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]]
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.
Sports Authority's ski and snowboard rejuvenations mend mountainside wear and tear to help improve performance during gravity-fueled sojourns. Stonegrinding sessions score underside surfaces with striations, cutting down on suction and allowing the precise directional control needed for conquering moguls, slaloms, and decorative rosettes on slope-sized birthday cakes. P-Tex candles provide restorative wax drips across battered board bottoms, filling in gashes and gouges created by errant roots, protruding rocks, and bites from board-eating snow leopards.
After gracing stages and arenas all over the country as a professional dancer and member of the New York Knicks dance team, Amanda Grace, the director of the New Jersey Devils Dancers, started her own company, Urban Flair. Building upon her small dance empire, the award-winning choreographer opened Flair Dance Academy and Yoga Center to share her love of dance and fitness to both kids and adults of all abilities. She explained why dance can be particularly helpful for kids during an interview with MyCentralJersey.com, stating, "training in the arts helps give children poise, self-discipline and confidence that will help them in whatever endeavors they choose in life.” She leads a team of passionate instructors who teach students to perform proper techniques, complex footwork, and musicality during ballet, jazz, musical theater, and hip-hop dance classes. Most of these classes are available in beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. The studio also hosts elite Flair classes for a few very advanced students who have earned a recommendation from either their teacher or Fred Astaire's ghost. When these instructors aren't teaching little ones to spin and shuffle, they marry high-energy dance steps with aerobics to help students sculpt toner physiques during Zumba classes. They further pump up fitness regimens with yoga and Pilates sessions. Amanda Grace also helps to enrich the lives of special-needs kids through her Rainbow League dance program, helping them learn how to express themselves artistically despite their disabilities.
Since 1972, locals have entrusted their swimming pools and hot tubs to the experts at the family-owned Sahara Pools. The certified technicians are available for both seasonal and extended maintenance, whether clients simply need help prepping their pools for summertime or would like regular assistance with surface skimming, vacuuming, brushing, water testing, and chemical balancing. They also offer customized maintenance and pool renovations and repairs, and update chlorine sanitization systems to more eco-friendly (and skin-friendly) salt-based systems. Seasonal and extended maintenance plans can include water surface skimming, debris-vacuuming, emptying pump baskets, filter backwash, and visual and chemical inspections of the water.
Beyond offering top-notch service, Sahara Pools carries a wide selection of equipment—from robotic cleaning systems, filters, pumps, heats, and basic brushes—from reliable brands such as Raypack, Hayward, Polaris, Zodiac, Jandy, and Aquabot. Patio furniture, including umbrellas, propane fire tables, and chef-approved grills and smokers further promote backyard revelry.
Whether they’re focused on soccer, lacrosse, tennis, or t-ball—or cycling through multiple sports in a single week—the US Sports Institute’s camps are all guided by the same principles—emphasizing a fusion of exercise, safety, and positive attitude. The resulting camps, specialized for kids from 2 to 14, have been delighting youths for more than a decade, often via collaborations between the Institute and community programs, such as the YMCA.