Wonder Mountain Family Fun Park sternly rebuffs boredom with two mini-golf courses and a challenging human maze. Adventurers can negotiate the twisting turns, dead ends, and elevated checkpoints of the Treasure Trap ($5/person for ages 5+) in less than 10 minutes to enter weekly drawings for cash and T-shirts or to outrun overzealous Pac-Men. Alternatively, opt for a round of mini golf ($10/adult; $8/senior or child ages 5–12) on one of two courses strewn with lush foliage, flowing waterfalls, and muttering streams. Send dimpled balls spinning across the Mountain Mania course, recently rebuilt with five new hole layouts, or test your mettle on the Nautical Nightmare course, whose challenging holes may be better suited for teens and adults than youngsters or those who depend on holes-in-one for life force.
At Family Chiropractic of Kennebunk, doctors use manual and modern investigative methods to correct imbalances in the spine and nerve system. Doctors begin by surveying the spine by hand in search of subluxations, then employ techniques such as, infrared nerve-system scanning and x-rays to create a holistic image of the spine and any imbalances. Doctors aggregate this info into a detailed care plan and match the chiropractic technique to the needs of the patient, employing specific and gentle techniques for families, newborns, and infants.
At Spurling Training Systems, coaches design and scale fitness programs to clients' goals and skill levels. In their 7,500-square-foot gym, they lead cross-training and boot-camp sessions to improve athletic conditioning. A mixed bag, those sessions include everything from flipping tractor tires and punching heavy bags to sprints, weightlifting, and resistance training. Besides group and personal-training sessions, they also provide nutritional guidance to help members meet their goals.
The teachers at Nataraja School of Yoga certainly acknowledge and harp on the importance of alignment, posture, and breath. But, to them, the ability to reconnect the mind and body is yoga’s most powerful tool. All of the instructors have passed Iyengar-influenced training in both poses and philosophy, though they lead such class styles as beginner yoga, Very Gentle yoga for seniors, and advanced practice for descendants of the Gumby family. The studio also hosts Zumba classes, a faster-paced dance-cardio workout that sometimes includes weighted sticks for added toning.
Sacred Movement Yoga's owner Kristina turned to yoga to relieve the stress of too much weight, debt, and coffee and found that her stresses melted away in the face of a burgeoning yoga practice, inspiring her to share her life-management tool with others. Along with a team of experienced instructors, Kristina leads three levels of Vinyasa-style yoga classes, guiding students through sequences of athletic poses, connected by continuous, balance-testing movements and breaths. During dance-infused fitness classes, instructors use a ballet barre to stabilize students as they perform dynamic, ballet-style movements to sculpt lean muscle. Sacred Movement's resident massage therapist performs reiki, traditional massage, and Thai-yoga treatments for patrons seeking further treatment for physical, emotional, and spirit-animal-related tension.
Shellie Morin always loved helping people, a passion that attracted her to customer-service jobs most of her adult life. It wasn’t until 2006, after her husband suggested giving massage therapy a try, that she found her true calling. Since then, Shellie has gone on to open her own massage-therapy clinic: Sense-Sational Massage. Here, she offers her expertise in five massage techniques: Swedish, bamboo-fusion, hot-stone, fibromyalgia, and seated-chair massage. Clients can choose their massage prior to their appointments, or stop in for a quick talk with Shellie, who can help them decide based on their ailments. For example, stressed clients with tension throughout their entire body may benefit from the long and flowing Swedish massage techniques, while those with fibromyalgia—like Shellie herself—can relax with a tailored session designed to lessen flare ups and decrease overall pain.
Intensity Fitness Dance Studio’s owner Vickkie Parent turned to Zumba after the tediousness of regular gym workouts started to bore her. At her studio, she helps her students avoid these types of plateaus with classes—such as dance-inspired Zumba, cardio kickboxing, and jump-rope-infused cardio—that mask a workout behind a fun activity. All of the classes that she and her fellow instructors teach can be modified to challenge veterans or ease first-timers into exercise.