Yorktown Golf & Baseball Center is best described by its sounds: the whiffing of clubs on the driving range, the steely rattling of baseballs on batting-cage walls, and the gentle burbling of the mini-golf course's waterfalls. Surrounded by verdant greenery, the 14-acre sports center offers outlets for competitive players and casual ball-whackers alike, beginning with an 18-hole mini-golf course replete with obstacles such as waterways and feral know-it-all golf pros. Within the four baseball and softball batting cages, pitches hurl toward batters at speeds ranging from 40 mph to 85 mph. Practice shots soar from the two-tiered driving range's 36 covered hitting stations, and players hone their short games on the putting greens and sand traps. In addition to providing ample practice opportunities, the center staffs a stable of knowledgeable golfers and batters to lead private and semiprivate lessons and curate a full pro shop.
Backed by nearly three decades of practice in the local community, board-certified physician Michael Michell helms Somers Cosmetic & Laser Center's team of aestheticians and cosmetic specialists. Dr. Mitchell?s crew performs a comprehensive arsenal of medically inspired aesthetic services, including spider-vein treatments and laser hair removal. The doctor himself administers beauty injections such as Botox and Juv?derm and summons his extensive medical know-how to develop powerful facials that erase blemishes, flush dirt from pores, and wipe cheeks clean of Mom?s embarrassing lipstick marks.
Bikram Yoga Bronx and Yorktown offers students 38 weekly classes. ?While you move?through 26 poses in 90 minutes, the temperature holds steady at 104 degrees to keep muscles limber and slow-cook any nearby pork roasts. Once class is over, you can hit the studio's showers before heading back outside, detoxified and revitalized.
National Golfworx's driving range spills out across a rolling verdant horizon, a picturesque scene punctuated by golfers whacking their way through practice rounds. Two buckets, each containing 90 balls, arm golfers with ample ammunition for sending dimple-faced orbs on long flights or attempting to hit tin ducks at the course's shooting gallery. Select from 45 hitting spots and a wide range of yardages to perfect techniques with multiple clubs and angles. Lighted tee boxes accommodate nighttime drivers, removing the need for cumbersome headlamps or glow-in-the-dark putters.
Drawing on her extensive knowledge of equine care from apprenticeships with top area professionals, Hessy Derman has manned Chessfield Farm's 23 acres of stalls and stretches for more than 15 years. Accommodating beginning and advanced riders alike, lesson programs pair pupils with school or student-boarded steeds for half-hour galloping sessions based on the closest matching horseshoe size. Equestrians trot about Chessfield Farm's custom built and professionally landscaped grass paddocks, 80'x120' indoor ring, and 100'x200' outdoor ring. Heated viewing lounges and shaded picnic areas overlooking each ring house spectators and technique-stealing camels in disguise. Chessfield Farm remains open seven days a week, extending its hours of operation into weekday evenings to oblige student schedules. Trainees should call ahead to schedule their sessions.