There’s strength in numbers at Energy Pilates & Fitness: In addition to owner Debra Tourek, there’s 16 experienced and specialized fitness instructors, a childcare manager, and a medical director. They combine their powers to empower students to work their hardest. The team also emphasizes a fun, loose atmosphere, and each class can be easily customized to accommodate a range of workout needs and the current level of gravity. They lead dozens of classes that encompass different styles of Pilates, yoga, cardio workouts, Barrebody classes, and high-intensity interval training. Each instructor prepares his or her own unique workout routines; however, all routines focus on flexibility work, core work, and full-body conditioning. The studio also offers childcare for children 6 weeks old–11 years old during classes for an additional fee.
Voted "Best Yoga Studio" for two years in a row from the Stillwater Gazette, Pure Yoga’s dedicated and enthusiastic professional instructors guide benders through rejuvenating and inspiring classes honed for any level of experience in a studio with natural light and a state-of-the-art sound system. Power yoga incorporates breathing techniques to help build strength and flexibility with powerful, flowing movements that hone concentration while draining stress. Through Barre Yoga, namaste novices strengthen and sculpt bodies using the ballet barre. Pure Yoga also offers some heated classes as well as Pre-Natal Yoga and Yoga For Dudes. The studio also sells yoga-related paraphernalia to encourage backbends in the future instead of bends in the space-time continuum to get to the future.
Sometimes, you’d rather just enjoy a view of the fairways than be on them. That’s why the staff at Danny’s Bar & Grill, located at Stoneridge Golf Club, welcomes guests to sit on their expansive patio, which gives them clear views of the green. The patio features an outdoor fire pit where guests can keep warm on cool nights as they wait for plates of chef Bohnert’s Guinness-braised short ribs or mahi mahi encrusted with macadamia nuts. When patio weather is over, guests can still hang out by the indoor fireplace in the dining room where a slew of high-definition TVs showcase golf matches and, if the golf match turns out right, golf fights. On weekend evenings, live bands entertain in the dining room.
• For $15, you get one month of weekly SuperKids PreSchool karate classes, valid at the Woodbury, Hugo, Hudson, Baxter, Cross Lake, Ham Lake, and Stillwater locations (a $50 value). • For $29, you get a monthlong membership to the UMA Karate program, valid at the Woodbury, Hugo, Hudson, Baxter, Cross Lake, Ham Lake, and Stillwater locations (a $100 value). • For $50, you get a monthlong membership to twice-weekly Dave Camarillo jiu-jitsu classes, valid at the Woodbury, Hugo, Baxter, Cross Lake, and Stillwater locations (a $120 value).
Doctors Rosalie J. Perpich and Aram Mazhary detail local mouths with an experienced brand of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic care and take the time to carefully explain treatments. One of Stillwater's doctors will closely examine mouth-bones, enamel, gums, and spaces between mouth-bones, while a full set of x-rays reveals glimpses into tooth souls and the inner turmoil that may lead to cracked or damaged surfaces. Following each exam, a tooth tech scraps away tartar, polishes teeth with a powered toothbrush, and flosses crevices with a climbing rope. For an additional beauty boost, a Zoom! treatment with take-home whitening trays transforms teeth into sunglass-worthy brilliance. Over the course of three nights, a bleaching gel turns chew devices approximately six to ten shades whiter.
Rajuenir L'ame Therapeutic Massage helps to slim and detoxify bodies with its 60- to 90-minute M'lis Spa Contour body wraps. Pumiced skin receives an application of contouring cream before a therapist wraps the guest in a plastic sheet, exerting form-shaping pressure and aiding the absorption process. The treatment helps liberate fat-accumulating toxins trapped in cells, and the wrap's pressure can stimulate lymphatic flow, tricking pollutants out of the body with the promise of hot-fudge sundaes.