Sheltered within the picturesque expanse of the Lake County Forest Preserves, Countryside Golf Club gives players a choice between two courses that roll through scenic terrain certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Before taking to either course, golfers can tee off on the driving range, where 30 hitting stations are trimmed with natural turf and synthetic grass grown fresh each season from seedlings of recycled sneakers. The club’s Prairie course and Traditional course are each marked by unique terrain features and challenges. The Prairie course is the longer of the two and eschews trees for wispy shrubbery and open vistas. It demands both hearty drives and accurate approach shots to greens hugged by sand bunkers and unemployed yetis. Through slightly shorter, the Traditional course tasks players with striking precise tee shots from bentgrass tee boxes overlooking tree-lined fairways.
At the Butterfield and Schubert offices, experienced dentists prevent periodontal disease and restore grins to mint condition. Services range from simple hygiene to orthodontia, veneers, and crowns. Both locations' staffs mirror their comprehensive treatment menu with multilingualism: they speak English and Polish, along with Spanish and Bulgarian at the Schubert location, when addressing patients.
Helmed by the friendly Schwartzwald family since 1984, Discovery Day Camp imparts helpful life lessons, youthful camaraderie, and physical activities to otherwise-bored children during summer’s sunny reign. With sessions broken into height-appropriate three-legged race heats, Discovery offers programs for kids in preschool to first grade (three days/week), preschool to second grade (five days/week), and senior camp for third through sixth graders. Rates for four weeks of camp (up to $2,150) or eight weeks of camp (up to $4,100) vary based on age, extended day, and transportation options.
With seven locations and 14 dentists, Illinois Dental Center brightens smiles all over the state with a variety of dental services. Using advanced dental technology and years of practical experience, the team helps keep chompers healthy and attractive with teeth whitening and cleaning, fillings, veneers, wisdom-tooth extraction, dental implants, dentures, and crowns. The dentists also specialize in cosmetic services that range from enamel shaping and bonding to gum lifts and bite reclamation.
Basic Training Academy programs—captained by personal trainers who have either earned or are completing their NFPT certification—enlist the power of positive reinforcement to keep patrons sprinting toward their fitness goals. The 60- to 90-minute sessions, which trade in the shrill screams and sarcastic parrot sidekicks of a drill sergeant for supportive mantras, focus on flexibility, strength, and conditioning. Three levels of boot-camp classes put physiques through challenging calisthenics, torching fat while attendees hustle through picturesque landscapes and vault over elk in parks and forest preserves.
People who want to augment their training experience can enlist in Basic Training Academy's AZPAC (A-Z Physical Assessment Consultation) program. Personal trainers work one-on-one with clients to assess lifestyle patterns before creating personalized long-term fitness strategies. To cement the bonds of workout camaraderie and give students a chance to bask, the academy also holds an annual retreat to Devil's Lake State Park, where participants escape the noise of the city and learn that Devil's Lake is just like a normal lake, only with more chocolate in it.
The founder of Smile More Today, Dr. Amit Kumar, who treats other dentists, and his on-staff maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Sunil P. Sinha, combine their extensive expertise in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry with industry-leading technology. Composite-resin fillings replace cavities without the use of heavy metals, digital photos help dentists and labs communicate, and digital x-rays reduce the amount of radiation emitted by traditional x-rays or superheroes by up to 90%.
No matter what the treatment, the doctors believe in pampering patients with upscale amenities, such as aromatherapy, neck pillows, warm facial towels, and a refreshment bar stocked with coffee, smoothies, and snacks. They can also dissolve facial wrinkles with Botox cosmetic injections and help soothe tension headaches and migraines with headache appliances and soft lullabies.:m]]
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