|Family Health & Fitness|
|Written by Calendar|
From health care to gymnastics classes, dentists to swim classes, this guide offers what you need to keep you and your family healthy, fit and feeling good!
Family Health & Fitness Guide
Aikido of Santa Cruz
306 Mission St, Santa Cruz
Our instructors follow a highly respected program of Aikido training for adults and children. As Aikido draws on inner strength rather than physical strength, it is accessible to people of all ages and body types. Women and men train in equal numbers in an atmosphere of mutual respect and support. Please check our website for monthly free visitor days.
Nannette Benedict DDS
4340 Scotts Valley Dr., Ste. F, Scotts Valley
Nannette practices family dentistry with a special touch. Having raised her own 3 kids, she appreciates the challenges. She offers state of the art treatments including Invisilign, teeth whitening, tooth colored restorations, and CADCAM (one appointment) crowns delivered in her gentle, caring manner.
Jim Booth Swim School
Harvey West pool in Santa Cruz
and in Watsonville
Be a water wonder! From our Little Otters swim class for parents and their babies to Aquaphobics, our adult beginner class, the whole family splashes together at Jim Booth swim school. Little Otters is a gentle introduction to our 94-degree pools that will make you confident that you are guiding your infant to a happy water experience. Our group lessons emphasize quality swimming in an exciting class taught by our caring, well-qualified teachers. The whole family can swim at Jim Booth Swim School!
4145 Clares St., Ste. A, Capitola
Capitola Pediatrics is an organization committed to providing high quality, comprehensive health care to infants, children, and adolescents in the Santa Cruz area. We strive to create a Medical Home that is friendly, respectful, and easily accessible. Our primary commitment is to the health of our patients. We support causes and organizations that work towards improving the well being of children. Capitola Pediatrics is part of the Positive Parenting Program and offers individual parent workshops for any parenting issues you may have for your children, toddler through adolescent.
Catalyst Soccer: Player Development Programs
Year Round Youth Soccer Development
Catalyst Soccer conducts youth soccer development programs, year-round for the youth and coaches of the Central Coast. This Holiday season, Catalyst Soccer will be conducting their annual Holiday Futsal and Soccer Camp, teaching the popular and beautiful Futsal game at the New Brighton Middle School gym. This popular week-long camp will fill up so interested and soccer loving kids and families can register at www.catalystsoccer.com. During the Spring and Summer months, Catalyst conducts once-per-week skills mentoring programs and week-long camps are directed and coached by former professional and college-level players. Thousands of young players over the last decade have stimulated and refined their skills through the popular Catalyst Spring Programs, including: PDP (Premier Development Programs for ages U9, U11, U13, U15), Skillsbuilders (Boys and Girls, Ages 6-14) and Little Skillsbuilders (Boys and Girls, Ages 4-6)
Dignity Health Medical Group - Dominican
1820 41st Ave., Suite D
2018 Mission St.
Santa Cruz, CA
The Pediatricians of Dignity Health Medical Group-Dominican offer excellent compassionate pediatric care. Several in our group also specialize in Integrative Pediatrics and emphasize a holistic approach to your child’s health. We support wellness along with treating illness in your children from birth to age 18 years. Our Pediatricians are board certified by The American Board of Pediatrics. We are located on 41st Avenue in Capitola and on Mission Street in Santa Cruz.
Marc L. Grossman, D.D.S.
James B. Smith, D.D.S.
230 Green Valley Rd, Freedom
More than 30 years experience in pediatric dentistry, Dr. Marc and Dr. Jim approach dentistry in a fun and gentle manner. They create a relaxed atmosphere that makes each visit as pleasant as possible. Their mission is to make a difference in children's lives by creating healthy smiles. And for families who do not have dental insurance we offer the Dental 4 Kids Club: an affordable dental heath care plan. Please call our office for more information.
Harbor Medical Group
Laetitia Oderman, M.D.
Stuart Mumm, M.D.
Larisa Taylor, M.D.
Martina Nicholson, M.D.
1661 A Soquel Dr., Santa Cruz
Harbor Medical Group is dedicated to providing excellent and compassionate care for women in all stages of life. Our commitment is to the doctor-patient relationship. We strive to meet your personal health care needs. We support women's health care in every phase of life; young adulthood, pregnancy, peri-menopausal and post-menopausal times. We offer preventative, medical, surgical therapies and in-house diagnostic imaging. We work with you to choose the most effective health care options suited to your needs.
Head Heart Hands Healing
Westside Healing Arts Center
406 Mission St. Suite E, Santa Cruz
Experience the deeply relaxing and therapeutic benefits of craniosacral therapy. Aurore Sibely, CST-T offers craniosacral therapy for children and adults, as well as sessions combining CST with reflexology, acupressure and massage. Located at Westside Healing Arts Center in Santa Cruz.
Mark Joiner D.D.S.
1773 Dominican Way, Santa Cruz
Dr. Joiner, a third-generation Santa Cruzan himself, realized there was a place in Santa Cruz County for a state-of-the-art orthodontic practice where he could pursue his ideals of delivering orthodontic excellence in a caring, fun atmosphere. Whether he’s helping a young child who needs an especially patient, gentle touch, or an adult who loves to know every detail of their treatment, Dr. Joiner does whatever it takes to meet the needs of his patients. He opened his own practice in 1986 and has enjoyed the process of keeping it “state-of-the-art” and making it, with the help of his extraordinary staff, into the place known for creating “Santa Cruz County’s brightest smiles”!
3910 Portola Drive, Suite 2 & 3, Santa Cruz
June Bug’s Gym is a place where your child can experience a fun-filled adventure in movement. We have a caring, respectful, and supportive staff that encourages every child in their growth of large motor skills and gymnastics along with social, emotional and cognitive development. Our goals for our students are to help them feel control and empowerment in their bodies, to build self-esteem through success, to open up imaginations, and to feel confidence and joy in their exploration of movement.
Luma – Yoga and Family Center
1010 Center Street, Santa Cruz
Luma is a family-focused yoga center that nurtures and supports parents and children. We are a yoga studio, family retreat, wellness center, and gathering place. Luma offers an array of yoga and movement classes catered to the needs of busy parents and curious kids from birth to adolescence. Our wellness center provides services that support expectant parents and growing families. On-site practitioners include massage therapists, acupuncturists, and nutritionists. At Luma, you’ll find experienced instructors, simultaneous programming for parents and kids (including childcare – free to members!), and a family-friendly lounge where we invite you to relax and take a break.
Don Mordasini, M.A., MFT
License # MFC 32511
Children are our most precious asset. They hold the keys to the future and their decisions will shape the world. It is imperative that they receive love, sound parenting and as they grow older -- intelligent stewardship. Each child is unique – and their uniqueness and differences need be respected. Some children are more challenged than others. Many children are unable to express their frustration and acting out is their cry for help. I have never met a “bad” child – only those that needed help. Never blame a child – look for the causes that create misbehavior and you will frequently find they are suffering from depression, anxiety, ADD or other syndromes that can be remedied.
O'Neill Surf Shop
1115 41st Ave, Capitola
O'Neill Surf Shop Downtown
110 Cooper St, Santa Cruz
O'Neill Surf Shop Beach Boardwalk
400 Beach St, Santa Cruz
O'Neill Surf Shop has huge variety of your favorite clothing brands for Men and Women and Kids. Offering the largest selection of O'Neill Wetsuits in Northern California, and be sure to ask about the O'Neill Wetsuit Junior trade in program. Over 250 surfboards in stock along with Bodyboards, Skimboards, Skateboards, Footwear, Sunglasses, and great customer service since 1952.
Pump’d – Inflatable Fun Center
555 Main St, Watsonville
PUMP'd Inflatable Fun Center is a clean, fun, safe place for parents and kids to play together and maintain a healthy active lifestyle. We feature over 6,000 square feet of exciting attractions: inflatables, giant slides, and toddler area. Offering daily “Open Jump” sessions, 7 days a week. No reservations required! Hours: Weekdays 10am – 1pm and 3pm - 6pm, Weekends 9am – 12pm. Admission is $7.50 per child. A parent/guardian must accompany and supervise at all times. Remember: PUMP'D is a SOCKS ONLY facility. All guests must remove their shoes in the lobby and have socks on for the duration of their stay. Call us or visit our website for more information.
Santa Cruz Children's Dental Group
Joe Rawlins, DDS
Ryan Wittwer, DDS
Jared Danielson, DDS
Cypress Medical Center
1667 Dominican Way, #232, Santa Cruz
As specialists in pediatric dentistry, we offer the latest techniques in providing treatment. It is our desire to provide you with care in the most comfortable manner available. For children, we recommend a first dental evaluation between ages 6-18 months as advised by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. We have genuine concern for the welfare of children and we concern ourselves with the psychological, as well as physical, aspects of care.
Santa Cruz Gymnastics Center
275- B Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Gymnastics Center strives to promote strong minds and bodies through the sport of gymnastics. Our large established facility offers children the chance to improve their physical awareness in a fun and safe atmosphere. Classes and activities are available for all ages, starting at 18 mos. You can check our website for our class schedules and our yearly calendar. Throughout the year we also offer activity nights, open gym, camps, and of course birthday parties.
Santa Cruz Roller Palladium
1606 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz
While rollerskating may be good exercise, it is so much more! Rollerskating is fun for the whole family, from tiny tots to grandparents! Rollerskating brings back memories of birthday parties, romantic couples' skating, the hokey-pokey, and maybe even some close encounters with the floor. Create new memories rollerskating!
Santa Cruz Soccer Camp
Santa Cruz Soccer Camp has witnessed 32 years of making a sport fun, entertaining, and empowering for boys and girls ages-5-15. At this camp they are taught by skillful educators, most who have graduated Leadership Development ages 12-15, having participated as young campers immersed in the philosophy of Making Soccer Fun.
The Santa Cruz Village Birth & Family Enrichment Center, LLC
149 Josephine St, Ste. A, Santa Cruz
The Santa Cruz Village is an independent, community based center that offers families a safe and nurturing environment from pregnancy through the early years of parenting. Through classes, groups, and workshops, expectant and new families have the opportunity to create community and receive unbiased, evidence based information about pregnancy, birth and parenting…all under one roof! From childbirth prep to breastfeeding & postpartum support to yoga, dance & nutrition, The SC Village has something for the whole family. Visit our website for a full schedule.
GUiSC is not responsible for any errors or omissions, nor does inclusion in this listing constitute our endorsement of a program. Listings were written by each organization and GUiSC has not confirmed the accuracy of the information provided. Please call the individual business to confirm details.
|Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 November 2012 01:08 )|