Tucked away in the wooded enclave of Mokena, Willow Run Golf Course invites duffer duos to linger over its nine holes of mature, tree-lined fairways. Seated behind the wheel of an electronically powered golf steed, golfers can jet from hole to hole, making sure to pop a wheelie in greeting fellow linksmen to ensure proper etiquette. Putter in hand, pairs of golfers can descend on Willow Run's array of demanding holes, with variable yardages ranging from 120 to 520, and scheme their way around multiple sand pits and two ball-hungry water hazards. After taming the 2,930 yards of green-graced canvas and then repeating the 9-hole course to play a full 18, sated sportsmen and women can sashay over to the Willow Run lounge for post-game drinks or stick around for the pro shop's after-hours craft class for making personalized terra-cotta golf tees.
Body Bliss's certified massage therapist, Laura Dillon, has been massaging tender physiques for the last two years, specializing in three different types of muscular manipulation. The Swedish massage kneads out kinks after hours of assembling Ikea skyscrapers. The deep-tissue massage delves into the fascia's utmost depths, rooting out the sources of pain and releasing the body's pent-up balrogs. Finally, a hot-stone massage loosens muscles, calms the mind, and settles the central nervous system with precisely positioned warm stones. Whatever finger-flavor you choose, Body Bliss continues the thousand-year tradition of using human touch to reduce anxiety and depression, improve concentration, and develop cutting-edge break-dancing moves.
The 10,000 sq. ft. Patriot Boxing and Fitness' specialized arenas host a number of challenging group-fitness workouts. Dynamic, one-hour group interval training classes boost strength and endurance as they rotate through several stations, among them battle ropes, TRX suspension training, kettlebells, and free weights. Boxing, Hot Yoga, Zumba, , Spin, Hip Hop Dance, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts programs teach techniques to guests of all ages and fitness levels as they build core strength, flexibility, speed, and balance. Patrons can take advantage of the full locker room service, seek personalized guidance with private training seminars, and occupy their youngsters during workouts with kids' classes and activities in the onsite playroom.
Attend classes at Randori Jiu Jitsu and you'll be learning from instructors with impressive resumes. Half of the studio?s staff holds a black belt in either Brazilian jiu jitsu or judo, and one member, Leandro Valdes, actually holds both. The team also includes professional MMA fighter Bobby ?The Wolfman? Moffett and Jiu Jitsu World champion medalist and two-time National Judo champion, Leandro Valdes.Together, these seasoned instructors share their knowledge of Brazilian jiu jitsu, mixed martial arts, judo, and kickboxing during classes at their studio, which is accredited by the North American Grappling Association.
The trainers at Fit on Demand (formerly 3rd Dimension Fitness) believe that time flies when you're having fun. That's why they structure workout sessions around having a good time, supplementing their always-changing energetic routines with doses of personal attention for participants of all fitness levels. Each group class, including Zumba, spin, and yoga, varies with each session, preventing boredom and muscles from becoming accustomed to movements, resulting in less-effective workouts. Though more intense than a traditional exercise session, boot-camp classes still infuse fun into their steps with varying techniques and classes held in parks packed with feral clowns. Boot camps are held in rain or shine, and stadium boot camps incorporate stair sprints and bleacher workouts. Further helping clients reach their fitness goals, nutrition and stress-management counselors are on hand to coach participants through lifestyle changes with meal-planning tips and an upbeat perspective. The gym’s name isn’t the only recent change. New group classes such as SpinFusion and kickboxing have been added to the schedule; new elliptical machines, treadmills, and stationary bikes now beckon exercisers; and extended hours make finding time to work out easy and convenient.
Per its name, Family Martial Arts designs its classes to accommodate fighters of all ages?the youngest students, in the "Tiny Tigers" program, are just four years old, and the adult classes impose no age limit. When it comes to fitness, every student benefits from the classes, which tone physiques and impart key self-defense strategies better than telling everyone that The Rock is your dad. For developing kids, however, there are more holistic advantages, too. The non-violent drills build motor skills and coordination, but perhaps more importantly, they build focus, which can lead to improved school performance and decreased hyperactivity.