Equipment: Dumbbells, barbells, body bars, medicine balls, kettlebells, resistance band
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: We cater to women that are looking to rebuild themselves from the inside out.
Youngsters descend upon Rolly Pollies, engaging in active play furnished with age-appropriate classes and open-gym time while developing motor skills and social aptitude within the multihued, bustling space. Tots ages 6 months to walking can partake in the Caterpillars class, which gathers fledgling explorers for singing, games, and dissertations on the power of community. The Gymbugs class combines free play and creative arts to impart a well-rounded session of vibrant fun for 3- to 5-year-olds, and gymnastics teaches 4- to 7-year-olds how to master staying steady on the balance beam while simultaneously balancing their checkbooks.
Spider-Man and Minnie Mouse dole out high-fives as kids scale walls and bounce around a pink princess castle. This is just one possible scenario playing out at Laser Bounce USA’s indoor playground replete with themed bounce houses and a padded rock-climbing room. Superheroes and famous characters are also available for parties either onsite in the private party room or on-location. Trampolines and a ball pit also keep the kids active and burning energy during playtime, while classes such as Music Jam Dance and Yoga and Tumble keep them focused on fitness while having fun.
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines. Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.
There's something for bowlers of all striped shoes at Crofton Bowling Centre. Visitors target pins on 48 shiny waxed lanes beneath bright lights—except during Millennium Bowling, when a DJ playing rock, punk, soul, and funk keeps the black-lit party going. But bowling's not the only thing the alley has got going for it. The arcade bleeps and bloops with digital fun, while The Roost serves beer and cocktails under the glow of high-definition TVs broadcasting all manner of sports. An onsite kitchen also dishes out a full day's worth of meals in addition to the expected snacks, offering everything from ham and egg breakfast sandwiches to bacon cheeseburgers to fried fish and fries.