With the motto “train insane or remain the same,” trainers at Silicon Valley Athletic Club pride themselves in helping their students undergo physical transformations. In daily boot-camp, spinning, and Zumba dance-fitness classes, they work one-on-one with clients, ensuring each one gets the most from the group workouts. Classes are held in the club's 35,000-square-foot space.
Lots of people talk about losing weight, but Noriko Rovner did it—and she had fun trying. That's because she discovered Zumba, a workout that feels more like a party and less like a boring trip to the gym. Now 30 pounds lighter, Noriko takes her newfound energy and her high-intensity, Latin-inspired dance moves to various wellness centers. In addition to helping children and adults shimmy toward good health and fit facades, she dances the hula without a safety-hoop.
Doctor of Chiropractic Guita Kianian, a board-certified chiropractor and certified industrial disability examiner, practices a "whole person" approach to health care. The former host and producer of a live radio talk show called Modern Health, she now educates her patients on how to lead a healthy and pain-free lifestyle at San Jose Holistic Health Clinic. In addition to experience treating complex and injury-related chiropractic cases, Dr. Kianian is certified to care for infants and expectant mothers using the Webster technique and utilizes trigger-point and acupressure therapy to loosen tight muscles.
Dr. Kianian and her staff address a wide variety of conditions with multifaceted treatment plans that may include orthopedic acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and nutritional analysis. They also design individual weight-loss plans and perform wellness seminars that can help to reduce employee stress and the number of self-inflicted forehead marks on office walls.
In 85 offices across the country, chiropractors combine their skills and decades of experience to alleviate soreness and stiffness caused by spinal conditions. In all New Beginnings Chiropractic Offices, chiropractors receive coaching, the most up-to-date training, and daily reports on the condition of the earth?s enormous spinal column.
Liz has been a licensed aesthetician for six years and a licensed massage therapist for two. In that time she's covered the spectrum of skincare, working as an acne specialist as well as gaining certificates in both face and body treatments. Her experiences come to a head at Beauty and Bliss, where she tends to skin and spirits with a full slate of spa services. Her facials include medleys of serums, steam, and moisturizers to combat signs of aging, such as wrinkles and dinosaur scratches, and she puts her massage expertise to use with full-body Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal services.
As its name suggests, Beyond The Spa has more going for it than relaxing facials, massages, and permanent-makeup applications. Owner Eileen strives to elevate her clients? experience with complimentary amenities, such as a tea lounge that harbors teapots and cups from around the world. Eileen shares something in common with this cross-cultural collection of porcelain; she began her career halfway across the globe in Taiwan and China, helping manage her family's 23 spas throughout that country. Her most recent stateside endeavor has attracted notable clientele such as KRON4 news anchors and former Cupertino Mayor Kris Wang. They come for the stress-relieving treatments, though it doesn?t hurt that the spa is located inside a historic mansion on The Alameda that regularly hosts stuffed-animal tea parties.