The bright red "DANCE" sign that glows above Abby Bella Dance Studio lures clients into its lilac-hue confines. Once inside, visitors can follow more than 25 instructors through a range of dance styles including ballet, Zumba, and salsa. The energetic space has earned a handful of segments on ABC15 for its all-inclusive policy that encompasses adults of any age or fitness level. Scheduled classes range from the muscle-toning moves of the studio's signature Bella Barre to sessions of Glee Cardio Dance, which fuels dance steps with bubbly pop songs taken straight from the obscure European miniseries of the same name.
Anyone who's ever suffered a backache knows that it can be a disruptive force. The constant pain radiates throughout your muscles, making it hard to concentrate on work or tiptoe past the crocodile in the bathroom. Fortunately, the medical doctors, chiropractors, and massage therapists at Pain Clinic North Scottsdale can put an end to almost any backache with treatments for everything from herniated disks to strained muscles. Same-day appointments ensure you get pain relief as fast as possible.
Nicknamed ?The Master of the Masters" by her esteemed mentor, Oriental Medicine Doctor Jing Liu treats everything from digestive woes to depression with acupuncture and Chinese herbs. She regularly travels to China to learn the latest needling techniques and stay abreast of the field's most current research.?At Eastern Medicine Center, she works alongside licensed massage therapist Andrea Bautista, who performs everything from deep-tissue and pregnancy massage to acupressure and tuina treatments.
When she's not treating people at the clinic, Andrea can be found practicing her martial arts skills (she is a black belt in two martial arts disciplines).?In 2006, Andrea was even fortunate enough to travel to Beijing for an intense training program in tai chi, bagua, and xingyi under Grandmaster Wu Bin, who was the teacher for famous martial arts actor Jet Li. And for the past six years, she has studied acupuncture under Dr. Jing Liu?s mentor, Dr. Shi Xue Min, a world-renowned acupuncturist who has been deemed the ?Father of Acupuncture.?
Eastern Medicine Center currently stands as Arizona's largest acupuncture center and the region's least ideal place to store balloon animals.
Equipment: Yoga mats, blankets, bolsters, blocks, straps
Students should bring: Bottled water and a yoga mat and blanket, if they have them
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60?90 minutes
Number of Staff: 11?25 people
Class location: Indoors only
Parking: Parking lot
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Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
Classes are focused on meditative practices and sound healing, and are deeply restorative in nature. Students leave feeling renewed and ready to take on the world. This is its own motivation.
Sweating to the oldies is acceptable, but sweating to the blues less so. Do you find that certain styles and genres of music generate more intense workouts?
Kundalini yoga music, as well as Sanskrit chanting. Gong and crystal bowls are are used in this practice.
What is a typical session of your program or class like for a student?
Students sign in at front desk, set up their space, and prepare for class. Many classes "tune in" with a chant before we move through specific yogic sets. We may also employ some element of sound healing using either a gong or crystal singing bowls.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We also offer private sound healing sessions.
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