The sinuous fairways of Whiteford Valley Golf Club's stretch across two 18-hole and one 9-hole championship-caliber courses, which roam across a rolling, emerald expanse dotted with creeks, ponds, and mature timbers. The east course, which houses the Foot-Golf course, tunnels through stands of towering trees, placing accurate tee shots and a familiarity with squirrel vernacular at a premium. The north course likewise rolls across hilly, tree-lined terrain, though water hazards play a more prominent role throughout, made evident by the first green, which is entirely fringed by a rippling pond.
Long hitters or golfers trying to make amends to recently neglected drivers can take to the west course, which packs dense tree lines into the Club's longest layout, at 7,016 yards.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn up to 500 calories with each go-round.
If you know that Marco Iagulli has earned two bodybuilding trophies and competed in 200-mile bike races, it may come as a surprise that his original career path wasn't "nationally recognized personal trainer." After getting his associate's degree in electromechanical engineering and doing extensive research in exercise science and nutrition, he realized he could apply his engineering and physics knowledge to developing safe, technically correct exercises. Now the owner of Powerline Personal Fitness, Marco and his staff lead exercisers through original workout routines such as Scorpion group fitness, which amps up the intensity while lowering the risk of injury. Powerline's personal trainers also work one-on-one with clients to help them reach their fitness goals, whether to lose weight quickly or improve their conditioning as an athlete.
I teach Boot Camp Fitness Classes and do small group training out of my own studio in Sylvania. My clients range in age from 12 to 80. My emphasis is on functional training and exercises that can improve mobility, strength, posture, and energy levels. I make exercise challenging yet fun.
At Harmony in Life, which the Toledo City Paper named Toledo's Best Yoga Studio in 2010, certified yoga instructor Tammy Warren guides bodies through gentle yoga, a calming Vinyasa flow class. Within a tranquil studio bedecked in twinkling light strands, Tammy emphasizes breath control and body alignment to combat stress and ensure symmetrical snow angels. Tammy also varies each joint-soothing posture to accommodate diverse levels of pliability. Gentle yoga classes aim to improve posture, enhance strength, and increase concentration for a productive day of teaching parakeets to swear. Peruse the full yoga schedule here.