Gold's Gym began more than 45 years ago and today features an impressive array of next-generation fitness gadgets, a results-oriented focus, and clean facilities. New members can mimic the toned muscles of action heroes and body-builder babies with a two-month membership, which includes full access to the exercise arena including group classes, 135 pieces of equipment, a cardio cinema movie theater, and country-club locker rooms. Neophyte ironworkers can follow up with regular attendance at the gym, where they can hop on a cardio machine, pump up in a controlled manner on strength-training machines, tighten up in the abdominal and functional stretching area, or stick with lifting huge, heavy pieces of metal and commercial chest freezers.
Signature service: Paddleboard and kayak rental, tours, and sales
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Brands Used: SUP ATX paddleboards
Pro Tip: Beginners should plan [to attend on] a day with light wind. Paddleboarding can be mastered in less than 15 minutes.
Q&A with Kathleen Tefft and Guy Gauvin, Owners and Operators
Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?
Complimentary muffins, coffee, and juice with the sunrise tours; complimentary snacks and beverages with the sunset and moonlight tours.
How is your approach different than that of other professionals in your field?
We have a mobile fleet of paddleboards and kayaks, which means we can meet you anywhere and deliver to a customer's location. The locations we list on our website are just a few examples of where we can paddle.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
We are lifelong residents of the Ocean State and both love spending time by the water. Guy began SUP several years ago while living in Maryland. Kathleen began paddling a year ago in Narragansett Bay and was immediately hooked.
Snack on tasty pub fare at Mc Kinleys, a local favorite.
Taste comes first on the menu here, so low-fat chow is a world away.
Don't be alone on gameday, come have a great drink and great fun.
Seating is readily available at Mc Kinleys for those with large parties.
On warmer days, you can take advantage of Mc Kinleys' al fresco patio seating.
You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi.
You'll want to save quiet conversations for another spot, though — the bar can get noisy.
Mc Kinleys welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie.
For those in a hurry, the bar lets you take your meal or snack to go.
Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Mc Kinleys to create the perfect night.
The restaurant offers free parking in the lot next door.
Cyclists are in luck. Mc Kinleys provides bike parking.
Menu items at Mc Kinleys tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here.
Craving finger food? Head to Fat Belly's On Main and chow down on classic pub fare.
Fear not you gluten-free or low-fat eaters, you'll have plenty of choices here.
Watch the game with fellow fans to get the full sports experience.
Those that prefer some music with their meal will find live tunes at Fat Belly's On Main.
Between the music and the crowds, Fat Belly's On Main's noise levels can be intense.
If crowds aren't your thing, it's best to visit Fat Belly's On Main during the slower weekday hours.
Fat Belly's On Main's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level.
Diners that drive to dinner will find street parking readily available at Fat Belly's On Main's Main St address.
If you don't want a night that will cost you an arm and a leg but you do want a delicious meal, come to Fat Belly's On Main.
Grab some friends and head on over to Oaks Cafe for great pub grub.
The chefs at Oaks Cafe know how to prepare tasty, gluten-free and low-fat meals.
Catch the sports highlights on one of the TVs at Oaks Cafe.
On warmer days, you can take advantage of Oaks Cafe's al fresco patio seating.
Volume levels at the bar can approach ear-splitting levels between the noisy crowds and the booming music.
Score! Oaks Cafe provides free parking to all diners in the lot next door.
Oaks Cafe is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
Chow down at Oaks Cafe without blowing your budget — meals here usually cost less than $15.
Credit cards won't be handy at Oaks Cafe, it's cash only.
East Greenwich Golf Course in East Greenwich offers flavorful eats and tasty desserts.
Cautious diners will appreciate the low-fat and gluten-free fare at East Greenwich Golf Course.
Your group can sit comfortably at East Greenwich Golf Course, a local restaurant.
Reservations are available, so give the restaurant a call before you head over for the fastest seating.
Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code.
The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of East Greenwich Golf Course to your next party or event.
A free parking lot is conveniently located next door.
Fancy snacks do come at a higher price, but wow are they delicious.