Though Dr. Ansari worked with computer science and technology early in his career, he later trained in holistic medicine, homeopathy, and Chinese medicine. Today, the acupuncturist, oriental medicine practitioner, and physician combines his knowledge of botanical medicine and acupuncture to promote well-being at each of his Borjis Holistic Health Clinic locations in the greater Seattle area.
Dr. Ansari treats a range of conditions, from weight loss with Chinese herbs to stress and chronic pain with acupuncture. He even uses an energy light rejuvenation facial, which restores youthful complexions more pleasingly than wearing a papier-mâché mask from third grade art class.
Though he once dreamed of becoming an astronaut, Christopher Hagedorn instead found his passion on the Earth; he's worked as a national forest hydrologist, oceanography-engineering consultant, and mountaineering-and-wilderness-leadership instructor. After roaming the country on more than 30 extended wilderness trips, he came to rest in the North Cascade Mountains where he leads adventure day trips and wilderness-skills classes. He and his team of experienced guides lead explorers of all ages on Family Adventure Backpacking trips to secluded and mostly unknown destinations, tackling rocky beaches, mountain hillsides, and coniferous forests.
On mountaineering trips, Get In The Wild shows groups how to traverse North Cascades National Park's rugged peaks, roaring waterfalls, and glaciers without having to arm-wrestle bears for passage. Canyoneering trips explore the Dirty Devil River and Capitol Reef National Park, navigating historic sandstone cliffs, rocky domes, and winding canyons; and give photographers the chance to focus their lenses on the wilderness of Southern Utah. Throughout their adventures, the guides keep their charges fueled with gourmet camp food, preparing vegetarian, vegan, and kosher options upon request.
They also lead classes in hiking, glacier climbing, snow camping, canyoneering, and wilderness navigation to help adventurers blaze their own trails.
At the core of oriental medicine sits balance, an internal equilibrium that helps the body stay healthy as its systems work harmoniously with one another. Balance Acupuncture seeks out and retains this balance with herbal medicine and acupuncture treatments that send a flow of natural energy throughout the body. Licensed acupuncturists Susan Groller, a former registered nurse, and Anthony Thompson, a former massage therapist, draw from their master's degrees in acupuncture and oriental medicine to reduce chronic pain, help treat injury, and enhance the feeling of well-being without drugs or monetary bribes.
The instructors at Harp Health & Fitness work to help their students burn fat and increase muscle strength during each boot-camp class. After an initial assessment, the instructors guide students in proper form during resistance, cardio, and speed and agility training. For best results, the staff members recommend a nutrition plan for each student to follow during boot camp.
Koko FitClub’s automated personal-training system rockets both men and women toward fitness goals with 30-minute custom workouts that incorporate cardio and strength training. An initial consultation determines fitness levels and baseline measurements, which Koko’s computerized equipment uses to design a tailored workout plan that precisely measures the weight, pace, and rest time appropriate for each exerciser.
The Koko machines guide exercisers through each workout and adapt as the user’s fitness needs change in order to constantly challenge the body. Designed by professional trainers, workouts maximize the body’s lean-muscle mass, which can boost metabolism and help fight off disease by challenging viruses to kickboxing matches. Exercisers can track their shrinking waistlines and swelling muscles online by analyzing workout scores and comparing individual fitness levels to the Koko FitClub community.
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