The dogs, cats, pigs, and even horses living at the City of Sacramento’s Front Street Animal Center depend on the tireless efforts of its Animal Care Technicians and volunteers. Every day, these committed individuals tend to the health and well being of each animal that comes through the door – happily performing duties such as feeding, administering medication, sanitizing bedding, and walking– all in the hopes that each animal will be matched with a loving adoptive family. Oftentimes, these animals arrive as strays or are rescued from abusive and negligent conditions, so they are in dire need of the basic socializing and medical attention that healthy domesticated animals enjoy. Furthermore, the center strives to educate pet owners on the importance of proper care, including disease prevention and spaying and neutering.
See how Groupon helps you discover local causes and lend a helping hand at the Groupon Grassrootsblog.
The class is small, a cluster of hard-working students lift their legs as an instructor walks around them to check posture and adjust forms. The instructors at ReVibe Pilates & Bodywork purposefully keep their Pilates classes intimate to ensure they can attend to each student in turn. This enables the teachers to better help their charges as they build core, arm, and leg muscles by performing exercises on the Reformer machines or on the mat.
In addition to mat and reformer classes, the team also leads Barre ReVibe sessions that use ballet-inspired exercises to create long and lithe physiques. Massage therapists, meanwhile, are on hand to help students recover from injury or stress with treatments such as Swedish massage, hot stone therapy, or group hugs.
Breaking a sweat at most gyms requires at least a few minutes on a bike or a treadmill. But at The Oasis Club & Spa, ladies also have the option of releasing toxins while seated, soaking up the soothing heat of the sauna. Members gain access to a full range of fitness and spa services, from cardio equipment and dumbbells to tanning beds and massages. Group fitness classes, boot camps, and personal-training sessions keep exercise sessions fun and varied, and facials help women to feel beautiful even if they aren’t coordinated enough to apply makeup on the treadmill.
The streets of downtown Sacramento's Capitol Mall flood with caped crusaders and masked vigilantes on Father's Day, Sunday, June 16, when runners don the garb of their favorite comic-book characters for the Superheroes 5K. The course circles Capitol Park from 15th Street to 4th Street, with miles marked by comic-book scene re-enactments. At the finish line, race staffers wait with awards to shower on the top three finishers and runners who put together the best costumes. After the race, a live band will perform as adults enjoy drinks in the beer garden or try to turn water into their favorite Kool-Aid flavor with their nonexistent superhuman powers.
With more than 160 acres across 18 parks, the City of Woodland Community Services Department aims to better the lives of area residents through a variety of activities, facilities, and special events. Athletic adults can join up with organized sports leagues in softball, baseball, or volleyball, while kids can enjoy basketball, boxing, and even jiujitsu and fencing. A huge variety of programs for seniors are also offered, such as art classes, health and wellness sessions, and high-stakes bingo.