Tucked away in a private neighborhood, Lone Oak’s 18-hole golf course stretches across 6,473 yards of rolling countryside speckled with mature trees. A stone-lined pond occupies the center of the course, attracting geese and other waterfowl and striking fear into the heart of any golf ball that never dreamed of becoming a barnacle. An onsite driving range prepares swings for forays onto the fairways, and a practice green helps players to get a feel for the speed of the club’s putting surfaces. Lone Oak’s private club also encompasses a 25-meter pool with six swimming lanes, a diving board, and a deep end for competitive snorkeling.
Jackie Tamminga, co-owner of Tammcor Fitness with Keith Tamminga, draws on more than two decades of experience in the fitness industry each day. She slips through the club, overseeing trainers during complimentary sessions introducing guests to safe and effective techniques. Cardio machines purr, punctuated by the percussive, metallic sounds of resistance machines, free weights, and Olympic gold medals just being tossed on the medal pile. Music drifts from group fitness classes covering workout methods including salsa, yoga, Zumba, Pilates, and spinning. Patrons of all fitness levels mingle in the gym, and special programs cater to groups including the elderly.
The primary goal of the husband-and-wife team behind Brannon Family Chiropractic is simple: to eliminate pain. Their expert treatments and adjustments are designed to ease the sort of spinal discomfort that can adversely affect quality of life, even when the pain isn't necessarily severe. After opening their first location, known as Eastland Chiropractic, the pair added the Brannon location in 2009, the better to meet their goal of subduing the region's aches one vertebra at a time. Today, Brannon Family Chiropractic is also home to the Serenity Massage Center—a tranquil space where licensed massage therapists work to release knots in backs, necks, shoulders, and Gordian shoelaces.
As a busy student at the University of Kentucky, Nathan Spitz needed a quick and effective workout that he could squeeze into his demanding schedule of classes. That was how he discovered CrossFit—an innovative fitness program that involves an ever-changing tapestry of high-intensity workouts consisting of functional movements. Nathan Spitz became so enamored with the exercise form, he went on to pursue a CrossFit instructor certification. Today, he's a coach at CrossFit Maximus.
With two locations in Lexington, a 9,800-square-foot facility on Palumbo Drive and a new 7,000-square-foot facility at National and North Ashland Avenues, CrossFit Maximus boasts onsite massage centers, a childcare center (not available at the National Avenue location), CrossFit classes, boot camps, kids' fitness courses, and nutrition classes. During sessions, they draw from the gym’s arsenal of functional strength-training equipment, including free weights, medicine balls, and slack lines. Through group training and support, the team strives to create a communal atmosphere where everyone knows your name and a supportive space where everyone refrains from menacingly whispering it in unison.
Belle Vie MedSpa's staff includes a nurse practitioner, registered nurses, and a nutritional expert, who all work alongside a handful of licensed aestheticians, massage therapists, and skincare specialists to pamper clients with FDA-approved spa treatments. The highly trained team harnesses tools ranging from Botox injections to hair-razing lasers and may recommend products by Obagi and SkinCeuticals for at-home maintenance.
Specialties include vibradermabrasion, which uses stainless-steel paddles instead of the potentially irritating particles used in traditional microdermabrasion treatments. As they smooth skin, the textured paddles also send a vibrating sensation through the body that many clients find relaxing and many Beach Boys find inspirational. When not making the world beautiful one face at a time, the team at Belle Vie MedSpa puts the focus on building a better community, sponsoring a number of charities, including God's Pantry Food Bank, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and The Nest Center for Women, Children & Families.