With a diverse schedule of rejuvenating classes and encouraging instructors, Just Breathe Studio keeps bone abodes toned and priced above market value. Various yoga classes let posers practice their downward dogs, warriors, and clumsy beekeepers, while Pilates sessions fortify cores for better posture and more intricate ant-farm trails. The studio also offers fusion classes such as chiogalates, which blends tai chi principles with yoga and Pilates in an invigorating routine set to music, and meditative classes that focus on breathing and slow movements to promote relaxation and encourage cookies to bake themselves.
At CrossFit Aiken, the medicine balls come in several spherical sizes. Their diversity, which allows guests of all fitness levels to heft and throw their weight, reflects the gym's two major goals: customization and variety. Each CrossFit workout conducted in the space can be scaled to suit a total newcomer as well as a seasoned athlete. Certified trainer Brent Eno leads his students through barbell lifts, gymnastics movements, and a host of calisthenics during the Workout of the Day, or WOD, remaining mindful of everyone's limitations and prioritizing safe form. In fact, he requires new patrons to attend an introductory assessment class, which illustrates the proper techniques for CrossFit's repertoire of moves.
When CrossFit Aiken's staff members aren't leading guests through pull-ups, kettlebell swings, or rowing-machine piloting. Additionally, the staff teaches yoga classes that keep physiques limber in between the one-hour Workouts of the Day.
At Achieve Fitness, exercise goes beyond an extensive selection of cardio machines and strength-training equipment. In addition to these solo workouts, the gym also offers group fitness classes such as Zumba, a Latin-inspired aerobic dance party, and Les Mills's barbell-based BodyPump. A squad of personal trainers remains on hand to help clients zero in on specific goals, whether they'd like to lose weight or gain the strength to impress potential employers with a few pull-ups before the interview. Achieve Fitness also accommodates exercisers with kiddies in tow; members can park young ones in the nursery or Kids Zone to play, rather than arranging separate childcare for their workout.
Product of Georgia’s university and college system, Dr. Juanita Adkins planted her roots along the tree-lined streets of Augusta by opening Downtown Dental in March of 2006. Today, with her offices nestled in among the little shops and restaurants, she executes all manner of dentistry, from general checkups and teeth whitenings to dental implants and dentures. She remains ahead of the dental curve through continual education, and by wielding the latest in technology such as digital x-rays that reduce radiation exposure and offer more comprehensive views of the mouth.
Nestled several miles north of Augusta National Golf Club, the 27-hole course complex at Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club resembles golf’s most hallowed grounds in ways that extend beyond geographical proximity. Designed by Tom Jackson, the course rolls through curtains of carolina pines, speckling nearly 2,000 acres with white-sand bunkers and scenic water features that test the accuracy of every swing.
The two original nines, the Chester and the Vintage, shine with visually stunning vistas and elevation changes—on the Vintage course alone, 8 holes boast a rise or fall of 30 feet or more. Opened in 2008—eight years after its forebears—the Independent course puts water in play on all but 1 hole, testing golfers’ abilities to manage high-pressure shots or skip balls close to pins.
The hydrotherapists at Essential Cleansing Center Augusta promote whole-body wellness by removing harmful toxins and other material. During hydrotherapy sessions, the therapists introduce warm, filtered water into the large intestine, loosening and removing substances that can lead to a host of maladies, such as candida, constipation, and indigestion. The team also draws toxins out through the feet during detox footbaths, in which clients soak their toes in a tub of warm, ionized water.
Through exclusively natural and nondrug methodology, Brookside Wellness Center helps women eliminate unwanted flab via the human chorionic gonadotropin diet (HCG), vaporizing an average of one to two pounds a day while following a strict eating regimen. According to results determined by a pre-diet evaluation, clients place seven to ten HCG drops under the tongue three times a day for four to six weeks while consuming exactly 500 calories every day. Created naturally by the human body, HCG commands the hypothalamus to release pockets of fat into the bloodstream where they are burned for energy, resulting in mass reduction from the abdomen, thighs, hips, back, and antlers. The free-floating lipids plus up to a gallon of daily water consumption produce the required energy levels for normal daily activities, including routine exercise.