Symmetry in facial features is thought to be especially attractive, but at SG Human Performance, the team is more focused on the beauty of symmetrical motion. During initial one-on-one consultations, trainers assess newcomers with the Functional Movement Screen, which helps them identify asymmetries and imperfections in clients’ day-to-day movements and track their progress.
The golf fitness program helps players of all levels identify physical limitations that are affecting swings. With the assistance of a Titleist Performance Institute–certified instructor, golfers work toward improved ball distance and accuracy, injury prevention, and golf-swing efficiency.
Husband-and-wife duo Mark and Nikki founded the studio to help clients correct these imbalances, and attain the alignment most conducive to fat burning. They achieve this with the help of their team of certified instructors through group classes and more intimate training sessions. Known as the "Art of Eight Limbs," muay thai kickboxing classes use pad training to help participants develop speed, power, cardiovascular endurance, and fighting spirit. Group sessions may also focus on yoga or kettlebell workouts alongside muscle-building exercises that utilize tractor tires and medicine balls, which can be used as weights or swallowed pill-style.
With one foot planted in traditional martial-arts pedagogy and the other roundhouse-kicking modern sports science, Tiger Rock Academy schools limbs with fast-paced, total-body fitness classes. The health-and-fitness program consists of Kisado kickboxing, which blends martial arts and nutritional counseling to build up the whole body and tone each strand of hair on the head. Martial arts classes for adults and kids cover counter aggressive forms such as taekwondo and hanmudo, a style based on grappling and takedowns.
After cartwheeling through a decorated cheerleading career in high school and college, and time spent as a coach, Aleisha Lutzen decided to offer up her expertise to the next generation. To that end, she opened Exceptional Athletics Nebraska in 2011. By equipping her gym with mats and partial spring floors, she readied it for serious cheerleading practice, stunting, tumbling, and mid-workout naps. Classes, coached by Aleisha—who is a certified National Cheer Judge—and her staff of trained instructors, range from purely recreational cheer to competitive team cheer and advanced tumbling. And while their tots tumble, parents can chart their progress from a viewing room that provides unobstructed sightlines of each back-handspring.
With six sets of tees per hole, the course at Ashland Golf Club caters equally to new players and polished veterans. Opportunities for scores below par arrive early in the round: holes one and three are relatively short par 5s at 439 yards and 528 yards respectively. Both holes force long hitters to make a choice between accepting a dare to reach the green in two strokes, and telling a truth about an embarrassing date. The difficulty level ramps up from there and tops out at number 16, a 375-yard par 4 and the hardest hole on the course.
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With a focus on martial arts, the staff at Omaha Blue Waves Martial Arts and Fitness aids its clients in losing weight, and increasing endurance. (http://www.omahabluewaves.bravehost.com/) or challenge themselves during full-body boot camps. Onsite massage services soothe sore muscles after or before workouts.
Inside The Knolls Restaurant and Lounge, which has always been open to the public, windows display views of the Knolls Country Club's manicured golf course. At dinner, patrons may dig into filet mignon and sherried pork chops by the flickering candles on each table or next to the lounge fireplace. Meanwhile, the Sunday morning brunch features a buffet with carving station, salad bar, and dessert island.