Top Notch Training Center instills a love of gymnastics in children from a young age, teaching both fluid movement techniques and life skills such as self-confidence. The tiniest gymnasts can undertake parent-and-me classes that cover spacial awareness, hand-eye coordination, and social activities. Gymnastics for older students, meanwhile, covers the four Olympic events: uneven bars, vault, balance beam, and floor exercise. In addition to gymnastics and tumbling, the center offers drawing classes and dance lessons covering jazz and ballet.
Yang's Table Tennis Club aims to give players of all skill levels a place to improve their game, whether they are looking to get a fun workout or pursue a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team. To that end, they offer private and group lessons as well as memberships, which get players access to open play six days a week, tips from a professional coach, free league play, and discounts on lessons. The space offers 17 professional tables as well as a 2008 Bejing Olympic rubber floor mat.
Fitness Together is all about synergy. Specialized in one-on-one training, the center’s certified trainers design fitness programs that unite strength training, cardio routines, and nutrition plans that work together to catalyze weight loss. The plans’ strength-training component, dubbed Aspire 8, fuses resistance training and cross training to build solid core muscles without ever having to tear a phonebook in half. During Cardio Together regimens, the trainers get patrons’ heart rates pumping with a mix of aerobic workouts. Finally, the education-oriented Nutrition Together programs teach patrons how to make more healthy food choices, leading to a lifetime of nutritious eating habits.
From Paragon Golf Center's multifaceted practice complex, Peter Yum improves pupils' swings by channeling wisdom accrued from a junior golf career and time spent under the tutelage of Tom Ness and Ben Doyle, two of golf’s most revered instructors. Peter dissects swings from the comfort of a covered 90-stall driving range with heaters, fans, and automated tee technology that raises golf balls onto hitting mats on command or in exchange for a shiny divot tool. While tweaking their swings, golfers can look at their reflection in stall-side mirrors, helping them better grasp Peter’s corrective advice on how to properly strike the ball or bedazzle their golf glove.
Star Zone Bowling keeps the competition rolling on each of its 24 lanes until at least 2 a.m. every night of the week. Clad in alley-approved footwear, teams cluster around one or two lanes to pepper scoreboards with a mélange of strikes, spares, and turkeys, dazzling onlookers with the flashy footwork and skillful tosses of ice-skating pizza-makers. A full-service snack bar soothes hunger pangs, as a game room brimming with arcade accouterments and a ball pit keeps visitors entertained between frames. Additionally, Star Zone Bowling boasts an onsite poker room, and a nightclub space, as well as an ample array of flat-screen TVs broadcasting touchdowns, home runs, and slow-motion replays of all British Parliamentary proceedings.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.