World-renowned course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. dreamed up the challenging layout of Mariners Landing Golf’s 18-hole, par 72 course, where players putt on bermuda grass under the watchful eye of verdant mountains. Golfers shake their Magic 8 balls to decide among five sets of tee boxes before they play through the sand trap- and pond-studded fairways, which wind through residential areas. Players can also practice swings at the driving range’s 12 hitting stations or rehearse chipping and putting on the practice green. The course’s golf professional and an assistant golf professional instruct students in the proper way to thrust and parry during a golf-club duel, and the Dew-Sweepers pro shop outfits swingers with Titleist and Nike equipment. After facing down the fairways, golfers can relax in the clubhouse restaurant with a burger and fries.
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Dr. Darlene Nigro, a doctor of osteopathic medicine and former chief medical resident at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, New Jersey, founded Bedford Medical with the vision of modernizing traditional family doctors. For nearly 20 years, the clinic has worked toward that mission by building relationships with patients and learning their medical history in order to recommend the most appropriate services. Clients and practitioners work together to beat back or preempt the pernicious armies of infirmity, including diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and skin cancer. Dr. Nigro also enhances exteriors with aesthetic procedures, including laser hair removal, Botox, and sclerotherapy and laser treatments that eradicate spider veins that embarrass patrons with their poorly acted productions of Charlotte's Web.
Helen Maxwell, owner of Bedford Yoga Center, has been practicing yoga for more than 17 years. As a registered yoga teacher, she helps her students strengthen their bodies, develop coordination, and cultivate self-awareness during private and group classes. In addition to certifications in Vinyasa flow, yin, therapeutic, and restorative yoga, Helen also has a degree from Duke Integrative Medicine and cultivates good karma by offering free gentle-chair yoga to cancer patients and their caregivers.
When Helen isn't teaching adults, she puts her ChildLight Yoga certification to good use during her children's yoga classes. These whimsical sessions incorporate storytelling, games, music, and art to foster personal growth, connectedness, and peace.
From the racks of kettlebells and iron-laden Cybex machines in the weight room to the sleek stationary bikes and treadmills in the cardio area, Lifestyle Fitness has the programs and equipment to meet the needs of every type of exerciser. Certified personal trainers also guide members through one-on-one or couples training sessions, designed to enhance general athletic performance, kick weight loss into gear, or keep students one step ahead of the city’s wild dogs. Meanwhile, music streams forth from the fitness studio, where groups engross themselves in the steps and slides of Zumba fitness, or mellow out during yoga sessions.
Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on physical well-being with a cornucopia of equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man or a random street man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength equipment or top-of-the-line cardio equipment, which features televisions and other media diversions. Even if you exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere will provide a refreshing change of pace from any meat-market gym or tough elementary-schoolyard workout. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling.