Staten Island Fitness Boot Camp shifts idling body engines into energy-boosting gear with 50-minute motivational workouts three days a week. Designed to push exercisers further than they would normally push themselves, the calorie-burning conferences blend strength, cardio, and agility exercises with plenty of social support from the group and encouraging cheers from overhead seagulls. Anatomies engage in a mix of rope jumping, running, and medicine-ball work to incinerate fat, bolster metabolism, and build physical and mental strength. Groupon holders can choose 10 classes from any of the schedule's morning and evening slots, fitting neatly into the spaces between recurring dreams about playing jai alai with U2.
At Island Park Car Wash, there's a type of car wash for every budget?even a free full service wash, included with each oil change. Other car wash options leave autos sparkling with the aid of luxurious extras, such as hot wax, triple-foam polish, and interior detailing.
When Brian McInerney reflects on the humble beginnings of Wheel Fun Rentals, Inc., he points to his childhood passion for bikes. "As far back as I can remember, I had a real love affair with bicycles," he recalls. During a trip to Italy in 1987, Brian's affinity for cycling blossomed into a full-fledged obsession when he spotted locals' transporter of choice, the surrey. Inspired, he began importing the Italian four-wheelers to a rental business in the U.S. that eventually expanded into Wheel Fun Rentals, now a nationwide web of shops that also loans out bikes, electric cars and mopeds, and man-powered watercraft. Adventuresome athletes can also compete in activities such as surrey scavenger hunts and blindfold obstacle courses navigated via shouted instructions from a seeing teammate or exceptionally long rounds of trial and error.