Like most naturally athletic people, Meredith Feinberg was accustomed to being good at every sport. And yet when she took her first yoga class in 1992, she just couldn't seem to make her body do what she wanted, so she gave up after a few weeks. Then she suffered a debilitating injury that prevented her from participating in other sports. Determined to keep moving, she gave yoga another try, and kept at it until it became easier and easier. She loved it so much that she founded her own studio, Yoga Svana.
Here, she teaches Vinyasa-based classes that combine traditional exercise and yoga and pump up clients with energetic music spanning several decades and genres. Her homey, welcoming studio also offers more than 30 classes a week in Vinyasa flow, prenatal, Kundalini, and Dharma yoga. Yoga Svana even offers kids yoga classes, helping youngsters achieve the level of flexibility necessary to fold themselves up and hide in their lockers during boring school assemblies.
At Fremont Laser MedSpa, Dr. James Kojian is as one of the first doctors in the Bay area to utilize this new laser treatment, and Fremont Laser Med Spa has treated more than 18,000 clients of every skin type, including over 1,000 patients for face-fat reduction. He oversees a team of laser technicians, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and physicians' assistants as they administer FDA-approved beautification services that keep skin looking youthful. Dr. Kojian draws on his experience in the fields of anti-aging and longevity as well as aesthetics, calibrating his arsenal of lasers to target everything from wrinkles and rosacea to unwanted hair and rebel spacecraft. Fat-liquifying lasers safely circumvent the skin to liquefy fat cells, aiming to let the body flush them away for a potential loss of inches.
Getchasome Charters' Captain Jimmy Wickett, a US Coast Guard–licensed captain, spent more than 18 years honing his sea legs and snagging snook, tarpon, and sharks amid the glistening coastal regions of Florida. Whether children or adults, beginner or tournament fishers, Wickett's guests all benefit equally from his seasoned expertise as he helms his charters and guides them through the scenic waters of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and the Florida Keys. During sunny daytrips, Wickett extols upon the wonders of the ocean while helping seasoned passengers make boast-worthy catches and fledgling fishermen learn how to bait a fish with promises of a starring role in an animated-movie franchise.
Nestled inside the Newport Beachside Resort, Kitchen 305 serves sea-inspired dishes in a modern dining room with linen-draped tables illuminated by vibrant blue lights. Chef Julius Brown, who brings talents perfected at Starwood Hotels & Resorts, directs the creative plating of seafood dishes including bluefin tuna, crab cakes, and steamed salmon. Turf options include chicken, rack of lamb, and skirt steak. On select evenings, a resident DJ pumps out tunes from the 80s, 90s and present day, and a master chef bestows expert sushi-making techniques during on-site culinary classes.
While navigating the ocean’s aquatic avenues on a pontoon boat from Doctor Jet Ski & Boat Rental, up to 10 passengers can indulge in some of the same amenities of a convertible sports car. Each vessel has a bimini top that slips down to let in sun rays, a sound system for pumping music, and space for dogs to stick out their heads to catch the breeze. However, the wraparound seating and spacious swim platforms remind passengers that they're at sea, and pop-up changing rooms allow them to transition into their bathing suits so they don’t have to wear laminated street clothes. Full- or half-day rentals provide enough time for pontoon boats to travel to any of the three sandbars near the marina for intimate, oceanic getaways.
For a more low-key ride, the company’s Yamaha WaveRunner rentals satisfy needs for speed for up to three riders at a time. Children can hold on to adult drivers as jet skis leapfrog waves and rocket through frothy spumes during bouts of splashy entertainment.
Beer 360's beer selection encompasses more than 300 specialty beers, including 40 on tap and 320 by the bottle. This encyclopedic menu spotlights both domestic and international beers, ranging from Funky Buddha Floridian on draft to Wells Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale from England. Beers here hail from Germany, Belgium, Haiti, and the Czech Republic, imported from afar but served as cold as the day they fell from the magical tap in the sky.
Beer is only part of the draw here. Also contributing to Beer 360's appeal is an extensive international food menu with a hot twist: servers carry cooked-to-order sirloin, pork ribs, and pan-seared shrimp to diners' tables in Brazilian personal brick ovens. The sizzling, tender meats come with sides such as fried polenta and boiled yucca. Beer 360 regularly hosts live bands and outside seating is available.