Almost 70 years ago, the first U.S. Navy frogmen began underwater demolitions training in the waters around Fort Pierce. Commissioned through an act of Congress and the signature of the president, the National Navy UDT–SEAL Museum now stands where these first training sessions began and documents the evolution of the first volunteers into today's Navy SEALs. Exhibits honor the predecessors to the SEAL program and display artifacts and equipment from combat, including Apollo training vehicles, a Vietnam-era ”Huey” helicopter, and the SEALs' unique water vehicles powered by hardworking seahorses. Also on display are all 10,000 pounds of the fiberglass lifeboat from the 2009 hostage rescue of Richard Phillips, captain of the Maersk Alabama following its hijacking by Somalian pirates. Visitors can also view WWII training obstacles rescued from the ocean floor or take in the names of fallen heroes as they walk on memorial bricks donated by the friends and family of former SEALs. In addition to documenting and honoring past soldiers, the National Navy UTD–SEAL Museum also reaches out to living veterans through their reunions and their partnership with the Wheelchairs for Warriors program.
Skatetown USA entertains speedsters with a slick rink full of friction-less fun during open-skate sessions on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Skaters can careen in the company of a partner or assemble a gaggle of friends, family members, or doppelgängers to perform choreographed rink routines. Family packages help to replenish energy spent on glissading across the floor or perfecting quadruple axel jumps with a hot pizza and slurpable sodas. Bask in retro glory with four-wheeled skates or for an additional fee, spring for a pair of speed skates or rug-cutting roller blades to ensure hummingbird-paced conga lines.
Motorized Kayak Adventures sends kayaks gliding through the waters of the Indian River Lagoon, Saint Lucie River, and Oxbow Eco-Center at 2 to 4 knots. Guests need to merely steer past the mangrove jungles and native ospreys and herons. They can take in these picturesque surroundings on a number of outings, including sunset and full-moon tours.
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Brands Used: Creative free-verse poetry writing
Pro Tip: You will learn techniques for generating original poems and how to edit them.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Small-group instruction and critique
Recommended Age Group: Adults
Boating across open water is exhilarating, but boat ownership and maintenance can be tiresome. Members of Freedom Boat Club, however, can experience all the fun of boating with none of the headaches. They get access to more than 800 water vessels at 80 seashores and lakeshores across the nation, from which they can cast off without worrying about chores such as refueling or spraying the deck with pirate repellent. Even first-time boaters can take to the water with confidence, thanks to on-the-water training from seasoned mariners.
An official CrossFit training facility, CrossFit Port Saint Lucie builds powerful bodies with exercises inspired by gymnastics, Olympic weightlifting, and track and field. Safety-focused trainers lead group workouts that crackle with camaraderie and one-on-one sessions that enlighten participants with custom exercise routines and nutritional guidance. Both types of sessions brim with CrossFit moves such as box jumps and handstand pushups, challenging participants to run faster and stomp antique tea sets harder. In addition to conditioning muscles for sports, functional training with kettlebells and weighted push sleds preps bodies for the lifts, bends, and shopping-cart drag races of everyday life.