The United States Krav Maga Association–certified instructors at Force 3 believe “you don’t have to be a fighter to train like one.” The staff, which boasts plenty of real-world experience—including a jiu-jitsu world champion and a former bodyguard to Europe's royals—imparts the arts of krav maga, muay thai, and MMA to students of all experience and fitness levels. In a facility furnished with mats, heavy bags, and grappling dummies that never say "uncle," students learn self-defense concepts that could one day save their lives, or the lives of their loved ones, while also reaping the cardiovascular and core-strengthening benefits of intense physical training.
Each 60 minute Jazzercize class incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training (with handheld weights) to a total-body workout complete with cardio, strength training, and stretching techniques. Dancing With the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, simply review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
The trainers behind LevelUp Fitness eschew repetitive, dull workout sessions for a constantly changing routine of engaging exercises to help patrons of all fitness levels look and feel like they could wrestle an alligator into submission. During one-on-one personal-training sessions, they steer patrons away from weight machines, instead challenging them with new physical tasks performed in unexpected durations. They tailor routines to each client's fitness goals, helping them trim pounds, increase muscle mass, or train for a 5K on the moon. For group sweat sessions, patrons can enlist in boot camp, in which the trainers push them toward fitness with intense, constantly varying exercise regimens focused on cardio and strength training.
LASIK Specialists' Dr. Martin Burger has performed more than 69,000 LASIK procedures in his prolific career, making him one of the most experienced eye surgeons in the industry. His patients have included pilots, commercial drivers, and seeing-eye dogs, and many others who depend on sharp vision for their livelihood. His practice includes a friendly staff and is designed to help his patients eradicate the need for glasses or contacts using various LASIK technologies.
The trainers at Transformation Fitness aren't just there to set clients loose on one-size-fits-all gym machines—their boot-camp programs and wellness advice lay the foundation for a new, sustainable lifestyle. A blend of strength, cardio, and core-toughening drills populate their camp sessions to slim down physiques of all ages and builds. Versed in exercise science and spotting techniques, the teaching team emphasizes proper form to ward off injuries. Personal training appointments and other classes, such as Zumba and kickboxing, can add variety to the workout regimen.
Sweat, however, is only one part of the fitness equation—instructors also craft realistic nutrition plans and track each client's progress with measurements, body-fat assessments, and paid treadmill informants. This all-around approach leads clients to become totally self-sufficient at setting and meeting their holistic health goals.
The 27 holes that comprise Magnolia Point Golf & Country Club sweep across a 1,000-acre tract of Clay County rife with wildlife and picturesque forests of oak, pine, and magnolia. The three par-36 sides feature no parallel fairways, meaning golfers seldom worry about hitting other groups or face the temptation to joust with oncoming carts on adjacent fairways. As golfers tick off strokes, they may spot local wildlife such as deer, alligators, and waterfowl frolicking about in their natural domain. In 2006, the USGA elected to hold its final qualifying tournament for the U.S. Amateur at Magnolia Point, drawn to its scenic layout, challenging play, and abundance of bird informants who keep an eye out for unwarranted mulligans. Course at a Glance: * Three nine-hole sides * Maximum 18-hole length of 6,796 yards * Five sets of tees per hole * See the scorecard