At Greenacres Bowl's lacquered lane emporium, competitors ranging from pint-size to full-size unleash spherical fury seven days per week. Strikes, spares, and sequential cheers ring through the center late into the evenings on weekends, which features laser bowling on Fridays and Saturdays. Automatic scoring helps cut down on disputes between opposing players or teams of Olympic figure-skating judges. In addition to games between friends, the facility also plays host to pin-punishing birthday parties, as well as leagues designed for all levels and ages. A recently sprouted billiards room lures eyes away from slick lanes and onto felt tables and high-definition televisions, while an on-site pro-shop stocks the latest shoes, gear, and accessories.
At N Zone Sports, coaches develop players both on and off the field. Instead of cultivating a highly competitive atmosphere, they allow each child to get ample time in the spotlight—so long as he or she demonstrates a sufficient grasp of sportsmanship and teamwork. Tikes as young as 3 years old can prove their mastery of the concepts of flag football, soccer, cheerleading, basketball, or baseball or by shaking the hand of someone who just poured Gatorade over their heads.
Palm Beach Classical Fencing teaches classical fencing, an art practiced since the 19th century that demands control, awareness, and discipline to perform. During Thursday or Saturday classes, students don their glove, jacket, and mask and learn how to defend themselves with the sword. Instructor Kim Moser helps students develop proper footwork and solid guards with the foil, running practice attacks and bouts to hone muscle memory and fencing instincts.
Personal-training sessions at Gate Fitness push clients to develop the skills they need to reach goals such as prepping for a marathon, dropping pounds, or building muscles. The trainers also bring individuals into a supportive group setting with classes that include Zumba, pole fitness, or leap frog.