Sculpted through wooded acres of parkland terrain, Silver King Golf Club's 18-hole course unfolds across 6,600 yards of fairways and greens pristine from recent, extensive renovations. Cerulean waters and sand bunkers populated by displaced sunbathers loom throughout the course, offering mild penalties for errant drives and ill-measured approaches. The club keeps its golfers' pin-hunting skills sharp with a driving range and onsite golf lessons while helping players loop the links in style with a pro shop full of form-fitting shirts, sturdy shoes, and bedazzled golf gloves. As clubbers trace powerful drives into the Southern sky, the club's onsite snack bar keeps appetites at bay with cold sports drinks, soft drinks, and light fare.
While there's probably not a sign on its door saying "No Boys Allowed," make no mistake: Studio Fitness is an all-women, all-the-time exercise facility. Throughout the week, packs of ladies follow the direction of instructors during multiple morning and evening classes. They step to the hypnotic Latin rhythms of Zumba, pedal vigorously to the energized tunes of RPM-spinning, and stretch through the movements of yoga and Pilates. For a more diverse fitness experience, exercisers can take on the Master Class—a 90-minute mixture of various classes from the schedule.
At HealthSource of Mobile, Dr. Quinn Kennedy assuages pain throughout the body by focusing on the root of many symptoms: the spine. The center’s services hinge on chiropractic treatments and progressive rehabilitation, which can alleviate ailments ranging from migraines to carpal tunnel, scoliosis, and ill-fitting spines borrowed from science classroom skeletons. Before treatments, patients can undergo free 17-point chiropractic screenings, which identify ailments and suggest solutions.
The instructors at Detour Fitness Studios seek to shake up tired workout routines with fun and challenging classes that range from introductory pole-dancing sessions to learning ballet skills on a vertical barre. Their signature Triple Interval Training program comprises four challenging classes, including a 45-minute full-body circuit and a 50-minute combination of spinning, boxing, and crunches, all of which aim to strengthen cores. In addition to group classes and burlesque workshops, they also oversee three levels of pole parties that can commemorate birthdays and bachelorette events.
If there is a source of pain to be found, Doctor of Chiropractic Mike Chenoweth can find it. Dr. Chenoweth's thorough, hands-on examinations are informed not only by his experience—more than 40 years’ worth, to be precise—but also by three years of postgraduate training in radiology.
But locating the source of the pain is only half of the chiropractic calling; the other half is treating it. To get patients back to enjoying the full motion of a healthy body, Dr. Chenoweth combines traditional chiropractic techniques—such as adjustments and acupuncture—with advanced ultrasound and microcurrent technology.