Fun, affordable small group training that gets phenomenal results! Drop 6-10 lbs. in a month and add new muscle tone. You will make new friends, feel energized after every session, and feel great about your body. The instructors and other campers will keep you motivated. Class is part indoor, part outdoor.
Doing the same exercise routine over and over again bores the mind as much as it does the muscles. Mental fatigue sets in, and worse, the body becomes accustomed to the regimen and progress wanes. The instructors at BestFit Fitness know the body needs variety to grow faster and stronger, which is why they developed their BestFit system. The instructors send shockwaves through bored muscles with 50 weeks of different full-body workouts. Though each week's 30- to 45-minute routine hones endurance, strength, power, and core fitness, they are never identical. One week, patrons might take on invisible opponents with kickboxing strikes, and the next, they might heave kettlebells until they reveal their darkest secrets.
The signature regime welcomes all levels of fitness, as do their alternative classes such as CrossFit, a dynamic patchwork of high-intensity conditioning techniques. In TRX suspension training, patrons face off against their own body weight as they perform exercises while dangling from resistance bands.
Amanda Carter, board-certified acupuncture physician, doctor of Oriental medicine, and founder of Lakewood Ranch Acupuncture and Wellness, didn’t always know she wanted to be a holistic physician. When she was 25 years old, she began having chronic headaches that led to depression, anxiety, and fatigue. She followed her doctor’s instructions and took prescribed medications, but her symptoms eventually resurfaced.
Amanda, frustrated, decided to take a different approach—she began studying nutrition and Chinese medicine and acupuncture, which successfully relieved her pain. Inspired by her caregivers and the positive results that their treatments produced, she decided to pursue a career path that would allow her to help others lead comfortable, pain-free lives without medications.
In her Bradenton office, Amanda aids her patients in overcoming insomnia, depression, anxiety, and a variety of other mental and physical ailments. Her specialties include acupuncture, nutritional counseling, homeopathy, and Chinese herbology.
The course at Greenfield Plantation shares its plot of Manatee County with wildlife-rich wetlands, coiling around numerous lakes and natural marshes. Large, forgiving fairways welcome towering drives off the tee, though many greenside bunkers make approach shots difficult, especially for golfers who associate sand with emotionally debilitating sunburn. Golfers can square up from one of four sets of tees, which can adjust the overall length from less than 5,000 yards to 6,719 yards from the back tees. In keeping with the water-hazard-heavy theme, the driving range at Greenfield Plantation is a large aqua range complete with floating targets, ideal for improving swing mechanics and iron accuracy.
Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par 72 course
Total length of 6,719 yards from the back tees
Course rating of 72.2 from the back tees
Course slope of 130 from the back tees
Four sets of tees per hole
The specialists at Good Life Healing Center focus their holistic treatments around the needs of individual patients, customizing methods of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and dietary therapy to promote natural healing and ultimately, overall well-being. A thorough examination precedes every treatment plan, allowing doctors to analyze clients’ health and make sure they’re not Russian robots disguised as inconspicuous car salesmen. With that information, they deliver one or a series of noninvasive, drug-free treatments, which can help remedy an assortment of common medical problems such as arthritis, migraines, and nausea.
The word yoga finds its origins in the Sankskrit word "yuj," meaning to yolk or bring together. That philosophy drives the practitioners at Three in One Yoga, who take the name of their business from their desire to unite mind, body, and spirit. To do so, they take a broad view of yogic traditions, combining the modern amenity of heated room with the older tradition of vinyasa yoga. While combining breath and movement to flow through postures, they group meditates on a particular subject, sometimes secularly chosen from yogic philosophy, or sometimes embodied by a passage of biblical scripture shared at the beginning of class.