Shots of all caliber soar above a landscape of well-kept fairways lined with palm trees, cypress trees, and australian pine trees at Magnolia Valley Golf Club’s 18-hole, 6,600-yard course. The par 72 layout challenges golfers and evokes an appreciation for nature with sweeping views and flagsticks that recite transcendentalist poems. Before taking to the course, golfers can warm up swing muscles at the driving range, hone putting strokes at the practice green, or fuel up with food and drinks at the bar and grill. In addition to its championship layout, Magnolia Valley features a par 33 executive course for players looking to squeeze in a round before the sun sets and their golf bag turns back into a pumpkin.
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Many people are guilty of putting undue pressure on their bodies, but probably not 405 pounds worth. Doctor of Chiropractic Chad Filimon hoisted that much weight to claim a state weightlifting championship in high school, giving him a first-hand perspective on the body's limitations and the strength to shoulder half the medical partnership of Advanced Chiropractic Associates, Inc. His partner, Doctor of Chiropractic Joseph Ferrantelli, literally wrote the book––two textbooks in fact––on the clinic's preferred method of treatment, Clinical Biomechanics of Posture (CBP), a method that aims to balance areas of pain or injury with mirror-image adjustments and exercises that focus on the alignment of the entire spine. The doctors also specialize in decompression therapy, on-site massage, laser therapy for chronic pain or depressed cats, and auto-accident-injury treatment, for which Dr. Ferrantelli has attended numerous continuing-education seminars.
Premier Choice Fitness’ guests roam 15,500 square feet of floor space full of exercise equipment for self-guided workouts, private rooms for group fitness classes, and handpicked personal trainers ready for one-on-one and small-group sessions. Racks of free weights and iron-laden weight machines help to keep muscles as clearly defined as a prenuptial agreement, and exercise bikes and treadmills line the facility's television-bedecked wall, waiting for a fitness-minded visitor to give them a workout. Group classes meet in one of the center's mirror- or window-lined rooms, where students develop camaraderie during yoga, Zumba, or kickboxing sweat sessions. In addition to workout facilities, Premier Choice Fitness also keeps tabs on youngsters with childcare services and provides tanning sessions to leave customers perfectly bronzed and capable of photosynthesizing their own food.
Dr. Donald Cadle has been tending to the needs of dulling fangs and yellowing chompers since 1972, culling experience from numerous professional posts and time spent serving as chairman of the Florida Board of Dentistry. During the in-office Boost treatment, Dr. Cadle applies a chemically triggered formula free of heat or UV-ray activation, turning canines pale faster than a dogcatcher on rocket skates. Patients see results in as little as one hour, during which time they kick back with the DVD- and Dish-enabled monitors found in each of the office's treatment rooms. Those with gobbling problems also will benefit from the treatment’s enamel-strengthening and sensitivity-decreasing effects.
Above all else, Hammer Time Fitness aims to be inclusive. Its trainers lead a wide array of group fitness classes and personal-training sessions, appealing to patrons of all fitness levels and interests. Throughout the spinning classes, a 5'x7' screen at the front of the room keeps spirits up by playing music videos, light shows, and simulated rides, and upbeat music keeps pulses racing. Boot-camp sessions cast a wider net and incorporate everything from strength training and calisthenics to functional exercises and aerobic drills, creating adaptable, ever-changing workouts. For a more focused approach, the gym also hosts kickboxing classes that develop coordination and endurance by having attendees pummel punching bags and speed bags.
At Flow Yoga, it's all about the individual. That's why every class is small, which is ideal for personalized attention so the experienced teachers can modify poses and help as necessary. Whether students are in a heated class, detox, or gentle yoga session, each person is encouraged to work at his or her own pace. Along with regular yoga and Pilates classes inside the studio, some classes move outside, weather permitting. Other services at the wellness center include massages, personal training, nails, and facials.
Clients don't need an appointment at Granite Diagnostic Laboratories. At 10 locations across the west coast of Florida, lab technicians administer dozens of in-house and reference tests for walk-in visitors. From a single drawing of blood, they can screen for diseases or check levels of cholesterol, growth hormones, and most everything else that powers the body's internal combustion engines. The technicians work thoroughly and efficiently, and hand over results within a few days.