For more than 50 years, the trio of optical specialists at Council Opticians have specialized in enhancing their clients' sight. Dr. Robert Gouinlock prescribes glasses and contact lens while also providing exams to detect potential health issues. Optician Donna Kabel specializes in matchmaking patients with flattering styles, helping tour the store's library of designer frames from brands such as Coach, Ray Ban, and Michael Kors. Greg Kardach rounds out the group with decades of experience as an optician, a skill he now uses to repair glasses. For quick convenience after appointments, the trio works in an onsite lab that allows them to produce or fix eyewear within an hour, a much faster method than tying magnifying glasses and chicken wire together.
Established by the joint efforts of physical therapists and exercise experts, Village Fitness focuses on personalized care as the road to both recovery and overall health. Many of its amenities serve this dual purpose: handpicked pieces of strength equipment can boost muscle mass or rehabilitate injuries, and the LeRoy location's heated pool hosts aerobics classes alongside aquatic therapy. Other fitness classes accommodate guests of all backgrounds with Silver Sneakers senior programming, rhythmic Zumba routines, and full-body boot-camp drills. Family-oriented services such as open swim times strengthen bonds while promoting wellness, and allow entire households to paddle together without crowding the living-room fish tank.
In 1930, golf enthusiast and LeRoy resident Donald Woodward, the youngest son of Jell-O magnate Orator Woodward, was determined to bring his dream of a hometown golf course to fruition. He lamented the fact that his fellow townsmen had to settle for miniature golf because regular golf was unaffordable. After turning his personal airport into a driving range, Donald continued spreading his golf seedlings by building LeRoy Country Club, a nine-hole track sprawled across 30 acres.
The first fairways opened in 1931, and after five years of success and the tireless efforts of a 25-man crew, the grounds expanded to the 18-hole course golfers experience today. Golfers must contend with the landscape's rolling terrain and frequent water hazards, then can head straight to the course grill after rounds instead of waiting in the ghost-filled breadlines lingering from a bygone era.
Course at a Glance:
The course at Brockport Golf Club strings together a cornucopia of holes that require golfers to adapt their game to a green that is at times hilly and flat, lengthy and less so. Wedges establish themselves as the most important components of the golf bag on the front nine, edging out the woods and remote-control air horns, as tight fairways often leave players scrambling to get up and down. Water is more frequent on this side, with a stream twice crossing the fairway of the third hole, a 507-yard par 5. After players make the turn, the course opens up considerably and becomes better suited to long hitters, who can finally unleash pent-up power by nailing their tee shots or returning the flagstick to the cup with a 100-yard javelin throw. Though the track requires skill with each club, the undulating greens place most pressure on the putter and spell doom for those players who three putt too often.
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Within the zen-like stillness of Beyond Center for Yoga's studio, waves of inner energy radiate from rows of intense students. They're led by the studios cadre of certified instructors, who embody the studio's commitment to spirtual and physical well-being through the practice of ancient fitness arts. During adult classes, they teach students how to decrease stress in Gentle Yoga, connect breathing with poses in Yin Yasa, and challenge themselves in Power Yoga. During Pilates Boot Camp classes, they bring Pilates principles to standing bodywork, weight training, and balance and flexibility exercises to tone whole bodies.