Health & Fitness in Birdland

$39 for a One-Hour Hypnosis Session with Recording at Mission Valley Hypnosis ($250 Value)

Mission Valley Hypnosis

Mission Valley East

Hypnosis sessions are designed to help clients beat stress, lose weight, or quit smoking

$250 $39

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One or Three Laser Vein-Removal Treatments at Timeless Age-Defying Laser Clinic (Up to 51% Off)

Timeless Age Defying Laser Clinic

Mission Valley

Pulses of light breakdown unsightly blood vessels so they will gently fade from view

$169 $85

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One Month of Martial Arts Classes at Black Belt Club USA (Up to 70% Off)

Black Belt Club USA

Kearny Mesa

Ages 4 and up choose from an array of fitness & self-defense classes including tae kwon do, hapkido, and cardio kickboxing; uniform included

$159 $48

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$15 for $30 Worth of Nutritional Supplements — Ultimate Sport Nutrition

Ultimate Sport Nutrition

Kearny Mesa

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

$30 $15

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$50 for $200 Toward High-End Prescription Glasses or Prescription Sunglasses at Global Laser Vision

Global Laser Vision

San Diego

Complete pairs of men's and women's glasses with frames from designers such as Burberry, Ferragamo, Bulgari, Gucci, Dior, and Prada

$200 $50

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$38 for $75 Worth of Tennis — Jay Foronda Tennis

Jay Foronda Tennis

San Diego

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

$75 $38

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One-Month Membership from The Players Club Powered by GOLFZING (Up to 47% Off). Four Courses Available.

The Players Club Powered by GOLFZING

Multiple Locations

Memberships grant one month of unlimited range practice, greens fees, and golf clinics at picturesque local courses

$39.99 $25

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New Smile Dentistry relies on a balance of experience and modern technology. A prime example: their cosmetic imaging process, which renders an image of what a person's mouth might look like after various treatments. Of course, it's up to the dentist's skills to bring that smile into reality??whether through veneers, bonding, or implants. The entire staff at New Smile also takes care to handle patients gently, and uses state-of-the art sterilization equipment to eliminate germs.

In addition to these sorts of cosmetic makeovers, the team at New Smile treats all ages with general dentistry, for which they rely on equipment such as digital x-rays and their own fine-tuned brains. Crowns, fillings, and implant procedures are also performed with the latest technology for patients of all ages. An oral surgeon is also on hand for any necessary surgical procedures.

2780 Cardinal Rd
San Diego,
CA
US

If you see people dangling from lampposts in San Diego parks, chances are that Kevin LaCourte is responsible. The certified personal trainer finds creative uses for the outdoor landscape and architecture during his group classes, commonly hooking TRX Suspension Trainers to railings and streetlights for resistance drills. He calls upon 16 years of experience in the fitness industry to help plan his unpredictable routines, which blend calisthenics, cardio intervals, functional exercises, and core work into holistic sweat sprees. This thorough approach has helped almost 2,000 clients shed weight and gain muscle, including the creative and editorial director of Living in Style magazine, Lisa DeMarco, who attended and chronicled a six-month FitCamp endeavor.

Kevin's program sprung from his desire to lead athletic workouts for those with little to no sports background. The classes, now held at five locations, are intensely challenging, although he never yells or embarrasses his students. He instead chooses to motivate participants through honesty, supportive words, and complimentary nutrition tips. He also adjusts his techniques to accommodate clients of all skill levels. Beginners can gain coordination and strength with simplified exercises, while more advanced students can ask Kevin for heavier medicine balls and aerobic bands with higher cement content.

2559 Escondido Ave
San Diego,
CA
US

Nationally certified personal trainer Diana Salom helms Dynamic Shape, where the experienced wellness and fitness coach leads personal-training and group sessions. During ongoing boot-camp classes, exercisers gather at Celestine Park to partake in a blend of toning, flexibility, and cardio exercises. She also offers training programs that help individuals achieve personal goals and corporate boot-camp programs geared toward employee fitness.

2549 Escondido Ave.
Serra Mesa,
CA
US

Before Chris Lumpkin founded Body by Discipline, the University of Montana football team recruited him to play quarterback. After a year, he transferred to New Mexico State University, where he continued to develop his athletic skills and won a fair share arm-wrestling contests against the school's mascot, Pistol Pete. Now, he helps others achieve their fitness goals with the help of a team of instructors. Students can improve reflexes and build strength in boxing or kickboxing classes or fine-tune the muscles during body-conditioning sessions. Personal-training classes provide one-on-one attention with an expert trainer.

2250 Cardinal Drive
San Diego,
CA
US

Established: 2011

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Parking: Parking lot

Brands Used: TRX training equipment

Pro Tip: Be ready for fun and open to learning. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for movement and exercise.

3675 Ruffin Rd
San Diego,
CA
US

Before Art Stone was head of Total Woman Gym & Spa, he ran a chain of salons. His female clientele loved their custom cuts, but California had no shortage of stylists—what they really struggled to find was day-spa pampering and weight-loss assistance, all in one spot. Stone listened, and in 1965, created precisely the sanctuary they were looking for.

The Gym

  • The group fitness classes: Held in sunny studios, classes in disciplines such as power yoga, kickboxing, and Zumba help build muscle and burn calories.
  • The personal training sessions: Trainers jolt clients out of fitness plateaus with customized workouts, or one-on-one Pilates training that tones cores and builds lean muscle.
  • The equipment: Workout gear runs the gamut from circuit-training equipment to treadmills, ellipticals, and recumbent bikes.

The Spa

  • The massages: Massage therapists relax muscles with a variety of modalities, from the gentle strokes of Swedish massage to the spreading warmth of hot stones.
  • The beauty treatments: Aestheticians beautify bodies and faces with an eclectic mix of rejuvenating facials, cellulite-minimizing treatments, and waxing for unwanted stubble.
5448 Mission Center Rd
San Diego,
CA
US