With more than 160 acres across 18 parks, the City of Woodland Community Services Department aims to better the lives of area residents through a variety of activities, facilities, and special events. Athletic adults can join up with organized sports leagues in softball, baseball, or volleyball, while kids can enjoy basketball, boxing, and even jiujitsu and fencing. A huge variety of programs for seniors are also offered, such as art classes, health and wellness sessions, and high-stakes bingo.
Knockoutz Fitness Center ushers exercisers of all backgrounds through its doors, supporting workout newbies, athletes, seniors, and bodybuilders alike with a slew of advanced equipment and a genial atmosphere. Hydraulic and free-motion machines flow alongside free weights in muscle-boosting reps, and a catalogue of cardio gear accommodates pedals, steps, and sprints.
For motivation through fellowship, workout classes in MMA/boxing and full-body boot-camp drills gather participants from a range of age groups. An onsite Max Muscle pro shop rations out supplements, and the gym's certified nutrition coach can dispense dietary tips for differentiating between good, bad, and ugly cholesterol.
The doors of the vault, licked with rust around the hinges, still stand inside the old bank. But now, instead of waiting to deposit their money, customers relax in cozy booths with platefuls of fajitas and burritos. Paco's Mexican Restaurant still exudes the aesthetic of the building?s first tenant, steeped in rich woodwork and marble flooring. The cooks include on the menu classic Mexican dishes, from pork simmered in a mild green sauce to tilapia that is hand-battered, deep-fried, and stuffed inside a taco. Even in the early-morning hours the kitchen staff is hard at work, pairing chorizo with eggs and serving breakfast burritos to guests.
The signature workouts at Pilates for Bodies stretch "beyond the core" with dynamic group routines that blend strength training with aerobic conditioning. The instructors helm a lively regimen for full-body toning, segueing through fast-paced maneuvers such as snap crunches and pelvis pushups to engage the entire muscular system. Students practice atop sprung, joint-friendly floors as sunlight illuminates the brightly painted yellow and blue walls and destroys any vampires masquerading as regular people. With three levels of class difficulty, ranging from just a little difficult to challenging, they can test their physical limits from the safety of their respective comfort zones.
Once upon a time, Swanson's Cleaners technicians would begin their days by firing up irons, stirring starches, and strapping on roller skates. The business was once one of the largest dry-cleaning facilities west of the Mississippi, the epicenter of Salvin Swanson's vast dry-cleaning empire—an empire packed with Sacramento's laundry, even the chain mail of its knights. To get the job of all this weighty laundry done, staffers needed their own wheels, plus wheels for their hampers.
Now helmed by the third generation of Swansons, the business has grown to 15 locations. In these locations, the team launders and dry-cleans garments with the eco-friendly Revive system, which uses a gentle, odorless, and antibacterial solution made from organic ingredients. Ever mindful of the earth and the community, Swanson's Cleaners recycles its hangers and plastic bags and has collected more than 27,000 coats for local children in need through its Coats for Kids program.