Inspired by her own successful weight loss from calorie-burning Zumba classes, Marianne Rios-Valdivieso opened Mari’s Zumba Fitness. Today, Mari leads classes at two locations and hosts Zumba home parties, teaching quick-footed dance steps set to a soundtrack of pumping Latin tunes. During the energetic sessions, her students tone limbs and core muscles while training for upcoming dance-battles.
As skaters glide across Glenwood Roller Rink’s polished hardwood, the lights flashing over their heads might as well belong to a time machine. That’s how convincingly the rink captures the essence of those carefree days when you first held hands in couples skate or landed your first flawless triple axel. A team of DJs keeps things festive throughout roller-skating sessions for all ages, pumping out upbeat tunes to fuel the nightly festivities. They wisely opt for a soundtrack tinged with soul on themed nights for adults.
Using the same motion-capture technology used in Lord of the Rings, Polar Express, and Avatar 2: Two Avatars, TaylorMade Performance Labs' custom club fitting lets you closely examine your golf swing, as well as see what Gollum would look like if he had your golf swing. After reflective markers are placed on strategic points of your body and on the shaft and head of your fitting club, six separate, high-speed, synchronized cameras will capture the motion of the reflectors as you swing drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, irons, wedges, and putters—producing a dynamic 3-D image of your swing that can be viewed from any angle.
Doctor of Chiropractic Thomas Jach tackles a wide range of health issues—from arthritis to sports injuries to chronic shoulder shrugs—with a three-step approach. First, he concentrates on alleviating painful symptoms with spinal adjustments. From there, he can advise corrective care to help heal the body completely. Finally, a wellness plan involving periodic adjustments will be created to keep spines in good health. These healing effects can be bolstered with other holistic techniques, including cold-laser therapy, nutrition counseling, and reassuring head pats.
Lincoln Oaks Golf Course challenges long- and short-gamers who navigate its 6,186 yards of bentgrass fairways and relatively small greens. Built in 1927, Lincoln Oaks stood as one of four original courses at the Lincolnshire Country Club, resplendent with a layout designed by renowned course architect Tom Bendelow, who also lent his fairway-carving skills to all three courses at Medinah Country Club and his own immaculate backyard. Since then, it has gone public and undergone extensive renovations, including new cart paths and reshaped tees and fairways. The site of a PGA Tour event in the 1960s, the course has hosted U.S. Open Qualifying Tournaments throughout the years as well as multiple golf cart drag races. Before taking to the links, clubbers can spruce up swing mechanics at Lincoln Oaks' range and practice facility.
Located approximately 35 minutes from downtown, Lincoln Oaks is a convenient cruise away from the urban bustle. Upon completing their round, duffers can kick back in the comfort of Oaks Bar and Grill, where icy beverages, piping-hot pub fare, and three flat-screen televisions caddy your cravings for post-putting leisure time without badgering you about your botched lay-up.
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