Editor's Choice for the Best Public Golf Course in Richmond Good Life magazine, the Sycamore Creek Golf Course hosts one of the largest driving ranges in the area, ideal for learning the basics of swinging a driver or teeing off with a putter. Since credit for the 20 buckets can be used over multiple visits, fledging Jack Nicklauses can drop by Sycamore Creek after work, practice their power drive before taking the course, or stop in during lunch to launch a few shots toward the sun. Club swingers can visit the pro shop and snack bar to stock up on golf essentials, including visors, sandwiches, and more (not included with this Groupon).
Manakin Sabot Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is overseen by the highly trained and certified gaze of Dentist Dr. Peter Murchie. The 60-minute teeth whitening process is available to restore the sheen dulled by caffeine, tobacco, and motorcycling through fields of mulberry trees, without resorting to the abrasive whitening substances offered in many dental offices. The simple, effective treatment uses the Opalescence Boost whitening system to blast away color and stains, without bothersome heat or ultraviolet rays of a cantankerous bubble machine. Instead of being hassled for the size of your canines by taking mouth molds, the Opalescence treatment uses a topical serum that is fortified with potassium nitrate and fluoride to boost cavity protection and complete the cycle of dental domination.
By now, it?s no secret that Richmond Baseball Academy West has a knack for developing top baseball talent. More than 30 players who have been drafted by Major League teams have also either trained at facilities or played on one of the Academy?s traveling teams, including 2011 Cy Young winner Justin Verlander. And that?s in addition to hundreds of athletes who emerged from the program to play at the collegiate level.
Co-owned by former Major League reliever Cla Meredith, the Academy shapes future masters of the diamond with coaches who bring genuine field experience as they have all played the game at either the professional or college level. Pupils learn how to run down ground balls and put together solid at bats inside the Academy?s year-round facility in Richmond. It features batting cages, pitching machines, radar guns, and more of the latest teaching devices to help streamline training sessions.
Meanwhile, former softball standouts Synthia Reader and Sara Lassiter?a four-year player at Averett University?lead the softball program, which offers lessons for players of all ages and boasts its own competitive travel team. Richmond Baseball Academy also teaches youngsters aged 5?12 how to hit, field, and sniff out any sunflower seeds within the city limits in four-day baseball summer camps. It hosts more than 16 travel teams which accommodate ball players from age 8 to 17.
Situated on 22 acres of land just west of Short Pump, Bogey's maintains an all-star roster of activities that has hosted fun outings since 1994. The facility's driving range, for starters, features 39 tee stations. Golfers can utilize every club in their bag while peppering targets that stretch from 25 yards to 250 yards. For short-game practice, the miniature golf course challenges putters with doglegs, water hazards, and other traps, and away from the greens, batting cage stations ping with pummeled balls as hitters take their hacks. Amid all this action, Bogey's makes sure to keep its guests fueled: the facility also boasts a snack bar and a pair of picnic areas.
A fusion of Pilates, yoga, ballet, and calisthenics, Local Barre’s fitness classes tone muscles and strengthen cores with low-impact exercises taught by expert instructors. Because the classes leverage body weight and light free weights, students work at their own pace and comfort level to effectively stretch out taut legs muscles and chisel silhouettes. Classes stay cozy with no more than 18 students, ensuring everyone ample room to dip into a graceful plié across the wood-floored studio, and making sure there's enough music to go around.
The class rows in unison, guiding a raft across the pond and back. Upon landing, the group splits into teams of two, each hoisting up a log and pressing it overhead. Through such group training, the instructors behind SEAL Team Physical Training, Inc. demonstrate their philosophy that teamwork brings out the best in people. Greeting everyone with a hearty ?Hoo yah!? they lead a fitness program designed by Navy SEAL John McGuire that never repeats the same workout. Training begins with the two-week basic-fitness class, which prepares clients of all fitness levels to enter ongoing membership training. There are also specialized programs for youth, marathon runners, and wile e. coyotes. SEAL Team PT?s results have earned recognition in publications such as Sports Illustrated as well as on Dr. Oz for a client who lost 160 pounds.