The gym can be an intimidating place for unexperienced exercisers, which is why Better Bodies introduced its Healthy Start training program. During the initial session, the staff uses a computer program called the Virtual Fitness Planner to reveal basic biometrics and calculate the likelihood of health risks such as type-2 diabetes. Once you're informed, you can take action by signing up for a personal-training session, attending a group-fitness class, or lifting on the fitness floor's Hammer Strength machines. For busy parents or particularly ripped nannies, Better Bodies also provides complimentary childcare services for members.
All sorts of friendly competition are welcome at Southern Lanes Sports Center. The facility hosts 16 bowling lanes, an arcade, and a billiards room filled with regulation-size tables measuring in at 37 cue balls by 25 cue balls. Differentiating itself from other bowling alleys, Southern Lanes also expands its slate of competitions to include outdoor activities like horseshoes, basketball, or sand volleyball. Best of all, visitors can toast their contest with a drink on the outdoor bar with covered deck.
Geeter’s Bar & Grill inspires glum appetites with a delicious smorgasbord of bar-style burgers, sandwiches, and wings. Cheer up your food-craver with a serving of loaded potato skins stuffed with cheddar jack cheese, bacon bits, and a generous dollop of sour cream ($7.25) as you view the game of your preference on one of the bar’s 25 large-screen televisions. Then, sample a half-dozen hawg wings crafted from the tenderest cuts of bone-in pork, deep-fried, grilled, and drowned in Jamaican jerk barbecue sauce ($5.95). A battered Atlantic cod sandwich, consisting of crispy-fried, panko-breaded cod hidden within a kaiser roll’s tartar-sauced inner sanctum ($7.95), silences stomach growls, as does The Big Patterson, a smallness-challenged burger loaded with a half-pound patty of Angus beef ($7.25), or veggie supreme pizza ($14.95). Conclude a whirlwind eating excursion with a hefty helping of the day’s dessert choices.
All of The Heights Racquetball & Fitness Club's 25,000 square feet, spread across two levels, are put to good use. Ten racquetball courts, a weight room, rows of cardio machines, and a fitness studio host calorie-burning activities, either freestyle or in exercise classes. In the lounge, gym-goers can refuel with everything from an energy drink to a beer, or head to the outdoor Tiki Bar, which overlooks sand volleyball courts.