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At Lakeland Fitness & Golf we want your health and wellness to be a lasting investment and we are dedicated to your success! Our front desk staff, personal trainers, and fitness class instructors are here to help all individuals of any fitness level meet their unique goals. Welcome to a Healthier You!
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🔲 Make a plan: Be specific about your goals and what you want to achieve. Make sure your goals are realistically achievable and are measurable over time.
🔲 Mark your calendar: Make room in your schedule, put it on your calendar, and stick with it! Treat it like an appointment, if you have to cancel then reschedule. Those who are consistent right from the start are more likely to succeed!
🔲 Stay hydrated: Invest in a reusable water bottle and keep it with you throughout the day. Staying hydrated will keep you from getting fatigued, will boost performance, and support mental clarity. Plus, it's more eco-friendly than a toss-away bottle!
🔲 Start a 5-minute morning routine: Starting your morning with a quick routine of stretches and warm-ups will set you up for a fantastic day, reduce tension, and fill you with energy.
🔲 Take a fitness class: Fitness classes are a fun way to supplement your workout routine. It keeps your gym time social and is a cost-effective way to access professional fitness training.
🔲 Learn something new: Try out a new piece of equipment or exercise every week! This will keep your gym routine fresh and will keep your body from hitting the dreaded plateau.
🔲 Track your goals: Keep a notebook or digital log of your workout and progress. This will let you know if you are on track with your goals and seeing your progress over time is a great motivator!
🔲 Repeat! Your health is a lifelong investment!
Join us, Saturday, June 25th at Lakeland Fitness & Golf for our official grand opening celebration and member appreciation day! Two years ago we faced the difficult challenge of opening a new business during a pandemic. With social gathering limitations postponing an initial grand opening we carefully eased into opening operations fully to the community over time. Now...View
Do you have kids or a child who needs something fun and constructive to do this summer? Lakeland Fitness and Golf is now offering a Summer Junior Golf Camp and would love to have your kids join us! We will be hosting a 5-week camp done in our state-of-the-art golf facility, with the 5th week being a live round out on a local course!View
The Lakeland Fitness & Golf team is so THANKFUL for its members that we are offering a program called Community Classes. Community classes are a way we can give back to you, our valued members. Each month will be dedicated to an employment category or lifestyle we would like to honor and give thanks to! Those members can enjoy a FREE fitness class of their choosing!View
Join us and Phileas Fogg for a Jules Verne inspired adventure based on the 1873 classic “Around the World in 80 Days”! We need your help to circumnavigate the globe before our deadline on April 6th if you dare accept this challenge. Starting January 17th we will begin our journey...View
Mission: The LFG Men’s league is being established this year to provide all interested men in our community, regardless of their golfing skills, the opportunity to improve their golfing abilities, increase their knowledge of the game, be able to play friendly competition, and enjoy playing golf in an atmosphere of fun fellowship. Starting the week of November 22ndView
Mission: The LFG Women's league is being established this year to provide all interested ladies in our community, regardless of their golfing skills, the opportunity to improve their golfing abilities, increase their knowledge of the game, and enjoy playing golf in an atmosphere of fun fellowship. From Now through Spring!View
Do you have what it takes to WIN the November Check-In Challenge? During the month of November Lakeland Fitness and Golf is rewarding your healthy habits! And the key to developing healthy habits? Frequency and consistency! The three members with the most check-ins by the end of the month will WIN Lakeland Fitness and Golf gift certificates!View
The 5:45 am group fitness class will be having a core progression challenge. This challenge is for any ability. Workouts will include progression moves to develop your ability to do a plank hold. Over the 8 classes held on Monday and Wednesday leading up to Thanksgiving Day, we will evolve into a full 2-minute plank hold. You will gain support and strength. Give it a try!View
Let’s face it, whether real or perceived, life seems to move faster now than ever before. The hustle and bustle of most people’s lives has created certain associated behaviors. Drive by a Starbucks® any morning and the demands for generating alertness, high energy levels, and optimal cognition throughout the day are obvious. In order to stay ahead in professional environments, more and more people are beginning to follow...View
Today, June 29th, 2021, marks our one year anniversary and we are so grateful to have had the pleasure of being warmly welcomed into the Northwoods community! This past year has been truly eventful from traversing social distancing and enduring the mask mandate, to now being fully operational including showers! Thank you for your generous patience and understanding as we worked together to make this facility a welcoming environment.View
PGA golfers and introductory players alike know how complex and complicated a golf swing truly is. During a swing, a golfer uses all segments of their body and a nearly full range of motion. Not to mention the added stress and risk of injury from the incredible acceleration followed by a sudden deceleration of the body.View
Have you ever wanted to run a 5K but found the task too daunting or had no idea where to start? A 5K is a perfect race for beginner runners or fitness beginners in general. It will give you a well-deserved feeling of accomplishment and will provide you with the motivation you need to keep your fitness journey moving forward!View
Over the next 65 days, Lakeland Fitness and Golf is going to Dublin! From January 12th until St. Patrick’s day the Lakeland Fitness and Golf community will be walking, running, or biking a collective total of 3552 miles directly from Minocqua, Wi to Dublin, Ireland. As a group, we need to travel at least 55 miles a day to get to Dublin in time for St. Patrick's day...View
Some health experts are seeing the glass half full when it comes to enjoying a pint after work or after a workout in terms of potential health benefits. Many sources have 'brewed' over the topic, even making the argument that Guinness stout triumphs over other beers when it comes to comparing health factors. Sources such as CNN Health and Insider have debated this issue...View
It’s that time of year once again... when many seek to turn over a new leaf and better themselves in various ways by pursuing a self-prescribed New Year Resolution. January through February represents the time of the year many new faces will show up in gyms nationwide as people pursue the annual “it’s going to happen this year” bodymake-overplan. Unfortunately, by the time April graces our calendars most of these new faces disappear due to unfulfilled and often unrealistic goals. The reality is most people do not like to work out, and only consider it because they understand it is good for them. A major problem is a lack of knowledge, a lack of realistic thought process, and a lack of a support plan. Negative behaviors are what has created the problems, so it is positive behaviors that are needed to fix them.View
Next week's tournament will be played at the Aviara Golf Club. Play your 9 holes anytime between November 9th and 15th for a chance to WIN cash payouts! "Named by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine as one of the best resort golf courses in America, Aviara Golf Club overlooks the Batiquitos Lagoon nature preserve in beautiful Carlsbad, California."View
It's not too late to become a Founding Member but time is running out! All 6 month and 12 month prepaid memberships instantly receive exclusive benefits for the lifetime of their membership! Sign up before this ONE TIME offer runs out. Remaining spots are limited! See what exclusive benefits you could be enjoying!View
Mission: The LFG Men’s league is being established this year to provide all interested men in our community, regardless of their golfing skills, the opportunity to improve their golfing abilities, increase their knowledge of the game, be able to play friendly competition, and enjoy playing golf in an atmosphere of fun fellowship.View
Mission: The LFG Ladies league is being established this year to provide all interested ladies in our community, regardless of their golfing skills, the opportunity to improve their golfing abilities, increase their knowledge of the game, and enjoy playing golf in an atmosphere of fun fellowship.View
There’s something FREE for everyone! Guests can try everything Lakeland Fitness and Golf has to offer for FREE! Get a full tour of the facility, meet our incredibly friendly staff, and have fun working out! And get a chance for prize drawings during the open house! Current members can get FREE Merchandise for referring new members! Tell your friends, neighbors, dentists, florists...View
Last week, July 13th, kicked off the first Lakeland Fitness and Golf Junior Golf Camp! This three-day event was a fun filled learning experience for youth golfers ages 6 to 14 of varying skill levels. The junior golfers received hands-on instruction from our golf professional, Scott Howard, and golf assistant, Kailey Godfrey, using our four TruGolf simulators and indoor putting green.View
Paradise Palms Resort & Country Club is one of Australia’s best and most challenging courses, and offers a combination of blanketing fairways, winding creeks, six lakes, narrow rolling greens, and 94 bunkers. This 18-hole golf course was ranked in the Top 50 Public Courses in Australia by Golf Digest.View
Experience the Links Portmarnock, a traditional links-style course on the rugged shores of Ireland. Located minutes away from downtown Dublin, the course was built on the grounds of the Jameson Estate of St. Marnocks. The course was designed by Bernhard Langer and Stan Eby and has hosted both professional and amateur events.View
PGA National is one of the toughest courses regularly played on the PGA Tour. The “Bear Trap,” a 3-hole stretch including 15, 16, and 17, was named in honor of Jack Nicklaus, who said, “it should all be won or lost here.” Nicklaus believes that, “even if golf balls went for a thousand yards, the Bear Trap will stand the test, no matter what the equipment is.”View
Near Hutchinson, Kansas is a world-renowned course with a style of play that belies its location. Prairie Dunes Country Club, a links-style golf course located in the middle of America, will rival the best tracks of the British Isles. It was opened in 1937, and has been widely considered one the best courses in the world ever since.View
Founded by Sir James McBain in 1895 and designed by Alister Mackenzie, Royal Melbourne is a 36-hole championship golf facility in Black Rock, Victoria. Known for its dramatic undulation, fertile soil, and natural appearance, the West Course highlights the natural beauty of Melbourne.View
Founded in 1878 by a few enthusiasts, Royal Troon Golf Club soon outgrew its purely local reputation. Now, you have the chance to experience what many consider to be the most demanding course on the Open Championship rota with E6 CONNECT. The Old Course has hosted the Open Championship 9 times, most recently in 2016.View
Situated in the western foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Sand Ridge features gently rolling countryside, dramatic elevation changes, unique wetlands, and a plentiful mix of mature hardwoods. Sand Ridge was the first course in Ohio certified as an Audubon International Signature Wildlife Sanctuary. The course has hosted numerous qualifiers, including the U.S. Open, the Senior and Junior Amateur, and the NCAA Division I Men’s Regional Qualifier.View
The Seaside Course at Sea Island Resort is home to the RSM Classic, and is a must-play for any serious golfer. Seaside is a links-style course that features ocean views and complex greens. This challenging course rewards players who carefully select their shots and who have the ability to recover as they wind through the marsh and forest.View
Located in Golf Canyon, Arizona, Superstition Mountain: The Prospector Course is praised as being one of the most spectacular and dramatic golf courses in the Southwest. Tom Weiskopf, winner of 16 PGA Tour Titles once said, “Of all the majors around the world that I’ve played in, these are the finest surfaces I’ve ever played on,” about Superstition Mountain. The course was opened for play in 1998.View
Located in the western mountains of Taiwan, Taichung International Golf and Country Club is one of the most pristine golf courses in the world. It is the only golf course in Taichung City and has hosted many prestigous golfing events. This championship golf course is not only beautiful, but will challenge players of all levels.View
Otsego Club & Resort was founded in 1939 and is the oldest continuously operating private ski club in America. It is part of the 1,000-acre property that encompasses downhill skiing, a luxury spa, and championship golf. The Tribute gets its name from course designer Gary Koch and owner Keith Gornick. Both lost their fathers, and they decided to dedicate “The Tribute” to honor both men.View
In La Jolla, California is one of the most esteemed municipal golf courses in the world. Torrey Pines is a 36-hole facility, owned and operated by the city of San Diego. The facility was opened in 1957 and was built on the site of Camp Callan, an Army installation during World War II. The course was named for a rare tree that only grows along the stretch of coast in San Diego and Santa Rosa.View
Your city is under attack and it’s up to you to defend it! Launch shots from your battle station to hit enemy ships and choppers before they can fire at your city and deduct points from your score. One hit will destroy choppers, submarines and mines. Ships must be hit twice, with the first strike crippling them and the second blowing them out of the water!View
Valderrama Golf Club has been called "The Augusta of Europe." It was home of the 1997 Ryder Cup, the first time the contest was held in continental Europe. The European team won by a margin of 14 ½ to 13 ½. This Robert Trent Jones, Sr. design offers narrow fairways and framed cork trees that were meticulously placed. The 17th hole was infamously toughened by Seve Ballesteros.View
Westfields Golf Club was designed by Hall of Fame golfer Fred Couples and is one of the most highly-awarded public golf courses in the United States. The course plays through natural wetlands, beech trees, oak trees, and rolling hills, making it a challenge and pleasure for golfers of all skill levels.View
Ancient paintings on the walls of the great Pyramids depict epic contests with Egyptian warriors testing their accuracy with the spear (henyet). Champions earned the honor of serving as personal protectors to the great Pharaohs... and, legend has it, received free lifetime memberships to the finest Country Clubs throughout the Empire.View
Every target on the range is open for teams to claim. Teams claim a target with their team color by hitting the target. Teams that have the most active targets when all shots have run out win. During your turn, you can either claim a new target with your Team Colors or take back one of your opponent’s targets.View
On the Demolition Driving Range, you don’t just hit targets…you blow ‘em up! The number next to each target indicates its distance from the tee and the points earned by hitting it. The pirate can be hit twice. Earn at least 200 points to get a bonus shot at the Ring of Fire!View
Nearly every shot hit will earn you points! This game is great for those new to the game. On a frozen planet where survival depends on solar power, fierce rivals battle for control of the Solaro Power Grid. Each shot launched onto the Grid will activate any dormant cell it touches. The faction that activates the most power cells will freeze out the competition.View
To begin the game, the first player tries to hit any target. If the player hits a target the other players have to hit the exact same target. But if they miss, the next player gets to hit to any target they want. Any player that cant make the first persons shot gets a letter. Everyone keeps playing the game and making up crazy shots until someone misses enough times to spell out the word. The player who does not spell the word is the winner!View
Bay Hill Club and Lodge is an 18-hole golf course that was opened in 1961 and was home to golfing legend Arnold Palmer and his eponymous PGA Event, the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Palmer took ownership of Bay Hill in 1975 and it has been considered one of the top golf resort destinations in America ever since.View
Designed by A.W. Tillinghast, Bethpage Black is widely considered to be the architect’s finest work. With narrow fairways, long rough, and well-placed bunkers, this course is as beautiful as it is challenging. In 2002, Bethpage Black became the first publicly owned and operated golf course to host the U.S. Open.View
Now is your chance to connect with famed Trick Shot Artists, the Bryan Bros! This course will help you develop every shot in the bag. Learn to Cut, Fade, Draw, Flop, Punch and Hook your way around this non-traditional course. Inspired by the trick shot duo's unbelievable videos, the Bryan Bros Skill Shot Challenge is a first-of-its-kind technology partnership, helping users develop an entirely new set of golf skills.View
Cog Hill Golf and Country Club is a Midwestern masterpiece. Located 30 miles outside of Chicago, Illinois, this track features word-class design that will test golfers of any skill level. The course was originally owned and operated by three brothers, John, Martin, and Bert Coghill. It was opened for business on July 4th, 1927.View
Out among the farms and subdivision and nestled at the foot of Floyds Knobs, Covered Bridge Golf Course is a totally picturesque 18-hole public golf course. The course was designed by two-time Major Champion and winner of the Bob Jones Award, Fuzzy Zoeller. It is considered by many to be Fuzzy’s most engaging and beautiful course design.View
This “must-play” Caribbean golf course runs through lush jungle and oceanfront coconut groves, challenging golfers of all skill levels. The course was redesigned by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. who reshaped and lengthened the course by nearly 700 yards. Dorado Beach was voted by Golf Digest to be one of the Top 100 Best Courses Outside the United States.View
Set in a meadow valley north of Park City, Utah, this Tom Fazio-designed mountain course offers an excellent variety of holes and strong Par 3’s that challenge scratch golfers without overwhelming casual players. With dynamic elevation changes, panoramic views of the Wasatch range and far rough that frames holes with native sagebrush, aspen and flowering purple flax, Glenwild Golf Club is a true aesthetic gem.View
The Frankfurter Golf Club is located 10 minutes outside of Frankfurt’s city boundaries in a dense and secluded forest. The course is known for its tree-lined fairways and a lovely view of the Frankfurt skyline at the 18th hole. The golf club itself is one of the oldest in Germany, being founded as a 9-hole course in 1913.View
Welcome to Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club, a private course located in St. George, Utah. The course combines the intricate design of Johnny Miller and Fred Bliss with the stunning landscape of the southwestern United States. The varied terrain and dramatic vistas make it one of the most exciting golf courses in the country.View
Originally built in 1952 as a regulation length 9 hole par 36 layout, Center City Golf Course was the first golf course in San Diego county. The course was redesigned in the early 90’s by Ludwig Keehn into an 18 hole short course and became known as “Goat Hill” to locals. It is loved for its ocean views, fresh breeze, authentic atmosphere, and raw golf feel. Quite simply, you will have a hard time finding a more challenging short course with as many unique holes anywhere in the country.View
Located in Akron, Ohio, Firestone Country Club was established as a generous perk from Harvey Firestone to his employees. This 7,283-yard par 70 course's 16th hole was nicknamed "The Monster" by Arnold Palmer after The King scored a triple bogey on it. The course was home to the WGC Bridgestone Invitational.View
The Golf Club of Houston, home of the Shell Houston Open, was designed by Rees Jones and David Toms. It is celebrated for its finely groomed fairways and well-engineered greens. The Tournament Course at Golf Club of Houston is one of only 11 public courses that hosts a PGA Tour event.View
Located in Pratville, Alabama, Capitol Hill is one of the most popular sites on the Trail and it continues to get praises from golfers and golf writers alike. Golf Magazine called the Judge course one of the 10 public courses in America worthy of hosting the U.S. Open and the Zagat Survey of America's Top Golf Courses and ranked it among the top 50 courses in America.View
The Old White is the first 18-hole golf course at The Greenbrier. The course was designed by Charles Blair Macdonald and opened for play in 1914. A legend of golf history at The Greenbrier, the course was named for the well known Old White Hotel, which stood on the grounds from 1858 through 1922.View
Harbour Town is located in Hilton Head, South Carolina. The course hosts the RBC Heritage, the first tournament following The Masters. It is known for its narrow fairways, pines, palmettos, oaks, and meticulously placed dark lagoons. The course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and Peter Dye in 1969 and has been voted as one of the "Top 10 PGA Tour Courses," by Golf Digest.View
An 18-hole course built specifically for younger players and shorter hitters, the Junior Challenge Course is the ideal size to play to par. With exciting course objects and terrain features to entertain and motivate, this course is fun for the entire family to play together.View
Located in Palm Harbor, Florida, Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club is home to the Valspar Championship. The course was ranked in the "Top 100 You Can Play" by Golf Magazine and "Top 75 Golf Resorts in America" by Golf Digest. Innisbrook was designed by renowned landscape architect Larry Packard.View
The Bay Course at Kapalua is as challenging as it is beautiful. It has hosted PGA and LPGA tour events and was where Greg Norman secured his first victory on American soil. The Bay Course opened in 1975 and its world-class design has challenged golfers and withstood the test of time and technology.View
The Plantation Course is located on the island of Maui and features dramatic elevation changes, plenty of downhill tee shots, and some of the finest views in all of golf. Designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, the course captures the unique beauty of the island of Maui and features an ocean view on nearly every hole. Since 1999, the Plantation Course has been home to the PGA Tournament of Champions event.View
The Village Course at Kapalua is a now-defunct course in Maui, Hawaii. The course was closed in 2007, and visitors and locals alike have fond memories of this Palmer-designed ocean track. The Village Course at Kapalua was known for its gently rolling fairways and generous greens – features that perfectly captured Palmer’s unique sense of design.View
The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island is a Pete Dye design with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. The course was home of the 1991 Ryder Cup, known as the "War by the Shore." This course has been celebrated by publications since its opening and has been featured on the "Best Course You Can Play" and "Best Public Course in the U.S." lists from Golf Digest.View
This course, co-designed by Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, is set among pristine lakes, loblolly pines, and has attracted golfers from around the world. The stately oak trees provide the character and charm players have come to expect from courses in northern Florida, with the design elements players have come to expect from both Nicklaus and Palmer.View
Le Grand George is built on a pristine, natural peninsula located between the Gwaing River and the Indian Ocean. This seaside links course is considered by many to be Greg Norman’s greatest achievement. Greg Norman began designing golf courses in 1987 and had to wait 17 years before bringing his unique and sustainable design sensibilities to South Africa.View
Mauna Kea opened in 1964 and has hosted golfers year round ever since. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, the beauty of the course is only rivaled by its intricate architecture and design. If you’re looking for breathtaking ocean views, challenging golf, and perfect weather, look no further than Mauna Kea.View
Set amidst the Victorian architecture and renowned museums, Le Sorcier is located 15 minutes from Ottawa and can be best described as “simply magical.” The course is described as “uniquely challenging” and a hidden gem. This mountain course features dramatic elevation changes, elevated greens, and promises that no two holes are alike.View
Losby Golf and Country Club is located 20 minutes outside of Oslo, Norway, and plays alongside the River Losby. This Norwegian course was designed by Peter Nordwall. The signature hole, “Finnland,” is a short 336 yard par four. The River Losby runs down the right side of the fairway and cuts in front of the green, making both the tee shot and approach shot difficult.View
Navajo Hills was a semi-private course in Palos Heights, Illinois until 1959 when it was purchased for Trinity Christian College. As part of the school's 60-year diamond celebration, the course has been rebuilt using historical photos and the descriptions of Chick Evans in the June 10, 1956 issue of the Chicago Sun-Times. The blue tees are set to the original yardages.View
Pacific Dunes was the second course to open at the Bandon Golf Resort in Bandon, Oregon. Designed by Tom Doak, Pacific Dunes is remarkably different in character and shot making requirements than Bandon Dunes. Pacific Dunes was rated in the "Top 100 Public Golf Courses" by Golf Digest and is one of the greatest pure golf experiences in the world.View