Opened in 1969, Bolivar Golf Club unfurls nine holes of tee-to-green challenges tailored to golfers of all abilities. The course cleaves through parkland terrain for a total of 3,288 yards from the farthest tees and a standard par of 36.
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Dream Valley Golf Course’s 18-hole layout unfurls across 6,255 yards of pristine fairways kissed by seven ponds amid a farmland perimeter teeming with lush foliage. Though mostly characterized by forgiving, tree-lined fairways, the course’s inventive layout requires adept course management with many twisting hole designs and flagsticks that double as jousting sticks during golf-cart battles. A dramatic dogleg right on the par-4 fourth forms the course’s hardest-rated hole, wherein golfers must either attack the 365-yard corridor by crushing a forced carry over a large pond or lay up about 160–180 yards for a safer but less rewarding tee shot. Clubbers can careen across the emerald meadows on their own spiky-soled feet or enlist the help of the club’s stock of rental carts, which help loop the links efficiently while insisting on being called a Mars rover-in-training.
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With more than 1,800 gyms in 10 countries around the globe and 24/7 access, Anytime Fitness makes it as easy as possible for its members to get in shape. Multiple strength-training and cardio machines can build stamina, increase agility, and tone limbs to rival the crisp bicep lines of statues in a nearby park. The center’s virtual classes teach fitness disciplines such as yoga, cycling, and kickboxing. Group training brings those disciplines into 3-D. As far as amenities, private showers and HDTV are just two of the many additional touches that make Anytime Fitness a welcoming workout arena.
In the early hours of the morning, runners line up to dash through the streets, across the bridges, and along the train tracks of Springfield in a rigorous race designed by the Missouri State University Army ROTC. Along the demanding 12.4K course, runners encounter more than a dozen obstacles that make use of the city’s landscape, carefully hurdling over an urban mine field and breaking codes to advance in the event. At the conclusion of the race, participants with winning times receive awards. A portion of the proceeds go toward the National Military Family Association, a nonprofit organization that assists military members and their families with emotional and financial support.
Phenomenon Studios is a fitness and wellness center inspired by the ancient art of belly dancing. Owner Brittney Laleh Banaei heads up an all-female staff. She established the facility as a place where professionals and beginners alike could come together to learn, perform, and celebrate the culture of dance. The studio offers a range of fitness classes designed to empower women in styles such as Arabic dance, yoga, and the signature BellyFit workout—a blend of traditional belly-dancing movements and contemporary music. Phenomenon Studios creates a playful atmosphere with brightly colored walls, a community chalkboard, and a lounge area where guests can compare ballerina trading cards.
Body-Weight USA trainers Dave Norberry and Piper Lee empower students to sweat, train, and dance their way to health with intense, focused strength training and exhilarating cardio workouts. Each class revolves around the principles of Definition 30, a fitness ethic that fuses the custom individual goals of personal training with the support and encouragement of like-minded classmates. Piper's Zumba courses aim to burn excess calories with fun, Latin-inspired dances, and Dave employs his background in training Special Forces soldiers and gold medalists to tailor custom resistance and flexibility routines for his clients.