As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
The skilled molar maintainers at Every Kid's Dentist keep children's mouth mountains free of cavities and crevasses with youth-friendly services. Bolster young one's budding bicuspids with an oral exam and cleaning, to give the old heave-ho to any tartar and plaque buildup, effectively clearing the way for optimum black-light reflection. The intensive pearly white inspection continues with a set of x-rays with bitewings, a film holder with a fin that simultaneously displays the innards of the upper and lower teeth. Before departing the dentist chair, tykes undergo an enamel-fortifying fluoride treatment to combat tooth decay, and walk away with an electronic toothbrush, designed to effectively dismantle plaque uprisings and rival the buzzing of any nearby bees.
Lush fairways, a trio of lakes, and more than 1,500 mature trees comprise the Golf Course at Francisco Grande Hotel and Golf Resort. It's all part of the vision of renowned architect Ralph Plummer, a man known for his uncanny ability to shape greens and bunkers by the eye instead of first sketching them on a Magna Doodle. Visitors reap the benefits of Plummer's picturesque design as they work their way across the par 72 course, especially at the signature third hole, where they step up to a two-tiered elevated tee. Beautiful as this course is, though, it's not architect Plummer's only masterwork: his portfolio also includes Shady Oaks Country Club, the home course of golf icon Ben Hogan.
Course at a Glance