A competitive golfer since the age of 7, Brian McGrew divests golf knowledge accrued from a distinguished high-school career and his extensive training under the 5 Simple Keys swing methodology. 5 Simple Keys?or 5SK?breaks down the swing into five checkpoints for pupils to focus on: steady head, weight forward, flat left (or off-hand) wrist, diagonal sweet-spot path, and clubface control. As the Regional Director for the 5SK program?the second-youngest instructor to attain that title?Brian uses the program principles to help golfers develop a more reliable swing in a way that is easier and more accessible than switching to a liquid diet of Arnold Palmer drinks and short-grass smoothies. Most importantly, Brian implements the 5SK system in a way that produces results, as evident in his work with a high-school student who dropped 10 strokes off of his tournament average in the course of one year.
Youngsters and seniors alike punch and kick their way through 11,000 square feet of space inside Tenchi Family Karate and Fitness. Children?s classes improve gross motor skills and self-respect inside a studio with special padded mats, while adults practice their defense techniques on a solid bamboo training floor. The instructors keep their skills sharp while studying with renowned karate masters overseas, giving them a constant source of wisdom they can pass along to pupils.
Running alongside the Chickamauga Battlefield and National Park, Battlefield Golf Club's scenic fairways meander through forests and ponds for a fun, relaxing day of driving. The third hole tests golfers with an early challenge, skirting a pond that consumes misaimed balls and provides a convenient spying spot for FBI-employed swamp things. Hole seven's sunken green amps up putting difficulty while the 14th hole delves into shady woodland. After rounds, a newly renovated clubhouse ensconces guests in postgame comfort, with lounges, a restaurant, and fully stocked pro shop. Guests are asked to wear golf attire when on the course, maintaining decorum and preventing awkward encounters between golfers dressed as golf carts.
Led by Master Ju Hyon Seo, Seo’s Martial Arts Education Center leads children and adults through classes that focus on developing techniques of hapkido and tae kwon do. In addition to instilling students with the character traits that are associated with tae kwon do, he also helps guests get into shape with kickboxing fitness classes.
In 1976, educator, musician, and kinesiologist Robin Wes longed for a children's gym that prioritized personal growth over competition. Unveiled at a time when physical-education classes pushed students to focus almost exclusively on winning, Robin's program was swiftly adopted and is now used in more than 300 Little Gyms worldwide. Robin still pens original music to accompany lessons, which engage whippersnappers 4 months to 12 years old with gymnastics, dance, karate, and parent and child activities.
Each of The Little Gym's classes introduces simple movements that sharpen motor skills and set brains whirring, allowing kids to progress at their own pace until they can finally build a computer out of macaroni and glitter. Staff members strive to build a base for lifelong social skills and self-assurance with each exercise, including activities rooted purely in fun, such as summer camps or birthday parties, which helped The Little Gym to earn title of #1 Birthday Chain in Parents Magazine.
After spying his first electronic bike while teaching in China, owner Garnet Caldwell vowed to bring the unique and potentially revolutionary vehicles to his hometown. He told the Times Free Press, "These bikes are for people who just want to get out and ride," explaining that they can go about 20 miles before needing to be charged and, like a championship racewalker, can reach speeds of up to 20 miles per hour.
The bikes, available at the shop for rental or sale, come in all sizes and run off a battery that is recharged via a traditional wall outlet. Chattanooga Electric Bikes caries models from Ezip, Izip, Stromer, and Pedego, as well as conversion kits to help traditional two-wheelers to make the jump to electric. Certified technicians ensure bikes are held to the highest safety standards and don't become sentient, and they can service any brand of electric bicycle.