Anytime Fitness, which boasts more than 1,800 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they?re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness?s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.
Committed to strengthening the local community, Belvidere Family YMCA welcomes visitors of all ages, backgrounds, and income levels to improve their mental and physical well-being by drawing on its many resources. In 1966, Boone County's citizens banded together to raise more than $700,000 for the construction of a modern YMCA equipped with a swimming pool, gymnasium, weight room, craft room, teen center, and administrative offices. The YMCA was renovated a second time in 1999 to expand the fitness center. Since its last update, the facility has adapted to fit the changing needs of its community by offering affordable membership rates and group workout programs for all ages and fitness levels.
After receiving her BDS and DDS at the University of Illinois, Dr. Thakkar of Belvidere Dental Designs went on to receive training in orthodontics and implant restoration. Drawing on this training, she helms a team of dedicated dental professionals who provide comprehensive exams, remove plaque and tartar, create gleaming smiles, and much more. Belvidere Dental Designs provides general dentistry for all ages. They help patients relax using high-tech Wand anesthesia—a local anesthesia administered via computer.
As its name suggests, Power Combat Fitness is not a place where instructors go easy their students. Coaches Steve, Justin, Lee, Becky, Leo, and Matt may each bring their own style to the daily, ever-changing, completely original workouts, but they share one thing in common: they're tough. "We are not your normal gym," Matt says on the PCF website. He should know?he's the gym's founder and head trainer. "When you walk through the doors at PCF you join one of the hardest working families in the area."
But this rigor doesn't mean the gym is only for those already in shape. The workouts are scalable and the trainers are skilled, meaning a single workout will challenge participants at vastly different ends of the fitness spectrum. Coaches also meet with those who are concerned about current injuries, such as a bum wrist, and discuss the best course of action for maintaining their goals, such as an alternate challenge for the workout's patty-cake portion. But if anyone is qualified to speak on the gym's approachability and all-levels policy, it's trainer and kickboxing instructor Steve. He's a former client whose dramatic physical transformation has inspired him?and his now-colleagues?to help others wrest control of their own fitness journeys.
A board-certified practitioner and longtime devotee of holistic healthcare, Lisa James understands the body as an interconnected organism that can?t always be treated with symptom-specific remedies. That?s why she uses techniques such as Cupping, Gua Sha, Japanese Reiki, Chinese Reflexology, and BioMat therapy to alleviate mental anxiety and physical stress all at once. Aided by aromatherapy and herbal supplements, Lisa?s methods may help restore the body?s balance and ease obstructions that can develop into physical illness if left unchecked. Not just a healer, Lisa is also an educator. In group classes, she teaches students about the art and science behind reiki.
The 9 holes of Beaver Creek Golf Course sprawl across a 60-acre parcel of Boone County abundant in wildlife and the tranquility of rural pastureland. The layout intertwines with the course's titular creek, which comes into play on 5 holes. With just four sand traps, one cozy sand castle, large greens, and five holes checking in at less than 350 yards, the course presents a welcoming venue for beginners to enjoy the game while building fundamentals.