- Studio 831 is all about functional fitness. They focus on exercises that improve on and make more enjoyable the things in life you already do.
- Their CrossFit program can be tailored to everyone from beginners to longtime devotees.
- In addition to physical exercise, Studio 831 encourages and utilizes a network of strong social support to achieve fitness.
- They offer nutrition and weight-management counseling in order to take a holistic approach to optimal fitness.
- Studio 831’s staff pride themselves on having no pre-conceived notions about fitness, allowing clients to guide and acheive what they want from their individual processes. ANDREW STEINGRUBE
- Agile Monkey offers everything pilates, from individual to group classes, as well as instructor training and continuing education programs.
- It is family-owned-and-operated, and its 17 instructors often collaborate with other local medical and wellness practitioners.
- They seek to help clients find their “inner monkey,” which means using pilates to create a sense of freedom and power in the body.
- Pilates is all about balance: literally during its practice, and figuratively between strength and flexibility, body and mind.
- Before pilates was known as “pilates,” its inventor Joseph Pilates called it “contrology.” AS
Best Sailing Charter
Chardonnay Sailing Charters
Started in 1984, they have been providing a sailing experience to the public in Santa Cruz for more than three decades.
- Both their first vessel (Chardonnay I) and their current vessel (Chardonnay II) were designed by celebrated yacht designer Bill Lee, whose nickname is “The Wizard.”
- Offer charters that (literally) cater to various types of food and drink enthusiasts, with everything from pizza and beer charters to ones that offer champagne and sushi.
- During April and May, Chardonnay offers whale-watching charters, with a naturalist on board.
- Private charters are available for occasions as varied as weddings, team-building exercises and straight-up recreation. AS
Best Acupuncture Clinic
Five Branches offers comprehensive acupuncture that can help with everything from the common cold to sports injuries, and many things in-between.
- It opened in1984,and was one of the first Traditional Chinese Medicine colleges in the U.S.
- In the beginning, Five Branches University was a single classroom and one clinic with three treatment rooms and five teachers.
- Its programs now include two campuses, 38 treatment rooms, and 200 teachers.
- In addition to acupuncture, Five Branches also offers services such as massage, Chinese herbs, qigong, and nutritional counseling. AS
200 7th Ave., #115, Santa Cruz
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