Elevated Fitness teaches visitors how to harness their inner energy and channel it into something better. The high-altitude, eco-friendly training facility—which is also the country's first carbon-neutral gym—features inverter-equipped spin bikes, which generate electricity with every use and help deliver power to everything from the gym's lights and computers to its fans. As a further sign of its dedication to minimizing its carbon footprint, the gym also features flooring made from recycled tires, walls coated with low-VOC paints, and energy-efficient lighting throughout.
Although Elevated Fitness embraces a modern approach with its eco-friendly practices, its workout regimens are steeped in proven techniques as opposed to trendy innovations. The supportive group classes help patrons build strength or stamina, while also bolstering metabolisms with high-intensity training and full-body exercises. Additionally, a dedicated trainer can provide personalized support in the form of private training or custom-designed nutrition plans.
As a world traveler and seasoned surfer, skier, and mountain biker, Dr. Sam Vella does what it takes to keep his body in healthy, functioning order and helps other outdoorsy types do the same. As the chiropractor behind Vella Chiropractic, he treats conditions ranging from osteoarthritis to sciatica so that his patients are left healthy and ready to scale mountains, paddle across lakes, and fight the sun back beneath the horizon every night. Hands-on adjusting, spinal decompression, cold laser therapy, and light force chiropractic are just a few of the techniques he uses to help patients find relief, and he can even treat expectant mothers with the Webster technique—a method of helping breech babies to turn naturally.
Over the last 25 years, countless changes in outdoor sporting equipment's design, material, and style have occurred, but the folks at Shoreline of Tahoe have remained in step with every trend. Always stocking the latest gear, they offer both rentals and sales of skis, snowboards, snowshoes, and even bikes in warmer months. The shop also provides accessories, repair services, and guided tours through the best surrounding areas.
The designers of Zip Yosemite, Experience Based Learning, focuses on adventure and safety in building their courses, but they also take care to look after the environment. The company uses Professional Ropes Course Association–accredited builders, who anchor single cables to trees using the Eco-Wrap system, a bolt-free method that doesn't pierce the tree and invite criticism from its grandparents. Using this system, the company can string six ziplines up to 1,000 feet long at heights of up to 80 feet through the aromatic canopies of incense cedars and ponderosa pine trees. Guides take visitors darting down these single-cable paths and across three suspension bridges. Then, they rappel toward the forest floor at one of two rappelling stations. As visitors glide through the forest, they can catch glimpses of wildlife as well as the Fresno Dome and other natural rock formations.