The origin story of Gig Harbor Golf Club has a certain Rockwellian flavor. In the early 1950s, the Wollochet Community Club?a group that included local community leader Walter Hogan?discussed building their own country club. The idea generated buzz throughout the community, who invested not just money, but sweat equity. After purchasing a 114-acre farm with a brilliant view of Mount Rainier, the club's charter members took to etching the course into the land, using all of the tools they had at their disposal?some even used spoons, screwdrivers, and garden rakes to dig rocks out of the soil and flatten the turf.
Opened in 1961, the 9-hole labor of love still stands, having benefited from a half century of maturation and trading out fedora hats in favor of flags. The course?which measures 5,420 yards from the farthest tees?presents ample opportunities to score, including four short par-fours in which some golfers may be able to drive the green. The course features two distinct sets of forward and back tees (four tees total), so golfers can play it twice over for an 18-hole round that has a different front- and back-nine experience.
Patients' health and cosmetic concerns receive equally dedicated care from Nancy E. Boyden, ARNP. With her specialty in functional medicine, the board-certified adult nurse practitioner designs personalized treatment regimens that use natural remedies to address illnesses' underlying causes instead of symptoms alone. These regimens can also include lifestyle guidance intended to promote balanced wellbeing through nutritional changes, exercise, and stress-management techniques. Should clients seek a more traditional makeover, Boyden and her staff can employ injectable dermal fillers, chemical peels, and medical-grade products to refresh and brighten their complexions.
At FIT RxN, the trainers specialize in functional training?workouts that make students better at practical tasks, such as moving furniture or keeping their balance on slippery ground.?Those workouts, designed for all fitness levels, unfold in an array of styles. TRX suspension training, for instance, builds lean muscle through resistance work originally designed for Navy SEALS. The Metaholic conditioning class also offers a high intensity workout as participants get sweaty while working their body in all ranges of motion.
The Mind Body Studio's instructors believe that physical and mental balance can be achieved at varying speeds. From the slow, deliberate poses of hot yoga to the lively, energized dance steps of Zumba, their fitness programs forge an increased connectivity between muscles and minds. The certified instructors correct students' Pilates positioning aboard mats and Reformers, and Active Isolated Stretching sessions help them ease tension in connective tissues. The group and private classes accommodate guests of all skill levels.