Having opened in 1974, Foss Park Golf Club embarks on its fifth decade of challenging golfers to demonstrate long drives and precise approaches on its 18-hole course. The layout arcs across a grassy patch dotted with ponds, a stream, and clusters of trees, all of which aim to keep golfers as far away from the par of 72 as possible. Rather than lifting weights in an effort blast shots directly through tree trunks, golfers can learn to work shots around obstacles with some time on the lighted grass-tee driving range or a lesson with PGA head pro Gabe Monroe.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total length of 6,839 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 71.9 from the back tees * Course slope of 126 from the back tees * Four sets of tees per hole
Fit Body Boot Camp's obsidian-sculpted staff motivates boot campers during the results-oriented fitness program, designed to whittle weakness from flagging physiques, leaving tough and toned musculatures. Surrender exteriors to a course of nonstop, 45-minute workouts, each incorporating cardio exercises, strength training, core tightening, and balance building, until bodies are sufficiently able to crush bricks into sand and sand into immortality.
Zip Fitness's staff strives to keep intimidation from creeping in to each of the five gyms. To welcome all exercisers—even those who have never had gym memberships before—Gym Geniuses stroll through each location donning bright-red shirts that signal their availability to help guests operate the various machines and guide them in drafting fitness goals and coming up with routines for the day. They've stocked each location with strength equipment from brands such as Precor and Life Fitness, and a guided strength circuit's 30-minute full-body workout takes the guesswork out of toning physiques. Rows of cardio equipment include treadmills, ellipticals, and upright and recumbent bikes, along with rowing machines and StairMaster step mills. For stretching and ab work, bands, balls, and body bars abound, and free weights include dumbbells, barbells, and tamed school bells.
Gold memberships unlock additional perks, such as unlimited access to Hex II tanning booths and the ActivTrax online fitness and nutrition coach, which plots out workouts and offers nutrition tools tailored to each user's goals, from slimming down to having the flexibility to comb your hair with your feet.
A former assistant professor at Loyola University who once owned his own practice in Mexico, Dr. Jose Villa applies his education and nearly three decades of experience to keeping smiles healthy and beautiful. With training in prosthodontics, Dr. Villa expertly restores and replaces teeth, whether by implants, dentures, or oral rehabilitation.
Family Dental Care also offers services including routine cleanings, teeth whitening, and Invisalign, which uses clear retainers to straighten teeth. Dr. Villa and his team seek out technological innovations to best serve their clients, including digital x-rays, which emit about 80% less radiation than the original superheroes hired to perform the task.
At NU:U Laser Lipo, a team of laser technicians perform noninvasive treatments designed to whittle away excess inches from the body. The i-Lipo body-contouring treatments target the site where unwanted fat is stored. Using low levels of laser energy, a chemical signal is created, forcing fatty acids out of the cell membranes and into the tissues that can actually use it, such as the muscles, ligaments, and that kidney that no one invites to parties. The end result is often a silhouette slimmed up to 4 centimeters in a single treatment session, without surgery or downtime.
Dawn Morris knows from personal experience that there are no quick fixes for weight loss. Through persistence, patience, and hard work, she lost nearly 100 pounds to get to a healthy weight. At Body Soiree, she helps clients along the same transformative journey that she went through, helping participants shed pounds and build muscle through boot camps, cardio classes, Zumba dance fitness classes, and women's weight-training sessions.