Ed Harris's knowledge of golf could fill a book—and it has, three times over. The PGA pro and author of instructional books that teach golfers about swing dynamics, short-game mastery, and course strategy also shares his expertise in lessons at his eponymous school, which has welcomed high-profile alumni including Clint Eastwood, Alice Cooper, and Samuel L. Jackson.
Private lessons provide personalized programs to improve skills, often using video evaluation to further pinpoint the exact moment the student lost their form and spun into a pirouette. Nine-hole [playing lessons present on-course challenges, and classes designed for juniors teach young players the fundamentals of the game, including how to react when golf carts start bucking.
The licensed acupuncturists and massage-minded staff at Bonita Acupuncture & Massage Clinic bolster whole-body well-being with an array of noninvasive services. For all-over care, 60-minute massage-therapy sessions are available in an assortment of modalities, including Swedish, deep-tissue, and shiatsu techniques. All treatments are tailored to meet the client's particular needs, with skilled hands undoing knots faster than a sailor in a yo-yo competition.
Among the sprawling grass fields of Rohr Park people jump rope, wrap trees with resistance bands and pull, do pushups, hop over prone partners, and play toss back with a heavy ball. This scenario unfolds during each of Marlon Matanza Licup's one-hour boot camps, which the certified trainer holds mornings and evenings Monday–Friday. His goal is to help people not only lose weight, but also prevent medical problems so they can be healthy and well for the ones who care about them. With his extensive knowledge in fitness, he can customize programs that help clients build endurance and improve strength and agility without resorting to stealing and wearing Samson's hairpiece. For those who require personal attention to reach their goals, Marlon also offers private one-on-one training.
At Red Carpet Boot Camps’ fitness center, trainers motivate others toward fitness through classes such as spin, yoga, and Reformer Pilates. When not in the gym, trainers lead their charges outside for 60-minute boot-camp sessions that combine everything from their classes, as well as resistance, cardio, and calisthenics. Understanding that pushing muscles to their limits is only part of the equation, Red Carpet also offers nutrition coaching.
Housed inside a capacious 50,000-square-foot training facility, Xtreme Performance Center provides exercise equipment, a pool, a basketball court, and energetic group classes led by a knowledgeable staff. One-month memberships afford gym-goers access to muscle-nurturing weights and lung-stimulating cardio equipment, as well as entry to the 25-meter indoor pool, where three lanes let swimmers glide powerfully through the water without constant arguments about their water wings slapping a neighbor's floating easy chair. Alternatively, five fitness classes or all-inclusive three-month memberships let exercisers drop in to specialized co-ed classes for a mix of strength and conditioning workouts. Regardless of age, background, or number of blue ribbons from flexing competitions, muscle coaxers can punch their way through mixed-martial-arts courses, pummel bags in kickboxing classes, or power their way through intense boot camps.
The certified personal trainers and former military machos of Extreme Boot Camp are half drill sergeant, half high-school football coach, and half mathematician, but all expert. They want you to go tactical on flab, but not without realistic encouragement and support. First, these legionaries of lean will uncritically assess your level of fitness. They'll take down your measurements, weight, and body-fat percentage so you'll be able to tangibly record your progress. Then you'll be drafted into a squad of equally athletic peers who you'll bond with through burn and un-ironic high-fives.