Recipient of a 2008 reader’s choice award from Peninsula News Review, Ardmore Golf Course has challenged club-brandishers with its nine holes since course designer E.S. Wise opened the grounds in 1926. Before teeing off against opponents, visitors rehearse their swinging skills at a practice putting green, driving net, and chipping area. Golfers in need of expert tutelage can turn to CPGA professional instructor Steve Middleton, who harnesses more than 30 years of golfing experience to help pupils find their natural swing and reunite with lost balls raised by wolves. In addition to tournament participants, Ardmore Golf Course accommodates overnight players in their golfer’s cottage, a furnished abode with a full kitchen, television, and wireless Internet. After each round guests can scarf down gourmet fare concocted by chef Graham Little, load up on golfing gear at the pro shop, admire the course’s 110-foot tall, 1,100 year-old douglas fir, or search the sky for wild birds and escaped golf clubs flying overhead.
As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's centre, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
On paper, Bikram yoga looks intense. Each class lasts 90 minutes, takes place in a heated studio, and includes a series of 26 poses and two breathing exercises. But you don't have to be a seasoned yoga practitioner to give the workout a whirl. Wendy Crowther and her staff at Bikram Yoga Sidney welcome students of all experience levels to their classes. That means nearly anyone can experience the benefits of Bikram yoga, which include weight loss, reduced stress, and sweating out all that gross water trapped in your body.
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Equipment: Halfmoon bolsters, mats, and chip foam blocks
Students should bring: Bottle of water
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60?90 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
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Q&A with Vanessa Harms, Fitness Instructor
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
It is important to come to class. Pick a few days a week to start and stick with it. You will find yourself feeling better, more energetic, and happier within no time, and you will wonder how you lived without it before.
Do you run your gym according to a particular exercise philosophy?
The studio is a place to de-stress and unwind.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Life is all about being happy and loving yourself. Quit worrying about what everybody else thinks. In my classes, it's all about YOU.
For 16 years, Jean-Paul Thuot practiced acupuncture under the traditional North American model of one-on-one treatments that lasted roughly an hour. Something didn't feel quite right though. For one, it was expensive, which made it inaccessible for a lot of people who couldn?t afford the cost or weren?t allowed to use seashells as currency. He also felt that patients were often rushed?just as they were beginning to experience the benefits of treatment, they'd be kicked off the table to make room for the next client. Having studied for four years in Taiwan, he knew there was another way: community acupuncture.
With a team of equally skilled practitioners, he is now able to treat a wider range of patients at Stillpoint Community Acupuncture. Community acupuncture takes place in one large room, where clients relax quietly in recliners alongside other individuals undergoing treatment.