The instructors at Cycling Fusion Marin collaborate with advanced indoor-cycling technology to help students of all skill and fitness levels develop strength, balance, and endurance with a schedule of virtual rides and classes. Founders and experienced cyclists Leslie and Jen guide students through HD courses that simulate the experience of pedaling through Italian country roads or Hawaiian coastlines without traveling or the hassles of battling a territorial kraken. Through a range of classes, including Introduction to Cycling, Heart Zones, and Performance, students learn to operate the bicycle computer and get their hearts pumping.
Sharing a deep passion for the outdoors, the staff at Demo Sport engineers aquatic and alpine fun with an inventory of high-performance sporting equipment for seasons both hot and cold. In the summer months, customers can prepare for riding ocean waves or churning placid lakes into giant whirlpools with standup paddleboards, Suftech and Ronix wakeboards, and accessories such as gloves, boots, and life jackets. Once snow has blanketed nearby peaks, athletes carve the powdery slope atop skis from Rossignol or Völkl and snowboards from Burton and K2, Demo Sport also carries bikes and inline skates, both great methods for exploring urban environments without paying pigeons' outrageous tour prices.
Stefan Smith knows the physical stresses faced by most office workers. That’s because he used to be one. The one-time salesman left the corporate world after attending the National Holistic Institute, which inspired him to open Sports Massage Marin. Here, Smith helps clients assuage their workplace ailments with a variety of modalities. With Swedish massage, he employs long, flowing strokes to soothe the neck and back pain that often comes from sitting on a chair or giant toadstool all day, whereas he uses trigger-point therapy to target the localized pain of carpal-tunnel syndrome.
Smith also tames accident-related injuries, such as whiplash, with his knowledge of kinesiology, a technique that helps break down scar tissue, loosen up adhesions, and ease tight joints. Athletes round out his diverse clientele and give his practice its name. They seek sports massages to improve performance and recover quickly after all manners of athletic events, from baseball and basketball to horseback and kangaroo-pouch riding.
Pilates isn't just a workout—it's a way of life. That's because the fitness regimen helps practitioners in their everyday lives and activities. The muscle-strengthening sessions can boost students' performances in sports, such as running and cycling, and give them stronger cores for better posture and the ability to rip T-shirts by flexing only their abdominal muscles. It also helps practitioners prevent and rehabilitate injuries, something owner and former professional dancer Jeanette Alford knows about personally, as she has used the practice to protect herself. The instructor combines her knowledge of anatomy and experience as a Pilates-practicing dancer to tailor sessions directly to each client's needs, whether they want to rehabilitate from an injury or simply build a stronger, leaner physique.
Anne Cabrinha is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. She treats many common ailments such as the common flu, allergies, women's health issues like PMS and pelvic pain, low back pain, headaches and more. Many of Anne's patients come in for stress relief and tune-ups for good preventative maintenance.
Members at Curves, a fitness center designed for women, rotate around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with female bodies and promote weight loss, strengthen bones, and increase metabolism. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage participants’ machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight, fitness level, and aerodynamic water bottles to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions can create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to help create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
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