At Citrus Ridge Health Center, the staff aims to ramp up overall health using traditional medicine and physical therapy as well as chiropractic and holistic treatments. Appointments start with thorough evaluations that lay the groundwork for customized treatment plans. If a client suffers from back or joint pain, a physician might start a regimen of medical pain management, gentle chiropractic adjustments, and hugs from people in pillow suits. Migraines, on the other hand, are treated with a blend of nerve-blocking nasal applicators and biomechanical back and neck adjustments. The clinic also helps visitors shed pounds using inch-loss body wraps and natural hormone therapy.
From the outside, the fitness facility may look like a barn, but the blue turf floor and mountains of medicine balls inside tell a different story. In the spacious gym, head trainer Neil Barnhill presides over patrons playing games of catch with those medicine balls, lifting barbells, or pulling against resistance on the rowing machine. He leads small classes, providing constant positive reinforcement and motivation, unlike a pet parrot repeating all the things it heard at your roast. The ever-changing series of functional, everyday movements and exercises keep the classes interesting. Goals are customized to each member after an overall fitness assessment that measures BMI, body-fat composition, and weight before training begins. Classes move outside when the weather's nice so fitness enthusiasts can run laps, perform pull-ups, and drag tractor tires over the grass under the open sky.
Inside all of The Salt Scene's treatment rooms, Himalayan rock salt covers the walls, thereby creating a therapeutic environment by sterilizing the space with negative ions. As guests nap, read, or act out an entire CSI episode during their 45-minute halotherapy treatments, they also breathe in the salty air, which helps relax the body and reduce any inflammation in the respiratory system. Other benefits range from strengthening immune systems against future illnesses to lessening allergies by opening up nasal passages. The Salt Scene even houses a salt bed, whose adjustable concentration levels are ideal for clients seeking customizable treatment to address certain ailments.
A five-time American Taekwondo Association World Champion, chief master Von Schmeling, began Victory Martial Arts to teach pupils confidence and leadership skills while imparting martial-arts techniques. Classes capped at 30 students, with at most 10 students per instructor, cover disciplines such as general martial arts, krav maga, and self-defense for thwarting assailants and heavily armed spiders. Budding martial artists hone their craft alongside loved ones in family sessions or practice maneuvers in age-specific sequences for kids, teens, or adults.
Signature service: Paddle board and fishing rental
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Pro Tip: Rentals include all of the necessary equipment and basic instruction. Customers must also sign a waiver.
During a round of golf in this region, it’s not uncommon for players to see the occasional alligator sunning itself on the banks of a fairway pond. The same, however, cannot be said for miniature-golf courses, unless you’re playing at Congo River Golf, where the civilized sinking of putts coexists with the visceral carnage of live-alligator feedings. More than 25 alligators wait for patrons to feed them morsels of gator food in an exhibit beside the course. Though the course offers no chance for an encounter with the ancient, scaly species, it enchants players with waterfalls, safari-themed artifacts, and towering rock faces. In addition, Congo River Golf encompasses an indoor arcade and a gemstone-mining station, where guests dig through dirt for fossils, arrowheads, and Neanderthal’s kindergarten time capsules.