Dr. Michael Ridgeway brings more than 30 years' experience in natural healing to Zerona Santa Rosa. He specializes in relieving back pain, sports injuries, carpal-tunnel syndrome, and herniated discs. His treatments aren't limited to adults: he's also certified to treat kids and pets. Aside from chiropractic care, he slenderizes bodies using Zerona laser technology. During 40-minute treatments, nonthermal laser energy is used to help break down fat cells, causing them to release their contents into the body, where they can be flushed away by the lymphatic system or burned for energy.
Fusion Fitness’s 25,000-square-foot facility spans two floors of classrooms and workout equipment, ranging from free weights to TRX resistance-training equipment. This workout haven brings on four independent certified personal trainers, including Cal Poly State grad Sabrina Heintz. Sabrina’s credentials—from the American Council on Exercise and the Chek Institute—are indicative of the professionalism and authority boasted by all four trainers. Fusion Fitness’s 11 group class instructors, meanwhile, boast equal per capita certification, and they teach more than 160 classes a month, such as Zumba, Body Pump, and home ec. The gym also staffs tanning beds, which teach skin how to glow. The luxurious locker rooms, equipped with a steam room and sauna, then guide guests through the process of unwinding their muscles and minds.
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Brands Used: Standard process, pure encapsulations
Pro Tip: Bring food log and any supplements or meds you're taking.
As they enter the training circuit at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. Thirty seconds is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
Bikram Yoga Petaluma is the last in a long line of yoga studios opened by Lynn Whitlow. When this yoga championship judge isn't teaching on her home turf, she travels to other studios to lead Bikram yoga seminars and workshops. She and her team of instructors guide students of all levels through a series of 26 poses and two breathing exercises during each 90-minute class.
These intense workouts take place inside a heated studio that has whimsical touches. On the beige walls, there are posters of cartoon characters striking yoga poses, which serve as an amusing guide. The boutique has apparel from the Yoga Hell clothing line, which has a cartoon devil—an playful allusion to all the high temperatures, challenging poses, and tridents you must dodge in a typical hot yoga class.
Before founding The Altschuler Center for Weight Loss & Wellness, Dr. Gail Altschuler had her own struggles with the bathroom scale. Not only was she able to lose 50 pounds but she kept the weight off and wanted to share her newfound confidence and insight with others.
Today, Dr. Altschuler addresses the root of chronic illness by helping patients lead healthier lives. She helps people decrease their BMIs and fight obesity with physician-supervised diet plans, appetite suppressants, and Lap-Band maintenance. Those who are looking to trim a stubborn area can opt for Lipotron, which sculpts bodies with radio frequencies rather than invasive surgery or sticky clay.