Rök Haus poses challenges for all levels of climber via wall surfaces that span from introductory routes to treacherous inversions, which summon strength and smarts from even the most accomplished scrambler. The friendly staff keeps a lookout for safety while competitive climbers try to navigate the central climbing boulder’s circuitous network of pathways, ensuring that the climbers do not seek guidance by bribing a local troll with Tootsie Rolls. Between ascents, climbers can take a break from the rigorous physical and mental exertion on one of the couches in the relaxation area adjacent to the climbing walls.
More than just a fitness studio, The Vertical Barre and its cadre of certified trainers help clients discover their bodies’ potential by transforming limbs and building strength through fluid motion. Suited for every skill level, the studio’s pole-dancing and pole-fitness classes get students off the ground and into the air, covering everything from basic grips to higher-level inverted spins that target specific physical goals such as flexibility or weight loss. Co-ed and single-sex classes are available, as are personal training sessions. The Vertical Barre also dusts off its poles for private celebrations such as bachelorette parties and birthdays for groups of six to 20.
Designed by renowned course architect Joe Lee, Squirrel Run Golf Club’s 27-hole course incorporates clusters of scenic trees, babbling waterways, immaculate fairways, and smooth, Champions grass greens. Players can fine-tune their swings before hitting the links with a regimen of 10 one-hour clinics, where one of Squirrel Run Golf Club’s PGA-certified aces demystifies the golf swing for small classes with their profound knowledge of golf mechanics and subtle use of hypnotic putter pendulums. Each of Squirrel Run’s three nine-hole courses feature harrowing water hazards on most holes that place a high premium on confident shots and deft club selection. Players loop any 18-hole combination of the 27-hole labyrinth, playing to a maximum length of 6,782 yards when combining the Steeple and Woods course. With five tee options, the treacherous monolith graciously caters to players of all abilities and golfers who insist on playing with bocce balls.
With a wide assortment of brand-name fashions, Brother's bedecks men and women alike in stylish threads for all occasions. While gents dress in sophisticated Michael Kors suits and Calvin Klein tuxedos, female fashionistas can drape themselves in designer dresses from Kay Celine and Fabrizio Gianni. For more casual wear, women can don floral print skirts, Juicy Couture sweatshirts, or a Michael Stars vanilla tank ($46), while male meatsuits nab a mix of polos and embroidered button downs. To keep your body’s bottom half covered and ward off attacks by Ninja Turtle underoos, customers can browse the selection of premium denim from brands such as True Religion and 7 For All Mankind. Meanwhile, feet occupy themselves by wrestling with fashionable footwear such as Cole Haan loafers for men and women's Chinese Laundry shoes ($49.99). Brother's also boasts an assortment of accessories, including watches, necklaces, bags, and money clips for those who carry their cash around instead of burying it in their backyard until it multiplies.
Tiger-Rock Martial Arts International is one of the largest franchises of its kind. The Lafayette branch takes full advantage of the academy's far-reaching influence to draw a team of experienced instructors who haven't seen a cinder block they couldn't chop in two. Describing the scope of the academy's courses is as futile a task as going toe-to-toe with one of these instructors, but the options range from casual fitness classes to tutorials in handling martial weapons.