For the husband-and-wife team Keith Taylor and Erin Sullivan-Taylor, working out isn't just for looking good in a swimsuit. The high stresses of Keith's former role working with emotionally and mentally impaired children triggered his rapid weight gain, leaving him weighing more than 400 pounds. Separately, Erin struggled with depression while dealing with the loss of her late husband. At different times and for different reasons, they both turned to exercise to overcome their obstacles—Keith shedding more than 200 pounds through spinning, and Erin noticing significant changes in her mood and attitude through yoga and Pilates.
When they met, they inspired each other to fully dedicate themselves to their shared passion of helping others lead healthy and stress-free lives, opening their own studio, Fusion Pilates and Yoga. With the aid of a team of Pilates and yoga instructors, the pair offers more than 50 classes each week—including yoga, Pilates, and spinning—to help students of all experience levels achieve their health and wellness goals in a judgment-free atmosphere.
The experienced instructors at Haverhill Farms forge respectful bonds between humans and horses while cultivating basic riding skills. Situated on 35 acres of windswept meadows and serene forests, Haverhill Farms welcomes riders of all skill levels for year-round use of its facilities. Two large outdoor and two indoor rings set the stage for professional instruction, which ranges from beginning horsemanship lessons to advanced jumping and dressage. The indoor rings feature heated observation rooms, giving onlookers a great vantage point from which to observe teachers demonstrating how to control the steed's stride and speed. Students also learn proper horse care, as well as how to use tongue clicks to signal sightings of undercover donkeys in search of work.
Droves of Segways meander past historic homes, factories, and miles of parks during Seg Adventures's Plymouth Area tours. On the list of sites to see is the Wilcox House, whose scandalous history is revealed during guided tours. Segway riders can free roam as well, exploring the city's attractions, markets, and public restrooms with a self-guided tour that lasts up to 90 minutes. Free roam sites include the Daisy Air Rifle–headquarters or the Alter Motor Car–factory.
At Hartland Glen Golf Course, players delight in the myriad challenges presented by two 18-hole championship courses. The older North Course wastes no time in showcasing its difficult design, as the second hole is guarded by four sand bunkers and a mischievous water hazard that has been an outspoken advocate for swimming floaties for four decades. The South Course has a slightly shorter layout that demands precise shots with tight, tree-lined fairways.
Players can work on their form at the practice chipping area and two putting greens or at the all-grass driving range. Professional instructors can improve swing mechanics during private and group lessons, and the staff at the club’s pro shop stands ready to arm players with the latest gear from top brands such as Nike, Titleist, and Wilson. After rounds of golf or flagstick javelin, golfers can refuel with casual grill food and libations at the clubhouse restaurant.