In his poem “Back Roads to Macon,” Raymond Farr captures the small-town charm of Cordele when describing a mailbox's hand-painted sign scribbled with the folksy adage: "Whatever your destination, thank God you arrive." Farr’s muse sits off the beaten path—about 2.5 hours south of Atlanta—dotted with antique shops and quirky specialty museums showcasing the history of cotton-farm tools and vast collections of telephones. The dry Atlantic coastal-plain climate permits year-round outdoor activities, many of which can be pursued on or near the resort grounds, including 3 miles of hiking trails through a wetland ecosystem inhabited by deer, red foxes, and lost hikers.
Perry Country Club?s par 71 course sends golfers across 6,465 yards of bermuda-grass fairways sculpted through the towering pines. A vanguard of brand-new 2012 E-Z-Go golf carts slaloms across the emerald landscape, hastening the 18-hole odyssey as passengers take in views of native flowers and seek out treasure troves of divot tools buried in strategically placed sand traps. Rippling waterways dot the relatively flat course, adding to the verdant scenery as they wait to snatch the life force of errant drives or ill-struck approaches. Clubbers can prepare for their pin-hunting walkabout with a stint at the onsite driving range, and club members may cool off weary bodies or hot-tempered 9-irons during a postround dip in the club's outdoor pool.
Inside the Full Tilt CrossFit facility, a stockpile of barbells, kettlebells, rowing machines, and rings is ready for action. Upon completion of an Intro to CrossFit personal-training course, exercisers can challenge themselves to work toward their fitness goals at any hour of the day or night. Patrons needing guidance can rely on certified coaches, who correct technique and offer encouragement while clients perform the Workout of the Day, or WOD. Each WOD brims with a new assortment of exercises designed to build cross-functional fitness. These exercises mimic everyday tasks in participants' lives, such as getting out of chairs and helping truck drivers flip tires all the way home if their 18-wheeler breaks down.
Perry Chiropractic's three chiropractors use a variety of methods to keep patients of all ages healthy. Their holistic view of wellness focuses on lifestyle and nutrition, and they've been known to email clients health tips and fitness advice.
It's easy to see how 8 Weeks to Wellness fits in with Perry Chiropractic's goals. The group fitness and wellness program puts clients on the road to better health with motivating group workouts. In one-hour sessions, participants stretch their muscles and elevate their heart rates while the instructor makes small tweaks to personalize the workout.
PT Gym encourages guests to improve fitness with an armada of modern, state-of-the-art cardio and strength-training equipment in its 12,000 square-foot confines. Sweat off your spare tire using the fitness center's free weights, plate-loaded Hammer Strength equipment, treadmills,stationary bikes, and step machines. PT Gym membership includes fitness evaluations to determine your body’s current status regarding ketchup or mustard, flexibility, muscular strength, endurance, aerobic capacity, and body composition. Meet with a registered dietitian to learn about nutritional nuances and positive lifestyle choices, such as substituting non-fat milk for anti-freeze in your morning cup of coffee.
Offered six days a week, the Extreme Group Personal Training (PTGX) Bootcamp is an intense, heart rate elevating exercise program designed to trim and tone the whole body, exiling love handles to a climate that supports complete evaporation. After any workout, enjoy PT Gym’s private showers, squeaky-clean locker rooms, and a pro shop teeming with refreshments to replenish misplaced confidence and electrolytes.