Diver's World, Northwest Pennsylvania's only NAUI Worldwide Pro Platinum Dive Center, offers sub-aquatic explorers state-of-the-art training and instruction in the safe confines of an on-site, heated pool. Owner Linda Huston and her brigade of divemasters boil down 90 years of combined underwater wayfaring into each scuba lesson. The Try Scuba Lesson functions as a gateway course, allowing nautical neophytes to learn the ropes, then gear up, sink down, and rise again to the safe, less exciting surface. Held concurrently with the center's more extensive diving courses, this fins-on lesson requires students to bring both a bathing suit and towel, with the remaining equipment provided.
G&G Fitness caters to both bodybuilding buffs and amateurs wishing to enhance their earthly edifices at home with a range of premium equipment, including such notable brands as Life Fitness, Octane Fitness, and Precor. As trained physique formers, G&G's friendly staff members easily hunt and lasso the ideal muscle-molding or heart-strengthening apparatus for each individual customer's specific needs. Avoid outdoor biking's headaches of potholes and projectile burritos by staying indoors on an immobile Vision Fitness E1500 ($499), an upright exercise bike that offers a comfort arc seat, contact heart-rate sensors, and easy-to-adjust pedal straps. Elliptical machines ($799+) and treadmills ($1,495+), offer great ways to calibrate cardiovascular chronometers any time of the day or night. For muscle-sculpting, home-gym systems (starting at $1,299)—which combine benches, pulley systems, and weight stacks in one space-saving package—give exercisers a way to bolster biceps and strengthen solar plexuses without having to traverse crowded gym floors.
From commuting to work via bicycle to dropping into a fresh powder bowl in the backcountry, Campus WheelWorks is a service-oriented bike and ski shop that tweaks and tunes customers' gear with quality services. Staff members apply their passion and knowledge of specialized equipment to optimize their clients' outdoor excursions, build personal relationships, and replace faulty bike wheels with skis for truly adventurous athletes. Bikes, skis, and accessories from top industry manufacturers outfit the retail store's impressive inventory.
How long does it take to strike out on a paddleboard of your own? According to London SUP, most newbies are at home on the water after just 60 minutes. During lessons, instructors help students to find the "sweet spot" on their board, which is the place where they can balance most steadily while eating an entire chocolate cake. Groups then practice different paddling methods for navigating smooth or choppy waters. Once they've mastered the basics, they can set off with rented boards to explore the surrounding waterways with family and friends. The aquatic environment makes for a fun, safe workout, strengthening the core and arm muscles and helping to improve balance.
BikeFit lays the pavement for well-oiled wheels to satisfy cyclists sitting atop all types of makes and models. Prized pedals require periodic maintenance in order to sustain a bike's vital signs and keep it from swimming upstream to join a pack of feral mopeds. With the tune-up, BikeFit's team of benevolent bike gurus inspects all components to ensure calibrators are accurate, lubrication is sufficient, and brakes will stop before slamming into night terrors. Adjustments rain down on bottom bracket, headset, and front- and rear-hub bearings as pedal paramours true and tension wheels. Though this package does not include a drivetrain cleaning, the attending staffer will complete a thorough safety inspection of all components before sending your refreshed two-wheeler along its merry way.
The bicycle buffs at Grand River Cycle are on a mission to equip every man, woman, and upright aardvark with a bicycle, and to share and educate on the joys of self-generated propulsion. Their store welcomes budding cyclists into an open and inviting atmosphere stocked with a complete line of cycling accessories from basic upgrade and repair parts to cycling-specific clothing and nutrition products. Track miles between peanut-brittle breaks with a Bontrager trip monitor ($39.99), or protect your brain bucket with a safe yet stylish helmet ($44.99). Stave off the cold with Louis Garneau ear cover ($19.99) or cloak your trunk in atmos 2 vest ($49.99).