Health & Fitness in San Antonio

Prescription Glasses, Prescription Sunglasses, and Multifocal Glasses at JCPenney Optical (Up to 81% Off)

JCPenney Optical

Multiple Locations

$290 $55

Shop stocks wide array of designer frames from brands such as Stafford, Liz Claiborne, Lulu Guinness, and Nicole Miller

Four-Week Lipotropic-Injection Program at Dr. Rogers Weight Loss Centers (Up to 80% Off). Two Options Available.

Dr. Rogers Weight Loss Centers

Multiple Locations

$250 $49

Weekly lipotropic injections and review of vitals and weight aid weight loss alongside cardio classes and optional nutrition visit

Race Entry for One or Two to the House Our Heroes 5K (56% Off)

Alamo Community Group

Woodlawn Lake Park

$45 $20

Proceeds from the 5K benefit the Alamo Community Group's homeless-veteran program

One or Two Entries to Electric Run on Friday, November 21 (Up to 40% Off)

Electric Run

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

$79 $49

Runners and walkers of all ages bedeck themselves in glow-in-the-dark swag and groove through a neon course to the afterparty at its finish

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$65 for In-Office Teeth Whitening & Take-Home Maintenance Pen at Makeup Maven & Co. ($308 Value)

Million Dollar Smile

Makeup Maven & Co.

$308 $65

Select wavelengths of LED light activate dental-grade whitening solution & take-home pen maintains brightness after evening brushing.

Two, Four, Six, or Eight Veneers with X-rays and Exam from Randall Voigt, D.D.S. (Up to 63% Off)

Randall Voigt, D.D.S.

Far North Central

$2,650 $990

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The dentist restores and reshapes smiles with porcelain laminates—called veneers—that bond to the front of teeth for a natural look

Two or Four LipoLaser Body-Contouring Treatments with Optional Detox Package at Mind Body & Soul (Up to 78% Off)

Mind Body & Soul

San Antonio

$857.99 $189

Cold-light lasers disrupt fat cells, inducing potential shrinkage and the release of contents via the natural lymphatic system

One, Four, or Eight Energy Regeneration Therapy Sessions at Destress Therapy (Up to 65% Off)

Destress Therapy

San Antonio

$100 $39

A specialist works to dissipate tension through breath-training exercises, assisted stretches, and vibrational massage energy work

60-Minute Foot Reflexology Session from Grounded Monkey (45% Off)

Grounded Monkey

San Antonio

$60 $33

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Indoor Climbing Classes or Unlimited Fitness Classes at The District (Up to 56% Off). Four Options Available.

The District

San Antonio

$70 $35

Indoor rock climbing or gym membership with access to climbing, bouldering, and slacklining

20 Zumba Classes from TRX Fitness (65% Off)

Trx Fitness

San Antonio

$100 $35

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One or Three Acupuncture Sessions with an Initial Consultation at Sophie Health Center (Up to 71% Off)

Sophie Health Center

Northwest Side

$80 $35

An acupuncturist with more than 20 years of experience inserts sterile needles at strategic points to reroute impulses and support healing

$39 for Four Weeks of Boot-Camp, Insanity, and CrossFit Classes at The Spartan Pit ($185 Value)

The Spartan Pit Fitness Center & Mixed Martial Arts

Northwest Side

$185 $39

Challenging boot-camp, CrossFit, martial arts, and Insanity workouts with access to a support group, nutritional guidance & progress tracker

$59 for an Eye Exam, Plus $150 Toward Prescription Eyewear at Ultravision ($329 Value)

Ultravision

San Antonio

$329 $59

Experienced optometrists pair clients with frames from designers such as Tory Burch, Ray Ban, Tiffany, and Prada

One Month of Unlimited Brazilian Jujitsu Classes for Women or Men at Gracie Barra San Antonio (Up to 75% Off)

Gracie Barra San Antonio

San Antonio

$258 $65

Brazilian jujitsu instructors impart self-defense skills to students in a supportive, confidence-boosting environment

$50 for a Men's Testosterone and Hormone Testing at Mens Performance Health ($240 Value)

Mens Performance Health

Stone Oak

$240 $50

Clinic tests patients for the loss of male hormones that accompanies aging, including testosterone, plus CLEA-certified blood testing

$79 for One 40-Minute DaVinci Teeth-Whitening Treatment at I Heart White Teeth ($249 Value)

I Heart White Teeth

The Woods of Castle Hills

$249 $79

Safe and effective treatment uses an organic whitening gel to diminish dental stains, strengthen enamel, and brighten teeth up to 14 shades

Kids' Soccer-Clinic Trial for One or Two at Alamo Indoor Soccer (Up to 56% Off)

Alamo Indoor Soccer

San Antonio

$40 $19

Kids aged 5–16 learn the rules of soccer as well as how to play as team during coaching sessions led by a trained instructor

30 or 60 Days of Unlimited Fitness Classes at The Lion's Den Fitness Studio (Up to 68% Off)

The Lion's Den Fitness Studio

Vance Jackson

$100 $35

Students torch calories and work toward fitness goals in classes such as boot camp, yoga, Zumba, and cardio kickboxing

One, Two, or Three Groupons, Each Good for One Slimline Body Wrap at Studio 120 (Up to 60% Off)

Studio 120

Northwest Side

$97 $42

Relaxing Slimline body wrap detoxifies the body, promotes circulation, tones the body, and offers anti-aging benefits

Massage or Chiropractic Exam and Adjustments at Schulze Chiropractic Center of San Antonio (Up to 90% Off)

Schulze Chiropractic Center of San Antonio

Northwest Side

$170 $29

Chiropractic team relaxes muscular tension or tracks down sources of pain and relieves them with noninvasive adjustments

One or Three Months of Unlimited Yoga at The District (Up to 74% Off)

The District

Pearl Brewery

$125 $39

Customers have 24-hour gym access and take classes such as climbing and yoga, which improves balance and coordination

One- or Two-Month Membership or One-Month Family Membership at Champion Martial Arts (Up to 73% Off)

Champion Martial Arts

Stone Oak

$155 $43

Instructors teach self-defense techniques to students of all ages and fitness levels, while also instilling leadership skills

Four Tattoo-Removal Treatments on a Small, Medium, or Large Area at White Pearl Medical Spa (Up to 69% Off)

White Pearl Medical Spa

Far North Central

$500 $169

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Tri-Lase device uses combo of laser wavelengths to leave ink less noticeable; R20 laser makes four passes over tattoos to quickly remove ink

B12/MIC 15-Shot Booster Package with Optional Supplements at Dr. G's Weightloss & Wellness (Up to 74% Off)

Dr. G's Weightloss & Wellness

San Antonio

$225 $59

Injections and vitamin supplements may support weight-loss efforts

Two, Four, or Six LipoLaser Body-Contouring Treatments at LipoLaser of San Antonio (Up to 79% Off)

LipoLaser of San Antonio

San Antonio

$598 $149

Lapex LipoLaser’s low-level beams minimize cellulite and trim inches from bellies, thighs, and other areas during doctor-helmed procedures

One or Three Sessions at Medical Acupuncture (Up to 52% Off)

Medical Acupuncture

Deer Oaks Office Complex

$55 $30

Joeming Dunn, MD, applies acupuncture needles to help weight control, allergies, pain, or nicotine addiction

Four, Six, or Eight Personal Training Sessions at HASfit Personal Training (Up to 81% Off)

HASfit Personal Training

Shearer Hills / Ridgeview

$260 $65

Dedicated personal trainers inspire clients to reach their goals with motivational customized workouts and nutrition regimens

6, 9, or 12 Far-Infrared Sauna and Whole-Body Vibration Sessions at iVIVA (Up to 63% Off)

iVIVA

Shearer Hills / Ridgeview

$36 $15

The warm sauna uses infrared technology to help bodies detoxify and whole-body vibration helps you shed more calories

One or Two 60-Minute Hypnosis Sessions at Lily Hypnosis (73% Off)

Lily hypnosis

Babcock North

$150 $45

Hypnotherapist helps clients define and subdue the subconscious processes that trigger bad habits

$83 for $184 Toward Personal Training at OIB Fitness

OIB Fitness

San Antonio

$184 $83

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One Month of Unlimited Dance Classes or 10 Zumba Classes at Dance Plus (Up to 51% Off)

Dance Plus

North Central Thousand Oaks

$75 $37

Hone your dance skills in hip-hop, lyrical, and jazz dance classes, or get a good workout in fast-paced Zumba classes

20 Zumba Classes at Sweat Cage (81% Off)

Sweat Cage

Northeast San Antonio

$200 $38

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Four or Six Weeks of Tae Kwon Do Classes with Uniform at Korea-America Tae Kwon Do Association (70% Off)

Korea-America Tae Kwon Do Association

Far West Side

$165 $49

Instructors guide students through Olympic-style tae kwon do classes

Pilates Class from Physical Rehabilitation Institute (48% Off)

Physical Rehabilitation Institute

San Antonio

$80 $42

Private Pilates session with a certified instructor; workouts are customized for your specific goals

Four or Eight Dance Classes for Kids or Adults at Elite Dance Academy (Up to 55% Off)

Elite Dance Academy

Far West Side

$65 $29

Adults and kids alike learn all the right moves during 30- or 60-minute dance classes led by talented teachers with decades of experience

1, 3 or 5 Lipo-Laser Treatments with Vibration and Personal Training at Fat Burning Zone (Up to 84% Off)

Fat Burning Zone

North Central San Antonio

$300 $75

Noninvasive laser light targets localized fat deposits; whole body vibration treatments and personal training sessions speed up fat loss

$75 for a Contour Body Wrap and Contour Face Wrap or Spray Tan at Wrapped in Wellness ($190 Value)

Wrapped in Wellness

Multiple Locations

$190 $75

Contour wraps help shed inches from bodies and lift sagging skin along the face and neck

Ladies Night Out, Classes, or Online Certification from Vegas Stiletto Fitness (Up to 67% Off).

Vegas Stiletto Fitness

SMASH at Jacqi's Nutrifitness

$20 $10

Don leggings and heels for fitness classes that teach self-expression and Vegas-showgirl-style dance moves

One or Three One-Hour Fit Body Wraps at Tanfastic (Up to 54% Off)

Tanfastic

San Antonio

$100 $49

Body wraps torch calories and tone skin through detoxifying infrared machine

One-Hour In-Office Teeth-Whitening Session with Optional X-rays and Exam at Dominion Dental Spa (Up to 80% Off)

Dominion Dental Spa

Dominion

$400 $89

Dental spa filled with aromatherapy scents offers in-office teeth whitening to brighten smiles, along with an optional exam and x-rays

One or Two Acupuncture Sessions at Chinamerica Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Clinic (Up to 59% Off)

Chinamerica Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Clinic

San Antonio

$70 $29

Treat pain, allergies, stress, and other maladies with a natural, ancient technique

Hormone Panel, Basic Health Exam, Heart Exam, or STD Testing at DiagnosticsForU (Up to 60% Off)

DiagnosticsForU

Multiple Locations

$324 $129

Technicians administer blood tests right in their lab, skipping the doctor and associated fees

$25 for Premium Home Teeth-Whitening Kit from White Smile Central ($116.95 Value)

White Smile Central

Downtown

$116.95 $25

Professional-grade bleaching gel and LED light erase unsightly stains; remineralizing gel strengthens enamel and reduces sensitivity

Initial Screening and One or Three Sclerotherapy Treatments at The Vein Treatment Center (Up to 56% Off)

The Vein Treatment Center

San Antonio

$150 $69

Brief screening precedes minimally painful injections to safely vanish unsightly spider veins without any downtime

3, 6, or 12 Vitamin B12 Lipotropic Fat-Burning Injections at Male Medical Group (Up to 74% Off)

Male Medical Group

San Antonio

$110 $29

Injections help boost metabolism and burn fat to help with weightloss

8 or 16 Laser Hair-Enhancement Treatments at Trinity Lace Wigs (Half Off)

Trinity Lace Wigs

San Antonio

$300 $149

Low-level laser therapy thickens hair already on the scalp for locks that both look and feel lush and full

$49 for a Lesson and One Month of Driving-Range Use at SilverHorn Golf Club of Texas ($100 Value)

SilverHorn Golf Club of Texas

Far North Central

$100 $49

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PGA pro and Director of Instruction Rob Myers analyzes swings and provides advice golfers can practice at the driving range

One or Two Months of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Forged Bodies Gym (Up to 54% Off)

Forged Bodies Gym

Northeast San Antonio

$75 $37

Instructors lead groups through ever-changing functional workouts that can be scaled for any skill or fitness level

$109 for an In-Office Opalescence Boost Teeth-Whitening Treatment at Emerald Crossing Family Dentistry ($450 Value)

Emerald Crossing Family Dentistry

Far Northwest Side

$450 $109

Opalescence Boost uses potassium nitrate and fluoride to brighten smiles in less than an hour

Boost Teeth-Whitening Treatment with Optional Exam, X-Rays, and Cleaning at Floss Dental (Up to 83% Off)

Floss Dental

Multiple Locations

$350 $79

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Custom whitening concoctions brighten teeth while strengthening enamel in about an hour

One or Three Personal-Training Sessions at Techniques to Physiques (Up to 54% Off)

Techniques to Physiques

Brooks City Airforce Base

$50 $25

Personal trainer with more than 15 years of experience provides one-on-one fitness sessions

Dental Cleaning Package with Exam, X-rays, and Optional Home Whitening Kit at Sonrisa Dental (Up to 81% Off)

Sonrisa Dental

El Chaparral Fertile Valley

$247 $59

Cleaning with exam and digital x-rays; optional whitening kit with peroxide solution and a custom-made mouth guard

$75 for $150 Groupon — Yamashita Karate

Yamashita Karate

Northwest Los Angeles Heights

$150 $75

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5, 10, or 15 Self-Defense and Wing Chun Classes at Studio Martial Arts (Up to 73% Off)

Studio Martial Arts

Far North Central

$85 $29

All classes incorporate elements of self-defense and Wing Chun, a martial art that builds confidence, fitness, and personal awareness

$98 for $350 Worth of Take-Home Teeth Whitening — 6 to 9 Dental Texas

6 To 9 Dental

San Antonio

$350 $98

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15-, 30-, 45-, or 60-Minute Anti-Gravity Treadmill Session at Promotion Physical Therapy (Up to 53% Off)

Promotion Physical Therapy

Churchill Estates

$15 $7

From seniors to athletes, anti-gravity treadmill helps patients rehabilitate injuries

$79.99 for Dental Exam, X-Rays, and Cleaning with Dr. Kent Hamilton ($290 Value)

Dr. Kent Hamilton

Far North Central

$290 $79.99

Periodontist Dr. Hamilton uses his years of skill to give patients beautiful smiles, also helping them prevent dental issues in the future

$50 for $100 Groupon — FS&HG Fitness

Fs&hg Fitness

Shearer Hills / Ridgeview

$100 $50

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$49 for a Dental Checkup with Exam, X-rays, and a Basic Cleaning at Kris Dental ($305 Value)

Kris Dental

Multiple Locations

$305 $49

A dentist hunts for oral issues with a full exam and x-rays, then polishes teeth with a cleaning for a sparkling smile

One Month of CrossFit Training for One or Two at Global Fitness Center (Up to 55% Off)

Global Fitness Center

San Antonio

$65 $29

Workouts torch calories and tone bodies using the varying functional fitness methods of CrossFit and the suspension training of TRX rings

One-Month Recreational-Gymnastics Membership or One-Month Afterschool Program at W.E.Gymnastics (Up to 56% Off)

W.E.Gymnastics

Northwest Side

$62 $31

Afterschool and recreational classes welcome male and female gymnasts aged 5–18

Metabolic Test and 5 or 10 B12 Injections at Weight No More S.A. (80% Off)

Weight No More S.A.

Multiple Locations

$250 $49

Vitamin B12 boosts the healthy functioning of the metabolism and encourages a healthy nervous system

$19.99 for a Three-Pack of Professional Teeth-Whitening Pens from DazzlingWhiteSmileUSA ($117 Value)

DazzlingWhiteSmileUSA

Bank of America Plaza

$117 $19.99

Convenient, portable pen's professional-grade gel erases unsightly stains; redeemable in store or online

5, 9, or 15 Vitamin B12 Injections at Bliss-Full Laser & Spa (Up to 69% Off)

Bliss-Full Laser & Spa

Bliss-Full Laser and Spa

$75 $29

Vitamin B12 boosts the healthy functioning of metabolisms and encourages a healthy nervous system

10 Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes for Kids or Adults at Victory Martial Arts (Up to 89% Off)

Victory Martial Arts TX

Multiple Locations

$270 $29

Founded by a five-time Taekwondo world champion, the martial arts school hosts classes for kids and adults, in styles from MMA to Krav Maga

$29 for a Premium Home Teeth-Whitening Kit with Gel Refills for Life from GlamWhite ($175 Value)

GlamWhite

San Antonio

$175 $29

Home teeth-whitening kits include trays and free whitening gel refills for life; can whiten teeth up to 12 shades in one to two weeks

6 or 12 Boot-Camp Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Chad Humphrey Fitness (Up to 73% Off)

Chad Humphrey Fitness

Northwest Side

$150 $40

Boot campers wield kettlebells, master suspension rings, and haul oversize truck tires during up-tempo, one-hour workouts

5 or 10 Drop-In Yoga Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Yoga in Motion (Up to 70% Off)

Yoga in Motion

Castle Hills

$65 $22

Instructors guide students through classes that include gentle yoga, mixed level flow, Kundalini yoga, and more

5 or 10 Pilates Reformer Classes at Elite Pilates Reformer Studio (Up to 84% Off)

Elite Pilates Reformer Studio

Stone Oak

$250 $39

Reformer classes combine traditional Pilates with a spring-resistance apparatus to isolate muscles and improve flexibility and strength

Four-Hour One- or Two-Seat Kayak Rental from S.A. Kayak Rentals (Up to 48% Off)

S.A. Kayak Rentals

San Antonio

$48 $25

Kayaks are suitable for beginners, and paddlers can take them out on the San Antonio River, Medina River, or a variety of local small lakes

$29 for One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Sessions at Get Sexy San Antonio Bootcamps ($247 Value)

Get Sexy San Antonio Bootcamps

Hillcrest

$247 $29

Intense 30-minute sessions of strength training and cardio drills help guests achieve weight-loss goals

Spa Package with 30-Minute Body Massage or Body Wrap at Hey Gorgeous! Spa & Wellness (Up to 63% Off)

Hey Gorgeous! Spa & Wellness

Great Northwest

$131.25 $49

Spa packages ease tension or detox the body using full-spectrum sauna with massages or body wraps

Health and Nutrition E-Books from Linda Wagner Nutrition (Up to 53% Off). Four Options Available.

Linda Wagner Nutrition

Online Deal

$14.99 $7

E-books dive into simple cleanses, the process and mechanics of juice feasting, and healthy recipes for kids

Two Personal Training Sessions with Diet and Weight-Loss Consultation from TPT Personal Training (74% Off)

Tpt Personal Training/holistic Health

San Antonio

$343 $89

Personalized fitness and nutrition program for one month; includes movement assessment, nutrition advice, and exercises

6- or 12-Month Subscription to Online Yoga at MyYogaWorks.com (Up to 64% Off)

MyYogaWorks.com

Online Deal

$90 $35

Via streaming videos, highly trained, Yoga Alliance–registered instructors lead lessons catered to a variety of styles and experience levels

Consultation and 4, 8, or 16 Lipotropic B12 Injections at Babcock Health & Wellness Clinic (Up to 87% Off)

Babcock Health & Wellness Clinic

San Antonio

$345 $49

Consult includes nutritional guidance; vitamin B12 boosts the healthy functioning of metabolisms and encourages a healthy nervous system

21-Day Detox Package or One 90-Minute Healthy-Meal Planning Class at Kay Spears Customized Nutrition (51% Off)

Kay Spears Customized Nutrition

Mission Ridge

$200 $99

21-day detox packages can help clear bodies of toxins, making them healthier; nutrition classes teach students how to make healthy choices

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Family dentist Dr. Tom Watkins, who received his advanced training in dentistry while serving in the US Air Force, divides his time between fostering greater grins and teaching at the University of Texas Dental School. Dr. Alejandro Cavazos, previously a science teacher, employs his extensive experience in implants and oral surgery to provide a high level of care for his patients. Together, they helm W Dental Group, realigning teeth with ClearCorrect orthodontics and replenishing smiles by implanting dental prostheses or pieces of corn soldered in gold.

During exams, W Dental Group's staff snaps candid shots of teeth with x-rays to better assess overall dental health and identify any existing issues, then stores the photos in an electronic database, alongside clinical photographs and impressions, for future visits. They also assuage anxiety with sedation dentistry, helping patients to relax with nitrous oxide, IV sedation, or stories about a very calm whale learning to read.

The office makes time for philanthropic pursuits—the team recently participated in San Antonio's Smiles for Hope, an annual event for families unable to afford dental care or insurance, and Dr. Watkins regularly travels to Central and South America to deliver dental care to those without access to it.

8744 Grissom Rd
San Antonio,
TX
US

Most courses have one signature hole. SilverHorn Golf Club of Texas has two?one for both nines?and both provide a window into the landscape-savvy brains of Randy Heckenkemper and PGA Tour pros Willie Wood and Scott Verplank, the trio responsible for this 6,922-yard, par 72 course design. At the par-five sixth hole, a 20-acre lake hugs the left side of a 556-yard dog-leg left, making any attempt to shorten the hole by cutting the corner a daring proposition. The inventive use of water hazards?a recurring feature throughout the course?returns on the par-four 15th hole, where two stone-lined creeks cross in front of the green, demanding a strategic approach shot or an amphibious golf cart. Tree-lined fairways and contoured greens characterize the rest of the 18-hole layout, which offers four tees to appeal to golfers of all abilities.

The Club also offers a driving range that serves as the grassy classroom for The Academy at SilverHorn Golf Club, where Director of Instruction Rob Myers and a staff of PGA pros and apprentices offer lessons. Lessons cover everything from putting form to swing mechanics to learning specialty shots, such as drawing the ball off the tee or chipping it discreetly into your rival?s beverage.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Length of 6,922 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 73.4 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 138 from the farthest tees * Four tee options

1100 W Bitters Rd.
San Antonio,
TX
US

The hilly terrain of Woodlake Golf Club has hosted five PGA Tour events, including the 1973 Texas Open, in which Ben Crenshaw notched his first PGA Tour victory. Built in 1972 by Desmond Muirhead, the par-72 course meanders along slopes spattered with such dangers as water hazards and sand traps, which trap sand as part of a scheme to produce low-cost hourglasses. On the sixth hole, a vast pond maroons all three tees far from the green, the fairway stretching tantalizingly just beyond the boggy, aquatic prison. A pair of water hazards squeezes the par-5 ninth hole, where Crenshaw’s first title ambitions were nearly dashed in the final round of the ’73 Open.

Customers looking to polish their game can work with John Clay, a 35-year PGA professional with 40 years of teaching experience. For one hour, John help pupils identify swing imbalances, bolster consistent muscle memory, and distinguish a pitching wedge from a wheat scythe. Freshly minted techniques find their form with a post-lesson round on the Woodlake Golf Club course and a bucket of range balls at the driving range.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par-72 course * Length of 6,691 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 72.3 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 130 from the farthest tees * Four tee options * Scorecard

6500 Woodlake Pkwy
San Antonio,
TX
US

Veteran vascular surgeon Dr. William P. Kalchoff has established vein clinics across the world—from San Antonio to São Paulo—in order to help patients eliminate spider and varicose veins. At the Vein Treatment Center of San Antonio, his staffers use not only traditional vein-removal techniques but also more advanced laser treatments to gently and effectively erase noticeable vessels. Small needles are gently injected into surface veins during sclerotherapy treatments, which leave no scarring and require no anesthesia. Knotted and twisted veins known as varicose veins can be treated with a phlebectomy, which removes the faulty section of the vessel, whereas endovenous laser sessions effectively destroy the veins by subjecting them to a visual interpretation of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon.

Along with offering vein-removal treatments, the clinic provides advanced aesthetic services at its adjoining MedSpa de Abeja. Dermal fillers are injected into the face to temporarily remove fine lines and deeper-set wrinkles, whereas aestheticians rely on Cellex-C and Obagi products to brighten and even skin tone during facials.

8207 Callaghan Rd
San Antonio,
TX
US

Rick Martinez began his career as a registered nurse, working in emergency rooms across the country to help patients overcome intense physical traumas. However, it was during an 18-month tour of service at Walter Reed Army Medical Center that Rick encountered the mother of a wounded soldier who changed his aspirations in life. Her indomitable spirit and the bravery with which she supported her son through his pain and recovery inspired Rick. Fully intent on helping people develop the unflinching resolve needed to better their own lives and well-being, he founded Fitness Porvida—Fitness for Life.

The center’s health gurus lead CrossFit and fitness sessions for students of virtually any fitness level, using functional exercises to create challenging, full-body workouts that build the strength and endurance necessary for students to bench-press their bathtubs. Yet physical exercise isn’t the only tool that the trainers employ—they also use nutritional guidance and camaraderie to empower their clients. Rick summarized this approach to the San Antonio Business Journal in 2010, saying, “when we treat the body as a whole the results are fantastic.”

14381 Blanco Road
San Antonio,
TX
US

Bikram Yoga San Antonio's instructors like to remind their students that for every expert yogi, there was a first class. They hold on to this humble philosophy at three studios, where high temperatures help both old hands and newcomers stay limber. The staff cautions their students against aiming for perfection during the 90-minute courses; instead maintaining that, by simply trying each of the 26 postures and two breathing exercises, bodies and minds achieve the maximum benefit.

To highlight the value of consistent practice, they encourage visitors to take the 60-day challenge, which charges students to attend one class every day for 60 days. Those who accomplish this task are immortalized by writing their name on the Challenge Wall, which doubles as the police force's superhero directory. The studios also honor individuals in their class community with the yogi of the month feature, a series of interviews with students about their Bikram yoga practice.

11255 Huebner Rd
San Antonio,
TX
US