Health & Harmony Center's experienced instructors take care to impart the basic fundamentals of gentle Hatha-style yoga during an introductory course that enhances focus and mental awareness. Students of all ages and levels of fitness absorb the Iyengar method of yoga throughout the five-week progressive program, honing their spinal and limb-alignment skills as they twist and maneuver through a sequence of controlled postures and breathing exercises. Each session further arms pupils with the techniques of gentle, restorative Hatha yoga, which seeks to reconnect the disparate physical, emotional, and spiritual realms while bolstering the flexibility and stamina needed to play Duck, Duck, Goose on a bus.
Hot Body Fitness harnesses the power of the stationary velocipede to transform excess weight into sweat and burn off stress in big cool-looking fireballs. During the 45-minute spin classes, students will sink their ears into mellifluous, adrenaline-stoking tunes while pedal-pounding away on state-of-the-art Spinner NXT bikes. Hot Body's certified instructors will challenge complacent legs and cardiovascular systems with a gamut of riding exercises, including climbs, sprints, jumps, and cruises. Membership also includes discounts on Hot Body Fitness’s other classes, such as yoga, Zumba, Pilates, and differential calculus.
In partnership with Nepal’s Human Development and Community Services, MedShare will send the medical supplies to a hospital that serves women and children living in a region that affords limited access to care outlets. The donated equipment will outfit three new operating rooms in the hospital. Each box of recycled and surplus medical supplies costs $10 and contains vital care items such as syringes, sterile gloves and gowns, labor-and-delivery kits, biopsy kits, and surgical kits.
The medical professionals at Valley Medical Art specialize in injectables, which they use to help patients stay beautiful regardless of age. They offer free consultations, and then use products such as Juvéderm, Restylane, Perlane, Botox, and Dysport to treat wrinkles, lines, and uneven skin texture.
Though Alex Tuggle had been receiving alternative healing treatments such as acupuncture and qi gong from his mother since early childhood, he had no idea how drastically those techniques would later change his life. At the age of 12, Tuggle was hit by a car while rollerblading without a protective helmet. He was unconscious as medical personnel rushed him to the UCLA emergency room with a serious head injury and a broken left ankle. After days in intensive care, Tuggle went home wearing a cast stretching from his hip to his foot. In the years that followed, he began to feel intense pressure in his head and stiffness in his neck; a chiropractor told him that his hips were completely out of alignment and that he had severe scoliosis. He tried chiropractic treatment, acupuncture, and biofeedback therapy without noticeable results. But after continuously practicing qi-gong exercises and getting regular acupuncture treatments and deep-tissue shiatsu massages, Tuggle's muscles began to loosen. He also made dietary changes, avoiding sugar and alcohol and nourishing his body with Chinese herbs. Eventually, his mind and nervous system recovered from the trauma caused by the accident. Tuggle harnessed the lessons learned during his dramatic recovery and decided to share them with others. He went on to become a licensed acupuncturist and earned his master of science degree in traditional Chinese medicine from Yo San University in Los Angeles. At Golden Wellness Center, he helps heal patients with the same holistic processes that gave him his life back. Together with massage therapist April Hairell, Tuggle addresses chronic pain and adrenal fatigue with hands-on and energy-based massage modalities such as shiatsu and medical qi gong. In addition to acupuncture and herbal therapy, Tuggle offers hair-analysis services to determine a person's heavy-metal toxicity or likelihood of winning a Shirley Temple look-alike contest.
Jenny Crissman is a licensed acupuncturist and herbologist, and pretty good at making peanut-butter sandwiches. During the visit, Jenny makes a full assessment of a patient's medical history, from a sprained ankle in the fourth grade to the back injury resulting from a banana encounter on the set of a cartoon. Based upon each individual history, she gives a variety of diet, nutrition, and herbal recommendations. What follows is the acupuncture treatment itself, when painless, sterile, and hair-thin needles target specific points along the body's energy meridians, a process that can help with all manner of ailments, from chronic pain, headaches, and allergies to stress, depression, and fatigue.