The Valley Preferred Cycling Center's rich history in the world of competitive cycling is evident in the affectionate nickname coined by its visiting racers: T-Town. Every year, the 333-meter track roars under the wheels of amateur and professional cyclists during races, and preps the next generation with courses such as the Air Products developmental cycling program and age-grouped racing leagues.
Players at Lehigh Valley Paintball wage simulated war across a variety of battlefields, choosing from a variety of play styles on both speedball and woodsball fields. The staff can also customize markers with engravings or leather wristbands, useful for proudly showing team affiliations, graphic designs, or helping identify guns that have escaped.
A trio of veteran, certified coaches safely cultivates English-style equestrians and fosters inter-species friendships on Stone Field Stables' picturesque 60-acre farm. Students begin their lesson in the barn, learning how to prepare for their ride by coaxing the bit into their steed's mouth and securing the saddle by promising the pony a 24-carrot ring. With pupils snugly seated atop their mount, instructors adjust their grip on the reins and help them to develop a firm seat necessary for communicating with the highly trained lesson horses, some of which lend their gentle manners and sure footing to the barn's therapeutic riding program. Riders dismount after strutting around the ring and reenacting Napoleon's famous prance across the Alps, grabbing brushes and hoof-picks on the way back to the stall for a final grooming lesson.
Designed by renowned architect Geoffrey Cornish, Center Valley Club's verdant pastures embrace two distinct nine-hole terrains. The British-style front nine holes incorporate hidden mounds, lakes, and undulating greens ideal for concealing surplus Easter eggs. Club clutchers then march toward the North American–centric back nine, populated by woodland, lakes, and sand traps masquerading as restful turfside beaches. Golfers can also practice on Center Valley's Club's driving range before embarking on their orb-pummeling odysseys, choosing from five levels of yardage based on skill level and distance covered by “fore” yodels.
Sisters Jackie Martin and Eileen O’Brian-Tobaygo joined creative forces with Chantelle Martin, daughter and niece, to devise the Bead Hive, a fully equipped supply hub for any and all crafter’s bead needs. The shimmery walls of the Bead Hive reflect a large stock of seed beads ($2+ per vial), Delica beads ($3+ per vial), dazzling crystals ($4.50+ per strand), opulent pearls, Pandora-style beads with pewter ($3.75) or sterling silver ($5.50) cores, and more. Knowledgeable and friendly sales associates field bead-related queries while ushering prospective glass-globule buyers toward specialized beading pliers ($8.75+), and Czech glass designs ($2.50+ per strand). A variety of findings are available to keep restless strands and pendants from migrating south for the winter. Accessory artists can stock up on supplies to hoop and loop patterned beads into necklaces, earrings, and pizzazz-seeking Rolodexes just in time for the holidays.
Serenityfit trains adults and kids with a cornucopia of full-body workout classes taught in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Check the flexible schedule to choose Zumba, yoga, body-weight, body-toning, stability-ball, kettlebell, and TRX total-body-resistance classes. Customers who choose to try kettlebell classes will begin with a three-hour introductory session, which is limited to 12 students. Zumba and belly-dancing classes guide students through a dynamic dance workout, and easy tai chi and qi gong meditation classes combine gentle, deliberate movements with stress-easing breathing techniques. Meanwhile, yoga classes provide a great way to stay toned and limber while temporarily storing worldly worries in a drawer with knickknacks, spare change, and shrunken heads. Zumba and yoga classes are also available for kids, and Serenityfit will waive its $50 initial fee for customers who choose to extend their membership.