The Alamance County Community YMCA pursues a mission to bring health, wellness, and personal growth to communities. Kids leap into activities ranging from swim lessons and youth sports to afterschool programs and day camps.
Zumba, cycling, and Pilates group exercise classes shake up adult workout routines, as childcare frees up parents to pursue fitness goals. Meanwhile, adult sport leagues result in friendly competition and hyperliterate team names inspired by obscure philosophers.
While visits to Beshel Chiropractic Center could easily be quite brisk—Doctors of Chiropractic John and Tim Beshel can assuage most aches and pains with just a few expert adjustments —this isn't the case. Rather than simply treating patients and sending them on their way, the team of brothers takes the time to educate them about causes of their ailments, giving them greater insight into the effects of gentle, low-force adjusting techniques. To guide these adjustments, the doctors conduct thorough exams and reviews of medical history, which, along with digital x-rays and mind readings, paint a complete picture of each patient and the chiropractic treatment best suited to their complaints.
Before stepping onto the ice or the baseball diamond, members of the Carolina Hurricanes and the Durham Bulls pay a visit to Drs. Michael Peters and Jason Price of Eye Care Associates, who have provided top-notch eyeglasses, contact lenses, and eye exams for nearly 35 years. The vision specialists help rid blurriness from pucks, balls, and signs held by adoring fans. When they’re not gazing into the eyes of athletes, they and their fellow doctors at a network of clinics stay busy correcting the vision of seniors, children, and adults. The company topped Indy Week's 2012 Readers’ Choice poll for best optometrists in the area and received a Standing Ovation award as the best eyecare center in the Triangle in 2012 from readers of Metro Magazine.
Gold's Gym opened more than 45 years ago in Venice Beach and today features an impressive array of next-generation fitness gadgets, a results-oriented focus, and clean facilities. Clients can maximize their strength, flexibility, and typing speed, or enlist the expertise of a complimentary personal training consultation.
Wielding battle-tested self-defense techniques and a black belt from Krav Maga Worldwide, Burlington Krav Maga owner Shannon Marshall passes on her combat knowledge to students of all ages. She boils Krav Maga down to its basics for beginners, slowly laying on more advanced techniques, and she covers everything from blocking a punch to disarming a gun-armed assailant in the back seat of a car. One of her courses focuses on self-defense techniques for women, teaching them how to defend against larger or stronger opponents. She also provides training exclusively geared toward law-enforcement officers, helping them protect themselves from sudden assault, as well as a plethora of fitness classes.