In 1987, indoor climbing was as unpopular in the Seattle area as breeding labradoodles. But Vertical World––a pioneer indoor climbing gym––introduced the city to the up-and-coming sport of rock climbing in a controlled environment. Since its inception, the gym has expanded to three other locations in Everett, Tacoma, and Redmond, the latter hosting eastside climbers for more than 20 years.
A team of experienced route creators challenges climbers with more than 200 bouldering, lead, or top-rope routes in a wide variety of difficulty levels. The gym hosts competitive youth teams that have gone on to national or world tournaments. The gym's staff of climbers and guides also leads outdoor excursions that build confidence and teach novices how to identify a rock wall in the wild.
Technicians at Bay Area Laser Therapy help specialize in herbal body wraps that help patients shed inches and conquer cellulite. Engineered by a biochemist from the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, each wrap is packed with an herbal formula designed to cleanse tissues and contour the body without dehydrating the skin. Natural ingredients help elevate circulation, lymph flow, and nerve relay races within the body, which may aid in the removal of trapped waste and help restore skin elasticity. Technicians further help guests lose weight with fat-melting Lipo-Light body contouring, which helps the body flush out excess fat or burn it for energy.
The technicians at SF Fat Loss endorse exercising as much as anyone, but they've noticed it has one major drawback: it takes a long time. That's why they help expedite the fat-burning process with noninvasive laser-like lipo treatments that use infrared energy. The infrared energy simulates the effects of exercising by opening up fat cells at the hips, thighs, glutes, and mid sections. This causes them to release their fatty acids, water, and glycerol into the body and shrink, resulting in lost inches.
Dr. Jeffrey DeWeese wanted to be a physician when he was just 12 years old, but it wasn't until an emergency-room rotation that he decided to be a plastic surgeon. After watching a colleague reconstruct a young girl's injured face, Dr. DeWeese resolved to dedicate himself to a specialty that combines artistic vision with technical proficiency to improve patients? quality of life. Now with board certification and more than 17 years of surgical experience, he still relies on this combination of skills, spending ample time with patients beforehand and working with them to select an appropriate treatment regimen.
Surgical procedures comprise a healthy portion of the center's services, but the staff also bolsters confidence, tones and shapes silhouettes, and counteracts aging with less invasive alternatives. Custom facial treatments, for instance, incorporate everything from anti-inflammatory enzymes that conceal signs of acne to soothing masks that leave skin as hydrated as a sponge in a bucket of Gatorade. Microdermabrasion sessions and dermal fillers improve skin tone, whereas a therapeutic massage combines Swedish strokes, deep-tissue pressure, and reflexology techniques to address individual aches.