Owner James Rosar of Cyclo-Ward Bicycle Repair draws upon years of bicycle familiarity as a veteran long-distance cyclist and professional mechanic every time he nurses wheels back to health. Recruit his tour de expertise for a basic tune-up and listen to the bike purr as he adjusts major bearings, derailleurs, and cable tension, followed by an alignment of brakes, handlebars, and seat. After a light wheel truing, Rosar then gives each wheeled stallion a functional test ride to make sure all parts are operating in the spirit of peace and harmony. In addition to all procedures included with the basic tune-up, the complete bicycle overhaul tacks on removal, cleaning, and fresh coal for the drive train, full disassembly and greasing of the major bearings, and a frame alignment check. Though recommendations for replacement parts may be made, this Groupon only covers labor.
Both the Lynchburg and Roanoke locations have year round batting cages, 36 holes of championship miniature golf, the best gameroom around with the largest prize center in the area. The Lynchburg facility has go-karts and bumper boats.
Today, it's undeniable: Jazzercise is a worldwide empire, spanning more than 1,800 locations and 32,000 weekly classes across the globe. It's also hip; gone are the leotards and legwarmers of the 1980s, replaced with a high-intensity blend of cardio, strength training, kickboxing and power yoga performed to hits by chart-toppers from Shakira to Justin Timberlake. The class formats, which vary according to different toning goals, are just as diverse as the program's move set, with recent additions such as Fusion, Core, and Strike broadening the workouts' variety and application. Instructors cultivate a noncompetitive atmosphere where all exercisers are welcome regardless of age, build, or fitness background. This sense of community keeps Jazzercise devotees coming back, but so too do the results; benefits ranging from weight loss and boosted core strength to increased flexibility and stress relief.
Jazzercise's continued success can be traced to the innovation of its founder, Judi Sheppard Missett. While teaching jazz dance in the 1960s, she decided to step away from tradition by offering an experimental class that allowed her students to simply dance without the judgment of mirrors or the constraints of rigid technique. Little did she know that this ?just for fun? class was the prototype for what would become the Jazzercise sensation.
Like narrow, perfectly coiffed clearings, the fairways at Hunting Hills Country Club slide through the dense forest that covers the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The 18-hole layout was unveiled in 1971, realizing the visions of tight, tree-lined shots and hilly traverses first pictured by architect Raymond F. Loving, Jr. The course's commitment to upkeep and aesthetics has never wavered over the ensuing four decades, and golfers today continue to contend with daunting drives and unsettling elevation swings.
These concerns leave foursomes thoroughly tuckered out by the 18th hole, at which point they might ask a caddy for a piggyback ride to the clubhouse for drinks and lunch.
When they're not swinging away on the golf course, members test their sports skills at the tennis facility's four lighted hard courts and four Har-Tru clay courts. They can then cool off in the swimming pool, which features an adjoining wading pool perfect for kids or pet turtles.
If you're at all interested in the martial arts or self-defense, there's something for you at Lindamood's Martial Arts Center. The expansive studio hosts classes in a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to Korean tae kwon do, kickboxing, and Brazilian jujitsu. There are even special classes for children that focus on building motor skills and self-confidence in a fun, social setting.
Group classes take place on Monday evenings at 8 p.m., and the first beginner's swing-dance class begins on Monday, January 9. Private lessons commence on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, and under certain circumstances, Fridays and Saturdays by appointment; all private lessons are scheduled by phone.