Santa Cruz's favorite spa, Well Within. (Chip Scheuer)

Presenting the winners of our annual Reader Survey in the health and recreation category.

BEST Acupuncture Clinic

Five Branches
200 Seventh Ave #115, Santa Cruz. 831.476.8211

Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine & Chi Center
21511 East Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.465.9088

Joanne Gramo
115 Maple St, Santa Cruz. 831.425.4691

BEST Bike Shop

Bicycle Trip
1001 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.427.2580

Spokesman
231 Cathcart St, Santa Cruz. 831.429.8357

Bike Church
703 B Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.425.BIKE

BEST Chiropractor

Marie Royer (Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine)
21511 Soquel Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.465.9088

Dr. Katie Griffin
543 Frederick St, Santa Cruz. 831.458.1940

Charles Goodwin
111 Dakota Ave #2, Santa Cruz. 831.429.1188

BEST Dentist

Gavin McClure
525 Center St, Santa Cruz. 831.426.1343

Alan Heit
903 Cedar St, Santa Cruz. 831.423.3364

Reed Kuratomi
3121 G Park Ave, Soquel. 831.475.0656

BEST Disc Golf Course

De Laveaga
401 Upper Park Rd, Santa Cruz.

Aptos High
100 Mariner Wy, Aptos. 831.688.6565

UCSC

BEST Doctor

Rachel Abrams
21511B E. Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.465.9088

Aimée Gould Shunney
21511 B. E. Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.465.9088

Dawn Motyka
930 Mission St #5, Santa Cruz. 831.421.0197

BEST Esthetician

Peggy Humphries
Butterfly Esthetics
1045 Water St, Santa Cruz. 831.459.7546

Pamela Freitas
Oasis Hair & Skin
1664 Soquel Dr #C, Santa Cruz. 831.464.8550

TraMi at TraMi Skin Care
1414 Soquel Ave #202, Santa Cruz. 831.239.2795

BEST Golf Course

De Laveaga Golf and Lodge
401 Upper Park Rd, Santa Cruz. 831.423.7212

Pasatiempo Golf Club
20 Clubhouse Rd, Santa Cruz. 831.459.9155

Seascape Golf Club
610 Clubhouse Dr, Aptos. 831.688.3214

BEST Gym

Toadal Fitness
113 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz. 831.423.3764
1200 17th Ave #108, Santa Cruz. 831.464.3764
816 Bay Ave, Capitola. 831.475.1500
6200 Soquel Dr, Aptos. 831.475.5979
3004 Mission St Extension, Santa Cruz. 831.466.3764

24 Hour Fitness
1261 Soquel Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.454.0333

Spa Fitness
1100 41st Ave, Capitola. 831.476.7373
25 Penny Lane, Watsonville. 831.722.3895
1200 41st Ave, Capitola. 831.462.2004

BEST Health Food/Nutrition Store

NEW LEAF
Multiple locations

Staff of Life
1266 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.423.8632

Food Bin & Herb Room
1130 Mission St, Santa Cruz. 831.423.5526

BEST Martial Arts

Mantis Martial Arts
3040 Prather Ln #B, Santa Cruz. 831.251.1269

Kaijin
2100 Delaware Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.427.2560

MinorSan
1320 Mission St Ste 1, Santa Cruz. 831.458.0900

BEST Medical Marijuana Club

WAMM
309 Cedar St #79, Santa Cruz. 831.425.0580

Greenway
140 Dubois St, Santa Cruz. 831.420.1640

Granny Purps
2649 41st Ave, Soquel. 831.477.7500

BEST Massage Therapist

Tomek Walas
Kiva Retreat House
702 Water St, Santa Cruz. 831.429.1142

Miriam Janove
Santa Cruz Bodywork
526 Soquel Ave #D, Santa Cruz. 718.614.2774

Flaura Coren
www.artistryinmotionfitness.com/classes.html

BEST Naturopath

Aimee Gould Shunney
21511 B E. Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.465.9088

Tonya Fleck
736 Chestnut St, Santa Cruz. 831.477.1377

Natalie Metz
621 Water St, Santa Cruz. 831.331.9881 www.drnataliemetz.com

BEST Nutritionist

Jocelyn Dubin at Nourish
130 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.359.0675

Jennifer Brewer
www.nourishingnutrition.com

Jaimi Ellison (Santa Cruz Core Fitness)
317 Potrero St, Santa Cruz. 831.417.7500

BEST Outdoor Store

Outdoor World
136 River St, Santa Cruz. 831.423.9555
1440 41st Ave, Capitola. 831.479.1501

Big 5
1600 41st Ave, Capitola. 831.464.3822
1083 S. Green Valley Rd, Watsonville. 831.763.1819

Patagonia
415 River St #C, Santa Cruz. 831.423.1776

BEST Personal Trainer

Daniel Jahangard (Crossfit and Santa Cruz Core Fitness)
300 Technology Circle, Scotts Valley. 831.438.4388
317 Potrero St, Santa Cruz. 831.417.7500

Rocky Snyder (Devotion to Motion)
3910 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.479.0867

Leta Jussila (Optimal Health and Fitness)
21511B E. Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.427.1708

BEST Pharmacy

Westside Pharmacy
1401 Mission St, Santa Cruz. 831.423.7175

Walgreens
1718 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.425.3911
210 Mt Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley. 831.430.9113
1810 Freedom Blvd, Freedom. 831.768.0183

CVS
1750 41st Ave, Capitola. 831.475.6400
600 Front St, Santa Cruz. 831.426.7676
809 Bay Ave, Capitola. 831.475.1555
1700 Mission St, Santa Cruz. 831.457.8039
257 Mt Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley. 831.438.4874
490 Rodriguez St, Watsonville. 831.722.454
1966 Main St, Watsonville. 831.722.4714

BEST Plastic Surgeon

Steve Garner
3311 Mission Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.475.3076

Suzanne Kerley
2950 Research Park Dr, Soquel. 831.458.6272

Alexis Lane
8055 Valencia, Aptos. 831.688.8333

BEST Running Store

Running Revolution
1664-B Soquel Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.462.8228

Fleet Feet
26 Rancho Del Mar, Aptos. 831.662.0886

Jerry’s Sports
1148 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.465.1400

BEST Skate Shop

Bill’s Wheels
1240 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.469.0904

Santa Cruz Skate and Surf Shop
912 41st Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.462.3120

Skateworks
1125 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.427.4290

BEST Spa (Pampering)
Well Within
417 Cedar St, Santa Cruz. 831.458.9355

Chaminade
One Chaminade Ln, Santa Cruz. 831.475.5600

Caress
911 Capitola Ave, Capitola. 831.462.4422

BEST Spa (Soaking)

Well Within
417 Cedar St, Santa Cruz. 831.458.9355

Tea House
112 Elm St, Santa Cruz. 831.426.9700

Kiva
702 Water St, Santa Cruz. 831.429.1142

BEST Spiritual Retreat

Land of Medicine
5800 Prescott Rd, Soquel. 831.462.8383

Mount Madonna Center
445 Summit Rd, Watsonville. 408.846.4064

Nourish
130 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.359.0675

BEST Sporting Goods

Jerry’s Sports
1148 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.465.1400

Play It Again Sports
4770 Soquel Dr, Soquel. 831.475.1988

Outdoor World
136 River St, Santa Cruz. 831.423.9555
1440 41st Ave, Capitola. 831.479.1501

BEST Snowboard & Skiing

Helm
1408 41st Ave, Capitola. 831.462.6800

Play It Again Sports
4770 Soquel Dr, Soquel. 831.475.1988

Pacific Wave
1502 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.458.9283

BEST Surf School

Richard Schmidt Surf School
236 San Jose Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.423.0928

Santa Cruz Surf School
322 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.426.7072

Covewater Paddle Surf
726 Water St, Santa Cruz. 831.600.7230

BEST Surf Shop

O’Neill
400 Beach St, Santa Cruz. 831.459.9230
110 Cooper St #100D, Santa Cruz. 831.469.4377
1071 41st Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.475.4151

Covewater Paddle Surf
726 Water St, Santa Cruz. 831.600.7230

Santa Cruz Skate and Surf Shop
912 41st Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.462.3120

BEST Yoga Instructor

Victor Dubin
Nourish
130 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.429.9355

Mark Stephens
Santa Cruz Yoga
402 Ingalls St, Santa Cruz. 831.331.3955

Paula Saraga
Dancenter
810 Bay Ave #A, Captiola. 831.475.5032

BEST Yoga Studio

Nourish
130 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.359.0675

Santa Cruz Yoga
402 Ingalls St, Santa Cruz. 831.331.3955

Yoga Center of Santa Cruz
428 Front St, Santa Cruz. 831.423.6719