Leavenworth Yoga Co-op's dedicated and certified yoga instructors foster a community of health and wellness with an integrated schedule of one-hour classes for students of all fitness levels. During empowering yoga-flow sessions, a pliable pro guides pupils through a continuous sequence of movements linked together by deep, mindful breathing, offering pose modifications to accommodate participants who have stiff spines or are in the middle of a high-stakes game of freeze tag. Gentle-yoga classes cater to senior body-benders and students with movement restrictions, drawing upon chair-based poses and props that provide an active yet supportive practice. Pilates mat classes incorporate efficient floor exercises to sculpt lean muscle and cultivate core strength that's more powerful than a body builder with the authority to veto congressional bills.
The new owners of The Oaks Golf Club renovated the nine-hole Oaks course by expanding greens and adding dimension, resulting in 2,573 rolling yards with elevation variations as high as 50 feet. Take to the par 35 course with a fellow divot devotee and launch dimpled orbs through the air in spirited re-creations of the Apollo 12 moon landing. Each green on the course is now an average of 5,000 square feet in size, with recently built mounding around the holes adding nuance and difficulty to each putt and slice. A recently installed irrigation system helps playing surfaces stay fresh for birdies and impromptu company picnics.
Passionate about his profession, chiropractor Ryan Smith doesn't just perform chiropractic treatments; he loves educating his patients about them too. He begins each appointment with a conversation, during which he gets to know about the patient's problem while explaining how his drug-free techniques can help. Then, he examines the spine with x-rays and his bare hands, looking for pinched nerves, herniated discs, and ingrown tails that can cause pain. Once he's pinpointed the source of pain, he gently nudges the vertebrae into healthier positions.
If there's one thing every human has in common, it's aging—some just do it less noticeably than others. At Rock Creek Wellness, age-management specialist Dr. Mark Strehlow makes sure birth dates are just numbers. Alongside his partner, Dr. James Dickie, Dr. Strehlow creates custom treatment plans that aim to rejuvenate the body's natural rhythms. The two doctors rely especially on hormone therapy, but also administer lipotropic injections designed to increase energy and speed up weight loss efforts. While the duo of doctors address issues on the inside of the body, the rest of the Rock Creek's staff members focus their energies on sprucing up outer surfaces with laser hair removal, facials, and cosmetic injections.
Insight Eyecare Specialties equips patients with major brands of both European- and American-designer frames in various styles and colors. Each set of peepers is matched up with eyewear that provides the right look and fit while maximizing visual clarity. Browse top-flight designer frames such as Prada ($249–$349), Coach ($209–$369), and Versace ($219–$299) or alleviate a droopy brow with Nike ($209–$249) and Guess ($149–$209) eyewear. Insight Eyecare also boasts a selection of single-vision lenses ($65+) and assorted shades for shielding eyes against falling drops of sun. With frame materials ranging from titanium and stainless steel to plastic, customers can find blinkers to fit all budgets and lifestyles, whether they’re looking for glasses to wear occasionally or for a durable pair that can withstand territorial duels with bighorn rams.