From its central location in Delray, The Salt Fly hauls its standup-paddleboarding rental equipment to many nearby beaches, the Intracoastal Waterway, and Lake Ida so customers can enjoy some watery fun. The outfit’s owner—also the head of the Delray Beach Standup Paddleboard Club—meets his clients anywhere within 13 miles of Delray to drop off boards and paddles. He even offers lessons on how to catch waves, power across glassy expanses, or accurately mimic fish faces. Boarders can also sign up for a four-hour guided ecotour of Key Biscayne, where they'll have the opportunity to catch glimpses of the tropical fish, stingrays, and young sharks residing in the back bays.
Equipment: Rogue CrossFit equipment
Students should bring: Bottle of water, towels, athletic clothes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: All skill- and experience-levels are welcome.
Located in Delray Beach, PūrCycle is one of the first all-spin exercise studios in the area. At this colorfully painted beach house of a spin studio, experienced instructors lead heart-pounding cycling classes on Star Trac Blade stationary bikes, boosting metabolisms and giving clients both resistance and cardio workouts at the same time. High-energy music plays as spinners crest hills and stand up to pedal in these fat-burning classes.
Colorful mats and bouncy trampolines fill the play-space at A Barrel O Monkeys Inc. This indoor playground exposes kids to creative and energetic play with open-gym sessions, Mommy and Me classes, and gymnastics sessions, during which kids can practice their cartwheels or glide down the slide to their heart's content. Kids can also zip-line through the gym or create art projects during all-inclusive birthday parties.
With rolling hills and lush, green woods in the background, expert instructors lead students out into the great blue Pacific for custom surfing lessons. During lessons, wave tamers certified in CPR, first aid, ocean safety, and mermaid diplomacy bestow burgeoning surfers with all necessary skills and ocean awareness, which helps surfers to keep their bearings and tackle whitecaps safely. Surf techniques and etiquette can be tailored to ease rookies into their comfort zones or amped up to challenge and heighten the skills of more experienced boarders.
Tamalpais Surf Club also rents boards and wetsuits for surfers looking to paddle out on their own, and their lending inventory includes vintage boards from renowned shapers. To throw more adventure into the mix, the team organizes yoga-surf retreats and surf camps in exotic locales such as Costa Rica and Hawaii, where groups can immerse themselves in the country's culture, cuisine, and bilingual waves.
Second generation PGA pro Frank Clark is a specialist in the art of the golf swing: he’s had more than 40 years of teaching and playing experience. Rather than rely on his intuition alone, however, Frank couples his keen sense of stroke with video analysis. That way, golfers can examine their own mechanics and identify areas for improvement. The camera used during the high speed video moves at 300 frames per second to capture every moment of the swing in fine detail, from backswing and contact to your follow-through and victory dance. Students can also soak up Frank’s wisdom through other lesson formats, including individual and group playing lessons and clinics on varying topics. Frank also offers Golf Fit classes, which allow students to hone the specific movements and and positions of the five basic golf shots while improving overall health and wellness.