Sure, there's mud. Like many other 5ks across the country, the Lion's Chase will get you dirty. But its creators take the most pride in the race's obstacles. From a 20-foot shear rock wall to a 75-foot cable walk over a pond, the trek through 250 acres of trails, creeks, and waterfalls is packed with challenges. Although the course offers a sort of sylvan paradise, it's only 90 minutes from Lexington and 75 minutes from Knoxville, making it easy for city-dwellers to attend.
Regrettable tattoos disappear under the trained hands at Vitalis Rejuvenation Centers. The staff uses a laser to remove unwanted body art, as well as unwanted body hair. The center also helps clients manage their weight with metabolism-boosting vitamin B12 injections and the Clean Start hCG weight-loss program. In addition treating physical issues, the mind and spirit are tended to with life-coaching services.
24/7 Fitness Friends and Fun is a gym on a mission. So named because founder Veronica Rosignoli believes that clients can love exercise if fitness routines are community-oriented and fun, this fitness center prides itself on being welcoming and accessible to all ages and fitness levels. Here, members will find cardio and strength-training machines, 37 group fitness classes per week, free weights, personal training, and nutritional counseling, as well as free childcare in the afternoons and early evenings.
Cedar Haven Wellness + Arts' attentive yoga instructors tap their wealth of knowledge and years of experience to help students of all abilities to build and expand their yoga practice. The studio’s schedule of yoga classes delivers accessible, thoughtful sessions Monday–Friday in a practice space with gleaming hardwood floors, exposed brick, and warm wooden accents. The rustic setting lends a deeply peaceful atmosphere, helping students to settle fidgety spirit animals during one-hour classes. Sessions include soothing slow flows, when students focus on deep-breathing techniques while a series of gentle postures restores motion to rusty joints. Dynamic yoga and martial-arts-movement sessions combine stretching and core work with fluid martial-arts moves to hone strength, balance, and the ability to wax a car to Mr. Miyagi's high standards. Though not included with this Groupon, Cedar Haven also offers workshops and classes in massage therapy, music, and art.