Marlene Dietrich is renowned for her multi-attired looks—formal, casual, female, male—so when she needs comfy athletic gear that’ll properly support her soles, she need look no further than Arch Rival.
Big Sixes & Baby Grands IT WAS MERELY A CENTURY AGO that Marinites’ health-and-ﬁtness regimens consisted of motor-powered “body stimulators” that were designed to shake the ﬂab right off, and daily enemas that John Harvey Kellogg insisted were digestion’s “most effective service.” And while we may still eat Kellogg’s corn ﬂakes, today’s county residents have far more reliable means of earning their “big sixes” and “baby grands” (those are Jazz Age slang for musclemen)—from state-of-the-art pools and health clubs to the ﬁnest in muscle-toning Pilates, martial arts and yoga studios. These days, the “road to Wellville” is best traveled on a freshly toweled running machine.
BEST GOLF COURSE Executive Director Jennifer Kim knows that the San Geronimo championship golf course is a great place to play a round (Greenbrae’s own Zack Miller, new to the PGA Tour and ninth-place ﬁnisher in this year’s Pebble Beach tourny, holds the course record), but she wants to emphasize that it’s so much more—a place for weddings and banquets and charity fundraisers. Assistant General Manager Chris Bright stresses the beauty of the place and the wildlife—the salmon, bobcats, deer, owls, wild turkeys and egrets, as well as bluebirds in the houses they’ve put up. Of course, he cautions, non-golfers who want to come out to birdwatch “do need to check in with the pro shop.” And while new chef Richard Treglia concedes “there are a lot of birdies on the course,” he’s all about the food, which, since his arrival, emphasizes fresh, local ingredients and sustainable products. Treglia will harvest blackberries from the course for some of his dishes: “You can’t get more local than that.” San Geronimo still offers one of the
best deals in all of Marin—a Friday buffet supper with live dance music for $10. ---------------------------------------------San Geronimo Golf Course
5800 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo 488.4030 2nd Indian Valley, Novato 3rd StoneTree, Novato
BEST HEALTH CLUB Osher Marin JCC’s health facilities have been offering Marinites several terriﬁc reasons to get ﬁt since 1991, and the options have expanded exponentially since the place was renovated four years ago. “We have new cardio equipment, three ﬁtness studios, one of them dedicated to group cycle, a full-court gymnasium, an indoor pool, an outdoor pool and on-site childcare, plus massage, Pilates and personal training,” says operations manager Barbra Rosenstein. Membership includes 80-plus group ﬁtness classes per week, and the club’s demographic ranges from teenagers to one especially sprightly 10332 > year-old. “Our staff makes every MARCH 25 – MARCH 31, 2011 PACIFIC SUN 31
â€œI had almost given up hope; it seemed like we had tried everything. You gave me my life backâ€Ś and insurance covered it all.â€? â€” Susan, San Francisco
person feel like part of the community,â€? says Rosenstein. ---------------------------------------------Osher Marin JCC
March 18, 1922â€” Mohandas K. Gandhi is sentenced to six years in prison for sedition against the British Empire. He is released after 23 months.
BEST MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO
We are the ONLY Medical-grade and Industry-regulated Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy facility in Marin
You wonâ€™t ďŹ nd any typical Karate Kid action here, folks. The classes and lessons offered at Marin Mixed Martial Arts are anything but ordinary. Run by longtime Marin resident and martial arts master Mikyo Riggs, the studio offers classes for adults and children seeking to gain balance, conďŹ dence and serious discipline.
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200 N. San Pedro Rd., San Rafael 444.8000 marinjcc.org 2ND Marin YMCA, San Rafael 3RD Body Kinetics Health Club & Spa, Mill Valley
U Non-Healing Bones U Crush Injuries/Trauma U Non-Healing Wounds
U Chronic Infections U Burns U Post-Radiation Damage U Skin Graft Issues U Diabetic Ulcers U And More! s Stroke s Head Injuries s Chronic Lyme Disease s MS / CFS s Brain Function
February 15, 1922â€” â€™Readerâ€™s Digestâ€™ begins publication out of an ofďŹ ce under a Greenwich Village speakeasy.
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