Truckee is fast becoming a Mecca for wellness |

Truckee is fast becoming a Mecca for wellness

TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; Truckee has long been known as a health-conscious community as locals and visitors passionately embrace recreational pursuits. Truckee boasts an abundance of opportunities to practice living a clean, fit, healthy, relaxed and spiritual lifestyle. With Truckeeandamp;#8217;s Olympic roots, itandamp;#8217;s not surprising businesses have high-performance Olympic and World Cup Ski Team connections. From yoga and Pilates studios to sustainably sourced food events and cooking classes, thereandamp;#8217;s no shortage of wellness activities to enjoy. This translates to a multitude of offerings for this mountain communityandamp;#8217;s demographic which is firmly interested in staying well.Studio Tahoeandamp;#8217;s certified yoga instructors are devoted to inspiring others to live from a powerful and passionate place. A heated work-out room helps to detoxify, melting tension and stress. Classes include power Vinyasa flow, a spicy Radiant Bhakti Flow class, Mellow Flow, and Yin Flow Yoga, perfect for beginners, among others. For more info visit or call 530-587-1891.Rebel Fitness Academy touts itself as a fully equipped training performance facility offering cutting-edge fitness classes and top notch trainers. They coach, guide and teach strength and conditioning with precision, and also publish a helpful free newsletter. Located at 12277 Soaring Way by the Truckee Tahoe Airport, check out this newest addition to Truckee on the web at or call 530-550-7777.The Bar Effect provides a total body workout utilizing the bar in a fast, effective, yet non-invasive work out set to music that yields results. Owner and instructor Michelle Rahlves has worked as an emergency medical technician (EMT) and traveled the world with the U.S. Ski Team on the World Cup Circuit. Those who follow the professional skiing circuit will recognize the Rahlves name, as Michelle is married to World Champion, 12-time World Cup winner and four-time Olympic skier Daron Rahlves. For more info stop by Michelleandamp;#8217;s studio at 11890 Donner Pass Road. For additional information visit or call 530-386-3635.Truckee Pilates offers all the specialized equipment that Pilates seekers require: Reformers, Cadillacs, towers, half barrels and more, along with a variety of extra props such as Bosu balls, balance boards and rotating disks. Their instructors recommend starting with a three-pack of private lessons. They also offer pre- and post-natal Pilates classes, ski conditioning, golfing Pilates, and Tai Chi instruction. For more info peruse or call 530-584-1717.Namaste, a holistic healing and yoga center located in the historic Brickelltown section of downtown Truckee, offers yoga, massage, sacred stone healings, acupuncture, biofeedback, traditional naturopathy and herbalism along with continual education classes such as craniosacral workshops. For more info visit Training Center by Julia Mancuso is attracting new members since former Olympian and current World Cup downhill ski racer Julia Mancuso bought the place last summer. Outfitted with all the latest fitness equipment and touting itself as Truckeeandamp;#8217;s community gym, PTC is located at 10775 Pioneer Trail, #107. Visit or call 530-587-9977 for more info. Other gyms in Truckee include the Tahoe Forest Hospital Systemandamp;#8217;s Center for Health andamp; Sports Performance located at 10710 Donner Pass Rd. Call 530-587-3769 for more information or visit or head to Truckee Donner Recreation andamp; Parks Districtandamp;#8217;s Community Recreation Center located at 8924 Donner Pass Rd. where locals and visitors can scale two indoor climbing walls or make use of basketball courts, exercise equipment and an elevated indoor track for a nominal fee. Call 530-582-7720 or visit for additional information.Bikram Yoga Sierra, located at 11090 Trails End Road (visit or call 530-582-4111) and Tahoe Yoga Wellness Center on Donner Pass Road near Tahoe Forest Hospital round out Truckeeandamp;#8217;s extensive yoga offerings, making it easy to find a class.For Goodness Sake just celebrated their fifth year in operation at their historic downtown Truckee building. This nonprofit, non-denominational spirituality center provides a comfortable gathering place for people to explore the world from a spiritual perspective, serving all ages, children to seniors. In addition to a robust weekly schedule of classes including mediation, mindful parenting, Tai chi and wisdom circles, For Goodness Sake hosts a variety of speakers that are free and open to the public. For more info, visit or call 530-550-8981.If itandamp;#8217;s a massage you are craving, many skilled massage therapists await your call in Truckee. Let the experts at Glow Salon ease your tense muscles. Glow is located upstairs at 10320 Donner Pass Rd., visit or call 530-587-9985. Another excellent option can be found at Sierra Cosmetic Laser, a one-stop, full-service day spa providing high quality services that can fit any budget, which is housed in a beautifully restored building that sits at the far western end of downtown Truckee, just above Burger Me!. For appointments and further information check out or call 530-587-0198.The Cedar House Sport Hotel is a Euro-chic eco hotel and a Truckee gem. Itandamp;#8217;s also one of the few, if not only, sites in town growing veggies for diners who visit their signature restaurant Stella. The Cedar House serves as a launching pad for year-round wellness retreats and unsurpassed adventures. The boutique hotelandamp;#8217;s newly launched online event calendar provides up-to-date information on outdoor and culinary adventures that feed the body, mind and spirit. Visit or or call 530-582-5655.Slow Food Lake Tahoeandamp;#8217;s mission is to reconnect people to the enjoyment of local, seasonal and sustainable food and to educate the community about their vital role as participants in our food system. This group hosts events throughout the year. For more info visit Foothills Farmers Market brings fresh fruits, veggies, flowers and fish from area farmers and purveyors who sell their bounty through September on Tuesdays at the Truckee River Regional Park on Brockway Road, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and also at the Truckee Thursdays weekly summer event in downtown Truckee evenings through August, 5-8 p.m. For more information on Truckee Thursdays visit the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce at 530-587-2757 or visit for more information.

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