The staff at Nashville Baseball Training Academy, has an ideal stage—stretched out across 10,000 square feet—to flex their baseball skills and diamond-smarts. Here, a seasoned team provide baseball and softball instruction, as well as speed, agility, and strength-training programs. They pair their wisdom with the facility’s amenities, including an indoor practice field, and automatic batting cages.
Climb Nashville boasts more than 12,000 square feet of indoor climbing walls stretching up to 40 feet from the ground and manned by a staff of experienced instructors. The Intro to Climbing package teaches novice wall-scalers how to efficiently and safely ascend the faux-rock sheets. Two day passes, good for one day each, allow climbers to roam free among Climb Nashville's numerous grip-populated, muscle-molding walls while decked out in special climbing shoes, safety harnesses, free skull-saving helmets, and optional medieval battle armor. Learn how to properly and safely belay for other mural mounters during a 20-minute belay lesson with the first day pass, helping to prevent injury and keep fellow climbers safe from the grip of hungry condors.
Drakes Creek Activity Center entreats groups and families to explore its numerous, family-friendly activities. Nine batting cages hold batters as they practice their homeruns, as an 18-hole mini-golf course strewn with fountains challenges putters. Meanwhile, an outdoor laser-tag area spans five acres, as others sup on soft serve or play aeroball, a mix between volleyball and basketball played on trampolines.
Jumping for Fun Skydiving's team of professional cloud surfers, led by a USPA-certified instructor with more than 2,000 jumps under his belt, whisks thrill-seekers into the air for adrenaline-packed static-line jumps. Fledgling skydivers must earn their way to freefalling freedom by participating in a training course that explains how to properly use static-line equipment and stave off dive-bombing ostriches. Afterward, an aircraft shuttles jumpers up to an altitude of 3,500 feet, where they'll take a tremendous leap while donning parachutes packed by an FAA-certified rigger. Upon exiting the plane, a static line attached to both the aircraft and the jumper opens the parachute, and skydivers employ their freshly learned skills to safely steer themselves back to earth while enjoying aerial views of surrounding trees and supermodels' swimming pools.
At Centennial Sportsplex, groups of laced-up gliders soar across a 200'x85' rink during public skating sessions. After strapping on chartered hockey or ice skates over thin socks, guests arc in gentle figure eights, practice salchow jumps, and carve complex polyhedrons into the smooth, icy surface. Snacks from the concession stand (available for purchase) quell seismic tummy grumbles mustered up after speed skating across the rink's frozen tundra. Visitors can store their worldly possessions in coin lockers or tote along their own padlocks to take advantage of complimentary lockers. Centennial Sportsplex recommends wearing a jacket or sweater in the rink, which at times feels as chilly as the snub of a popular snowman.