Feet are in good hands at The Runners Forum. The entire staff is composed of specially trained athletes who hold degrees in wellness-related fields such as exercise physiology and nutrition. When it comes to footwear, the team strives for a perfect fit, assessing customers' gaits in-store and testing out different styles and brands before settling on a shoe. Shelves display the latest wares from renowned footwear brands including Asics, Mizuno, and Adidas, as well as Runners Forum–brand apparel and running accessories. In addition to running gear, the shop also offers swimwear and bike maintenance, repair, and fittings.
The technicians at Golf Etc. Avon share each customer’s passion for golf, and they approach each transaction with one goal in mind: shaving strokes off the player’s game. Using a personalized, custom approach, techs offer services such as club fittings and professional repairs. The fitting center houses advanced technological equipment such as a GC2 launch monitor, which records data about the swing that technicians interpret to fit clubs. Golf Etc. Avon also sells golf gear and apparel from top brands such as Ping, Cobra, Adams, and Mizuno.
The certified fitness trainers at KS Platinum Sports Performance have one goal: to train each person who enters their gym to reach their full fitness potential. They helm programs tailored to whipping athletes into shape that focus on honing their bodies for their specific athletic endeavor, whether it be golfing, playing football, or participating in a hot-dog-eating contest. In group boot-camp-style classes and one-on-one training sessions, they motivate nonathletes to build their overall strength and shed pounds. The trainers strive to cultivate an environment of friendly competition among their charges, touting the proverb, "As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another."
Proving Grounds Paintball releases pretend warriors onto newly updated paintball fields where they can safely stalk, ambush, and battle other humans. Painters can survey the fields and then choose a battleground, all of which feature large barricades and strategic obstacles, based on playing style. The popular castle-themed field beckons stealthy riflemen with a two-story rampart surrounding a courtyard and a high tower, an ideal setting for players to pose as bards, sing songs about free music downloads, and then snipe anyone who comes out to listen. PGP also has speedball fields with inflatable barriers for airball and pipe bunkers for hyperball.
When designer Robert Trent Jones Jr. made Prairie View Golf Club his first Indiana project in 1997, he peppered 18 holes across 206 acres of natural beauty. His design hugs the White River, which rings the course on three sides, but only interferes with shots at four holes. Native grasses trim the entire perimeter of the former soybean- and cornfields, while oak, sycamore beech, and cottonwood trees surround the back nine holes. But the natural obstacles pale in comparison to the manmade impediments ? 90 sand traps, including one that stretches 135 yards, make the par-72 course a challenge for even the most avid golfer. Creative flagstick positioning invites visitors to modify their technique for approach shots, with an emphasis on precision rather than power, much like surgically extracting a swallowed engagement ring.
For some added muscle on the course, patrons can practice swings at golf lessons or map out a plan of attack over a meal at The Covered Wagon, which overlooks the course.
Course at a Glance:
A 42-foot-long 3-D map of the Monon Greenway lines the walls of Carmel Cyclery, where a friendly team can equip and inform prospective duocyclists of all ages and levels to explore the gorgeous nearby trails or charming downtown Carmel. One of Carmel Cyclery's two-wheeled exerts will outfit you with a free area map and help you determine which rental ride best fits the curvature of your pedaling apparatus. The regal, back-friendly comfort bike dons smooth-riding tires, suspension seat posts, and cushy saddles to pad posteriors, while wrestling tag teams can perch atop the tandem bike for harmonious views of a spandex-free countryside. Travelers can then cruise to their right ventricle's content for up to four hours, during which they'll receive a healthy dose of the Indiana countryside and a healthy distrust of unicyclists.