Snap Fitness's easyFIT monitor is a small, clip-on accelerometer that helps keep track of daily exercise. Unlike pedometers that merely measure steps and spy on daydreams, the easyFIT monitor senses the intensity and duration of physical activity, transmogrifying those stats into simple, numerical points that help assess activity levels from sedentary to peak performance. In addition to tracking exercise in real time, easyFIT monitors can connect to the wearer's personal web portal to upload data and create fitness graphs that help show progress, snag exercise suggestions, and stave off the temptation of living next to a hamburger farm. Watch a video about the easyFit here.
A 4,500-square-foot gym serves as the staging ground for Triple Crown CrossFit's all-out assault against flab. The gym's trainers bring years of fitness experience to each Workout of the Day. As they lead dynamic, challenging workouts, instructors also strive to create a welcoming atmosphere that will help clients of all fitness levels power their way into shape.
In addition to CrossFit, Triple Crown also offers a full slate of martial arts classes for adults and children of all skill levels. During kids' jiu jitsu sessions, youngsters cultivate knowledge and confidence along with strength and balance as they study the form's submissions and grapples. Students learn to set their own goals as they work toward higher ranks, and each session ends with a life-coaching talk that ties classwork to positive development and foundational values.
The exuberant energy of childhood led many youthful explorers to climb their first tree, but the staff of EarthJoy Tree Adventures turned it into a lifetime pursuit. During safety-conscious lessons, instructors combine the rope-assisted techniques of rock-climbing with a few tree-specific tricks honed over lots of practice. They scurry up the trunks of old, vibrant trees, swing, surf and hang amid the branches, and rappel down. They teach students how to bring gear up with them during a climb and string a hammock between branches. Such hammocks provide a restful retreat from the world below?even a place to pass the night as humanity?s ancient ape-like ancestors must have: nestled among the high bows of a tree, waiting for a flash of lightning so they could read a few more words in their book.
Sequestered in the rolling hills of Pendleton County, Pendleton Country Club dispatches golfers out across 18 scenic holes. Four of those stops are par 5's, including the lengthy second hole, which stretches a daunting 613 yards from the back tee. Away from the links, golfers can get some practice at an on-site driving range. They can also take a dip in the club's recently renovated pool, or they can stop by one of its lakes to consult the property's fish about a particularly challenging approach shot.
Led by Golf Range?s Top 50 Golf Instructor Ralph Landrum, World of Golf?s staff of game-improvement gurus help players lower their golf scores with an array of golf-related activities. Private lessons conducted inside a climate-controlled swing room allow students to launch golf balls out onto the range while four cameras capture bad habits such as flat takeaways or saying ?um? too much during their follow-through. Afterward, players can use their instructor?s pointers to build muscle memory on the rest of the complex?s practice facilities, which include an outdoor range with 24 mat tees and two sets of grass tees, indoor hitting nets with eight stalls, and an indoor putting and chipping green.
As soon as golfers feel they?ve practiced enough, they put their newfound knowledge to the test on the executive 18-hole golf course, with 14 par 3s and four par 4s, or the miniature golf course. When weather renders either course unplayable, thwackers move indoors to the golf simulator, which recreates the look and feel of more than 50 courses or a hodgepodge of 18 famous holes but without the extremely long between-hole travel times. World of Golf keeps a busy schedule of lessons, classes, and leagues, all of which can be found on the calendar.
Dr. Martin E. Burger of LASIK Specialists LLC tallies more than 69,000 successful LASIK procedures on an extensive resume. Fully immersed in the realm of refractive surgery, Dr. Burger has been a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, and the American Osteopathic Association. Many patients who depend on their sight for their livelihood?including pilots, commercial drivers, and seeing-eye dogs?have sought out Dr. Burger for LASIK procedures, which can help completely eradicate the need for glasses or contacts. His practice also encompasses a friendly staff and multiple laser technologies.