Fairway virtuosos can putt around in a rental cart for three rounds of golf on three of Prince William County's maintained golf gardens. Forest Greens Golf Club fills its ranks with an 18-hole, 72 par course marked by lush greenery, alleys of pine trees, and fewer blind spots than a Sherman tank missing its side mirrors. Built more than 50 years ago by a cadre of farmers, Prince William Golf Course greets sultans of the swing with 6,367 yards of pastoral playgrounds, boasting a traditional course amongst a countrified bucolic setting. Meanwhile, the General's Ridge Golf Course enfolds golfers in a warm oak-forest embrace and 6,651 yards of championship layout, as well as softly undulating hills patrolled by deer, fox, and confused hawks hatching nest-fulls of Titleists.
Dr. Alicia Haupt can attest to the benefits of chiropractic firsthand, as she started seeing a chiropractor in 1970, 15 years before she began practicing herself. Today, Dr. Haupt uses modern techniques such as cold-laser therapy and ultrasound therapy to pinpoint and treat the sources of chronic back pain, such as old sports injuries or vertebrae on sabbatical. However, she also draws on classic chiropractic methods such as trigger-point work and adjustments to treat conditions ranging from aching feet to fibromyalgia.
At Massage Pro Faith, certified massage therapist Faith M. Coppola helps her patients overcome stress and bodily aches with a diverse array of therapies. Faith’s repertoire includes gentle Swedish and gentler feather-stroke massages, an intense deep-tissue technique, and a hot-stone massage that employs smooth heated stones coated in shea butter.
Since 1973, each of Sport&Health's clubs has aimed for full fitness coverage with programs for every taste and family member. Guests can spark positive lifestyle changes with workouts and wellness services, or engage in a variety of sports. Each facility houses different athletic amenities for games and laps, from pristine swimming pools to squash and racquetball courts. The camaraderie of group classes such as Zumba and Les Mills BodyPump barbell routines complement scores of club equipment meant for exercising solo—or with the guidance of a certified personal trainer. The clubs also emphasize kid-friendly activities with arts and crafts, Kidz Klub childcare, and youth certification courses that teach teens the ins and outs of training. Depending on the location, spa treatments can knead tension from muscles and paint one's favorite kettlebell with a layer of Shellac.
A slew of advanced technology helps Dr. Houser improve his patients’ smiles. Digital x-rays capture chompers’ inner workings with nearly 80% less radiation that traditional x-rays, and an intraoral camera projects images of the mouth onto a screen for patients and Dr. Houser to view together. Dr. Houser also wields an electric handpiece to perform root canals as a quicker speed, remove decay from teeth, and tattoo your favorite team logo onto cuspids.
Licensed dermatologist Jennell E. Nelson, MD of Piel Med Spa oversees a bilingual staff trained to handle ever-popular Botox injections. Clients meet with technicians for a consultation prior to the 15-minute procedure to discuss treatment goals and whether we all perceive the same color as "red." Technicians then inject the serum into subsurface muscles to reduce their mobility, decreasing evidence of fine lines and wrinkles. Common treatment areas include between the eyebrows, along the forehead, and following in the footsteps of crow's-feet. Like a caterpillar’s transformation into a butterfly, Botox's full effects may take up to two weeks to materialize and elicit wolf whistles from nearby tulips. The smooth, youthful skin that results from the treatment lasts for up to four months.