After forging a friendship during a yoga class for breast-cancer survivors, Kellie Moreland and Therese Blomberg joined with Michele Taylor to bring yoga’s restorative powers to their families and neighbors. Their signature class, Yoga Core and More, sculpts limbs, abs, and backs with a lineup of back bends, arm balances, and inverted poses. Ideal for seasoned yogis, this class raises the heart rate to burn calories and foster cardiovascular health. Sweltering temperatures draw students of all skill levels to hot yoga classes, loosening tight muscles and drawing out toxins as the group stretches between exposed-brick walls and wooden floors. Mom and Me'a classes, filled with songs, stories, and playful movements, help yogis aged 2–5 liberate the peace, joy, and Capture the Flag prisoners that lie within.
Doctor of Chiropractic Robert Rice and his team members respect the body’s natural ability to heal itself. The philosophy of their practice is to remove any obstacles, such as underlying ailments or falling pianos, that may hinder this process. They deal with these obstructions through a blend of chiropractic treatments, massage, physical rehabilitation, and nutritional counseling supplemented by proper exercise. Their devotion to client wellness earned them Integrity Management’s Five-Star Clinic Award.
Doctor of Chiropractic Heidi Westra specializes in helping clients, particularly women, feel great both inside and out with chiropractic care, microcurrent body and face sculpting, and nutritional testing. She's passionate about helping women to improve their overall health and takes time to educate them at her clinic, ensuring that they understand how to prevent back pain, how to eat healthier, and how to keep breathing. Dr. Westra also helps her patients to take some time to relax from their busy lives with the help of her in-office handbag boutique, Heidi's Handbags, which offers patients a place to shop while they drink complimentary coffee, tea, and hot chocolate and wait for adjustments and muscle-mollifying massages.
Inspired by personal brushes with tobacco’s destructive power, experienced cigarette exorcist Dr. Jeffrey Williams helms ReNew Auriculotherapy Center to help free tobacco users from the clutches of nicotine addiction via auriculotherapy. During treatment, he’ll carefully anchor slender micro-current probes at specific acupressure points in the outer ears, propelling micro-currents of nearly painless energy to the nerve centers associated with nicotine addiction. Each initial visit encompasses up to 30 minutes of consultation, treatment, and butt-quashing pointers, while dual follow-up boosters over the next 60 days bolster flagging willpower with 15-minute jolts of auricular impetus. In addition to its patent merits as a tongue twister, auriculotherapy may extinguish seditious pockets of nicotine in delicate organ systems and wash away physiological cigarette yens with a tidal wave of feel-good endorphins.
Sculpted into the rolling hills of western Illinois, Clinton Hill Golf Course’s undulating fairways flow into large, challenging greens across two distinct, nine-hole layouts. Mature arbors pepper the landscape, threatening the autonomy of airborne balls while providing scenic, shady plots in which golfers can pause to gawk at the layout’s lush greenery and herbivorous golf carts grazing on native grasses. A longer layout and a higher concentration of bunkers supply the bulk of the difficulty on the front nine, and water hazards await at seven holes on the course’s back nine, placing a high demand on confident swings and deft club selection. Those looking for new gear can peruse Clinton Hill’s pro shop, which peddles golfletic apparel and accessories from the game’s top brands. After a round of aggressive pin-hunting, players can retreat to Big Mama’s BBQ & Casual Dining, where guests can enjoy live sporting events on one of several TVs or revive sleepy golf bags with an icy beverage.
The trainers at The Boxing Gym help clients use their natural assets to get into shape: namely, two fists and a little bit of stress to take out on a punching bag. They splice their boxing and kickboxing lessons with calisthenics, push-ups, and jump roping, keeping the workout fast and varied, and always returning to combative techniques. Beyond the realm of fitness, they also help prepare fighters for the ring with MMA training in the form of submission-grappling lessons and full-speed, pad-assisted kickboxing.