In addition to offering routine care in the form of physicals, lab tests, and immunizations, the practitioners at Jefferson Medspa also help their patients look their best with medical weight-loss programs and wrinkle-reducing injections. Led by board-certified internist Dr. Safa Osman, this team takes a proactive approach to health and wellness by preaching a message of disease prevention through good nutrition and complementary alternative therapies. The clinic also touts med-spa services such as laser hair removal, Botox, and Juvéderm.
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines. Many Gold's Gym locations offer cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.
An old Civil War-era cannon welcomes golfers to the clubhouse at Locust Hill Golf Course. though course management may not use it for shotgun tournament starts or to launch slow-play warnings at laggard golfers, it sets a historic tone for bucolic rounds of golf through the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The chief hazards here are the lakes, ponds, and streams adding up to 35 acres in total. Water enters play on 11 of the 18 holes, but even if players can keep their golf balls high and dry, they still need to successfully navigate numerous sand bunkers and hard-to-read greens if they're to play well.
Heather O'Neill is a renaissance woman. She started her career as a mathematician, and then developed a strong interest in fitness after becoming a mother. She made a complete career change, racking up certifications and innumerable hours of exercise experience, before becoming the owner of South Pointe Fitness Club. Today, Heather oversees a variety of fitness services ranging from personal training to group fitness classes such as yoga, kickboxing, cycling, Pilates, and just lying on your back and staring at the ceiling fan sessions.
Lasik surgery wields a laser to treat the surface below the cornea to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Having helped millions of eyeballs worldwide, Lasik helps to diminish or even terminate a patient's need for spectacles, contact lenses, and telescopes. Shenandoah Lasik & Cataract Center generates pulses using an excimer laser to meticulously correct miniscule magnitudes of corneal tissue. The excimer laser's ultraviolet light does not penetrate the eye or disturb its other parts, leaving the eyes haze-free and ready to take mental snapshots of the neighborhood hoodlums that like to urinate on lawn ornaments.
River & Trail Outfitters owners Lee and Eunsook Baihly have been acquainting customers with the area's natural beauty since 1972. Their outdoor-exploration company's more than 70 friendly staffers accompany customers on relaxed, informative rafting, kayaking, canoeing, biking, and tubing excursions. In addition to having mastered river- and boat-safety skills, staff members are experienced in first aid, CPR, and the correct way to ask dolphins for directions. River & Trail Outfitters also accommodates businesses, organizing team-building events and rock wall rentals or hiking trips. The Baihlys' environmental commitment extends to an in-house recycling program and river clean-ups.