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[HEAR MORE: Want to get your kids off the couch and eating healthier? Listen to experts weigh in on "KNPR's State of Nevada"]

Community resources for a happy new you

Eat well

Bet on the Farm! farmers market
Organized by Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, the Bet on the Farm! market is a foodie's fresh paradise, hidden in a nondescript office park. Just follow the trail of fashionably rumpled suburbo-hipsters and make yourself a dinner to remember. 485 South Dean Martin Drive, Suite 106,

Chef Mayra, Vegan Caribbean personal chef
Lettuce was never so exciting: Chef Mayra brings Southwestern and Caribbean flavors to vegan cooking. The personal vegan chef also makes gluten-free wedding cakes and baby food. But what about gluten-free wedding cake-flavored baby food? 722-0108,

Go Raw Café Living Cuisine and Juice Bar
The raw lifestyle isn't just about nibbling a fistful of kale and calling it "nature's leafy ice cream." With two locations, Go Raw serves delish raw dishes, from sushi to pizza. 2910 Lake East Dr., 254-5382; 2381 E. Windmill Lane #18, 450-9007,

Las Vegas Farmers Market
In addition to tasty organic produce, this market also features art and jewelry. Don't eat those, though. It takes place the third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 9200 Tule Springs Road,

Peas and Carrots vegan food
What's a lazy vegan to do? Call Peas and Carrots Vegan Food, which creates, cooks and home-delivers everything from vegan cupcakes to meatless casseroles - all without so much as making a panda frown. 612-6663,

Pure Health Foods
If you want to fortify your hoard of ear candles, Pure Health Foods is the place. And it's the place to get your tough-to-find health foods, from Miracle Noodle (made of miracles!) to vegan cheese alternative. 7575 W. Washington #129, 366-9297

Rainbow's End Las Vegas
This 30-year-old all vegetarian/vegan café and store sells groceries, supplements, vitamins and herbs. There's so much health going on here, the place needs a health overflow valve. 1100 E. Sahara Ave., #120, 737-1338,

Ronald's Donuts
This unassuming donut shop is the only one in town to sell vegan donuts. Translation: Diet and pig out at the same time. 4600 Spring Mountain Rd., 873-1032

Stay Healthy!
This health food mainstay has been in business for more than 25 years, and has a KLAV 1230 AM radio show to get the health in your ears. 840 S. Rancho Dr., #14, 877-2494,

Sunrise Coffee Co.
Never feel guilty about ordering a bucket-sized caramel macchiato again: Every drink at Sunrise comes with a choice of soy, almond or rice milk and organic syrup and sweeteners. And for fiber: poetry on Wednesday nights. 3130 E. Sunset Rd., 433-3304,

Veggie Delight
Mock Meat: Hot new band or the specialty of Veggie Delight? The answer: yum! They also serve up traditional meatless Vietnamese and Chinese dishes. 3504 Wynn Rd., 310-6565,

Feel good

Dedicated Woman
Hey ladies! Locally based Dedicated Woman claims to be the only nutritional manufacturer of health supplements specifically designed for women. All of their products are gluten-free, so stop rubbing bread on your face and try this stuff now! 405-7816,

Kim Erickson's Everyday Organics
Kim Erickson created an organic line of cosmetics that are cruelty-free and vegan. In other words, lipstick that doesn't murder bunnies. Buy them online or at Cloud 9 Salon and Day Spa. 3211 N. Tenaya Way, Ste. 110, 871-8663,

Princetta's Beauty Secrets
How do you know Princetta's products are pure? Because everything - from the lotion to the hand cream to the massage oils - are handmade. And you can't handmake evil things, can you? Thought so. 900 E. Karen Ave. C-214, 253-7546

Total Health Essentials Inc.
This group of health practitioners takes a holistic approach at health by promoting vitamins and organic foods. Their services include hydrotherapy, raw and non-cooking classes. Non-cooking? Isn't that what my wife does? Ba-dum bum! 796-5044,

Get fit

Barry's Boxing Center
Dawn and Pat Barry know how crazy kids can get: Their law enforcement backgrounds have given them plenty of exposure to angry teens. Barry's Boxing Center aims to give a healthy physical outlet to snots, er, kids and adults of all ages. 2664 S. Highland. 368-2696,

Bikram Yoga Summerlin
Stephanie Dixon opened this "hot yoga" studio after suffering from sciatica and experiencing chronic lower back pain. Today she can touch her pancreas with her elbows. 7520 W. Washington Ave. Ste. 150, 367-9642,

Boe Boxing and Fitness
Retired professional boxer Steve Boe runs a dynamic but safe boxing gym to give everyone an intense fitness experience. Tone up that flabby eye of the tiger! 1801 E. Tropicana #19, 682-8096,

Boot Camp Las Vegas
Julie Johnston began this rigorous exercise regimen when she found herself more than 60 pounds overweight. Her hardcore, military-style boot camp will have you shedding pounds (and maybe a few tears - you little crybaby!). 767-8797,

Carol Dickman
Vegas-based yoga guru Carol Dickman teaches yoga and produces gentle, accessible yoga DVDs for seniors, beginners and those looking to explore the yogatistical lifestyle. In other words, this stuff won't snap you in half like a stick of stale Doublemint. 735-3922,

Chuck Minker Sports Complex
Named after a former boxing judge, this gym offers a wide variety of programs including martial arts. The best part is memberships start as low as $3 a day, and $12 a month for senior citizens. You know what that means: buff grandmas. 275 N. Mojave Rd., 229-6563

Fitness in the Square
Sure, shopping is great exercise, but you can actually exercise for real at Town Square. Yogis Unite presents this free fitness program in Town Square Sundays at 8 a.m., 9 a.m., and 10 a.m. Dr. Randa Bascharon acts as the sports medical director to ensure participants exercise properly. Town Square, 6505 Las Vegas Blvd. S.

Live-In Fitness
Welcome to Debra Stefan's house - now drop and give her 20! Stefan borrows techniques from "The Biggest Loser" reality show, opening her home to those who are serious about getting fit. Participants stay at Stefan's Henderson home for a weekend or a strict 30 to 90 day program. Think twice about that midnight snack - the fridge is electrified. 898-4622,

Pole Fitness Studio
How do strippers stay in such good shape? Lots of long, hard pole. Owner Fawnia Dietrich began pole fitness trend when the former exotic dancer decided to share the secrets of sensual exercise. She also teaches belly dancing, yoga and cardio kickboxing. Guys: Some classes are co-ed! Upstairs Studio: 4265 S. Arville St. Ste. A, Downstairs Studio: 4275 S. Arville St. Ste. E, 878-7653,

Red Rock Climbing Center
Rock-climbing is great, until you fall off a cliff and land in a bear's mouth. Avoid such untidy fates at the Red Rock Climbing Center. The center offers both top-rope and lead climbing, and routes change weekly to challenge your skills. 8201 W. Charleston Blvd. Ste. 150, 254-5604,

Sherry Goldstein's Yoga Sanctuary
Sherry Goldstein has contorted with the best of them. She's trained cast members from Siegfried and Roy, and dancers from the Nevada Ballet Company and The Rockettes. 7915 W. Sahara #101, 240-7666; 9480 S. Eastern #252, 407-0043,

Student Recreation and Wellness Center at UNLV
If you graduated from UNLV between 2004 and 2007, you can work out free for every semester you attended UNLV. Not an alumni? Don't fret. A daily pass costs $10; a monthly pass is $30. The center also features a café and juice bar. Now, about those overdue library books... 4505 S. Maryland, 774-7100,

Studio 222
Former Muay Thai trainer James M. Wong opened this 3,300 square foot exercise studio to teach things such as boxing and cardio strength training. Give those love handles a KO! Now taunt them as they lie there in an unconscious heap! 8645 W. Flamingo Rd. #104, 769-2991,

Vegas Hot! Yoga and Pilates
From Hot Pockets to hot messes, everything's better with a higher temperature thrown in. Same goes for yoga and pilates. This studio specializes in hot pilates, hot yoga as well as core power, endurance and more. 5875 S. Rainbow Blvd. #206, 257-8171,



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