Cara Cipriano is very familiar with the healing power of touch, using massage to treat chronic pain, injuries, arthritis, and stress-related medical symptoms. To realign tissues and relieve aches and pains, she calls upon her education—which covered anatomy, myology, neurology, and kinesiology—and her experience using a variety of classic massage styles. Her available modalities even include acupressure and reflexology. Whether she’s tailoring a massage to a pregnant client, developing an oncology massage for the individual on her table, or helping a stressed-out disk of pizza dough to relax, Cara Cipriano understands that each treatment can be as different as her clients.
Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on their physical well-being with a cornucopia of fitness equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength and cardio equipment, which features built-in TVs and other media diversions. For those who exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere welcomes patrons of all ability levels, unlike schoolyard dodge-ball squads. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling.
For a dose of custom advice, patrons can seek out a personal-training session with a certified coach, who helps them assess and address their fitness goals. Clients reap the benefit of individual attention as a personal trainer helps them tackle weight loss, prepare for an arm-wrestling competition, or unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.
Sal Chillemi didn’t realize just how much he valued yoga until September 11, 2001. A New York City fireman since 1988, Chillemi used the meditative techniques he learned on the mat when his team was called to Ground Zero. His yoga study may have helped him save lives that day, and the experience affected him so much that he decided to deepen his practice by opening a studio of his own.
Soon after Chillemi completed a 200-hour training course and hired a staff of experienced instructors, Yoga For Life was born. Today, the studio’s weekly schedule includes classes divided into three categories: gentle, moderate, and advanced. Aside from these flagship classes and workshops, the studio offers massage therapy, acupuncture, Thai yoga massage, and rolfing.
Personal Touch Pools & Ponds’ technicians care for backyard bodies of water in every season. In the summer, they open pools and fire up filtration systems. In the fall, they infuse pools with special winterizing chemicals and cover them until spring. And year-round they provide regular maintenance—cleaning the pool and adjusting water chemistry—and perform repairs, renovations, and new construction of custom ponds and in-ground pools. Personal Touch specializes in seamlessly replacing worn vinyl pool liners to prevent leaks; it also converts traditional swimming holes into eco-friendly saltwater pools so you can expand your hermit-crab breeding operation.
As the wellness consultant for Hyatt Hotels, Aetna, and US Geological Survey, Doctor of Chiropractic Margaret Schweigert helped members of corporations and government agencies better understand matters affecting their health. She brings this focus to her private practice, where she performs gentle chiropractic adjustments to ease back and neck pain and to prevent future problems from occurring. Dr. Schweigert also holds a certification in fitness training from the International Sports Sciences Association and has since studied nutrition—two skills that allow her to gain entrance into secret wellness societies as well as guide clients toward healthier lifestyles.
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