Winding through a dense assemblage of mature hardwoods and vibrant carolina pines, Hidden Valley Golf Club's 18-hole course spans 6,757 yards of immaculate greenery. The rolling midlands terrain challenges golfers with testy sand traps, drive-impeding tree lines, and shape-shifting greens. Though the pristine par 72 takes the form of a relatively difficult layout when played from the tips, the course graciously sprouts four tee options to cater to players of all abilities. Groups hunt birdies and eagles from the comfort of a golf cart, which nimbly navigates the cart path, fueling itself by absorbing the life forces of discarded tees.
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Exercise can be hard to fit into a day-to-day routine, which is why the doors to Body Quest Fitness are open 24/7. During the day, guests can partake in martial arts and Zumba classes, or use personal training sessions to work toward specific fitness goals such as prepping for a marathon. Treadmills, free weights, and circuit training equipment, meanwhile, are available round the clock, allowing guests to fit in a workout whatever time works best for them.
Even before he founded PowerFit Bootcamp, JR Spear always felt a calling to transform people into fitness machines. A fourth-degree black belt and studied martial artist, Spear spent years training future Marine Corps officers and Iraqi soldiers in self-defense and combat skills. Later, Spear taught his own MMA fitness and cardio-kickboxing classes, along with personal and group training sessions.
At PowerFit Bootcamp, he and his staff of fitness instructors encourage each student to persevere by leading motivational and high-energy classes. At 12 indoor and outdoor locations, students undergo full-body workouts designed to jettison fat and tone muscle. Trainers welcome students of all stripes, giving them a period of time to complete each move, rather than a number of repetitions, encouraging each student to do as much as he or she can without feeling uncomfortable, overexerting, or resorting to time travel. Along the way, coaches track progress and motivate students by noting benchmarks during physical fitness tests on the first Monday and Tuesday of each month.
At Any Lab Test Now, HIPAA-compliant technicians help clients take control of personal health by readily performing standard laboratory procedures such as food-allergy tests, STD tests, DNA tests, and basic checkups. Since 1992, the advanced health-care facility has made medical laboratory testing available to the general public, and it welcomes clients without appointments, health insurance, or experience in riding a giant centrifuge at a state fair. In addition to individual health tests, the staff offers employment solutions and screenings to ensure safe and drug-free workplaces. All tests at Any Lab Test Now are performed confidentially.
Dentistry should be conservative. That's the view espoused by Dr. Michael Wayne Sturkie Jr. and his team, who only perform the bare minimum of necessary treatment. Not only does this approach foster oral health, but it also benefits guests by limiting their trips to the often-intimidating, eerily comfortable dental chair. To keep visits at a minimum, the staff's thoughtful philosophy places an emphasis on preventive maintenance, such as fluoride treatments, and patient education, including proper brushing and flossing techniques that could prevent future problems.
When treatment is necessary, Dr. Sturkie and his staff tend to mouths with a variety of services. Besides regular checkups, they can perform root canals or fill in gaps with custom-made bridges. Wisdom-teeth removals ensure that patients refrain from continually shouting out trivia answers. The doctor visits with each patient to devise custom treatment plans and carefully explain options before proceeding with treatment.
Licensed massage therapist Mark Foil has spent the last 12 years mastering his own blend of massage techniques. Having worked with a number of chiropractors, physical therapists, and other healthcare providers, he’s incorporated myriad practices in his effort to relieve chronic pain, injuries, and sprains caused by overeager hand raising in math class. His skill set extends beyond just rehabilitative massage, however. Certified in numerous types of modalities including Swedish, Shiatsu, and prenatal bodywork, he's equally skilled at eradicating stress in sessions designed for relaxation.