The medical professionals at PPWI aim to prevent or quickly detect signs of cervical cancer by emphasizing regular screenings. Simple Pap tests search for problems, and the health centers can also perform colposcopies to further investigate and remove potentially problematic cells. By removing precancerous cells from the cervix, medical professionals can often prevent harm before the cancer develops. PPWI does not turn away any patient seeking treatment, but the organization relies on outside donations to fund services for women who do not have insurance.
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in kinesiology exercise science, ACE-certified trainer and Fit Fun Bootcamps founder Dustin Maher designed MamaTone Fitness to help moms vanquish weight gain after childbirth. Inspired by his own mother—who cooked his siblings and him healthful meals but rarely had enough time to exercise—Maher strives to imbue his clients with the motivation to do both. Whether training new moms, moms-to-be, dads who had moms, or curiously fast sons whose moms found them in the middle of a Kansas corn field climbing out of a spaceship, his group classes and boot camps immerse participants in a full-body workout with moral support from neighboring exercisers.
Patricia Regner, a devoted mother with an MBA, has something else up her sleeve: she’s also the founder and owner of Miss Pole. After deciding that her life needed some serious changes, Patricia enrolled in pole-dancing classes and was so inspired, so enthusiastic, and so dramatically altered that she decided every woman should have the opportunity to feel confident, strong, and sexy. Hence Miss Pole was born.
At Miss Pole, she leads classes that explores fitness and physically challenging aspects of pole dancing fitness. She leads beginner, intermediate, and advanced pole-dancing classes that cover hundreds of moves that tone the entire body. Other classes include lap dancing, burlesque, and sexy/sassy stretching.
With more than 30 years of kid-entertaining experience, The Little Gym provides a safe, noncompetitive environment for wee ones to exercise their brains and bodies. The membership features a month of weekly classes and other activities, including tumbling, dance, sports, and parent-child yodeling. Kids enjoy gymnastics programs that cater to differing ages, levels of muscle development, and hatred of vegetables. Each session's hands-on activities keep the indefatigable energy motors of little tykes revving, facilitate bonding, and boost listening skills, attention spans, and confidence. Additionally, youngsters ages 4 months to 3 years glean social and intellectual know-how from the professionally developed parent-child program, learning how to count to 10 and why it's not nice to throw pudding at the mailman.
More than 15 years ago, Wisconsin-based Kinni Creek Lodge and Outfitters Wisconsin introduced everyday people of all ages and walks of life to the unspoiled forests and sparkling blue waters of the Kinnickinnic River valley. What began as a nature outpost offering guests six rental canoes and three rooms, soon expanded into a spacious resort with a fleet of 100 kayaks.
Today, Kinni Creek is spread across 180 feet of private, scenic shoreline along the Kinnickinnic River. The resorts boasts 100 kayaks for rent, a fly shop and fly-fishing school, and vacation cottage and fly-fishing lodge. Everyone from corporate camping outings to students and youth groups to families of vacationers commune with nature as they kayak past the bluffs and prairies of the Kinni, fly-fish for trout, or relax in a rustic bed-and-breakfast chalet.
The rooms also exude their own sense of eco-friendly character. Its owners lluminate rooms with energy saving light bulbs, recycle and compost when possible, and use clothes lines for solar drying.
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Every club in a golfer’s bag makes an appearance at the Fox Hills Resort Golf Course, whose 45 fairways sprawl over 500 acres. The resort boasts an 18-hole Scottish-links-style course—The National—where touring professionals including Bob Hope have navigated through sculpted mounds and double greens designed by Ed Locke. The course’s 16 acres of water hazards force players to aim with precision to avoid sailing their golf carts after sunken balls.
Encircling the resort lodges nearby, the three 9-hole Fox Creek courses unfurl parkland-style fairways lined by villas and quietly weeping willows. A sprinkling of aquatic hazards keeps novices on their toes, but players can gear up for these challenges with lessons from experts such as the club’s head golf pro Josh Redo. Before tackling any of the resort’s courses, clubbers can warm up at a driving range with 70 hitting stations.
Golfers enjoy a bevy of dining options before or after rounds, including The 19th Hole Bar & Grill, where they can grab a quick brat or white-cheddar-cheese curds. The Willowview Restaurant invites diners to make reservations before tucking into steak or prime rib, and the Benchwarmers Sports Bar welcomes guests to sip a foamy brew while watching the game, lounging on an outdoor deck, or knitting a new head cover for their favorite sand wedge.
The National Course at a Glance:
Fox Creek Course at a Glance: