The Randy Heckenkemper–designed layout of South Lakes Golf Course winds its way through seven lakes, resulting in a watery, 6,413-yard wonderland worthy of exploration. The course’s sinuous fairways slink around the lakes at many points, forcing players to aim carefully for the dry bermuda grass. Large bentgrass greens crown each hole, offering a welcome reward for golfers who manage to keep their balls dry or those who require a running start in order to give themselves a jumping high-five. And when the round is done, players can always head back to the clubhouse area to utilize the 13,000-square-foot practice putting green or all-grass driving range.
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For Tiffany, owner of "Fit To The T" Fitness Company, working out is a joy. She's been an athlete her entire life, starting as a cheerleader and advancing through several fitness-certification programs. As a licensed Zumba instructor and expert-level certified personal trainer, she mints new fitness lovers on the regular. "I believe in a total, complete healthy lifestyle," she explains, "meaning fulfillment in all aspects of one's life—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual." To secure these holistic benefits, she personalizes fitness programs to fit the individual. All the while, she shows unconditional support, adopting a nurturing tactic that inspires clients to prevail against setbacks and make healthier choices, such as getting a good night's rest and being the first person to get the worms in the morning.
At his family-owned optometric practice, Dr. Jeff Long sharpens vision with prescription lenses and a selection of more than 1,000 frames with over 40 brands. In detailed fittings, the able optometrist garnishes peepers in Nike, Oakley, and Juicy Couture frames and outfits spectacles with single-vision, bifocal, trifocal, progressive, digital, and conventional lenses. A family-friendly establishment, the center extends its services to adults, children, and children stacked in trench coats pretending to be Sherlock Holmes.
Oklahoma Fit's experienced personal trainers lead students through rigorous classes focused on burning calories, melting fat, and building community. Operating out of multiple locations, 90-minute boot-camp sessions host up to 25 fit-seekers indoors or 40 during outdoor sessions. Maintaining a sense of variety during both classes and personal training sessions, trainers employ a variety of strength-building equipment, such as car tires, punching bags, water jugs, free weights, and medicine balls, to help students achieve the body-changing results they desire. Outdoor workouts take place adjacent to the gym when weather permits for a workout fueled by fresh air, the rising or setting sun's warmth, and grass's supportive follicles. The instructors treat their students like family, giving each member attention and motivating students with boundless energy and inspirational messages hanging on the gym’s walls.
Led by optometric physician Dr. L. Mitchell Clary, the friendly staff at Hill Vision helps customers frame their faces with designer glasses. Technicians fit single-vision lenses ($70+) with fashionable frames from designer brands including Vera Bradley, Polo, and Ed Hardy, helping wearers avoid blurry vision caused by near-, far-, or wherever-you-are-sightedness. Van Heusen's black plastic specs ($165+) can add sophistication to any outfit, and Geoffrey Beene frames (around $170) offer affordably stylish facial accessories for men and women. For a quick chromatic change-up, an array of colorful Armani Exchange frames (around $180) stands at the ready to match the color of patrons’ eyes or Lite-Brite teeth.
Trainer and fitness guru Justin Bradshaw modeled Sgt. H2O's Aquatic Boot Camp after the rigorous training he received as an Army diver. Each aquatic session tests fitness practitioners of all ability levels with moves designed to maximize lung capacity, boost swimming speed, and tone the entire body. Water adds extra resistance that amplifies the effects of exercise, and the pool’s gentle gravity proves easy on the joints. Exercisers tackle tasks such as pool sprints, towel swims, treading water with weights, bending submarines over one’s knee, and group exercise drills, as well as aquatic conditioning kicks. In Dallas, Sgt. H2O's personal training programs entitle trainees to attend complimentary boot-camp classes if they complete three hours of personal training per week. An online depository of nutritional advice helps students keep their weight-loss or healthy-living efforts on track.
Dr. Carrie is one of the nation’s premier providers for Invisalign, a no-wire, no-bracket teeth-straightening treatment that discreetly de-snaggles chompers using a series of clear, removable aligners. These aligners are moved every two weeks and can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. Treatment time can also be significantly less than conventional orthodontics, making it a worthy option for both self-conscious teenagers and adults alike.