Since 1986, Windermere has welcomed sultans of swing to relax and hone their skills with friends and family in a sophisticated, yet relaxed country-club atmosphere. The course recently finished a complete cosmetic makeover, renovating the greens, bunkers, driving range, and clubhouse with fresh bermuda-grass seed. Originally designed by Ward Northrup, the 18-hole, par 72 championship course caters to handicaps of all levels with 6,558 yards of meticulously manicured fairways, making it one of the newest and most handsome semiprivate clubs in the area. Thirteen holes border lakes, and 63 strategically placed bunkers challenge experienced golfers and give amateurs multiple chances to supplement their income with hidden sand dollars.
As a young woman, Tracy Teclaw cared for her ailing parents, who passed away before her freshman year in college. The experience left Tracy dissatisfied with Western medicine, so she earned certifications in holistic healthcare and founded Energy Wellness Center.Today, she practices alternative medicine in the company of an acupuncturist, massage therapist, holistic nutrition guru, podiatrist and QRA practitioner, and biofeedback technician. With homeopathic treatments, nutritional counseling, and capsules of chicken noodle soup, the wellness professionals try to help bodies heal themselves.
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When a dark-haired man enters the treatment room wearing a pit-crew shirt and introduces himself, new patients often do a double take, then gaze around the room to confirm their location. It may not help that they then spy a few of Dr. Carlos Medina's racing trophies or a triptych of a Formula 1 car lining the walls, but if they were to succumb to their confusion, patrons would miss out on his attentive and knowledgeable care. With a focus on adult cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Carlos Medina and his wife, a licensed hygienist, cherish clients from the moment they walk through the door and check in on the computerized kiosk, which improves upon a traditional receptionist's efficiency and ability to remember the Tetris theme song. During routine cleanings or more in-depth treatments, patients snuggle under electric blankets and distract ocular orbs by slipping on the practice's movie goggles. Distilled water enhances the sterility of each procedure, and patients can hunker down over the Cerec machine and watch as it turns digital impressions into crowns in a matter of hours.
Carlos likes to tell patients that the only thing separating him from them is a whole lot of school; this is only partly true. Within the sleek-and-streamlined office done in grayscale shades, bursts of crimson leap from Formula 1 memorabilia, including model cars, photographs, and the doctor's racing helmet from the national series he ran in 2007. The racing bug still has its teeth sunk in deep, as Carlos continues to serve as an instructor at Sebring International Raceway during amateur events.
From the outside, the fitness facility may look like a barn, but the blue turf floor and mountains of medicine balls inside tell a different story. In the spacious gym, head trainer Neil Barnhill presides over patrons playing games of catch with those medicine balls, lifting barbells, or pulling against resistance on the rowing machine. He leads small classes, providing constant positive reinforcement and motivation, unlike a pet parrot repeating all the things it heard at your roast. The ever-changing series of functional, everyday movements and exercises keep the classes interesting. Goals are customized to each member after an overall fitness assessment that measures BMI, body-fat composition, and weight before training begins. Classes move outside when the weather's nice so fitness enthusiasts can run laps, perform pull-ups, and drag tractor tires over the grass under the open sky.
Genetic Fitness grants its members access to an arsenal of cardio machines, strength-training equipment, and free-weights. Yet, it’s not uncommon for exercisers to skip the machinery all together. Instead, they head to one of the studio’s many group fitness classes. One studio hosts spin, Zumba, and various Les Mills sessions––BodyPump, BodyFlow, and BodyCombat, to name a few. A second studio turns up the heat on mat and reformer Pilates, yoga, and a chicken hatchery. When they’re not pushing students through the group classes, the gym’s dedicated personal trainers are likely motivating clients during one-on-one training sessions.