Glowing neon-red-and-blue wall accents complement the staff members' bright attitudes at American Bodyworks gyms. They strive to make connections with each member, remembering their names and favorite prime numbers, as they guide them through rows of cardio equipment?each with an attached LCD TV screen?and strength-training machines affixed with illustrations on their use. Guests can work out in the daytime hours or swipe their membership key for nighttime access, pushing through free-weight reps while personal trainers sleep inside their resistance-band cocoons. Amenities such as childcare, tanning, and group classes round out the gym services at several American Bodyworks locations.
The 18-hole course at St. Andrews Country Club drapes over 400 acres of countryside, demanding precise ball placement and keen focus as players navigate its two distinct sides. Course superintendent Heath Hammond keeps a meticulous watch over the conditions of the bermuda fairways and bentgrass greens, ensuring they stay not only pleasing to the eye but also lush enough for comfortable celebratory somersaults. Players choose from five separate sets of tees to start their round, rendering the course as long as 6,629 yards from the back tees but enjoyable for golfers of all ability levels. On the front nine, players must exhibit precise control over shots as they wind through the course's residential portion. The game relaxes on the back nine as it winds through open spaces dotted with handsome trees and allows players to unleash power. Before a round or during practice sessions, golfers can hone their strokes on St. Andrews' two-tiered driving range. A chipping green, a sand trap, and a bentgrass putting green round out the practice area's offerings, allowing players to re-create actual course conditions.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par-72 course * Total length of 6,629 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 71.7 from the back tees * Course slope of 135 from the back tees * Five sets of tees per hole
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers during group riding sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen abs with core-building classes, fuse Pilates and yoga during Centergy classes, and amp up heart rates with the pulsating Latin-dance moves of Zumba routines. Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated by only showing Gatorade commercials.
A fleet of dentists and oral surgeons at various dental offices have banded together with one aim: to keep Georgians' smiles as bright and healthy as possible. Managed by the same business, each Dental Practice Group of Atlanta office has its own name and staff. Patients at each location recline in comfy chairs as licensed dentists and experienced technicians remove excess plaque, inspect gums for signs of disease, and x-ray chompers for cavities. Available at every office, Venus White teeth-whitening treatments improve upon pearly whites' luminescence and ability to serve as a projection surface for miniature film festivals.
The founder of Premier Workouts, certified trainer Prince Wilson, is determined to help his clients feel the excitement that comes with transforming their bodies into their most fit, athletic selves. Passionate about motivating, encouraging, and pushing people to change their lives and exceed what they thought they could do, Prince Wilson offers intense one-on-one personal training sessions, small group training, boot camp classes, and fat-shredding ab classes. In each session, he combines strength training with cardio moves, helping clients burn fat and build muscle quicker than they might be able to if working out alone or with a friendly tortoise.
Kim, the owner of Letz Get Fit, has seen it before: a new exerciser arrives at her facility feeling hesitant but, after working out, leaves feeling confident and accomplished. That's due in large part to the atmosphere Kim and her team have created. It's one in which everyone feels welcomed no matter their ability level. Those vibes carry through the facility's spinning classes, Latin music–inspired Zumba classes, and Z-Spin classes, which incorporate Zumba moves and stationary cycling. To make visits all the more accommodating, Letz Get Fit also supplies its exercisers with water and towels.