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.
Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on their physical well-being with a cornucopia of fitness equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength and cardio equipment, which features built-in TVs and other media diversions. For those who exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere welcomes patrons of all ability levels, unlike schoolyard dodge-ball squads. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling.
For a dose of custom advice, patrons can seek out a personal-training session with a certified coach, who helps them assess and address their fitness goals. Clients reap the benefit of individual attention as a personal trainer helps them tackle weight loss, prepare for an arm-wrestling competition, or unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.
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.
LiveWell Wellness Center's Doctors of Chiropractic—Patrick Komeshak and Danny Mosley—treat patients with the LiveWell System, a holistic approach developed to lead patients toward optimal physical, chemical, and emotional health. At this complete wellness center, Drs. Komeshak and Mosley also help patients obtain their heal and wellness goals using a variety of state-of-the-art tools and services. Chiropractic correction realigns the skeletal architecture using techniques that are gentle enough for everyone from newborn babies to senior citizens. Ensconced in one of seven warmly lit private treatment rooms, massage therapists return sore necks and backs to a state of tranquility as they knead out knots and stress, and nutritional experts provide patients with recommendations for dietary supplements. From pain-relief to weight loss to general wellness, the LiveWell team works together to help customers reach their goals and obtain peace of mind.
At CrossFit MetroEast, certified CrossFit coaches design different workouts each day, which blend exercises from various fitness disciplines such as gymnastics, weightlifting, plyometrics, cardio, and strength training. Athletes may be tasked with lifting weights, running, or rowing, or working out with equipment such as ropes, tires, and kettlebells.
Lotus Arts Studio's classes are a medley of swinging hips, frolicking feet, and flittering fingers. Owner Lauren Haas, a professional belly dancer, shares her Egyptian-style training with students who are interested in belly dancing and possess their own bellies. Highly skilled yoga instructors help yogis and neophyte benders pose, stretch, and sweat while Zumba, the Latin-inspired cardio dance class, spicies up stale workout routines and Bollywood classes fuse classical Indian dance styles with popular Western styles. At Lotus, wallflowers learn to gleefully waltz, tango, cha-cha, and bunny hop onto dance floors, as classes are ideal for individuals with no dance experience or more than one left foot. Registration is required and classes convene once a week. Check out the class schedule for a full list of classes and times.