Designed by Bill Scarborough in 1962, Pine Hill Country Club's course wends golfers through 18 holes spread out over verdant fairways, which are dotted with ponds and lined with pine trees. The 6,357 yards of playing grounds challenges players throughout the par 72 course, including hole 17, which features a scant 250-yard drive and a green protected by a water hazard on three sides. An onsite pro shop stands ready to bolster players' gear collections with an arsenal of golf necessities, from clubs to bags of ice for nursing bruised egos.
Members at Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, rotate around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with female bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage participants’ machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight, fitness level, and aerodynamic water bottle to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
The squad of licensed specialists staffing the skin studio at the Alabama Wellness Centers helps save skin from ruin with a number of services that can hydrate, rejuvenate, and anti-age. The sensitively skinned can unclog facial sockets and clear up acne with a PCA basic-exfoliating chemical peel or they can opt for a clarifying mask, ideal for clients who desire advanced treatment for skin issues but don't want to peel away the treasure maps etched on the outermost layer of their foreheads. Upgrade to the PCA Ultra Peel I chemical peel to treat dehydrated and maturing skin with the power of moderate-to-aggressive exfoliation, helping leave skin plump, hydrated, soft, and compliment-prone. The Esthetique peel imbues skin with improved brightness, tightness, and texture, whereas the Ultra Peel I treatment with a layer of Ultra Peel II incorporates a cream mask containing natural phytohormones and vitamins to help plump and moisturize aging skin while increasing collagen, elastin, and cell turnover.
Like a grand marshall of malleability, Mariya Bullock—the founder of Anniston Yoga Center—leads inner peace-seekers of all levels on a mind-opening, body-bending parade of postures and techniques founded in the Kripalu tradition with influence from Ashtanga and Iyengar. Each class begins with a brief breathing warm-up and meditation session, prepping pupils to accept pliability into their appendages and torsos and to gain spiritual enlightenment, tension release, and increased self-awareness.