New parents grew concerned when their week-old baby would still turn her head only to one side. She had been injured during childbirth when the doctor used forceps to pull her out of the birth canal.
The couple brought her to Dr. Scott Cady, a chiropractor who works out of a multidisciplinary medical practice in downtown Sunnyvale. Dr. Cady examined the child, and very gently adjusted her neck. Within a few minutes, the child regained full range of motion.
Such satisfying experiences are what attracted him to chiropractic in the first place. “We help people without prescribing drugs, and help them quickly,” said Dr. Cady, who accepts most insurance.
Back, neck and joint work
One thing that distinguishes Dr. Cady from many chiropractors is the range of problems he treats.
While many in his field just stick to treating back and neck pain, Dr. Cady works on many other joint problems, as well. Recently, he said, he treated a professional ballerina who had sprained her ankle while dancing on “en pointe” She recovered quickly and returned to her production of the Nutcracker.
He’s even become, through word of mouth, known as someone who can provide relief to people with TMJ and other jaw problems.
Dr. Cady said he’s pleased that he can often keep people from having to undergo surgery. While there are times that he’s not able to heal someone’s back or neck problem and surgery is necessary, he said that’s rather rare.
“We take a conservative approach,” he said. “And we treat the actual problem so the
problem goes away; medical doctors treat the pain and hope the problem goes away.”
Dr. Cady has been in practice in Sunnyvale since 1990. In June he moved back to his current location at 260 S. Sunnyvale Ave. after years in an office a half-mile away that was scheduled for demolition. He is happy to now be in downtown Sunnyvale.
Some chiropractors have been criticized for trying to get their clients to buy into tests and treatments that really aren’t necessary. “I prefer to be honest upfront,” he said, adding that his practice is to inform clients of all their treatment options but never attempting to up-sell them.
When you need an experienced hand to get you moving with confidence, call Dr. Scott Cady at 408-739-2273 for an appointment and you’ll be pain free soon.
“Invest in your body. Invest in yourself,” says Elaine Little, Studio Manager and Co-Owner of Orangetheory Fitness Downtown Sunnyvale. “The goal here is to change lives.”
If it sounds ambitious, that’s because it IS ambitious. Elaine points out that when you see improvement in your body, when you can conquer the roadblocks to your own health, it changes the way you approach mental blocks as well.
Sunnyvale – Robust Community
Elaine, her husband Ty, and co-owners Antonia and John Rowdon knew they wanted to open an Orangetheory franchise, and when the possibility of Sunnyvale came up, the four owners were unanimously taken with downtown Sunnyvale. Elaine defines downtown as “robust, bubbling over with possibilities, a great community.”
“We wanted to be part of this community. We wanted to help make it even better.”
All the owners are engaged in the business, however, for Elaine, it was also a mid-career switch from senior marketing executive in the casino gaming industry.
“This is the best time in my life,” she says. She’s inspired by the community of members that has formed and feels like she is making a difference that matters. “My dad died, basically due to obesity, and I know the price people pay because it is so hard to get fit.”
Getting the Job Done
Since the December, 2015 opening, the scientifically-based fitness program has done more than attract techies who love the analytics and data that helps them track their workouts. There are people of all fitness levels, all ages. Some are post-surgery, others use walkers, and people come with a variety of health conditions. The program is adaptable and can work at any level.
“This isn’t some gimmick,” according to Elaine. “I think everyone has the same struggle when it comes to fitness. We all want to be fit. We just don’t want to do what it takes. I like that this program actually gets the job done and you can have some fun too.”
Anyone can drop-in to try a class with discounts for first-time visitors. Stop by Orangetheory Fitness at 155 S. Frances Street or call 408-508-6724. Information is available at www.orangetheoryfitness.com and you can join the Orangetheory Downtown Sunnyvale local community on Facebook.
Imagine you find yourself in a theater—it is very dark—you can see a performer lit by spotlight on the stage before you, playing music you love with an exhilarating beat. The performer is not just a DJ, and you are not just sitting still. Your heart is pounding, your breaths come at an exhilarating pace, and you are connected with the performance, keeping pace. Then as you expected, it’s 3-2-1 and you are invited to push beyond yourself, to work to exceed the beats in the music for a short interval. You feel yourself break through your own personal wall.
This is not just any theater
The performer is an accomplished athlete and your coach. You are astride a stationary bike that you have adjusted for the resistance that is right for you.
Flywheel’s signature class is high-intensity interval training
Your ride lasts 45 minutes. You enjoyed the class at a pace that is comfortable for you, and your instructor encouraged you to reach your fitness goals. The resistance you set for yourself is recorded as Torq and your speed is measured in RPMs on a small computer on your bike. FlyWheel uses these two measurements to calculate and display your total energy output throughout your ride as your Power Score.
Along with your top speed and maximum Torq for each ride, your Power Score yields a lot of information, such as the total calories you burned and total miles; all of this is available to you on your account dashboard on the Flywheel iOS app and website. You can track your progress as little or as much as you want. If you are feeling a little more competitive, you can opt-in before your ride to have your Power Score posted anonymously on the TorqBoard during the class. Some riders enjoy knowing where they ranked, especially in the short races that instructors lead throughout each class.
Other ride options
Some classes are purely beat-driven, known as FlyBeats, where each rider stays on the beat of the music and plays with their resistance for a maximum workout. Other classes offer themed rides, such as 80s dance parties and East Coast vs West Coast hip-hop jams. Some riders prefer longer classes: 60 and 90-minute classes are offered throughout the week. Classes incorporate an arm workout for upper-body toning to give you a full body workout.
Regardless of your fitness level, your Flywheel team is there to provide plenty of support for you. They will prepare for you for your ride, setting a comfortable starting point for your resistance and helping you become confident with your bike.
Flywheel bikes are compatible with SPD cleats or Look Delta cleats, if you choose to bring your own shoes. Don’t worry if you don’t own cycling shoes; your Flywheel team will have a fresh pair of cycling shoes in your size waiting for you before each class. They can provide other little essentials, such as saddle cushions, hair ties and earplugs, as well. It’s easy to stow your personal gear; Flywheel can give you a seat bag for your class, or you can put everything away in a self-locking locker that includes a charging port for your cell phone.
Flywheel is convenient for busy people
Once you have completed your initial orientation, you can walk-in, on-time to any class: you use your Flywheel app or one of the laptops in their lobby to sign-up. After your ride, you can scrub down in one of several private shower rooms which are outfitted with soap, shampoo, conditioner from Bliss Spa. You will find everything you need to dry your hair at the blow-drying station.
Need a little more support?
Once a quarter, you can enroll in a four-week wellness program. You get one-on-one guidance from your instructor coach, who helps you stay accountable to yourself for a set number of classes per week as well as a nutrition plan to meet your health objectives.
Flywheel is not about intimidation
Unlike other cycling and workout programs, each class at Flywheel is open to anyone, regardless of experience or fitness level. Every ride is your very own, in an environment that is comfortable for you. To get started, your first class at Flywheel Sunnyvale is free. If you mention this post in an email to email@example.com, you get your second class free, as well. Come out and join the Flywheel team at 331 West Washington Avenue, in downtown Sunnyvale.
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