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Association (AMA), and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA). Dr. Farnesi received a B.S.


degree in p hysiology from the University of California—Da- vis where he graduated with honors. Subsequently he received his medical training from the University of California—Irvine and Stanford University in Palo Alto. In 2001, he served as chief resident at SHARP Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa. In his free time, Dr. Farnesi


enjoys exercising, taking scuba diving and hiking trips, and re- storing and driving antique cars.


Hollywood Tans 660 University Ave. 92103


(619) 291-1444 In the world of fashion and


beauty, it’s all about the next big thing. This year’s 2011 hottest look will be found exclusively at Hollywood Tans of Hillcrest. You can expect a gorgeous tan and an Academy Award-winning perfor- mance by our smart tan certified staff. Our unique state of the art tanning booths will deliver a 360-degree tan without tan lines. They’re much more sanitary than lay-down beds. Stop by for the star treatment, and receive a free Tan this week! We offer Mystic tan, Unlimited UV-tanning and Anti-aging Red-light therapy. We are Proud to be part of the Hillcrest community.


Urban Optiks Optometry 3788 Park Blvd., #5 92103


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Urban Optiks Optometry has one of the most impressive and unique collections of fashion-for- ward and retro-inspired eyewear in San Diego. Whether you are looking for ultra-light, minimal- istic frames or memorable frames that make a statement, Urban Optiks has the perfect eyewear to fit your prescription and style. State-of-the-art comprehensive eye examinations, performed in a comfortable yet professional environment, are the cornerstone of Dr. Gary Klein’s practice. Their expert opticians, Kristy Cam- bone, Holly Linden and Nathan Caracter, who have a combined 30 years of experience, will make sure you find the perfect frame for your face and prescription us- ing the latest optical lens technol- ogy in the industry. Urban Optiks is the only boutique in San Diego where you can design your own frame and lenses, creating a com- pletely customized and personal piece of eyewear. Because they know how much your eye health and appearance can mean to the quality of your life, they are com- mitted to excellence in serving your complete eyecare needs. Stop by their optical boutique and discover the difference be- tween seeing and being seen.


Ginseng Yoga & Bodywork 2985 Beech St. 92102


(619) 338-9642 Ginsengyoga.com Ginseng Yoga & Bodywork


recently celebrated its 8th An- niversary as a welcome fixture in cozy South Park. Ginseng offers a variety of Yoga & Pilates classes along with Massage and Acupuncture. Housed in a large, beautiful space with two yoga


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rooms and a lovely boutique with a variety of products to support your mind, body and spirit, Gin- seng nurtures your whole being the moment you enter. Creators, Cindy and Brad


Bennett, are dedicated to help- ing people achieve health and well-being in all ways. They and their staff greet you with a warm, welcoming smile and strive to support you in your health or spiritual quest by providing the best yoga instruc- tors that San Diego has to offer. Although Ginseng offers a vari- ety of classes and styles of yoga, all of the classes share one thing in common: a comfortable safe space in which to explore body, mind and soul.


As much about working your mind as it is about work- ing your body, yoga seeks to strengthen, calm and relax you. This ancient science promotes physical fitness, weight loss and recovery from illness or injury, while providing stress relief and a sense of well-being….It simply makes you feel good. In order to help you begin your yoga practice, we offer a New Student Special: Ten Days for $20. The best yoga for a great price. Offer valid to new stu- dents and local residents only. Days must be consecutive. *10 day unlimited offer not valid for Pre-Natal and Mommy ‘n’ Me specialty classes.


Zumba Fitness with Lisbeth Garces 4569 30th St. 92104


(619) 971-3904


zumbasandiego@gmail.com Since 2007, Lisbeth Garces has been dancing her way through various fitness centers and dance studios with her Zumba moves. Originally teaching at the North Park Studio (now the Wood Room) Zumba, which is a fusion of Latin and international


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high-energy music and moves that tone and sculpt the body, is the fastest growing fitness craze currently.


Lisbeth—a nationally certified Zumba instructor from Venezue- la—currently teaches on Wednes- day nights at Dancing Unlimited (4569 30th St.) from 6:15-7:15 p.m. She also teaches Zumba classes to seniors and the special needs community as well as private or group Salsa lessons for in theme parties and same-sex partners. Returning to her roots in North Park, Lisbeth invites any- one who is trying to start a new exercise regimen or those who are working out in the gyms and not seeing the results you had hoped for, to join her on Wednes- day nights for a fun hour of Latin dancing with no membership required and no hidden fees. Pay as you go or purchase a package of classes to suit your needs. Burn up to 500 calories per class and have fun doing it!! Your first class is free—what have you got to lose? Join the party, join the fun!!


Leash Your Fitness 9791 Mesa Springs Way #87 92126


822-3296


dawn@leashyourfitness.com Leash Your Fitness is a multi- tasking workout that you do with your dog, saving you time. We combine cardio, strength, balance, yoga and dog obedi- ence all into one non-stop hour! Your leashed dog is with you during the entire class. Each two-minute cardio segment involves jumps, shuffles, sprints, and other fun exercises; through- out the class, the dog is given mentally stimulating commands. During the one-minute strength, yoga and balance portions of the class—the dog is in a stay posi- tion by your side.


Why not take your walks to a new level and have a fun in-


teraction with your best friend. All fitness levels are welcome and we welcome all dogs. Our goal is for you to go home with a great workout and a tired dog! Our participants are getting great results, and their dogs are becoming better behaved in the process. We also host


dog friendly monthly events: doga yoga, kayaking, hiking, camping, and surfing. Please call (619) 822-3296 or visit our website at www.leashyourfit- ness.com for more information or to sign up.


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