With more than three decades as a marine biologist tucked under his waders, Dr. Joe Richardson has studied beaches from Nova Scotia to the Bahamas, but he still never ceases to marvel at the diversity of Tybee Island’s shores. The widely published professor emeritus of marine sciences at Savannah State University delights in sharing his knowledge about these lively shores, and to that end hosts walking tours for groups of all ages that incorporate conversation and hands-on activities. As his followers comb their fingers and toes through the sand of the beaches and inlets, they search for fossilized shark teeth and animals that Dr. Joe helps identify. He also discusses the tides, sand layers, local marine life, and which creatures eat with salad forks or soup spoons. Along the rock jetty, groups splash into tide pools to learn about the intertidal zone and the ways animals adapt to this habitat, then help Dr. Joe collect live specimens for a field aquarium by pulling in a 50-foot beach seine net and examining the fish and crabs caught in its weave. Lucky guests can glimpse the sleek fins of dolphins, and curious ones can ask Dr. Joe about his research projects, current ecological concerns, and how mermaids keep their fingers from getting pruny.
The YMCA is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. That?s because a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. All of our YMCA of Coastal Georgia locations embody these three values so that everyone regardless of age, gender or income is given the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive at the Y. With a variety of group fitness classes ranging from Zumba to family fit nights, spin classes to TRX and everything in between, you?re sure to find what you?re looking for at the YMCA! Our staff pumps up adult fitness regimens with aquatic fitness and boot-camp classes, basketball courts, personal-training sessions and so much more. We?ve also filled our fitness centers with free weights, cardio equipment, and weight machines. When they?re not helping adults trim down waistlines during Brazilian-jujitsu, cycling, and aerobics classes, staff members are getting back in touch with their inner children. They stimulate imagination, mental development, and growth as they lead children?s day camps, after-school programs, and numerous sports offerings.
During their years spent working as fitness trainers, Drew and Shazi Edmonds have trained clients from all walks of life—from busy moms to brawny athletes to reality-TV star Ruby Gettinger. They bring their passion for fitness and years of experience to Train Me 24/7, where they guide clients toward slimmer and stronger selves through one-on-one and small-group training sessions. Drew and Shazi also conduct boot-camp classes, leading students through high-intensity workouts of strength, cardio, and core-training exercises.
After three weeks on Slender in Savannah's Contour laser treatment schedule, clients may marvel at their reduced cellulite and slimmer frame. Serving Savannah and nearby communities with the latest in body contouring technology, Slender in Savannah's staff wield lasers that target the fat cells that cause cellulite's dimpled appearance, spurring them to release their contents, which are then naturally metabolized. This reduces the appearance of cellulite on the skin and tightens the frame in problem areas, such as the thighs. To further weight loss, the staff can recommend a diet and exercise plan. In addition, LED light facials even out skin tone, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and help treat acne.
The trainers at Xtreme Performance Fitness tailor-make fitness regimens with their clients’ goals in mind. Personal trainers help their charges shed stubborn pounds by not only challenging them in the gym, but also holding them accountable in the kitchen. They explain the proper amount of calories clients should consume to lose weight, including how many should be devoted to protein, fat, and carbs. Once that's taken care of, they turn their focus back to exercise, unleashing intense cardiovascular and strength-training routines. For those seeking an extra boost of encouragement, group fitness classes promise similar results but in a collaborative group environment.
Each one of Anytime Fitness?s more than 2,700 coed fitness clubs grant 24-hour secured access to state-of the-art weight and cardio equipment and sessions of group fitness. The locations in Savannah and Pooler showcase exercise machines from manufacturers such as Precor, with treadmills and ellipticals sporting monitors for watching TV. The fitness emporium's staff of certified trainers lead group fitness classes or personal training sessions customized to the results of body-composition analyses. The staff are always friendly, making anytime an inviting place to train.