Dr. Scott Gardner, awash in the accolades of the adjusted, applies pain-relieving, exam-guided massage therapy to achy, misaligned backs. A chiropractic exam assesses reflexes, flexibility, and nerve responses, and may include neurological, orthopedic, and postural tests. Either immediately after the exam or on a following day, patients step into a soothing private room for a one-hour massage customized to the results of the doctor's exam. Patients can ease ml pain, reduce swelling, and increase range of motion, helping relieve some of the symptoms of swervy spines before setting long-term straightening goals or increasing the number of books they can stack atop their heads. With the clinic's collection of torso-tuning services, patients can seek ongoing relief from a wide variety of nervous system issues, from accident injuries to migraines, sciatica, and compulsive tickling.
Skyline Country Club is a semi-private club that welcomes golfers with sweeping views of the Berkshire mountains and glimmering waters that intersect the grounds. Elevation changes and blind tee shots are frequent throughout the 6,075-yard course, as seen on the 4th hole, which rewards precise tee shots of roughly 110–165 yards with an easy 110-yard shot to the green. The par 5 12th, the course's most difficult hole, forces players to drive onto a tight fairway along the straight 490-yard layout that ends with a false front, a greenside slope that often tricks golfers and sends balls rolling back toward the player like an industrial-grade pop-a-shot. After finishing the course with two consecutive par 4's, golfers can retire to the Club's pub for drinks and eats on the open-air deck, which offers views of the surrounding landscape.
Course at a Glance:
In 1903, Orrin E. Smith sculpted a nine-hole course at Windsor Lake called North Adams Gentleman's Club, challenging golfers to take on its rolling terrain and bask in the peaceful effect of its verdant expanse. Though the name of the course has changed, the Berkshire Hills terrain remains a picturesque setting for players of all skill levels to enjoy golf as a relaxing pastime. A large lake forms the centerpiece of the course, forcing players to evade its watery reaches on holes four, seven, and nine, or risk donating their balls to the course historian holding court in his underwater lair.
Course at a Glance:
Former college-football player Michael Reeves draws on his years of training and a degree in physical education as president of and a personal trainer at Top Form, a gym and field house. Whether training teams of young athletes or adults looking to get into shape, he blends his academic and practical experience to leave clients with a mental cache of exercises and routines. During personal-training sessions for individuals or groups, Reeves’ cadre of instructors uses muscle-isolating equipment such as stability balls, free weights, and medicine balls to shape cores or kick off impromptu games of dodge ball. On the artificial turf of an indoor field, athletes perform functional-movement drills while pulling weight sleds.
Reeves' wife and the gym’s vice president, Jen, leads mothers with newborns and toddlers through yoga-inspired workout classes. Little ones lie down or break dance on mats during the stretch and light-weight session as parents and progeny bond.
At Baby Fitness Workout and Play, gentle prenatal routines keep growing babies safe, whereas postnatal workouts help new moms get back in shape. Most classes allow moms to tote their little ones along, too. Offspring stay entertained whether their moms use them as weights, sing them songs, play games with them, or recite the entire first act of Hamlet as they lie in their strollers. Classes are also available for longtime mothers.