During the Backwoods Challenge, runners shimmy through a tunnel of mud, step across a balance beam, army-crawl under barbed wire, and shoot through a slide before plunging into a pond. And for some of them, there isn't even a prize on the line. In addition to frequent competitive races, Backwoods Challenge also hosts fun runs and mud-run training sessions. Either way, the 5K course, which pushes bodies and minds to the brink, forces participants to confront more than 25 obstacles that test their physical prowess. Only those who aren't afraid to get down and dirty in the mud can conquer all of the manmade and natural obstacles.
Piercing drives resonate across the verdant grounds of Zephyrhills Under Par, providing sonic evidence of golf balls advancing through the 18-hole, 5,054-yard course. The par 68—sculpted in 1978—presents a relatively open layout, with extensive landing zones that encourage golfers to either test the limits of their driver or charter a last-minute plane for their swing coach.
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Dr. William Meadows is dedicated to helping his patients feel their best, inside and out. That's why he helms both the more health-oriented Meadows Medical Solutions and its fraternal twin sister practice, Elan Med Spa. Here, the doctor and his staff focus on guests' aesthetic goals, removing unwanted hair with lasers and smoothing fine lines with Botox or dermal fillers. They also specialize in weight loss programs, which combine medical exams, nutrition plans, and supplements to help clients adopt healthier lifestyles.
Eschewing traditional medical techniques and tools, Dr. Michael Duchesneau instead treats his patients at Hyperbaric Centers of Florida with one of earth's most abundant elements: pure oxygen. The gas fills individual hyperbaric-therapy chambers helping to boost the body's healing process.
The Hearing Aid Center does more than just fit patrons with the proper hearing devices. The family-owned business also offers up free services including otoscopic exams, hearing evaluations, consultations, and adjustments. This helps its patrons boost their self-confidence and resume normal activities such as attending movies and social events.