Lake Wissota Golf and Southern Hills Golf courses feature traditional well-kempt greens and challenging obstacles. Measuring more than 6,000 yards each from start to finish, these ball-battered battlegrounds envelop players in grandiose frondescence as they steer dimpled warriors past water hazards and sand traps filled with frowns. Each hole greets gurus and greenhorns with three sets of tee boxes from which to swing, marked by specific colors according to difficulty. Rather than slow roasting clubs before rounds, players can warm up naturally with a small bucket of balls on the full-sized driving ranges, or swing equipment-toting hatchbacks up to one of the full-service pro shops to procure hole-conquering provisions. Both locations recommend scheduling tee times in advance.
Olympus 24 makes fitness accessible to everyone, regardless of experience or age. For one thing, the gym participates in the SilverSneakers fitness program, which keeps senior citizens moving with gym access and age-appropriate classes. Even better, participants in the program enjoy the same modern, clean ellipticals, stationary cycles, and weight-lifting equipment as other gymgoers. Members have a lot of options for sweating off calories here, including group fitness classes such as boxing, spinning, Pilates, and boot camp. They're also welcome to work with personal trainers and drop kids off at an on-site childcare center before workouts.
HealthWorks Fitness for Women is a 24-hour gym founded on the belief that women who have access to an unintimidating, body-positive, safe workout space are more inclined to meet and maintain their fitness goals. This newly built, 14,000 square foot gym has everything its clients need to burn calories and build lean muscle, including a dedicated weight-lifting area and cardio- and strength-training machines, and all new members receive a complimentary equipment orientation to help them become acquainted with the machines, which are specifically designed for female gym-goers. Group fitness classes such as Zumba, kickboxing, and aerobics are also included with membership, and personal training is available for a fee for clients in search of more tailored workouts.
The staff at Smiling Bright believes that there?s one accessory that looks good on everyone: a gleaming, white smile. Luckily, that happens to be the office's specialty. During procedures, trained technicians help clients swathe their smiles with dental trays full of peroxide-based whitening gel, which is then activated by an LED light. Though the solution contains at least 10 percent peroxide, it stays gentle thanks to a vitamin E coating that shields the lips and gums. Stains disappear from the tooth enamel in 20- to 60-minute sessions erasing all evidence of coffee drinking, wine sipping, and newsprint gnawing. Smiling Bright?s retail store also sells professional-quality X Cell Erator systems that can brighten teeth several shades at home.
At Green Lotus Yoga & Healing Center, instructors facilitate spiritual growth from the inside out. Yoga and mat Pilates classes can improve your strength and balance, while meditation sessions foster relaxation via breathing exercises. Inside intimate treatment rooms, practitioners administer a wide range of holistic healing services, including acupuncture, massage, and reiki. Founders Marcia Appel and Merry Beth Hovey also lead retreats, such as a recent trip to India, where students were able to deepen their studies and sharpen their agility by striking a tree pose atop the spires of the Taj Mahal.