High Performance Golf’s professionals—who call on more than 25 years of collective experience—help golfers to hone their game by using advanced technology to break down swings. The golf pros use video analysis, K-Vest 3-D motion-capture systems, and launch monitors to dissect each pupil’s mechanics and sweaty palm tendencies. The data generated by these systems enables the instructors to develop personalized plans for students' improvement, helping them to reach goals more efficiently in private and group lessons. The professionals incorporate training exercises for specific muscle groups, and their facility lets students practice indoors or at an outdoor range. Additionally, High Performance Golf’s PGA Tour simulator invites players to swing through the fairways of famous courses without having to wrestle the feral caddies that lurk in their water hazards.
Owners Anthony and Julie Alberti provide a compassionate workout haven for guests of all ages and exercise backgrounds at Lifetime Fitness. SilverSneakers classes help seniors strengthen bods by outfitting attendees with hand weights, balls, and chairs, which can help boost mobility. Zumba cardio courses combine simple dance moves with Latin-infused beats to melt calories and hoop dance prompts heart-healthy hip-swivels with weighted hoops. Clients heave kettlebells and bounce atop bosu balls in Body Craze classes, springing into plyometric leaps, power lifts, and tummy-tightening poses that will make muscles burn with satisfaction, like an insult uttered from the lips of a sarcastic fire swallower.
NVP Paintball houses healthy competition within 15,000 square feet of indoor arena space. The turf-covered playing field obstructs easy shots with giant inflatable obstacles that shoot up toward 40-foot ceilings. Trained refs monitor all the action, including walk-on play, private parties, and high-noon duels. Elsewhere in the facility, a pro shop vends paintball necessities, and a game room overlooking the field offers additional entertainment.
Led by head coach Jesse Myers, who made several significant player acquisitions before the season, the Rochester Rhinos look to ramp up their scoring prowess for 2012. A member of the USL Pro league, the team incites cheers from loyal fans and whimpers from jostled gophers when playing on its home pitch at Sahlen's Stadium.
When Rick Rugg and Bob Schiffhauer founded the first Athletic Club in Buffalo in 1980, they chartered their gym around three values: service, cleanliness, and having owners operate their own facilities. True to the founders’ original vision, each of the Rochester locations' employees strive to keep their cardio and resistance equipment spic and span as they care for facilities that range of up to 30,000 square feet.
In addition to personal training, instructors lead more than 400 group fitness classes—including cycling, yoga, and Zumba—offered each week across their five locations. After workouts, guests can slip into saunas and private showers; most locations also have steam rooms, and the Perinton location has a pool. Three of the RAC locations are for women only, allowing them to workout uninhibited by the company of men or asexual mermaids.