St. Bernard Indoor Shooting Center comprises 13 50-foot shooting lanes, which accommodate handguns, rifles, and shotguns of various calibers.
The center's 3,000 square foot retail shop rents many of its available firearms, such as 9-millimeter handguns. That way, customers can try out different models prior to making a purchase from the retail stock, which includes a large selection of Glock firearms.
St. Bernard Indoor Shooting Center is a destination for firearms training. Here, NRA-certified instructors train students in the safe use, handling, and ownership of firearms. These experts, which consist of law enforcement officers and military instructors, work with clients of all levels, from beginners to law enforcement and military personnel. The range also serves as home base for NOLATAC Training and Consulting, which is run by a veteran of the US Marine Corps with 11 years of military experience.
Area 51 Laser Tag immerses combatants in a maze of glowing partitions, neon barrels, and ominous radioactive symbols as they attempt to take out enemy players. The indoor battlefield places stealth and speed at a premium, with corners prime for ambushes and corridors that could doom slow-footed competitors. For a more relaxing form of recreation, guests can play video and computer games and lounge in front of flatscreen TVs.
Bayou Barriere Golf Club is a 27-hole complex sculpted into the landscape along the Intracoastal Canal, just one of the many water features prominently displayed. As golfers journey through the bermuda grass fairways and greens, they'll encounter water hazards that come into play on 20 of 27 holes. With the exception of a couple of slight dog legs, the three 9-hole courses showcase mostly straightway hole layouts featuring fairways sparsely lined with mature trees and greens protected by shallow bunkers. The well-groomed golf club also boasts practice facilities and a new clubhouse with pro shop and on-site grill and bar.
In 2001, Carrie Rezabek Dorr's only venue for her Pure Barre workouts—a blend of dance, Pilates, and strengthening stretches—was the basement of an office building. Crowds drawn by Carrie's choreographing expertise and the infectious music of her routines necessitated expansion, however, and eight years later, Pure Barre spread its franchises to what is now more than 160 locations across the country, spurred by mentions in Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Health magazines.
Pure Barre guides students through precise isometric movements that craft lean, not bulky, muscles. By flowing through scalable maneuvers that balance limbs against a ballet barre, physiques can lift and tighten traditional problem areas such as the thighs, abs, seat, and arms. The total-body workout is accessible to all fitness levels, and can help new mothers to regain their desired shape without leading the daycare's piggyback carpool. High-energy, intimate classes with small amounts of attendees ensure personalized adjustments and tips, allowing each guest to derive the deepest possible burn from the workout's alternating strength and stretch drills. Pure Barre also offers private barre-ties, DVDs, equipment, designer exercise apparel, and more.
Acupuncture in NOLA's two nationally certified acupuncturists draw upon three-year degrees in Oriental Medicine and good group vibes in their tranquil public-treatment centers. Both avid students of holistic healing, owner Tonya Tigart supplemented her Master's of Science with advanced acupuncture training at Heilongjiang University in Harbin, China, and partner Kathleen Keane boasts extensive massage-therapy experience in addition to her Master's of Science. Their aim is to help patients heal themselves via several holistic therapies, particularly acupuncture, which the World Health Organization recognizes can be effective in treating more than 50 ailments, including chronic pain, anxiety, and the nagging fear that the refrigerator door is on fire.
Tigart and Keane carefully attend to physical and psychological comfort, letting their acupuncture patients decide when their needles should come out, or if they should be dispatched entirely for thumb-based acupressure. Treatment can be administered in private or in a public space, where patients enjoy the fellowship of friends and other health-seekers as they relax on memory-foam recliners, sip tea, and defrost frozen wristwatches under heat lamps.