Sporting two distinct nine-hole layouts built more than 20 years apart, Ravenwood Country Club's 18-hole golf course boasts 6,264 yards of splendid fairways running alongside the stately grounds' cerulean ponds and misting fountains. The lengthier of the two, the front nine eases rusty swings and slow-to-wake irons into the round with a relatively open, gently undulating layout before clubbers must contend with the dramatic elevation changes, larger greens, and omnipresent water hazards that await in the course's second act. Before duffers return through the majestic double doors of the clubhouse, they must traverse the climactic 18th hole, a 385-yard par 4 with a stream stationed squarely in the landing zone of aggressive drives and local spacecraft.
Along with its picturesque par 72, Ravenwood Country Club encompasses a recently refurbished outdoor swimming pool and eight tennis courts flanked by covered spectator areas. Guests weary from days looping the course, lapping the pool, or combing the tennis courts for edible neon fuzz can retire to the club's dining facilities, which host everything from quiet dinner dates to lavish events and celebrations.
Course at a Glance:
Families and friends romp in playful competition through Cedar Creek Sports Center's 16.5 acres of activities. Two 18-hole putt-putt courses give miniature linksmen room to roam, and the 12-acre driving range provides a scenic exile for underperforming golf balls. Karts roar around the hairpin turns and speedy straightaways of the 1,100-foot go-kart track and bumper boats build up ramming speed while spraying each other with aqua artillery. Prepare for invasions of giant locusts by swatting away at one of 10 fully automatic ABC pitching machines, which hurtle softballs or baseballs at a choice of sphere-slinging speeds.
Cedar Creek Sports Center helps sportsmen find their stride on the fairways or between the base-paths with baseball and golf lessons. At the indoor game room, guests can determine who has the better hand-eye-coordination in air hockey or hoop shot stations, or settle longstanding arguments about who has a brighter career path as a heavy machine operator while using a tiny crane to snatch prizes.
Seven Embassy Dental hubs chase a single mission: to enhance smiles safely using state-of-the-art technology. The accomplished dentists that staff each office preach preventive health care and regular hygiene as a way to stave off more serious issues, although Embassy does employ an oral surgeon, endodontist, and orthodontist just in case. All procedures follow safety guidelines as outlined by the American Dental Association, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and articulate fire extinguishers that sit in the corner of each office. The dentists can further highlight healthy smiles by treating teeth with the Zoom whitening method, which brightens them an average of eight shades in 45 minutes.
Able Body Colon Therapy modernizes colon hydrotherapy, an age-old cleansing technique that gently detoxifies the body with warm water streamed by FDA-approved machinery. Within a private room, patients repose atop a treatment table for 30 minutes as a staffer inserts a small tube that trickles water into the digestive tract. As insides ditch pent-up toxins and out-of-style petticoats that line Victorian-era intestines, an odor-minimizing machine lightly pulls them from the body. Afterward, cleansed colons often show improved job performance, and the rest of the body benefits from an ameliorated ability to absorb nutrients. Hydrotherapy can also oust a slew of toxins to potentially prevent or mute an array of ailments including bloating, immune dysfunction, and joints that banshee-scream when overexerted.
Equipment: TRX Suspension Training, Battle Ropes, Kettlebells, Plyometric Boxes
Students should bring: Bottle of water
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Arrive 5 minutes before scheduled class time.
Sweating to the oldies is acceptable, but sweating to the blues less so. Do you find that certain styles and genres of music generate more intense workouts?
Absolutely. We try to keep our playlists current and upbeat. We will occasionally throw in a "throw back" tune that everyone loves and gets everyone into the workout groove.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We have high-energy and motivating trainers.
For more than seven years, Nashville native and certified chiropractor Jeffrey Lamberth has put his holistic approach to well-being into action at Middle Tennessee Wellness Center, where he and his staff work tirelessly to treat the underlying causes of pain and discomfort. Lamberth’s easygoing charm shines through during pretreatment evaluations and consultations, during which he considers each patient’s lifestyle and medical history to uncover the likely root of his or her health problems. Once he decides upon a course of action, Lamberth demonstrates his uncommon commitment to individual care by making himself available personally throughout the treatment process and never delegating hands-on tasks to assistants or other doctors. Patients who call ahead with questions or concerns can speak with him directly; even over the telephone, his reassuring demeanor and multi-tonal spiritual chants put anxious minds at ease.