The multiple YMCA locations in metropolitan Chattanooga serve more than 37,000 members a year and fulfill the mission of uniting guests regardless of gender, age, faith, background, abilities, or income. Founded in London in 1844, the YMCA spread to its Chattanooga home in 1871 and continues to operate with help from local community volunteers as stalwart as I Love Lucy syndicators. Each location caters to the needs of children, teens, seniors, and families with afterschool programs and fitness-based activities. Cardio machines pump hearts, racquetball courts host fun competitions, and pools allow goggles to fulfill their original purpose: snapping the face with their elastic band to make a diver jump off the blocks faster. A sauna and steam room heat clients up after they cool down in the pools, and parents can drop their young children off at the nursery before participating in group fitness classes.
With locales dappled throughout the Southeast and Midwest, the brains behind Workout Anytime funnel more than three decades of fitness-industry expertise into filling their gyms with positive vibes and state-of-the-art equipment. The fitness gurus spread Magnum-brand strength-training machines and cutting-edge treadmills—whose frames can support up to 500 pounds—throughout their hygienic antimicrobial floors. They also provide certified personal trainers, nutritional guidance, and weight-loss plans.
Workout Anytime's doors are open to members 24 hours a day every day of the year, permitting access to public exercise zones and areas that offer tanning and massage sessions. Each gym also strives to cultivate a familial atmosphere with staffers who memorize each guest's name and carve each one's Thanksgiving turkey.
After 20 years spent playing and coaching the game, The Baseball Mission’s founder created the business as a place where players of all ages and experience levels receive coaching tailored to their strengths and personalities. In addition to honing batting and pitching skills, the staff talks about the game’s emotional challenges, such as losing or hitting a slump. In the ever-expanding facilities, baseball and softball players hit lobs from soft-toss machines, tees, high-speed machines, or live pitchers on indoor and outdoor mounds.
The martial arts mavens at Caywood Karate coach warriors of all ages through a schedule of classes fit for pintsize punchers through grown-up competitors. Fighters as young as 4 can absorb the elements of Isshinryu, a traditional style that exploits quick movements and natural stances to improve flexibility, balance, and bravery when facing rabid grasshoppers. Each Isshinryu session leads up to 12 students through low-kicks and snap-punches, which save joints and muscles from extensive wear or full-fledged tear. The family-oriented karate studio divides classes by age group, with kids 4–6 years old battling in the Little Dragons session, tykes age 7–12 dueling in the Jr. Class, and adults or adult-shaped statues sparring based on experience level.
Ocoee Zipz lifts its riders off the ground and transports them to new lands along seven lines named after beloved Wizard of Oz characters and featuring varying grades, distances, and terrain. Staff members, aptly nicknamed The Flying Monkeys of Oz, help adventure seekers soar above Ocoee's 40 acres of rustic scenery during two-hour zipline tours. Tours begin at the 30-foot-high Cowardly Lion launch tower, where fraidy cats find the courage they need to skim the tops of trees. The Dorothy line zooms along the Ocoee River to meet up with the Toto tower across a swinging bridge, where cushy crash pads wait with loving arms to catch especially enthusiastic zippers. Guests may try an upside-down dive off the Scarecrow tower, then test their speed on the Wicked Witch of the West line, which features a steep enough grade to get patrons up to 45 mph. Like Shakespearian arguments or family reunions, Ocoee Zipz's tours end with a duel on The Wizard's parallel lines, as participants race their way to the finish.
At Blue Point Stables, a team led by Master Riding Instructor and 25-year industry veteran Brandy McDonnell offers equine services that range from lessons for people to training for horses. Brandy and company engender a safe and fun environment through positive reinforcement as they teach students the basics of English or Western riding.
Upon arriving for lessons, riders typically get fitted for a helmet and receive some basic instruction on safety before meeting and grooming their equine friend. Next, they’ll hop aboard a noble steed while an instructor coaches proper technique in such aspects as mounting and dismounting, riding aids, and communication with the horse through vocal orders, physical cues, and handwritten post-it notes dangled from a fishing pole.
Eye Centers of Tennessee is a comprehensive eye health facility serving everyone of all ages and all eye conditions. Our surgical hub in Crossville, TN is where all of our elective and medically necessary eye procedures are performed.
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