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Okinawa Kenpo Karate Academy teaches children so much more than self-defense. For more than 10 years, instructors armed with at least a bachelor's degree have combined classic fighting techniques with important character-building lessons centered on concepts such as kindness, confidence, personal safety, and the discipline to face opponents armed with cool trading cards. Adult classes instill the same skills, exploring basic martial arts techniques and granting a full-body workout without requiring any previous experience. Beyond their standard karate lessons, the experts also teach other martial arts—such as the self-defense techniques of krav maga, the slow, energetic movements of tai chi, and the somersaults and takedowns of capoeira—and teach general fitness classes, including Pilates.

95 Woodstown Road
Swedesboro,
NJ
US

Third-degree black belt and instructor Gary Quillen was once a regular 12-year-old boy. Today, he can leap into the air and perform a dazzling horizontal split kick. This feat requires immense athletic prowess. But that physical strength means nothing without the equally immense mental strength behind it. The importance of mind over muscle informs Gary's approach to teaching his Korean martial-arts and fitness classes. He has designed each of his classes to teach novice practitioners how to defend themselves with deft, powerful techniques, but also to develop their confidence, respect, and self-control in order to minimize the chance they'll ever need to.

3A Rosalie Ln.
Aston,
PA
US

The Cove's menu is packed with pasta, steak, and seafood eats, all sizzled and served next to Harrah's gaming floor. Within the elegant confines, patrons can watch horses run and the river race as their jowls harmoniously nibble on the Atlantic salmon and its accompanying saffron risotto and grilled asparagus sprinkled with a balsamic reduction ($23). Other edibles include the freshly plucked prime rib au jus ($22 for 12 oz., $2/extra oz.) and the New York steak pizziola ($32). In addition to surrounding diners in sustenance, the restaurant is surrounded by casino fun, including live entertainment, horse races, and table games such as poker.

777 Harrah's Boulevard
Chester,
PA
US

Milmont Mud Hut is a ceramics and Art center that specializes in clay classes and paint your own pottery. We also offer no hassle birthday parties, summer camp, BYOB art classes, fund raising opportunities, daycare and senior services, and much much more!

401 Baltimore Avenue
Folsom,
PA
US

Frontline CrossFit’s certified instructors each cherish different movements: the clean and jerk, overhead squat, and anything gymnastics, respectively. Through challenging yet rewarding workouts, the trio leverages its ample experience—from training soldiers to studying krav maga—to help students exceed personal goals, regardless of their physical fitness level. They design regimens of plyometrics, powerlifting, gymnastics, and kettlebell workouts to help their pupils lift, sweat, lunge, and flex their way to glory, all with the support of a community of like-minded athletes. CrossFit's system of universal scalability and high-intensity workouts helps practitioners from all backgrounds look and feel their best, whether they're sedentary office workers or have physically demanding jobs such as soldier, firefighter, or tugboat.

21 Nealy Blvd.
Trainer,
PA
US

Rolling hills, wooded terrain, and shimmering waterways serve as the canvas upon which Beckett Golf Club’s 27-hole, 9,577-yard golf complex shines. The swath of verdant playing grounds forms three distinct nines that golfers mix and match to create varied 18-hole rounds. The longest layout, the blue course, confronts players with bends and jumps in the form of dogleg fairways and water hazards on three holes. A fast-starting swing is a must for golfers starting on the red course, where the first hole—a 498-yard par 5—is also the layout’s most difficult, bending sharply to the left with a lush patch of trees that prevents shortcuts and golf-cart drag races. The shortest of the three nines, the white course puts water in play on two holes and revels in the rolling fairways and medium-size greens that characterize the entire 27-hole layout.

2387 Kings Hwy
Swedesboro,
NJ
US