LPGA teaching professional Lana Ortega is making her mark on the world of golf: she’s been named one of the 50 Best Women Teachers by Golf Digest on numerous occasions, works as an editor for Golf Tips Magazine, and contributes to a slew of other golf publications. Lana approaches lessons with the mentality that everyone has a unique swing, and she adapts her private and group lessons to help students develop a form best suited to their individual characteristics. An expert club fitter, Lana also ensures that her students are swinging with the right equipment, rather than subbing in a modified soup ladle for a sand wedge. Lana also embraces new golf technology such as video analysis and offers clinics for women. Her teaching facility also features a Callaway Performance Center which does club fittings and has an indoor putting studio.
At CrossFit Terra Nova, owners Jennifer Boaz and Roberto Martinez lead platoons of enthusiastic exercisers as they crunch, squat, and sprint their way to better health. Each visit to the gym comes with a new workout, complete with a unique assortment of functional exercises each day to build broad-based fitness. The gym prides itself on an inclusive environment for anyone ready to flip truck tires, pump out push-ups, and challenge themselves to improve.
Hector's Cleaning Service’s insured technicians know how to take years off the appearance of carpets. Using high-powered equipment, they lift stains and debris from fallen food and dirty shoes, and they fluff threads to make sitting on the floor as pleasurable as sitting on a sheep.
The instructors at Tanny Academy of Martial Arts work with students of all ages and experience levels, from the 7- to 12-year-olds who enroll in kids' tae kwon do to the adults who show up for high-octane kickboxing workouts. Other students learn the art of combat in Muay Thai, whose hand-strikes derive from mixed martial arts and the hand-puppet remake of Bloodsport. The studio also offers women's self-defense classes, where ladies can learn evasive and defensive techniques as well as tips for awareness and safety.
At Elevate Sports, coaches help athletes step up their game through one-on-one tutelage in football, basketball, or baseball, as well as in group basketball classes focused on point guards or post players. In every session, the instructors work to improve their clients' ball handling skills, expand their understanding of their role on their team, and teach them to incorporate proper stretching into their workouts.
Whether a touring professional or a casual amateur, Trackman technology manages to assist golfers shave strokes off their score. It performs this feat by reading swing and ball flight parameters while players hit shots on the range. The software provides feedback with an accuracy of within one foot at 100 yards, whether the shot is a 350-yard missile, a 150-yard iron approach, or a 30-yard pitch.
On the range at CommonGround Golf Course, Level 2 Trackman Certified Professional Tom Polifka harnesses Trackman's capabilities at Golf Flight Lab, LLC. He brings this technology to golfers so that they too can identify weak spots in their game, from too-high trajectories to slices that always seem to end up in the neighbor's windshield. As golfers hit range balls into the air, the technology measures and displays the full trajectory of any shot and presents the golfer with a long list of the shot's statistics including club speed, spin rate, and attack angle.