The ACE-certified instructors at Endurance Fitness, Metro Family Fitness, and Viking Fitness help clients overhaul their health with up-to-date fitness equipment and a lineup of motivating group fitness classes. Build endurance and test out newly added extra limbs by completing circuits on cardiovascular and weight-resistance training machines available at all locations. Exercisers pump body pistons on a cadre of treadmills and elliptical trainers or heft towers of weights pilled atop Nautilus and Body Masters pin selectors. Some gym locations distract athletes from nagging muscles with cardio entertainment stations, where suspended flat-screen TVs cheer them on with their favorite shows and repeat broadcasts of the Coach opening sequence.
Dr. Elizabeth Brieden wants potential patients to know that chiropractic medicine doesn’t just tend to back and neck pain. In her 21 years as a licensed chiropractor, she has used her skills to treat soft- and hard-tissue problems, fibromyalgia, allergies, insomnia, headaches, and other ailments. From Cornerstone Chiropractic & Wellness Center's ultra-modern facility, she and her team perform such healing modalities as chiropractic adjustments, therapeutic exercise, and cooling cryotherapy, which numbs the body to reduce muscle spasms in quadriceps that get too excited when they see a pair of running shoes. The clinic also offers chiropractic massage, which can augment the effects of Dr. Brieden's treatments by removing toxins, improving circulation, and increasing flexibility.
The Boat Docs’s fleet of professional boat mechanics addresses a number of boat-related issues with a bevy of services. Engine maintenance and tune-ups ensure that motors run smoothly and boat winterization readies vessels for colder climes. They also offer boat-detailing and bottom-painting services so owners can keep hulls looking good for passing scuba divers and mermaids with art-history degrees.
The Mind Body Studio's instructors believe that physical and mental balance can be achieved at varying speeds. From the slow, deliberate poses of hot yoga to the lively, energized dance steps of Zumba, their fitness programs forge an increased connectivity between muscles and minds. The certified instructors correct students' Pilates positioning aboard mats and Reformers, and Active Isolated Stretching sessions help them ease tension in connective tissues. The group and private classes accommodate guests of all skill levels, who can later impress the onsite massage therapist with their ability to infinitely hold the napping human yoga pose.
Though the layout is welcoming to all golfers—from weekend warriors to players with scratch handicaps—danger is never far at Rattle Run Golf Course. Pine forests are an ever-present threat, lurking just outside the primary cut of rough, beyond most of the greens, and in flashbacks triggered by pine-scented air fresheners. Meanwhile, 78 bunkers and several water hazards enter the picture on 15 of the 18 holes, ensnaring many golfers who play more aggressively than skill and conditions permit. On the other hand, those golfers who can keep their golf balls on the short grass likely find these rugged natural features to be picturesque, and choose to admire their beauty over drinks on the clubhouse's wrap-around balcony.
Jennifer Gray puts her 15 years of fitness-industry experience to use formulating goal-oriented programs for women. Gray begins with a healthy helping of circuit weight training and kickboxing before adding a pinch of Pilates, a dash of yoga for flexibility, and a sprinkling of belly dancing for core strengthening. She also strives to help clients develop nutritionally sound eating habits, giving them the tools to avoid fatty, bad-for-you foods such as processed meats and deep-fried statues of Grover Cleveland.