The Fitness Factory of Colorado Springs bases its workouts on the simple idea that people can have fun and get a rigorous cardio workout at the same time. Bumping Latin and international tunes set a dance-party rhythm in the studio’s Zumba classes that blend cha-cha, salsa, reggaeton, rumba, and other dance styles to create high-energy routines. The beginner-friendly courses range from traditional Zumba to Zumba Toning sessions, designed to sculpt specific muscles, and Zumba Gold, aimed at exercise newbies. Yoga sessions and hip-hop lessons complement the core of Zumba offerings. Students can sample four different styles at the Saturday Morning Mixer, where they can select their own workouts from 30-minute mini-classes rather than cobbling together an entire gym from used shoes.
Even though running around after children is more than enough to keep most mothers fit, sometimes they need an exercise that targets both body and mind. Stroller Strides of Southern Col Springs coordinates classes for moms of all ages to get in a burst of physical activity in a social setting. Stroller Strides classes encourage moms to blend baby outings with power walking. At regular intervals, the group stops for a series of strength and body toning exercises using the stroller and exercise tubing.
Physical therapists help patients get back into fighting form with their custom appointments. Sessions can include massage therapy, acupuncture, or aquatic physical-therapy exercises. Cold-laser treatments help speed up the recovery process from chronic neck pain and new injuries.
Valley Hi Golf Course’s 18 fairways have been flourishing with rye grass and deciduous trees since 1954, when golfers first began cursing the course’s tricky water hazards and bunker-guarded greens with old-timey swear words such as "leaping argyle!" The 1st hole boasts the course’s longest fairway, whereas the 7th hole stops short to become the shortest par five – the best hope for a birdie. The putting green at the 18th hole keeps golfers on their cleated toes until the very end by demanding, like medieval kings, to be approached from the left and on one’s knees. Those hoping to hone their game can take lessons with a staff headed by PGA golf pro Mike Northern, whose more than 30 years in the game have netted him a full trophy case. Before hitting the greens in the morning, golfers drop by the Caddie Shack Restaurant and Bar to fill their bellies with omelets, and those finishing up a later round can bite into sandwiches or burgers.
Course at a Glance:
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Gynecology and insulin-resistance clinic
Brands Used: Reaction machine for skin tightening and contouring
Pro Tip: If you are doing areas of the face, make sure all makeup is removed prior to coming in.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
This is a doctor's office, not a spa. You have a medical assistant or a registered nurse working with you on your treatments.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a client?
I can see my stretch marks again. (Post pregnancy weight loss of 100 lbs. left a lot of sagging, loose skin in the stomach area. We tightened the skin area to the point of [the client] being able to see the area below the belly button again. She was very satisfied with the results).
What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?
We always walk through what is to be expected during a procedure, and you will stay with the same medical assistant/registered nurse during all your treatments.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Chiropractic
Brands Used: Buried Treasure, Apex Energetics, Anabolic Laboratories
Pro Tip: Come ready to have FUN.