Indianapolis Sailing Club is a private sailing club housing a friendly fleet of fun-loving sailboats that provide entertainment for families, racers, and first-time sailors alike. Today’s “Your First Sail” class is specially designed for Groupon customers who want to break out their sailing wings and learn how to soar through the water like helicopters. During the class (most of which will be on the water), an experienced instructor will teach aquatic adventurers all the basics of sailing, from rigging, boarding, and launching the boat to learning the sail positions, maneuvering, steering, and tacking. Classes are semi-private: each instructor will work with two students at a time (each student needs a Groupon), so tell a friend about today's deal or let the club place you with a fellow solo learner.
Mathews Bicycles' proprietor, Nancy Parent, and her crew of experienced cyclists outfit pedestrians with bikes befitting their needs and outfits befitting their bikes. Whether preparing to dirt jump, cruise the neighborhood, or share a double-body bike with a body double, customers can easily match their leg paws to an appropriate pair of pedals thanks to the shop's large stock of styles, including BMX, mountain, road, and tandem. Stop by to ogle catwalk-ready models such as the Trek 3500 mountain bike ($359), Raleigh Route 3.0 hybrid bicycle ($399), Specialized Allez Sport road bike ($929), and Trek Madone 4.5 carbon-fiber road bike ($2,099). To look the part of a bicycle owner while protecting sensitive skin from suicidal balcony gnomes, individuals can pick up a Bontrager circuit helmet ($99.99), a pair of specialized Primo spinning shoes ($64.99), Tifosi Logic photo-chromatic sunglasses ($69.99), and Endura eight-panel cycling shorts ($49.99).
44 Courts at 3 locations: Barbara S. Wynne Tennis Center - Tennis House, 30 courts and 4 QuickStart 10 and under courts located at 1805 East 86th Street, Indianapolis; Eastwood Tennis Center, 4401 East 62nd Street (6 courts) and Westlane Tennis Center, 1301 West 73rd Street (6 courts).
Aside from its prevalence in Church of Iron’s collection of dumbbells and kettlebells, iron symbolizes the strength and toughness that the results-oriented facility strives to instill in its athletes. Certified strength and conditioning coaches oversee each of the facility’s programs and individual workouts, propelling their disciples toward newfound levels of power, stamina, and speed by refusing to let them give up. The coaches emphasize safety as much as they do intensity, making sure that shoulders stay even during weightlifting moves such as snatches and jerks and gently reproving students when they attempt to shot put each other across the room.
Mike Holman, a staffer for the U.S. Olympic track-and-field team, designs the facility’s endurance programs, which incorporate training masks that simulate running at various elevations. Sports-performance programs help teens and college-level athletes build speed with plyometrics, weighted sprints, and agility drills, and CrossFit programs welcome all ages and fitness levels with scalable workouts that incorporate bodyweight exercises, intense bursts of cardio, and heavy objects such as kettlebells and Liberty Bells.
Though the coaches at Integrated Academy hail from widely varying backgrounds—from firefighter to professional football player to military and law enforcement agent—they share a common goal: to teach students how to fight and defend themselves. They push men, women, and children of all abilities toward toughening up in a variety of combat classes, including boxing, MMA, and Muay Thai—also known as the science of eight limbs, as it incorporates striking with the elbows and knees. To help pupils pump up their strength and self-confidence, they also teach the art of self-defense, which can help you escape assailants and boring fencers at parties. They slow down the pace a bit for little ones, teaching them to effectively grapple and dodge hooks during kids-only MMA classes. In addition to combat-style classes, the coaches also lead boot camp classes to help clients whip into shape without directly confronting aggressive punching bags.
A haven of learning by day, Integrated Academy moonlights as a boxing arena on select evenings, during which a group of esteemed fighters enter the ring to duke it out.