Stretching 6,500 yards from the back tees, Brookwood Byram Country Club's recently renovated 18-hole, par 72 course has enticed wedge wielders for more than 50 years. Test handicaps of all levels on Brookwood's links, which are ripe with obstacles including lightly pitched terrain, water hazards, and endless blades of grass. With today's deal, you and up to four friends can cruise the tree-lined fairways in an included cart, recovering balls after explosive bunker shots and overzealous drives.
Dr. Billie King Shaw and the friendly staff at Armstrong Chiropractic seek out stress strongholds with adrenal tests and apply deep-tissue massage techniques to free limbs from their tormentors. A thorough consultation involving two to three specialized assessments analyzes spinal states to determine areas of concern and to identify evidence of injury from common activities such as raking leaves or juggling rakes. Dr. Shaw then investigates adrenal glands for signs of invaders that might be causing discomfort in the form of chronic fatigue, arthritis, or high blood pressure. Once pinpointed, tension becomes the target of a deep-tissue massage, with deft digits dedicating attention to specific areas of concern as specialized strokes delve below superficial layers to relieve stress in connective tissues and fascia. As residual aches fade, the therapeutic kneading can result in improved posture and an expanded range of motion, freeing bodies to once again respond appropriately to boxes that need lifting by pointing to someone else.
Grayson and Chris, the co-owners and cohead coaches at Crossfit 601 South, have five CrossFit certifications between them. Along with a team of other certified coaches, they design a new workout each day incorporating varied, functional exercises from CrossFit’s arsenal of moves. During each class the athletes go hard—repping out Olympic lifts and pushups or running, rowing, and performing plyometrics during Workouts of the Day (WODs), which change each day.
General dentist April Turnage, DMD heads up Turnage Family Dentistry, a community-minded practice that meets a spectrum of dental needs. She performs general procedures such as check-ups and cleanings, as well as cosmetic treatments that make teeth look bright and aligned. For individuals with more serious oral issues, Dr. Turnage restores smiles with dentures, partials, and implants.
At Gifted Hands Massage Therapy, licensed physical trainers guide clients toward their fitness goals by advising them on exercise and nutrition. They often recommend massage sessions with in-house therapists. These therapists are trained in several modalities, including sports massage, which complements training sessions by alleviating the pain from athletic exercise and even minor injuries such as shoulder strain from tossing bags of flour off the roof. Other reparative treatments include body wraps and skin exfoliations.
One of the only Anusara-based yoga studios in the area, Butterfly Yoga helps yogis connect with their inner triple-threat of body, heart, and mind using expressive postures and meditation. As deep stretches are reached and sweet-scented perspiration is released, students can find themselves reaching deeper spiritual awareness and discarding old habits. With more than 15 classes held each week, students of all skill levels can find a time in the morning, afternoon, or evening to develop their flexibilities and sensibilities.
At CrossFit Clinton, group workouts charge the atmosphere with a communal vibe that powers members toward their last remaining reps. Each routine incorporates functional movements such as pushing, jumping, and carrying, while techniques from Olympic weightlifting and gymnastics set muscles ablaze. Though CrossFit's credo revolves around a varied lineup of high-intensity exercises, all moves are scalable and can accommodate clients of every fitness background. The gym’s head coach, Adam Rees, wields CrossFit Level 1 certification, which not only bespeaks his expertise but grants his students immediate access to VIP celebrity cage matches.