Stretching across immaculate greenery and pristine waters that run alongside Cape Cod’s Melody Tent, Twin Brooks Golf Course’s 18-hole, par 3 layout is a treat for players of all abilities. Only one hole exceeds 200 yards in length on the par 54 course, though the design still manages to fit in plenty of obstacles, including five ponds and 36 strategically placed sand traps, each one filled to the lip with soft Cape sand and disoriented sunbathers. Players who have stepped into the tee box recently may have noticed a difference: the teeing grounds have all been leveled, reshaped, and covered with new turf. The improvement is just one of many the course has undertaken in the last several months. Others include repairing the cart paths, upgrading the landscaping with railroad ties and new plantings, and reshaping the tree line along the fairways to make the course feel more open and remove potential obstructions. Players can expect a round to take between two and three hours, and Twin Brooks offers both pull carts and gas-powered carts for an additional fee.
Safety-trained staff man all aspects of Atlantis's clubs, whether stationed near the free weights and resistance machines or leading group classes in practices such as yoga and Pilates. Treadmills, stationary bikes, and stairmasters set pulses racing without the need to keep convincing oneself that the oven's still on at home. As high windows set indoor pools sparkling at the Braintree, Danvers, and Hyannis locations, tykes reclaim their amphibious heritage in swim classes and adults aggressively burn calories as they cradle tender joints in aqua fitness classes. Afterward, guests can put in an intensive lounging session in the steam room or sauna.
Even after 25 years practicing, Doctor of Chiropractic Mark McGregor continues to seek out new and innovative ways to improve the health and well-being of his clients. In addition to performing traditional chiropractic adjustments that alleviate back pain, he can administer body wraps that melt down cellulite, infrared-sauna sessions that encourage detoxification, whole body vibration to burn calories, oxygen therapy to aid in the metabolism of the released fat and LipoLaser technologies that emulsify extra fat. Clients can also opt for Mind Technology born from the cranium of Dr. Patrick Porter, who came up with a specialized recipe of light and sound therapies that can motivate subjects to remember more memories, stop smoking, sleep better, curve food cravings, make better food choices, and break emotional ties to food.
Patients first pop in to see Dr. Michael Bittrich at his more than 20-year-old dental practice, where he examines and preps teeth for the ghostly aesthetics of the Lumibrite professional teeth-whitening system. After taking impressions, Dr. Bittrich provides the custom-fitted bleaching trays that form the backbone of a sleek take-home whitening kit. During the at-home sessions, tarnished chompers are treated to a spring-fresh, mint-flavored whitening glaze, whose lingering impact can last up to five years. Whitening solutions absorb deep into pitted or harshly discolored studs for a bolder brightness, though they have trouble removing brownish or grayish stains. The teeth-whitening system helps to reverse effects of aging, tobacco use, or food abuse from ornery beets. While processing times vary from person to person, all patients leave his office with fresh mouths, improved appearances, and an eagerness to retake driver's license photos.
The specialists at Concord, Andover, and Weymouth Dental Associates make dental care faster and more comfortable. The team at Andover Cosmetic Dental Group consists of an orthodontist, a dental anesthesiologist, a periodontist, and an endodontist, allowing patients to address multiple needs under one roof. They use the latest anesthetic advancements to put guests at ease, including the Wand, with bidirectional rotation that prevents needle deflection, and the computerized Comfort Control syringe, which offers more controlled and consistent delivery than a manual syringe. The clinical staff at Weymouth Dental Associates also uses the CEREC system to design and fabricate ceramic restorations in one convenient visit, eliminating the need to cover treated teeth with temporary crowns or Lego helmets.
Cosmetic and general dentist Rich Miller, who practices at the Andover, Weymouth, and Concord locations, is a member of the Dental Comfort Academy, an organization dedicated to making trips to the dentist a more pleasant experience.
Elizabeth Carroll struggled with skincare problems as a teenager and a young adult, inspiring her to experiment with different blemish-concealing makeup lines. She eventually began to figure out how the various products managed to provide coverage and block UV rays from the sun and low-flying spaceships without clogging pores. She applied this knowledge when designing her own foundations, highlight powders, and eye shadows, which consist of inert, vitamin-rich mineral compounds that contain no fragrances, synthetic colors, or petroleum-based products.
When she isn't designing new makeup formulas, Elizabeth lends her skills to Shear Inspiration Salon, working as an aesthetician. She exfoliates mugs with her signature dermaglow microdermabrasion treatments and performs custom facials that uniquely hydrate and cleanse.