A two-tiered driving range and two 18-hole miniature-golf courses welcome visitors to Branchburg Family Golf Center’s 27-acre golf complex for game improvement and friendly competition. Each tier at the range comprises more than 30 hitting stalls and features a natural-grass tee area that remains open from April through September. In colder months, 12 recently installed heaters keep golfers cozy or help them sweat off pounds to drop a weight class in golf-cart jousting. Professional instructors roll in when players reach an improvement plateau, offering their keen expertise to develop consistent swings that lead to lower scores.
The center’s two miniature-golf courses summon putts past crashing waterfalls and through lush landscapes, fostering a sense of friendly competition in a pint-sized oasis. When swatting stationary spheres becomes too easy, visitors can head over to the batting facility to work on baseball swings and tackle techniques when charging the mound at a cyborg pitcher.:m]]
After high school, Michael Richardson spent the next 15 years training show horses and winning a bushel of regional trophies at Richardson Stables. He eventually moved to Frenchtown, New Jersey, where he worked for Revelation Farm as a trainer and met his future wife, Jessie Kieren, who pioneered Revelation’s riding program. Fusing components of their respective last names, they founded Kierson Farm, whose verdant greens and indoor heated facilities house a fleet of trained American saddlebred show horses that ferry riders of all ability levels. The farm’s boarding services demonstrate their dedication to caring for hooved friends by delegating one staff member for every five horses, ensuring that each steed receives tender attention when not studying pig Latin.
Janet Long founded In Balance Center to provide her clients with an escape from daily stress and, by designing a menu of rejuvenating spa services, to maximize relaxation. She and her team of massage therapists work out kinks and tense muscles with nimble hands, heated stones, and aromatherapy. They ensure each session is tailored to the client, taking into account sore spots, sites of chronic tension, and a preference for walking on their hands. In addition to spa treatments, patrons can search for inner balance during yoga and Pilates classes for all abilities and experience.
Sphericality’s team of female trainers cultivates a motivating and nonintimidating workout environment where everyone is on a first-name basis rather than an AOL-username basis. During the diverse range of classes, the friendly instructors aim to work the entire body through yoga poses. In addition to classes, they host regular workshops to supplement workouts with advice on nutrition.
What makes you a martial artist isn't what color of belt you wear or whether or not you can perform flashy roundhouse kicks. It's who you are as a person. The The staff at American Self-Defense Club understand this fundamental truth, which is why they give each student the individual attention they need to excel at their chosen martial art. Unlike in other studios, where instructors often focus on a single discipline, founder Renshi Ralph Metz and head instructor Sensei Brian Metz have trained at the highest level in many different styles. Together, they bring more than 60 years of martial-arts training experience to their classes, which blend elements of shorinyu karate-do, isshinryu karate-do, jujitsu, muay thai, judo, and kickboxing, along with other influences.
At American Self-Defense Club, lessons in both mixed martial arts and women's kickboxing focus on short and effective techniques that prepare students for confrontation outside the classroom. The key is adaptability. Students practice each move on different floor surfaces, from grass to tile to pavement; they practice responding in many different situations, including stand-up fighting, ground fighting, and multiple attackers. They'll also learn the best way to take a punch or kick to reduce risk of injury. This practical training equips them with the versatility they need to respond to real-life threats, while building up mental discipline and self-respect.
Within the Somerset CrossFit facility, a room filled with barbells, kettlebells, truck tires, and climbing ropes dangling from the ceiling awaits exercisers intent on achieving their fitness goals. A crew of certified trainers oversee the use of each apparatus, monitoring safe techniques and shouting encouragement while group classes perform a new, functional-movement workout every day. The variable nature of the routine means it hits every major muscle group, helping people carry out real-life tasks such as taking out the garbage to taking out the sumo wrestler who's overstayed his welcome. Since the exercises are scalable?in other words, they can be adjusted to fit every level of strength and skill?all students who exert themselves can expect significant leaps in strength, balance, power, endurance, and agility.