A team of friendly gurus runs each club. Fitness buffs of all buffness levels feel welcome in the fun and accommodating atmosphere at Washington Sports Clubs. During your two weeks, you get access to all the professional equipment, group exercise classes, locker rooms, and facility amenities offered (some group exercise classes require a reservation). Different clubs have on-site features such as pools, Pilates and yoga, babysitting services for a tag-along papoose, electricity, and more. Search for the club that suits your checklist here.
Between shots, golfers don’t usually get to sit in leather sofas and watch live sports on flat-panel TVs—usually there’s only stumps and squirrels fighting over acorns. At Brookfield Indoor Golf Club, however, these luxuries abound inside private suites along with golf simulators, on which players can conquer digital recreations of some of the world’s most famous courses, including the Old Course at St. Andrews and Pebble Beach Golf Links. Rather than hiding foot-long subs in their golf bag to stay energized, golfers can have fresh food and drinks from Maggie McFly’s delivered right to their suite, including items such as pizza, burgers, and other classic fare.
Wine producers from across New York gather at the Putnam County Wine & Food Fest each year, bottles of their finest reds and whites in tow. A variety of local artisans join them, peddling everything from handmade crafts to fresh produce to fiery Indian snacks. As vendors hawk their wares and guests sample sips in the wine and beer gardens, live musicians send festive tunes booming across the fairgrounds.
Contours Express - Danbury prioritizes efficiency and comfort. By shaping workout regimens into 30-minutes of intense circuit training, the facility ensures that guests don't waste a single second as they build lean muscle and lose fat. The gym makes use of Contours Express equipment, which tests limbs against positive and negative resistance that uses natural weight instead of hydraulics. As for comfort, the all-female environment creates a friendly atmosphere for women looking to exercise in an inviting space. Guests can also pop by for cardio and Zumba workouts, the latter of which relies on upbeat Latin-inspired dance moves to scare away calories.
Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on their physical well-being with a cornucopia of fitness equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength and cardio equipment, which features built-in TVs and other media diversions. For those who exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere welcomes patrons of all ability levels, unlike schoolyard dodge-ball squads. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling. For a dose of custom advice, patrons can seek out a personal-training session with a certified coach, who helps them assess and address their fitness goals. Clients reap the benefit of individual attention as a personal trainer helps them tackle weight loss, prepare for an arm-wrestling competition, or unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.
Bikram Yoga Danbury's instructors have mastered Bikram yoga, which pairs 105-degree rooms with the body stretching and contorting of typical yoga. Bikram yogis lovingly call their rooms “Torture Chambers,” due to the sweltering temperature and the 26 muscle-testing, seated, standing, and levitating poses that comprise each class session. The studio schedules morning sessions as early as 6:30 a.m. and fills its evenings with pulse-elevating classes and calming silent fireworks displays. Though the studio rents out yoga mats and towels and sells bottled water, the instructors advise students prepare for class by hydrating thoroughly and bringing along their own mat to allow for appropriate bonding between yogi and sticky mat. Check the FAQ for more info.