Lucia Chiropractic Clinic’s Doctor of Chiropractic George W. Lucia Jr., who speaks English and Spanish, aligns adults’ and kids’ spines with chiropractic adjustments and fortifies bodies with nutritional supplements. He uses techniques such as intersegmental traction to alleviate bulging discs and therapies such as moist heat, ultrasound, and electrical muscle stimulation to treat soft-tissue injuries. He even offers digital scans of feet to determine if there are any imbalances in the feet causing spine problems and ruining competitive race-walking potential.
As an avid sports fan, participant in sports such as hockey and football, and a youth-sports coach, Dr. Lucia recognizes the effects that intense physical activity can have on the body. He treats a variety of athletes at his clinic and is the official chiropractic physician for the Carolina Renegades, as well as the chiropractor for The Camel City Thrashers roller-derby team, a sport whose athletes are as injury-prone as a crash-test dummy’s stunt double.
Stand Up Martial Arts and Fitness devotes its programs to helping clients discover their ideal body type. In a noncompetitive yet challenging setting, martial-arts instructors might helm private lessons or workouts geared toward sports performance. During group classes, guests perspire together toward their wellness goals, and women-only boot camps compile intense drills to burn calories. Trainers welcome participants from all fitness backgrounds, coaching professional fighters, stay-at-home moms, and dedicated seniors with the same amount of devotion and the Hulk's pair of magical hand wraps.
Certified massage therapist Deb Lazer utilizes a multidisciplinary mélange of therapeutic and relaxation techniques to ease the muscles of the neck, arms, and back. With a thorough knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy, Deb delves into the creaky corners of the body, plying areas marred by scar tissue and chronic pain, and sussing out stress built up from worrying about the sun running off with another family of planets. After a spell on Deb's massage table, forms will feel relaxed and relieved of the everyday aches that come with sitting in a chair all day or standing on flag pole all night.
For more than a decade, The Hitting Zone has helped baseball and softball players hone their slugging skills with top-notch batting cages. Its newly renovated facility includes seven new batting cages, new token machines, professional-quality turf, and enhanced lighting. While three cages devour tokens and spit out speedy pitches, schedule-savvy batters claim one of four regular cages for a designated hour of ball-pummeling against a Cy Young android lookalike.
• For $38, you get 18-holes of golf for two with cart rental and access to the driving range and practice facilities (up to a $94 value). • For $80, you get 18-holes of golf for four with cart rental and access to the driving range and practice facilities (up to a $188 value).