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Perched on a hilltop, the Inniscrone Golf Club clubhouse is an enchanting colonial structure made of stone walls with a white porch and columns. But that's not the only feature that draws inspiration from the past. Carved through the rolling hills of Chester County, the 18-hole, par 70 course conjures an old world feel with fairways threaded through mature trees, mounds, and thick rough. The layout also reflects strategic course design, especially on the par-four 18th hole. Though only 350 yards from tee to green, the signature finishing hole plays into an elevated green guarded by a gauntlet of bunkers, like the secret lair of a paranoid greenskeeper.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 70 course * Length of 6,561 yards from the tips * Course rating of 72.1 from the tips * Slope rating of 143 from the tips * Five tee options * Scorecard

15 Athelone Way
Avondale,
PA
US

Couture Laser & Skin’s founder and director, Dr. Anshul Gambhir, received his medical training at the renowned Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. With his team of aestheticians, he has performed more than 100,000 nonsurgical, cutting-edge cosmetic procedures, ranging from chemical peels to permanent makeup. To diminish wrinkles, he uses dermal fillers or CO2 lasers that resurface skin as they tighten it, and micro-incision liposuction allows him to sculpt and contour bodies without a single surgical stitch or shrink ray. He also harnesses the radiofrequency energy of the Thermage device and uses it to rebuild and remodel collagen, and he scares away unwanted hair with FDA-approved lasers.

126 Onix Dr.
Kennett Square,
PA
US

Before Jenn and Gary Keil opened Beautiful Mind Strong Body Center, the two worked at a pharmaceutical company. Jenn, a yoga, meditation, and qi gong guru, tended to the employees' health, while Gary, a pharmacist with a PhD in neuropharmacology, applied his expertise to prescription medication and how to best serve his patients. After more than a decade of coordinating activities, the duo decided to find another outlet for their Western and alternative medicine passions. The result was Beautiful Mind Strong Body Center, a facility whose services include everything from hot and vinyasa yoga to therapeutic pain management. To strengthen their guests' mind, the Keils also offer certified positive psychology counseling sessions.

330 Kennett Pike, Suite 107
Chadds Ford,
PA
US

Fitness fads are a dime a dozen. So when the Latin-inspired dance-fitness workout Zumba launched in 2001, some fitness pros and Sylvester Stallone enthusiasts probably scoffed. But the workout's continued popularity today proves that it's far from a fad. Newcomers can see for themselves at ZHealth, where owner Michele and her fellow certified Zumba instructors see that the workout is performed correctly. That means constant motion, upbeat music, and lots of burned calories.

410 Upper Snuff Mill Row
Hockessin,
DE
US

Yoga instructor Andrew Horgan guides students through a variety of yoga poses that strengthen the core and improve balance and flexibility. With Ashtanga yoga, poses are synchronized with the breath to produce a cleansing, detoxifying sweat which helps strengthen the body and calm the mind. Bliss Yoga Studio is outfitted with all the materials needed for class, including blocks, mats, and straps. Andrew also works with clients one-on-one during 90-minute private sessions.

123 East State Street
Kennett Square,
PA
US

CrossFit Riverfront West feels a bit like a city for athletes. Within the facility, classes of all types take place simultaneously. Guests choose from traditional, intense CrossFit classes, or the CrossFit–inspired RivFit interval training classes. Students can stretch out their hard working muscles during yoga classes.

7259 Lancaster Pike
Hockessin,
DE
US