When it was conceived in 1975, Hesston Golf Course was designed as a public course that any and every skill level could play. The layout of the course certainly mimics that original concept, with five sets of tees at each hole and wide, lush fairways that spill over into fast-moving greens. The 5th and 18th holes may count as signature stops along the course, Hesston considers its group of par-three holes its true calling card—in fact, the course features more than 900 yards in par threes alone. In addition to its welcoming design, Hesston also features a state-of-the-art irrigation system, ensuring playing conditions remain pristine and bottles of water don’t get snatched out of carts by thirsty trees.
The Highlands Golf Club's PGA-associated course sits atop sand dunes and perched along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Golfers can apply the 10 rounds individually or employ them in unifying a group of club wielders in the spirit of grass-traversing competition. Take a break from work or from gluing the head of a golf club to a pinewood-derby car to make it go faster to amble through the course's nine holes and thread drives down narrow fairways between clusters of coastal pines and thatches of native grasses. The walking-only course is playable by sportspeople of all ability levels and roadrunners willing to slow down, and the included pull cart unburdens golfers from the weight of their equipment. Although the course can be played in less than two hours, players may pause to observe the sudden appearance of local wildlife such as elk, pheasants, and eagles.
At Hutch Chiropractic, Dr. Stanley Diehl boosts his patients' well-being with a holistic approach that targets the underlying causes of ailments rather than symptoms. His approach, like a overzealous bagel slicer, divides healthcare into three distinct sections. First, he tailors his gentle chiropractic adjustments to treat the immediate causes of pain, helping alleviate chronic headaches, neck pain, or backaches after a few visits. Then Dr. Diehl turns his attention to corrective techniques that help prevent further injury before focusing on long-term wellness, giving patients control of their own healthy destinies with nutrition and lifestyle counseling.
Nine acres of natural habitats make up the Hutchinson Zoo, a place that nearly 160 animals—most of which are native to Kansas—call home. The zoo’s many exhibits feature local reptiles, birds, and mammals, a fossil pit where kids can dig for dinosaur bones, and the Wild Habitats Building that houses animals from afar, such as cotton-top tamarins, gila monsters, and mexican red-knee tarantulas. In the barrier-free aviary, visitors watch native Kansas birds flying untethered overhead while in the wetlands below, North American beavers gnaw old furniture back into the shape of trees. To keep the area's wildlife populations strong, the zoo's Cargill WildCare Center rehabilitates approximately 500 injured or orphaned Kansas-native animals each year.
Hosting beginner boot camps led by muscle master Lisa Spracklin, Snap Fitness snaps the towels of motivation at the toes of lethargy. Much like the bunny course on Mt. Everest, Snap's weight-resistance training encompasses myriad strength-stretching exercises appropriate for both greenhorns and old salts alike. Body-weight resistance means your muscles struggle against no weight but their own, a poignant metaphor for the human condition that leaves abs as ripped as preconceived notions while helping you lose weight and gain confidence.
The experienced instructors at Midwest Dance Mechanix transform the double left-footed into free-flowing figures during dance classes for ages 3–adult. Smooth-stepping students can perfect their pirouetting during ballet lessons or they can learn to coordinate their movements to swinging rhythms in the jazz lessons. Hip-hop lessons teach bold steps set to more contemporary tunes and tap lessons give students space to get out aggression by pretending to crush the termites who devoured their dance floors at home. Midwest Dance Mechanix organizes lessons into three levels—beginner, intermediate, and advanced—within each age grouping so that dancers never feel out place. Buyers of today’s deal may enroll in one class per week, and they can upgrade to more classes for an additional fee. Tap on this link with your cursor-toes to view the complete fall schedule.