At Touch of Sol, a licensed massage therapist relaxes mortal coils during massages and five different naturally derived body wraps. Inside a cozy room draped with a floral rug, the relaxation massage deploys nimble fingers over epidermal canvases, unfurling light to moderate pressure for overall stress relief. The therapeutic massage employs greater pressure to reach muscles deep beneath the skin’s surface, relieving tension and pain caused by somersaulting to and from work. Alternatively, clients may opt for a choice of five 75-minute body wraps. The Dead Sea mud formula is designed to decrease inflammation, and the sea-algae mud treatment is designed to purge toxins, stimulate circulation, and improve skin elasticity. After the mud concoction is slathered over the body, a layer of hot towels helps hides to soak up the vitamins while disguising them from lovelorn swamp things. A quick shower rinses clients clean before the therapist lavishes skin with lotion for extra hydration.
• For $40, you get 18 holes of golf and cart rental for two Monday–Friday before 3:30 p.m. (up to an $80 value), plus 10% off food and drink at the restaurant and lounge. • For $50, you 18 holes of golf and cart rental for two Saturday–Sunday after 1 p.m. (up to a $96 value), plus 10% off food and drink at the restaurant and lounge.
The horseback lesson takes place at Sunflower Farms, which boasts 170 acres of pristine wooded lakefront farmland, ideal for galloping horses and running a mildly successful Internet business. Start the two-hour session with an hour-long ground lesson that helps riders get to know their horses, covers the basics of riding equipment, and teaches horse-grooming methods. Once riders feel comfortable enough around a horse to not be overwhelmed with the desire to challenge it to a staring contest, they'll saddle up and ride for a full hour, outfitted with a certified helmet from Saddlers Row. Sunflower Farms instructors will work with riders of any skill level, from beginner to competition level.
"If it's important to you, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse." That's the mantra by which CrossFit Outrival head trainer Kelli Rossow lives. And the philosophy has served her well, as evidenced by her CrossFit Level 1 and Russian Kettlebell Challenge certifications, her career as an MMA competitor, and even her reign as the Battle of the Bay's Bikini Contest winner in 2009. At CrossFit Outrival, she and fellow instructor Jennifer Rothwell refuse to accept excuses. By facilitating camaraderie among their CrossFit students, they create a supportive environment for them to get fit, despite the challenging nature of functional-movement CrossFit classes.
At CrossFit Kenosha, workouts transform exercisers of all levels into fit and confident champions. Encouraging coaches rally groups during functional fitness drills that build speed, power, and stamina with tools such as jump ropes, kettlebells, and gymnastics rings. A team-like bond forms as exercisers cheers one another through challenging routines that can be scaled to different levels of strength and endurance.
Weightlifting moves and body-weight exercises cultivate lean muscle mass, which helps the body to burn calories as efficiently as possible. Filled with cardiovascular challenges such as sprinting and rowing, the workouts can also shrink waistlines and bolster heart health. Like a snowman's fingerprints, no two workouts are alike, which helps to keep exercisers engaged and motivated.