Floating is the number-one activity at this small-town fitness center, which boasts three pools. A two-story water slide ushers guests into the leisure pool via three slick loops, and a zero-depth beach entry lets them ease into the water at their own pace without getting drenched. Guests can hone their butterfly strokes in four 20-yard lap lanes or existentially ponder the nature of water in the deep end, which is heated to 86 degrees. Visitors may also dive into an Olympic–size competition pool from 5-, 7.5- and 10-meter platforms, then speed through 9-foot lanes. Those with sore joints can ease into the therapy pool, which pampers sore joints with soothing 94-degree water.
Swimmer-specific fitness equipment fills a nearby cardio room, where Vasa trainers help guests to perfect front crawls and backstrokes with body-weight exercises. Treadmills, ellipticals, and recumbent bikes bolster cross-training regimens, along with Magnum strength trainers designed to tone the entire body. The facility also boasts a wet classroom that hosts scuba trainings, a kitchen, and shower-equipped locker rooms.
At Dowell Chiropractic, Dr. Steven Dowell kneads out soft-tissue injuries of all sizes and types using Active Release Techniques (ART), ultrasound, and electric currents. At the beginning of each visit, Dr. Dowell scours bodies for any soft-tissue problems through motion examinations and orthopedic testing. After uncovering maladies, the treatment begins with electrical muscle stimulation and a softly sung lullaby to send soothing currents into problem areas. A 30-minute session of ART massage follows, drawing on more than 500 specific movements, myofascial-release techniques, and gentle pressure to isolate and relieve each patient's individual soft-tissue troubles. On particularly problematic areas, Dr. Dowell draws on the sonic power of an ultrasound to break up scar tissue, improving mobility, range of motion, and the ability to pole-vault through third-story windows.
The trained staff of Tan 'N Tone acquaints clients with indoor bronzing in one of the salon's beds, booths, or through UV-free spray tanning. Each member of the salon team gains accreditation after passing a written examination and successfully calculating the date of the next solar flare, then cheerily relays that knowledge to visitors. New clients can also take a tour of the salon, where experts discuss safe tanning practices while introducing their guests to Tan 'N Tone's equipment.
Clients may achieve an even UV tan across the body or a specific area using the salon's full complement of tanning beds and booths. The powerful Matrix bed grants deep, dark tans in short sessions, and standup tanners can savor the wide, open-air design of the X2 Maxx High Pressure booth. The Legacy focuses on darkening legs, and Pacifica leaves faces golden. For UV-free tans, the Pura Sunless spray-tan booth releases gentle misting to let visitors emerge bearing a sun-kissed appearance.
The indoor summits at Crimper’s Climbing stretch up to 16 feet in the bouldering arena, 23 feet in the top-rope range, and 30 feet in the lead climbing section. In each specialized area, colorful holds of different shapes and sizes riddle wall faces. Climbers navigate these holds by practicing the fundamentals across the varied angles, heights, and distances that span between them. Beginners will find wall routes tailored to their skill set, just as technically advanced climbers will find more complicated boulder scenarios. Crimper’s Climbing also offers classes, hosts birthday parties and team-building exercises, and extends membership opportunities to enthusiasts and agoraphobic billy goats.
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