ADDICTION REHAB PROGRAM

1st Place

TRIBE INTEGRATIVE RECOVERY, 1317 Del Norte Road, #200, Camarillo, 805-687-8742

2nd Place

GENESIS OUTPATIENT PROGRAM, 1732 Palma Drive, #208, Ventura, 805-650-3094

3rd Place

KHEPERA HOUSE, 330 North Ventura Ave., Ventura, 805-653-2596, ext. 100 

CHILDREN’S DENTIST

1st Place

SUNNY SMILES DENTISTRY FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS, 789 S. Victoria Ave., #204, Ventura, 805-644-5516; 2100 Solar Drive, #201, Oxnard, 805-644-5516

2nd Place

CHILDREN’S DENTAL GROUP (Camarillo, Oxnard, Thousand Oaks) 5101 Telegraph Road, #104, Ventura, 805-765-6448; 51 W. Gonzales Road, #300, Oxnard, 805-983-0100; 3687 Las Posas Road, #180, Camarillo, 805-484-2705;  61 Long Court, #202, Thousand Oaks, 805-497-3797

3rd Place

SUGARBUG DENTAL, 480 S. Victoria Ave., suite D, Oxnard, 805-985-2400

CHIROPRACTOR

1st Place

MATT LEONARD, D.C., AT COASTAL CHIROPRACTIC, 1453 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-667-2260

2nd Place

RALPH WILSON, D.C., AT WILSON CHIROPRACTIC AND SPORTS MEDICINE CLINIC, 2000 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-643-4176

3rd Place

STEVEN ALFF, D.C., VENTURA SPINE AND NERVE CENTER, 1590 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-648-7987

COSMETIC SURGEON

1st Place

WILLIAM STARR, M.D., AT ANACAPA SURGICAL ASSOCIATES, 3291 Loma Vista Road, Bldg. 340, suite 401, Ventura, 805-652-6255

2nd Place (TIE)

MICHAEL PICKART, M.D., AT PICKART PLASTIC SURGERY, 3438 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, 805-232-5688

ADRIENNE LARA, M.D., CELEBRATING WOMEN CENTER, 1801 Solar Drive #155, Oxnard, 805-220-9779

3rd Place

LAURIE MCCALL, M.D., VENTURA PLASTIC SURGERY, 1280 S. Victoria Ave., #201, Ventura, 805-642-1699

DANCE INSTRUCTOR

1st Place

MONICA GALINDO THOMPSON AT PREMIER DANCE STUDIO, 2425 W. Fifth St., Oxnard, 805-382-6242

2nd Place

ANGIE NAFIE AT  BILLY CLOWER DANCE STUDIO, 75 MacMillan Ave., Ventura, 805-643-5036 

3rd Place

IONIA KERSHAW AT VENTURA DANZAR AND ZUMBA FITNESS, 2640 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-804-6108

DANCE STUDIO

1st Place

BILLY CLOWER DANCE STUDIO, 75 MacMillan Ave., Ventura, 805-643-5036 

2nd Place

VENTURA DANZAR AND ZUMBA FITNESS, 2640 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-804-6108

3rd Place

PREMIER DANCE STUDIO, 2425 W. 5th St., Oxnard, 805-382-6242

DENTIST

1st Place

VISTA PACIFIC DENTAL CARE, 1801 Solar Dr., suite 140, Oxnard, 805-228-4483

2nd Place

BRYAN FISCH, D.D.S., VENTURA CENTER FOR DENTAL HEALTH, 2807 Loma Vista Road, #201, Ventura, 805-653-5606

3rd Place

JOHNSON FAMILY DENTAL, 103 S. Mills Road #101, Ventura, 805-419-9400; 5800 Santa Rosa Road #101, Camarillo, 805-426-9623; 305 E. Port Hueneme, Port Hueneme, 805-719-7542; 678 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang, 805-697-5018

DERMATOLOGIST

BEST PLACE TO HIT THE ROPES
KnuckleHeadz Boxing and MMA
2062 Knoll Drive, Unit E, Ventura
805-258-8098
www.knuckleheadzboxing.com
www.facebook.com/KnuckleheadzBoxingandMMA/

There’s more to boxing than a pummeling in the ring. The sport requires a high-level of cardiovascular fitness, hand-eye coordination, stamina, core strength and more. Plus…it sure feels good to land a solid punch on a speed bag.
For those who appreciate this type of workout, KnuckleHeadz Boxing in Ventura is a great place to train. It’s fully equipped with heavy bags, speed bags, a ring and all the other necessary accoutrements for boxing and MMA. But best of all, it’s owned and operated by Joseph “Coach Hoss” Janik, a professional trainer with more than 30 years in the business. He’s worked with some of the sport’s best fighters — world champion Andrew Cancio, former international champion Francisco Santana and UFC fighter Chris Beal, just to name a few — and some currently train in Ventura.
But don’t be intimidated by the celebrity clientele. KnuckleHeadz is a boxing gym for everybody.
“I think we’re much more of a family than a gym,” Coach Hoss says, noting that doctors, fire fighters and police officers are among those who train there. “It’s a safe haven.”
And not just for adults. KnuckleHeadz has earned a solid following for its impressive youth program — open to anyone, and absolutely free. Monday and Wednesday afternoons, Coach Hoss runs a group of kids (15-20 in a typical class; students sign up on Facebook and space is limited) through a variety of activities to improve both physical and mental fitness.
“Nowadays, a lot of the kids don’t get any physical activity,” he says. “My main thing is to get them moving, off the phones and computers, for 90 minutes a few days a week.”
His routine includes things like jump rope (cardio), planks (core strength) and lunges (lower body strength) as well as time on all the equipment. Heavy bags help build power, while speed bags are great for coordination and conditioning. The double-end bag “moves around a lot,” Coach Hoss explains. “It helps with timing and patience.” All in all, it’s a fantastic workout.
But there are even more important lessons in store. Discipline. Time management. Cooperating with others. Perseverance. And tolerance.
“I tell these kids, ‘you guys are all the same,’ ” Coach Hoss says, noting that his students come from all over the county and different walks of life. “It’s a chance to meet people they wouldn’t have a chance to meet otherwise. . . . We really stress the bullying issue.” On that last note, he says that he encourages his students to intervene to stop bullying when they see it, and stand up for those who are vulnerable.
“I don’t stress the fighting and competition aspect,” Coach Hoss says. “Only about 20 percent of the kids go on to compete. But I think they all go on to become better citizens.”
—Nancy Lackey Shaffer

1st Place

ROSS KAPLAN, M.D., AT COASTAL DERMATOLOGY MEDICAL AND COSMETIC CENTER, 3615 Las Posas Road, suite F-100, Camarillo, 805-484-2813

2nd Place

PETER L. KARLSBERG, M.D., AT THE KARLSBERG CENTER FOR RESTORATIVE DERMATOLOGY, 1190 S. Victoria Ave., suite 300, Ventura, 805-677-1600

3rd Place

ROBERT JORDAN, M.D., 3400 Loma Vista Road, suite 1, Ventura, 805-644-9321

FAMILY PHYSICIAN

1st Place

ROBERT WARWAR, M.D., AT WARWAR MEDICAL GROUP, 72 N. Brent St., Ventura, 805-648-3063

2nd Place

CAROLYN CHASE, M.D., AT PRIMARY MEDICAL GROUP, 2953 Telegraph Road, Ventura, 805-652-5252

3rd Place

MICHAEL BAILEY, M.M. PRIMARY MEDICAL GROUP, 10885 Telegraph Road, Ventura, 805-653-0303

FITNESS STUDIO

1st Place

FITZONE, 4756 Telephone Road, #3, Ventura, 805-394-5103

2nd Place

V-FIT, 4538 Westinghouse St., suite B, Ventura and 1455 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-394-5103, 805-535-4277

3rd Place

PIERPONT RACQUET CLUB, 500 Sanjon Road, Ventura, 805-648-5161

GYM

1st Place

MAVERICKS GYM, 5171 Telegraph Road, Ventura, 805-642-9600

2nd Place

VENTURA FAMILY YMCA, 3760 Telegraph Road, Ventura, 805-642-2131

3rd Place

FITNESS 19, 2721 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard, 805-486-2219; 1775 E. Daily Drive, Camarillo, 805-389-9119; 161 N. Reino Road, Newbury Park, 805-499-8119

HOLISTIC PRACTITIONER

1st Place

HOLISTIC HEALING CENTER, 5700 Ralston St., suite 110, Ventura, 805-653-6008

2nd Place

REBEKAH WOLF & KHOHALA WOLF AT WOMEN’S HOLISTIC HEALTH MENTOR, www.rebekhawolf.com/about/

3rd Place

SARA OMANOVIC AT EMA’S HERBS, 695 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-648-6426

LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST

1st Place

THE MASSAGE PLACE, 652 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-652-1450; 4255 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-477-7501

2nd Place

COASTAL CHIROPRACTIC AND MASSAGE THERAPY, 1453 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-667-2260

3rd Place

KIM FREETLY, BODYSMART VENTURA, 2021 Sperry Ave., #7, Ventura, 805-612-0968

MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTOR

1st Place

FABIO LEOPOLDO AT GRACIE MORUMBI JIU-JITSU ACADEMY, 2160 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura, 805-643-7717; 1182 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., suite A, Thousand Oaks, 805-496-1610

2nd Place

BETO VILANOVA AT VILANOVA BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU, 2175 Pickwick Drive, Camarillo, 805-465-0895

3rd Place

MICHAEL CERMINARO AT TAEKWONDO PLUS, 5912 Telegraph Road, Ventura, 805-644-4777; 676 E. Ponderosa Drive, Camarillo, 805-987-3306

MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO

1st Place

GRACIE MORUMBI JIU-JITSU ACADEMY, 2160 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura, 805-643-7717; 1182 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., suite A, Thousand Oaks, 805-496-1610

2nd Place

PARAGON JIU-JITSU ACADEMY, 3000 Bunsen Ave., E, Ventura, 805-628-3229

3rd Place

JASON FLAME AT TANG SOO DO UNIVERSITY, 111 Poindexter Avenue, suite E & F, Moorpark, 805-530-0000

OB/GYN

1st Place

TERRY COLE, M.D., AT TLC OB/GYN, 3418 Loma Vista Road, suite B, Ventura, 805-639-9510

2nd Place

ADRIENNE LARA, M.D., 1801 Solar Drive, #150, Oxnard, 805-220-9779

3rd Place

SRISAWAJ PATTAMAKOM, M.D., 2945 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, 805-662-8003

OPTOMETRIST

1st Place

KRISTOPHER SKROMME, O.D., AT TWO TREES OPTOMETRY, 801 S. Victoria Ave., #206, Ventura, 805-650-2020

2nd Place

DONALD K. STEENSMA, O.D., 465 W. Channel Islands Blvd., Port Hueneme, 805-486-3585

3rd Place

TOM FUNNELL, O.D., 1445 Donlon St. #12, Ventura, 805-850-3156

ORTHODONTIST

1st Place

PREMIER ORTHODONTICS, 2100 Solar Drive #200, Oxnard, 805-485-1111

2nd Place

ADAM G. LAUTT, D.D.S., M.S., COASTAL ORTHODONTIC CARE, 1730 S. Victoria Ave. #250, Ventura, 805-650-1080

3rd Place

PAUL HANNAH, D.D.S., 2807 Loma Vista Road, #102, Ventura, 805-643-1266

PERSONAL TRAINER

1st Place

MOLLY HILL, FITZONE, 4756 Telephone Road, #3, Ventura, 805-394-5103

2nd Place

DINI LEOPOLDO AT BREAKING MUSCLE, breakingmuscle.com/coaches/dini-leopoldo

3rd Place

DARLA HOFFMAN, MAVERICKS GYM, 5171 Telegraph Road, Ventura, 805-642-9600

PILATES INSTRUCTOR

1st Place

KATHY LOPEZ AT STUDIO BE, 1455 E. Main St., suite 200, Ventura, 805-844-3425

2nd Place

EVA KETTLES AT FIT BUDDHA, 805-901-3440; 424 E. Main St., Ventura; 330 State St., Santa Barbara

3rd Place

GAIL DESART AT MIND & BODY WELLNESS STUDIO, 1445 Donlon St., suite 9, Ventura, 805-654-8354

PILATES STUDIO

1st Place

FIT BUDDHA, 424 E. Main St., Ventura; 330 State St., Santa Barbara, 805-901-3440;

2nd Place

CAMARILLO PILATES, 221 E. Daily Dr., # 7, Camarillo, 805-384-8044

3rd Place

MIND AND BODY WELLNESS STUDIO, 1445 Donlon St., # 9, Ventura, 805-654-8354

YOGA INSTRUCTOR

1st Place

AUDREY WALZER AT CAMARILLO YOGA CENTER, 5800 Santa Rosa Road, suite 127, Camarillo, 805-484-8810

2nd Place

SARAH INGRAM AT GRASSROOTS YOGA, 2280 E. Main St., suite B, Ventura, 805-628-3676

3rd Place

PIXIE KASTRUP AT GRASSROOTS YOGA, 2280 E. Main St., suite B, Ventura, 805-628-3676

YOGA STUDIO

1st Place (TIE)

CAMARILLO YOGA CENTER, 5800 Santa Rosa Road, suite 127, Camarillo, 805-484-8810

GRASSROOTS YOGA, 2280 E. Main St., suite B, Ventura, 805-628-3676

2nd Place

JAI RHYTHM YOGA, 175 S. Ventura Ave., suite 103B, Ventura, 805-652-7490

3rd Place

VENTURA POPUP YOGA, 2950 Pierpont Blvd., Ventura, 805-667-8455