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Tim Chrzan began playing golf in 1963. From the start, he worked with instructors whose methods were ahead of their time, which helped Tim earn a PGA membership in 1983. Today, the PGA Pro heads the instructional efforts at Woods to Wedges: a year-round practice facility equipped with both indoor and outdoor training areas.?

Like his instructors decades ago, Tim has developed a method that is logical and easy to follow for all levels. He combines that wisdom with modern technology, including a putting analyzer and a full-swing bay that measures everything from club speed and path to ball flight and spin. Outside the Woods to Wedges facility, Tim works with golfers at chipping targets, faux bunkers, and even on a replica fairway. In addition to lessons, Woods to Wedges also offers club repairs and custom fitting services.

5901 Hennessey Parkway
Marion,
IA
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An organization of coaches with years of experience studying the game, Breakthrough Basketball teaches clinics for aspiring young ballers. With five 90-minute sessions, students will drill on dribbling and footwork concepts until they double-pivot in their sleep and perform hook shots while bowling. Burgeoning ball-handling skills are nurtured as players learn fundamental techniques—such as post footwork, perimeter footwork, shooting, and scoring off the dribble—through repetition and intense instruction. At no time do Breakthrough Basketball's lessons break into 5-on-5 games or senior bridge tournaments. Clinics will be held at Anamosa school gyms, and separate classes are held for children aged 7 to 10 and those 11 or older.

203 Hamilton St.
Anamosa,
IA
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Anytime Fitness, which boasts more than 1,800 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they?re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness?s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.

1101 7th Ave
Marion,
IA
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Like joining the Army with a Get Out of Army Free card in your back pocket, the Squaw Creek Army Challenge pits mud-caked combatants against the same obstacle courses used to condition and train modern soldiers. Designed by Army officers still on active duty, the race covers over three miles of treacherous terrain where contestants run, walk, and slither to the finish line. Mixing physical and mental challenges, the fun run creates team camaraderie and obliterates recent mani-pedi work, and ends with awards for the top males, females, couples, and teams.

4305 Squaw Lane
Marion,
IA
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Cleaved through a dense forest of trees within Wapsipinicon State Park and situated along a bend in the river of the same name, the park?s nine-hole golf course awaits golfers of all skill levels. The course stretches to 3,187 yards, challenging players with tight fairways lined by dense foliage. The history-steeped course opened in 1923, and its clubhouse followed a year later, built entirely by prison labor with rock from the river bluffs, white-oak logs hauled by horse-drawn bobsleds, and a fireplace made with the world's only fireproof stones.

21309 County Road E34
Anamosa,
IA
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Aspiring horsemen and women of all stripes polish their saddle skills at Ventures Riding Center and the extensive facilities at Reichert Ranch. Whether inside the 200-foot climate-controlled indoor arena or out in one of the outdoor pens, they learn proper technique from the center's expert equestrians. While riders learn to make their horses start, stop, and gently accept a treat while passing through a coffee-shop drive-thru, friends and family can look on from one of the comfortable viewing areas.

2550 Hindman Road
Marion,
IA
US