Kwan Aguirre's resume boasts victories and world records set in weight lifting competitions from 1998 to present day. But in his day-to-day life, Kwan is much more concerned with the goals and personal victories of those training under him. As the trainer and creator of Kwansystem Strength & Conditioning, he leads CrossFit-style workouts that combine lifting, gymnastics, TRX resistance training, and more in order to challenge students and push them to perform at their personal best. The exercises are completely scalable to clients of all fitness levels, and the workouts change every day in order to continue to challenge participants and keep the gym's barbells from getting bored and leaving.
Licensed massage therapist Jessica Duckett calls upon her expertise in Swedish and deep-tissue modalities to meet each client's physical or mental needs. During sessions lasting anywhere from 30–90 minutes, Duckett unlaces knotted muscles using fluid Swedish strokes, deep penetrating kneads, or nimble cat's-cradle techniques. She undoes chronic or injury-related pain with targeted sports massage sessions, and restores a sense of tranquility with hot oil or stones. Duckett also packs an infrared body wrap in her relaxation arsenal, swathing clients in warm heat that speeds up metabolism and smoothes cellulite.:m]]
Convinced that healthy habits create a better lifestyle, the instructors at Phoenix Rising Yoga Studio not only teach yoga, but also encourage students to examine other aspects of their wellness. After bending and stretching through a yoga class, students might stick around for a nutrition-counseling session, during which they can create a meal plan or learn which brands of toothpaste contain the most saturated fats. The center even offers life coaching, which can help clients learn to manage stress, become more creative, and build stronger relationships.
Runners start the UV Splash Color Dash in white t-shirts, but by the end, they'll all be wearing the same colorful glow-in-the-dark uniform. As they traverse the 5K course, they'll be gently hit with splashes of UV-colored water. In the nighttime darkness?and under black lights that line the course?the colorful stains will glow, making the cavalcade of runners into a glowing, moving constellation. At the end of the race, each human painting can hang out and replenish in an post-dash celebration.
After graduating from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Dr. Manuel Padilla joined forces with nurse practitioner Isabel Padilla to realize his vision of a medical spa that specializes in both cosmetic treatments and necessary health services. Together, the duo draws upon advanced laser technology and skincare science to care for patients with a wealth of procedures, ranging from routine physicals to minor surgery. Blood-pressure monitoring keeps tickers from clocking out early, and treatments for colds, flus, and allergies promote dispositions as sunny as a summer day on Mercury. The clinic’s cosmetic services include laser hair reduction, facial injections, and laser facial rejuvenation.
At Bull Strong Crossfit El Paso, visitors won't find a sleek, shiny fitness center full of saunas and flat-screen televisions. Instead, the gym provides an open-floored warehouse full of rowing machines, free weights, kettlebells, and legions of dedicated athletes. With guidance from seasoned certified trainers, participants push themselves through constantly changing strength and stamina workouts, not only slimming down, but powering up their bodies through bouts of intense exercise.