Anonymous Skateboard Shop rolls out style for skateboard enthusiasts, along with all the skateboarding equipment needed to rip. In addition to apparel, more than 100 different styles of shoes stock the shelves, including brands such as Adidas, DC, Habitat, Vans, and Nike SB. One of the largest selections of skateboards and accessories in Cincinnati lures rippers inside.
The fairways at Deer Run Country Club beckon golfers along an immaculately crosshatched carpet of plush bent grass. Whittled from a rolling blanket of forest by architect Mike Macke, the 18-hole course forms a heart-shaped patch surrounding several arteries of pristine residential streets and five ponds lurking in wait. After building up an appetite while hacking out of the rough and taking in the beauteous Ohio River Valley setting, players can fill up on wings, pizzas, and half-pound burgers at the Fairway Grill.
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Like a satellite spinning round a heavenly body, couples cover the length and breadth of the dance floor with graceful steps at Westside Dance Center. The team of instructors—including recent Cincinnati Dancing for the Stars champion Doug Reynolds—train students in 14 types of ballroom dance, including salsa, swing, merengue, and my-foot’s-on-fire. Private sessions can help individuals perfect their tango and waltz holds, while group classes train dancers in basic steps and techniques, such as leading and not stepping on your partner’s toes. Westside Dance Center also trains couples preparing for their wedding dance, and leads a group salsa-rueda class, which involves a complex circle dance with interweaving patterns.
Cincinnati Fitness & Boxing's 7,000-square-foot space once held the clatter and clang of a steel mill. Today, the sound of metal on metal has been replaced with the sounds of glove against pad, but much of the industrial charm remains. High windows above exposed brick and cinderblock walls cast light onto two full-sized rings, where welter weights and heavy weights alike learn from instructors as tough as steel. Their ranks include professional boxers, kickboxers, and MMA instructors, all of whom have the experience to carve rock-hard biceps out of any arms. One of their teachers, Marty Slone, once even sparred 100 rounds straight, a staggering accomplishment done to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Cincinnati Bike Center pursues a simple mission—to encourage bike riding for transportation and recreation. They pursue this goal on multiple fronts, uniting the cycling community through events, interactive platforms, and collaborations with bicycle advocacy groups to improve local bike culture and elect a bicycle as the city's next mayor. The organization also makes a difference in bikers' lives on a daily basis, managing bicycle-commuter centers on busy thoroughfares and aiding bikers with repairs, ride shares, rentals, and guided tours.