

Turlock

$119 $49

ATA master instills students with values such as confidence and discipline while guiding them through self-defense techniques

$119 for Teeth Whitening Treatment at Planet Beach Contempo Spa ($299 Value)

Planet Beach Contempo Spa

Turlock

$299 $119

An in-office treatment utilizes an LED light and a chemical coating to lighten teeth

10 or 20 Spin Classes at Cyclefit Spin Studio (Up to 53% Off)

Cyclefit Spin Studio

Turlock

$100 $49

Instructors lead varied spin workouts that might include simulated hill climbs or short, sprinting bursts of speed

One, Three, or Six Laser Like Lipo Sessions and Whole Body Vibrations at Slimco of Stockton (Up to 81% Off)

Slimco of Stockton

Stockton

$300 $79

Noninvasive cold laser helps drain fat cells without surgery during laser like lipo treatments, which may result in loss of inches

In-Office Teeth-Whitening Treatment with Optional Dental Exam at Gotta Smile (Up to 71% Off)

Gotta Smile

Stockton

$444 $129

In-office teeth whitening noticeably brightens teeth; optional exam includes digital x-rays and imaging

Three or Five Fit Body-Wrap Sessions at Planet Beach Spa (Up to 70% Off)

Planet Beach Spa

Stockton

$351.95 $139

Body wraps help clients metabolize fat and reduce the appearance of cellulite while tightening the skin for a slimmer physique

5 or 15 Zumba Classes at Zumba Queen V (Up to 58% Off)

Zumba Queen V

Gran Phinale Hair Salon & Day Spa

$25 $12

Zumba queen Vicki Dixon leads fun, easy-to-follow Zumba dance classes to help students blast calories and fat while having fun

30 Days of Unlimited Fitness Classes from XFit At BoxFit Elite (65% Off)

Xfit At Boxfit Elite

Stockton

$125 $44

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12 Boot Camp Classes from CrossFit My Heart (55% Off)

Crossfit My Heart

Stockton

$99 $45

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

One, Three, or Four Infra-Slim Body Contouring Therapy Sessions at Bloom Wellness Lounge (Up to 62% Off)

Bloom Wellness Lounge

Stockton

$179 $79

Infra-Slim body contouring uses pressure simulating a deep massage to go below the skin's surface, ridding the body of fat while firming it

One Month of Unlimited Kids' Aikido Classes at New School Aikido (Up to 54% Off). Four Options Available.

New School Aikido

Civic Center

$75 $37

Enthusiastic instructors school kids aged 4–7 or 8–12 in a Japanese martial art that cultivates discipline without fostering aggression

$30 for $200 Toward Eyewear at Stanton Optical

Stanton Optical

Stockton

$245 $30

More than 3,000 prescription glasses and sunglasses from brands such as Armani, Coach, and Nike

$69 for a Dental and Orthodontic Exam, X-ray, and Teeth Cleaning at Village Dental Care ($350 Value)

Village Dental Care

Pacific

$350 $69

Bilingual dental staff checks on the health of teeth and gums and then evaluates crooked teeth for orthodontic solutions

One or Two Months of Unlimited Krav Maga Classes at American Martial Arts Academy (Up to 62% Off)

American Martial Arts Academy

Lakeview

$85 $35

Adapted from a method used by the Israel Defense Forces, krav maga teaches students of all ages self-defense moves and hand-to-hand combat

10 or 20 Classes at Concepcion Academy of Martial Arts (Up to 67% Off)

Concepcion Academy of Martial Arts

Lakeview

$75 $29

Expert instructors teach kickboxing, jiu-jitsu, Zumba, and Taekwondo

$29 for a Two-Month Membership with Zumba Classes at Curves ($215 Value)

Curves

Lakeview

$215 $29

Women’s-only workout includes strength training and cardio-enhancing Zumba classes

Personal-Training Sessions or Fitness Classes at BoxFit Elite Training (Up to 64% Off). Three Options Available.

BoxFit Elite Training

Civic Center

$95 $35

Instructors gear their personal- and cross-training sessions toward both honing technique and building motivation

$39 for 18 Holes, Cart Rental, and Range Balls at Elkhorn Golf Club ($57.50 Value)

Elkhorn Golf Club

Stockton

$57.50 $39

Tyee 007 bentgrass greens—the same used by US Open site The Olympic Club—can be mowed low and quick, and roll true and smooth

$39 for a Dental Exam, Cleaning, and X-rays at Martin Dentistry ($299 Value)

Martin Dentistry

Stockton, San Joaquin County Area

$299 $39

Full-service dental office's skilled staffers perform a thorough dental exam, gentle cleaning, and x-rays

One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes, or 10 Drop-In Classes at Norcal Viper Training (Up to 72% Off)

Norcal Viper Training

Stockton

$90 $25

Participants get pumped during high-intensity small-group fitness classes, focusing on strength-training and conditioning

One, Two, or Three Months of Classes at Tibon's Goju-Ryu Fighting Arts (Up to 85% Off)

Tibon's Goju-Ryu Fighting Arts

Civic Center

$165 $25

Kids ages 4 to 12 or adults aged 13 and older practice with Sensei Tibon, who is an expert in goju ryu karate

15 Drop-In Classes or 6 or 12 Weeks of Unlimited Classes at The Yoga Center (Up to 85% Off)

The Yoga Center

Pacific

$240 $35

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The studio offers a variety of beginner-friendly and advanced classes in styles such as Hatha and Vinyasa

45-Minute Reiki Healing Session or Aroma-Touch Massage at Light Of Yemaya, Llc (50% Off)

Light Of Yemaya, Llc

$100 $50

Reiki master uses a gentle touch to balance the body's chakras during reiki healing sessions; Aroma-Touch massages use soothing aromatherapy

20 Zumba Classes from Zumba By Elvia (65% Off)

Zumba By Elvia

Sherwood Manor

$100 $35

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Three or Six Body-Slimming LipoLaser Treatments at Stewart Chiropractic (Up to 79% Off)

Stewart Chiropractic

Lodi

$1,536 $329

Cold-laser technology opens up fat cells to release water, fatty acids, and glycerol, which the body flushes away to slim the physique

10 Kickboxing Classes at Women Kickin' It (88% Off)

Women Kickin' It

Lodi

$200 $25

Self-defense kickboxing classes for women combine elements of boxing, karate, jujitsu, and krav maga

15 Zumba Classes at Dee Dee's Dance & Fitness (72% Off)

Dee Dee's Dance & Fitness

Lodi

$150 $42

Our Zumba classes are perfect for any age or fitness level; modifications are given for every fitness level

One Month of Kids' Gymnastics Classes at WestCoast Training Center (Up to 53% Off). Five Options Available.

WestCoast Training Center

Livermore

$68 $35

Kids of all ages work on their balance, flexibility, and strength in tumbling and gymnastics classes designed especially for them

9 or 18 Holes of Golf with Cart Rental for Two or Four at Las Positas Golf Course (Up to 33% Off)

Las Positas Golf Course

Livermore

$36 $25

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Original 18-hole course renovated in 2011 and 2012 to add 5 new holes, 12 redesigned tee boxes, a new cart path, and a par-3 9-hole course

Four 30-Minute Indoor Lessons at American Swim Academy (Up to 49% Off)

American Swim Academy

Multiple Locations

$72 $39

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Certified instructors impart swim basics in classes kept to a small student-to-teacher ratio for optimum safety and learning

One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes for One or Two at Dragonfly Yoga + Wellness LLC (Up to 57% Off)

Dragonfly Yoga + Wellness LLC

Livermore

$99 $45

Students of all levels practice yoga barefoot; varied classes include Yin, restorative, and heated Vinyasa yoga

5 or 10 Lipotropic Weight-Loss Injections from Silhouette Med Spa & Weight Management (Up to $433 Off)

Silhouette Med Spa & Weight Management

Livermore

$281.25 $89

Lipotropic injections help the body break down fat naturally

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Average class length: 60 minutes

Number of Staff: 1?5 people

Class location: Indoors only

Established: 1995

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

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Robert Taylor, owner and head instructor at Robert Taylor's Shudo-Kan Karate, has a simple philosophy on teaching martial arts and fitness: "We make it fun," he says. "We understand each person has a different pace, so we push them at their pace, not the pace of the other person." He carries that style of teaching over into all of his classes, from training kids in the earliest steps of karate to helping adults get fighting-fit with muay thai or Zumba classes. He rounds out the schedule with judo, grappling, and weapons form classes, giving students a complete spectrum of training in martial arts both ancient and modern.

3900 Pelandale Avenue
Modesto,
CA
US

Dr. Prakash K. Sojitra believes in keeping his patients informed as much as he believes in good dental hygiene. To make this happen, he first examines for decay in a patient's enamel and bone with thorough exams and x-rays, which also lay out panoramic diagrams of teeth so he can determine bite relationships. The doctor then relates his findings to patients in simple terms so they can make informed decisions about treatment plans. Educated patients, the doctor finds, feel empowered about their dental health and are thus more likely to maintain their dental upkeep instead of waiting for their teeth to develop deeper, more costly problems. In addition, Dr. Praskash sees patients for dental emergencies such as broken teeth, bitten tongues, and infectious smiles; he also spends a good amount of time devising lifetime treatment plans to help prevent such emergencies.

4925 Sisk Rd
Salida,
CA
US

As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.

5301 Pirrone Rd
Salida,
CA
US

At age 6, when most little boys are obsessed with their toy trucks and plastic dinosaurs, Ken Miller was interested in playthings with steel shafts and the ability to send a ball soaring over the grass. Young Miller?s passion for golf didn?t wane as he grew older: after making a splash on the junior golf scene, he attended Fresno State University on a golf scholarship and toured competitively before retiring to teach. But after 10 years of working for someone else, Miller was ready to realize his own dream: a family-friendly range that satisfied even the pickiest golfer. So, with his kids and wife in tow, Miller spent a year sculpting 19 acres of land into what is now McHenry Golf Center.

Today, the practice facility?which was named one of the Top 100 Ranges in America in 2009 by Golf Range?presents players with an all-grass driving range whose lighting makes it possible to play with balls that are afraid of the dark. After landing shots on the range?s seven target greens, which taunt them from 50 to 250 yards away, golfers can work on their short game at an 11,000-square-foot putting green, then head over to a practice green guarded by five circular and kidney-bean-shaped bunkers. If they want help with their chipping technique or sand play, they can take lessons with Miller and other PGA pros. Golfers can refuel with fare from the center?s snack bar after a lesson or independent practice.

While creating McHenry Golf Center, Ken Miller designed a pro shop to meet the needs of both casual and dedicated golfers, whether they carry a standard coin purse or suitcases filled with golden golf balls. Customers can get an expert fitting before picking their clubs, thanks to the center's TaylorMade SelectFit System and Ping Advanced Fitting System. For putters and woods that need attention, Golfsmith Clubmakers?trained Jim Tocco awaits at the repair center, where he fixes grips and shafts, working quickly enough to offer next-day service.

5150 McHenry Ave
Modesto,
CA
US

Though he has more than 25 years of dentistry experience in the city of Modesto, Dr. Wayne Yee isn't content to let these years stand alone when it comes to his expertise. In addition to his practical experience, it's the letters MAGD that point to something more impressive. MAGD stands for Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, a title whose requirements entail at least 1,200 hours of continuing education, the mastery of a sprawling, 16-discipline and 500-question exam, and the annual achievement of four times the amount of continuing education required for a state license.

As one of the few dentists to meet these rigorous standards?fewer than 2% of practicing dentists in the United States, Dr. Yee points out?Dr. Yee takes great pride in his practice. He strives to offer transparent dentistry to his patients, meaning he's invisible when he treats you. With a gentle touch, Dr. Yee uses the latest technology. He takes digital x-rays and imaging to capture accurate portraits of dental health, and operates intraoral cameras for close-ups of teeth and potential problems.

3125 Coffee Rd
Modesto,
CA
US

As the vibrant, swirling skirts of belly dancers entrance patrons' eyes, Skewers' chefs slice up lamb, filet mignon, chicken, and salmon for the restaurant’s namesake kebabs. To sate carnivorous cravings, their flavorful meats—which are marinated for 48 to 72 hours in tangy Mediterranean spices and oils—are roasted over the open flame of a stove or a snoring baby dragon. Bartenders craft potent martinis and pour international wines that complement both the punchy flavors of the kebabs and the plumes of sweet, aromatic smoke that dance through the hookah garden. On select nights, the kebab house brims with the catchy beats of live jazz bands, late-night DJs, and brave karaoke performers, and belly dancers take center stage with their sensuous dance moves on Saturday evenings.

3609 Oakdale Rd
Modesto,
CA
US