Michelle's Picks 10

Precision Athletic Corps

Let me start off by saying I’m still sore.  Three days later.  And I’m a triathlete.  Or, at least I thought I was.  That should give you some indication of what to expect when you walk into Precision Athletic Corps.  If you love the workouts that challenge you, encourage you, and make you feel like you’re an athlete, all at the same time, then this is the place for you.  Zedrick, owner and trainer extraordinaire, is an inspiration all by himself.  (I’ll let him tell you his story).  But his products, the athletes he trains, are the icing on the cake.  Ropes, monster tires, sleds—they’re all in there.  And you get them incorporated into your workout.  Or not, depending on the day.  You won’t see tons of workout machines or weights; that’s not his style.  But you don’t need it there.  I’ve been an athlete my entire life, and I can only remember being pushed like that twice: as a competitive gymnast, and on a competitive track.  You get where I’m going here?  You get a workout like the best of the best.  Of course, he works at your level.  So, no need to fret (man, I showed my age on that term).  Even if you’ve never worked out before, he will challenge right where you are.  But, you will walk out feeling like you conquered something, like you were productive, like you achieved something.  PRO TIP: pace yourself on the jumping jacks on the soft mats.  And that’s all I’m gonna say about that.  This is not child’s play.  Well actually, it can be, because they have kids as young as six doing these workouts!  Next time, I’m going to take my Superwoman shirt in there.  I’ll change into it AFTER I finish the workout.  Just in case I don’t.  I’ll see you guys in ten pounds.  Ha!  Congrats, PAC!  You’re a pick!  Find them online at poweredbyprecision.com.

Swerve Grill

I just found the “Cheers” of Camp Creek.  Except it’s called Swerve Grille.  I say Cheers because I saw them talking and hugging people, calling them by name as they came in, sat and drank and ate at the bar and tables.  Upon being seated, Nicole (waitress) was so warm and welcoming, offering me drinks while I waited for food.  She was attentive, constantly checking in on me.  Customer service: check.  And, it’s not just a grill, as they have great ungrilled (is that a word?) food.  I’m pretty sure my favorite is the jumbo shrimp and grits, where the grits are actually a grit cake, and the shrimp are actually jumbo.  And it’s all actually good.  You know I’m a self-proclaimed foodie.  In addition to the S&G, I tried the stuffed chicken.  OMG!  Good food: check.  In short, go there, invite some friends, eat and drink.  It’s a relaxed environment, where you’ll feel like home.  I’ve heard they pour pretty good drinks as well.  Tell Barbie, the owner, that Michelle sent you.  Then, tell her your name.  She’ll remember it.  Congrats, Swerve Grill!  You’re a pick!  Find them online at swervegrille.net.