PGA pros Alex Macko and Alex "Breezy" Koskos propagate sound pin-hunting form from their post at Jawor's Golf Center, which fosters year-round practice with indoor and outdoor training areas. The duo can demystify the subtle mechanics of the golf swing at the center's 44-tee driving range, which features 14 covered, heated stalls that enable practice sessions during inclement weather. With clubs and apparel from brands such as Callaway, TaylorMade, and Titleist, the full-service pro shop offers equipment upgrades as well as repair services for club shafts snapped by players who mistakenly teed up a bocce ball. Two outdoor, 18-hole mini-golf courses buttress the facility, inviting players to work on their putting form as life-size cartoon characters break the tension after a missed gimme or a dispute about whether or not an abandoned shoe is an acceptable ball marker.
What began in 1975 as one inner-city gym in Highland Park, Michigan, has since evolved into a global health-club organization with locations in 17 different countries. Powerhouse Gym equips weightlifters and cardio bunnies alike with all they’ll ever need to keep—or create—a tight and toned physique. The gym offers equipment outfitted with personal TVs as well as a cast of certified and knowledgeable personal trainers. Depending on location, members will also have access to group fitness classes, such as yoga, Zumba, and Les Mills BodyPump, as well as 24-7 turnkey access to the facility.
Certified injection specialist and BSN registered nurse Susan McIntosh noticed a pattern: friends and colleagues weren't happy with their cosmetic injection experiences. She set out to discover why, ultimately identifying a lack of expertise and bedside manner as two of the biggest problems, and decided she could do better. For more than 15 years, McIntosh has used her skills to provide medical injections to their patients, along with a helping of personal attention, warmth, and reassurances that needles aren't really that scary. She takes time to ensure patients' comfort with clear explanations of her procedures and responses to all of their questions, an approach that helps Susan tailor the procedures to each patient's needs. Susan also owns a training company that educates other nurses and physicians in injection procedures. All procedures are overseen by Dr. Brian Young, who boasts specialized training in aesthetic procedures.
Beyond refining facial features, Susan also revamps bodies with electro body sculpting. Adhesive electrodes carefully placed on trouble spots help stimulate underused muscles or unwanted fat cells, simulating the benefits of a nine-hour workout in around 90 minutes. When the treatment is over, many patients walk away with stronger muscles, less cellulite, and a detoxified physique.
The lotus flower seems to do the impossible—it rises from the mud and murk to bloom into something beautiful. The owner of Little Lotus, Heather Cutlip, encourages her clients to assume the same mindset as that flower, keeping themselves firmly grounded while reaching toward their wellness goals.
As a licensed massage therapist and certified reiki practitioner, Heather offers bodywork services that help alleviate pain and induce relaxation, including Swedish, shiatsu, and reflexology massages. She also leads wellness workshops that cover a variety of topics, from meditation and essential oils to baby massage, which can help infants get rid of their gas, colic, and desire to constantly hang out with you.
Next Level's head trainer Michael Fox has trained clients of all fitness levels—from athletes to a 72-year-old nun. His versatile training techniques, or perhaps his willingness to work any soreness out of a client's muscles with a foam roller after a session, prompted Allure to name him one of Detroit's best trainers. At Next Level, he and his fellow trainers lead custom private sessions and group classes that focus on diverse workouts ranging from weight training to kickboxing to yoga. Members can always work out solo on the gym's free weights and cardio machines, too, motivated by playlists of high-energy jams or just a voice sporadically yelling "Faster, FASTER".
Equipment: We're a body weight training facility. You'll also use a weight plate.
Students should bring: Good shoes (court, turf or cross trainer). Gloves, towels optional.
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot