Doctors of Chiropractic Fred Renaud and Isaac Birchall combine their experience and know-how to alleviate and prevent pain associated with the back, neck, and shoulders. They quickly treat symptoms with adjustments and develop plans to correct posture and movement to stop the pain from recurring. Their medical skills also extend to treating whiplash and arthritis.
Despite its formerly salacious reputation, pole dancing for fitness is steadily earning recognition as the gymnastic sport it’s always been, thanks to studios such as Pole Star Fitness. Inside the ladies-only studio, women can test their strength and flexibility while loosening up their inhibitions in a safe, spectator-free environment.
The decor at Pole Star Fitness reflects its femme-focused attitude with energizing, vibrant pink walls, long mirrors to check your form, and those muscle-challenging poles themselves, each one reaching up into the heights of the studio's open ceilings. Pole Star Fitness's instructors invite women of any age, shape, and ability to attend classes and learn to tap into their own sensuality while practicing routines that build physical strength and stamina.
Israel, 1948: Imi Lichtenfeld becomes head hand-to-hand combat instructor of the newly formed Israeli Defense Forces, tasked to create an effective system of self-defense and fighting for the soldiers. Fresno, 2013: Using the evolution of those techniques, Vanguard Krav Maga Fresno's instructors arm students with self-defense skills for fighting armed or multiple opponents. While proofing their pupils against violence, they also emphasize Lichtenfeld's original tenets of the training. They teach the martial art as a means to end violence, rather than to begin it.
The American Kickboxing Academy, a mixed-martial-arts fitness center, sculpts the torsos and minds of everyone from tykes to elders with a potpourri of disciplines. Choose from a variety of classes that run 60–90 minutes from early in the morning to late in the evening, six days a week. Break out striking knees and elbows with muay thai kickboxing classes or try Brazilian jiu jitsu to vanquish opponents of any stature, from Bilbo Baggins to Andre the Giant, with a series of quick and effective strikes and maneuvers.
Narrow fairways and small greens shape the layout at Airways Municipal Golf Course, an 18-hole course carved in the shadows of Fresno Yosemite International Airport. Tree lines and sand traps add scenic impediments to errant shots, and slick putting surfaces make for testy putts once golfers make it to the green. Before rounds, golfers can rehearse their swing at the on-site driving range.
Fogg, Maxwell, Lanier & Remington Eye Care's surgeons, who are all board certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, have extensive eye-surgery experience. The fellowship-trained doctors have even have taught courses to other doctors at national and international meetings of ophthalmologists.
At their practice, they and a group of optometrists perform everything from preventative examinations to vision-correcting LASIK, which helps treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Additionally, the team can treat such problems as cataracts and macular degeneration, and also help patients by simply providing them or their seeing eye dogs with a new pair of prescription glasses.