Jazzercise, a funk-fueled, head-to-toe regimen, sculpts muscles, boosts energy, and sheds pounds during 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching. It incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Class formats vary too, including special Jazzercises geared to sculpt your bod or literally make you slightly better at saxophone playing. As for the ittie-ditties, childcare is available during select times at many locations.
Built in 1969 and having hosted the 2001 National Golf Association Triad Classic, Pine Knolls Golf Club has a long and sparkling history. In 2006, two brothers-in-law from Ireland—Graham Ruttle, a retired professional motorcycle racer, and Pearse Mahon, a class-A PGA professional—purchased the course. Today, they carry on its tradition of challenging and enjoyable play. To conquer the 6,338-yard layout, golfers must decipher the course’s small and complex greens, which requires even more concentration than geocaching for holes on a course that spans an entire city. To calibrate their swings before tackling the course, golfers can warm up at the grass-tee driving range or enlist Mahon's advice in a private lesson.
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Sunlight pours onto the exposed-brick walls of the Jowers Training Systems private training facility, where exercise rings dangle from the ceiling and colorful weights line the shelves. Throughout the week, the facility is a flurry of motion as students of all ages and fitness levels undergo high-intensity exercise routines as well as personal- and team-training sessions. Personal-training sessions adhere to the specialty program designed by certified personal trainer and fitness aficionado Jeff Jowers, who combines fat-burning exercises with nutritional guidance to banish unwanted pounds more efficiently than traditional workouts or covering yourself in helium balloons. In team-training sessions, Jowers and his staff bring the same level of intensity, adding an element of teamwork that encourages all students to celebrate each other's successes, work harder to achieve goals, and hit new personal records.
If pads and punching bags had legs, they would run far away from Advanced World Martial Art System, an expansive martial-arts facility where they suffer daily beatings in classes that range from tae kwon do to kids’ karate. Though instructors teach a variety of disciplines, nearly all of their classes split their focus between practical self-defense and total-body fitness. Take krav maga, for example. Taught by a certified law-enforcement and military trainer who was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2009, this Israeli martial art emphasizes instinctual movements that simultaneously tone muscles and keep unlawful ruffians at bay. Rather than hope for a fortuitous opening in Batman’s nightly schedule, students of all levels can take matters into their own hands with the footwork and finger locks they learn in kickboxing and jiujitsu grappling classes.
Dr. Renzo A. Zaldívar's intensive, specialized training in ophthalmic plastic surgery makes him a true expert at reconstructing and rejuvenating the eye area. At Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Consultants, he and his team mend medical and aesthetic flaws of the lids, inject beauty solutions into wrinkles, and keep tears flowing through ducts like soda through Twizzlers. Dr. Zaldívar belongs to the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, a respected and elite organization with fewer than 600 members.
Owner Sherry Koontz, a 13-year veteran of the US Army, rallies the troops at Creeks Landing Medi-Spa to fight against excess pounds and signs of aging. Under the supervision of a medical director, her experienced staff doles out HCG diet plans, appetite suppressants, and B12 injections to help clients lose stubborn inches. Their Botox and Juvéderm injections work on the beauty end, helping to diminish wrinkles or remove the evidence of using a road map for a pillow.