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.
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.
Associated Eye Care fields a trio of ophthalmologists who specialize in the all-laser iLASIK system, which utilizes wavefront-guided laser technology to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The vision-correcting procedure begins with a WaveScan eye mapping, which blueprints the cornea’s imperfections and creates a customized 3-D image to guide the surgeon throughout the process. The all-laser IntraLase then creates a precise corneal flap, which reduces the risk of side effects, complications, and mirages of pink elephants. The CustomVue laser reshapes the cornea according to the 3-D eye map to improve vision before the protective flap adheres to the eye naturally. The procedure takes around 10 minutes per eye, and cornea-numbing eye drops are applied to minimize discomfort. Clients usually return to their normal routine within one to three days and typically achieve full vision results within one to four weeks—the same time it takes to find a pair of glasses in a crowd of Coke bottles.