Beth Dupree at Serenity Springs Spa boasts years of experience as a holistic therapist. She's spent time working with dozens of different modalities, and even created her very own holistic therapy which she calls Chop Stick Reflexology. Beth combines reflexology and chopstick acupressure into a single session to relax tense points across the body both directly and indirectly.
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Since its founding in 1980, Sun & Ski Sports has remained true to its philosophy: “do a few things, but do them better than anybody else.” The shop stocks equipment in five categories of extreme and outdoor activities, including camping, skating, running, bicycling, and water and snow sports. It specializes in these to ensure its merchandise maintains a high standard of quality, and its employees are knowledgeable participants in the sports their department represents.
Bikers can drop off their steeds for tune-ups from certified mechanics who put all brands through the rigors of a 12-point inspection, checking chains and adjusting wobbly pedals and malfunctioning spoke-card motors. While waiting, curious eyes might linger on a North Face two-person tent, a Blackburn Airtower bicycle pump, or a vast selection of shoes from brands such as New Balance and Asics. Men and women can traipse nearly barefoot in the park with Vibram FiveFingers, which offer minimal structural encumbrances for a more natural stride, or cast their feet aside for the new-wheeled prowess that comes with a Fuji SL-1 LE Ultegra performance road bike.
Dr. Travis Ring could fill a library with his assorted stacks of to-do lists. The head of Eastern Oklahoma Chiropractic creates a "schedule of care" for each of his patients, personalizing the tasks so that they address both painful symptoms and their underlying causes. He has several tools at his disposal, the most important of which are his hands—they administer careful adjustments that aim to realign ailing vertebrae. He has also mastered ART, or Active Release Technique, a method that relies on manual therapy and movements by the client to offset the effects of old injuries.
Among other approaches to chiropractic wellness, Dr. Ring utilizes intersegmental traction beds, needleless acupuncture, and massages from his office’s resident licensed massage therapist, Crystal. These varied methods can combat chronic aches resulting from a wide range of conditions, including carpal tunnel and shin splints, in addition to bothersome back and neck spasms. Dr. Ring gears his practice towards families and especially enjoys working with children, as their backs typically have fewer hard-to-remove barnacles than those of adults.
Whether educating clients on the most nutritious foods or showing them how to build up their biceps, Fitness Together's trainers make fitness goal oriented and fun. The company also believes it's important that no one embark on this journey alone. All programs are designed to hold participants accountable and provide a supportive atmosphere.
The nutrition program, for instance, monitors clients as they balance food portions and meal frequency, helping them make healthy choices when shopping for groceries or raiding the walk-in fridges at restaurants. A cardio program combines Fartlek, interval training, and tempo-focused workouts to build muscle endurance and get hearts pumping. The Aspire 8 program, meanwhile, uses resistance training as a path to fitness. Participants plunge into rotating functional workouts?such as MMA-style training, weight training, and Tabata?that keep muscles working even after they should have plateaued. As part of its mission to foster a communal environment, the gym also specializes in training for youth and older adults.
Safety comes first at New Heights Rock Climbing Gym. Before strapping in at the gym’s top-rope climbing course, all guests have to complete a training lesson that teaches them the skills needed to safely surmount the gym’s walls. Students learn how to tie weight-bearing knots, help friends safely ascend and descend the walls using belaying techniques, and recognize the difference between rocks and Styrofoam coolers that just look like rocks. Once instructors deem them ready, students can then latch onto the colorful rocks sprinkled throughout the climbing space, using their upper-arm strength and path-finding skills to surmount the vertical obstacle course. The angled bouldering course rises over padded mats, allowing guests to safely climb the inclines while working against gravity pulling down their own body weight. The gym opens its doors to parties of all sizes, with one designated instructor for every eight partygoers to ensure climbers stay safe and agile.
Stephen and Elizabeth, the certified instructors of Tulsa Yoga Therapy, unite more than 20 years of combined yoga-teaching experience to lead beginner-friendly yoga classes. Their focus is on mindful poses and slow transitions, which is also James Cameron’s focus whenever half his filmed scenes for a movie go missing. With backgrounds in massage therapy, anatomy, and rehabilitation movement, Stephen and Elizabeth structure their classes around students recovering from injuries and those new to yoga. In addition to one-hour group classes, they invite clients with more serious physical limitations to one-on-one therapeutic bodywork or private sessions. During these workouts, instructors tailor moves to specific imbalances or injuries.