As skaters glide across Glenwood Roller Rink’s polished hardwood, the lights flashing over their heads might as well belong to a time machine. That’s how convincingly the rink captures the essence of those carefree days when you first held hands in couples skate or landed your first flawless triple axel. A team of DJs keeps things festive throughout roller-skating sessions for all ages, pumping out upbeat tunes to fuel the nightly festivities. They wisely opt for a soundtrack tinged with soul on themed nights for adults.
Established in 1973, today’s Club has grown into a full-service facility with amenities & programs that rival any commercial health club. As such it has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Tennis Welcome Centers in the U.S. & as the Chicago Southland’s Best Health & Sports Facility since 1996.
We are an indoor climbing gym that specializes in teaching new climbers, and helping experienced climbers reach new levels. We have many different types of terrain from slabs to overhangs to roofs, and set routes for all abilities from beginner to expert.
With more than 20 years as a licensed chiropractor, Dr. Ralph Kruse knows how to treat the spine. But unlike most chiropractors, he can also heal rotator cuff injuries, tendonitis, bursitis, and other musculoskeletal conditions. That's because the doctor also brings professional certification in chiropractic orthopedics to the table, rounding out a career spent not only treating his own patients, but also authoring scientific studies on spinal issues and prenatal back pain.
At his office, Dr. Kruse specializes in a manipulation called Cox Flexion-Distraction, which uses a special table to gently adjust each vertebra and help treat a number of spinal conditions and disc problems. He also treat sports injuries with kinesio taping, a process that uses special tape to lift the skin and reduce inflammation. The center also has a holistic side—both Dr. Kruse and his chiropractic colleague, Dr. Olding, are also trained in acupuncture. They merge these skills with the training of four licensed massage therapists and a muscle-activation-technique specialist to heal patients inside and out with a number of full-body treatments. Once the doctors have treated the source of pain, the team can also customize an exercise program to reestablish balance and strengthen muscles.
Founded in 1901 and given a facelift by prolific course architect Donald Ross two decades later, Ravisloe Country Club's 18-hole, par 70 course cleaves through tree-lines and sandtraps for a challenging, 6,321-yard layout. Golfers should spend extra time at the driving range or golf-cart-lifting area to prepare for the round: they'll face the course's most difficult hole at the second tee box. A 535-yard par-five, number two threads a narrow fairway through mounded rough, fairway bunkers, and trees. The same hazards pop up again throughout the layout, which also features water hazards on three holes.
The ancient course is not the only feature that speaks to Ravisloe's rich history. The Club's Spanish Mission-style architecture winds the clock back to the 1920s—when it was constructed—with stucco walls and a roof constructed of adobe shingles.
Herbalist and licensed clinical massage therapist Marguerite Wright offers natural healing solutions to help clients get to the roots of their health issues, such as stress, insomnia, or depression. She offers a variety of massages, including Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, aromatherapy, and sports. She also offers herbal supplements, essential oils, and homeopathics.