At CrossFit Carrollton, fitness isn’t about stair climbers, TV-equipped treadmills, or dance aerobics. It’s about pushing the body to its absolute limit with nothing but no-frills equipment and functional movements inspired by everyday activities, such as pushing a lawnmower, lifting a bag of groceries, and wrestling a banana from the grip of a feral gorilla. Experienced instructors lead intense workout sessions containing an ever-changing lineup of pull-ups, weightlifting drills, and cardio challenges such as rowing and running. To help a wide range of exercisers to cultivate stamina, agility, and lean muscle mass, trainers can scale workouts to better suit different levels of strength and endurance.
Owned and operated by Jodi Spotts and her team of equine enthusiasts, Spotted Hills Farm presents a safe and welcoming atmosphere in which students can learn horseback riding. Riding lessons are conducted in the styles of English and Western, which differ by the styles of saddle and attire used as opposed to the horse’s accents. Lessons are divvied up into 30-minute and 60-minute blocks, and are designed to teach all ages and skill levels how to ride within a group or one-on-one setting.
The value of teamwork—this is the overriding lesson the staff at Lowell Paintball hopes its players take from the game. As players shuttle through the wooded field to find the opponents' flag, they’re incentivized to work together, ducking behind trees and climbing into bunkers to provide enough cover so that their teammates can advance or take a nice cat nap. As play unfolds, judges keep an eye on all the action to ensure safety and that all the rules are being followed.
Nestled within the gates of Fairfield Plantation, this verdant 18-hole golf course provides professional putters and nine-iron neophytes with ample playable space. Cruise the course with a single companion of your choice, or combine two Groupons to play as a friendly foursome. There's nothing like being out in the open air, hearing the wind blow through the beautiful trees lining the well-groomed fairways, and refusing to grant your compadre mulligans. The satisfaction you feel following your own well-played holes will be amplified by the enjoyment you get from witnessing a partner's three-shot spectacle in woodsy rough. Call to schedule your tee time.
As he gained a reputation in the ring for being a determined and fierce fighter, Tim Stout earned the nickname “MOAB”—an acronym for Massive Ordinance Air Blast, a powerful bomb. For more than 20 years, Tim has been training in martial arts, beginning with karate before delving into muay thai, boxing, and wrestling. Along the way, the ambitious athlete earned championship titles in tournaments across the country, holding the South Carolina Grappling Championship title for three years.
When he isn’t training for upcoming matches, Tim pulls lessons from his personal playbook to teach students at his own training school, MOAB Fighting Concepts. Amidst the private studio’s cushioned floors and heavy punching bags, Tim and his staff of award-winning fighters train aspiring punch-smiths in a wide variety of martial-arts techniques, from boxing to wrestling to MMA. In addition to technique-focused kickboxing classes, the trainers lead a cardio-kickboxing class specially designed to slim physiques and tone muscles. The instructors also train up tots in kids' kickboxing and jujitsu classes, where they lead youngsters through self-defense techniques such as how to wrestle an opponent to the ground or roundhouse kick a baseball for the game-winning home run.
After shaping her aesthetic skills at resort spas in the Caribbean, Katrina Brown retreated to the mainland to create Kat Eyes, where semi-permanent eyelash extensions, custom organic facials, soy-based waxing services, and bridal spa packages enhance physiques. As a certified Xtreme Lashes specialist, Katrina thickens lash lines by bonding a variety of natural-looking strands to each eyelid's original fringe, employing a specialized glue and trust exercises. Her firm stance on using quality products has led her to refresh faces with Éminence Organic Skin Care products, which blend elixirs with vitamin-rich fruits, vegetables, and herbs plucked from Hungary's secret gardens.