As a police captain in Yonkers, Patrick McMahon oversaw the fitness training of younger officers, designing workouts around a simple credo: “plan your work and work your plan.” After retiring, he bonded with trainer John Moljo over their shared love of kettlebells, and they decided to pool their talents and knowledge to create Kettlebell Inferno LLC. Integrating elements from Spartacus exercises and Tabata training, John and Patrick carefully shaped their workouts to be simple, vigorous, and safe. No two muscles are worked back to back, and sessions incorporate the whole body, all planes of motion, and every trigonometry concept tested on the SAT. Accompanied by a driving soundtrack, instructors push students to new heights and keep things fresh by adding surprising, varied exercises.
Since 1959, a golf path dreamed up by architect William F. Mitchell has been acquainting players with the hilly terrain of the Lower Hudson Valley. Putnam County Golf Course started out as a private club, but became open to the public when the county bought it in 2004. Players can amble over bent grass greens and rye grass fairways kept to country club standards, but without having to golf in their tuxedos. Afterwards, retire to The Grille Room to fill up on wraps and sandwiches, burgers from the grill, or breakfast sandwiches served all day.
Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par-71 course
Total length of 6,800 yards from the back tees
Course rating of 72.8 from the back tees
Course slope of 128 from the back tees
Four sets of tees per hole
Sensuality and sexuality should be celebrated. That's the idea behind Tantalizing Productions, an adult toy company that hosts private parties for people of all sexual orientations. Thanks to the personable staff who build the parties around customer feedback, the events are a fusion of information and fun. Staffers travel to guests' homes for bachelorette parties, girls' nights out, or afternoon tea services with a goodie bag of saucy products such as adult toys, lotions, lingerie, and DVDs. Cultivating an atmosphere of fun and open-mindedness, the party hosts are happy to answer all questions about the products, and give clients an opportunity to order them afterwards.
Gallimods Hobby Shop & Raceway enables even the young to fly planes and helicopters and zip around racetracks at high speeds—just at much smaller sizes than the originals. Model fliers and remote-controlled cars, as well as their accessories, stuff the shelves with plenty of excitement. Hobbyists can race on a slot-car track and when it's nice out, Gallimods hosts outdoor RC-car racing events on a dirt track.
Wine producers from across New York gather at the Putnam County Wine & Food Fest each year, bottles of their finest reds and whites in tow. A variety of local artisans join them, peddling everything from handmade crafts to fresh produce to fiery Indian snacks. As vendors hawk their wares and guests sample sips in the wine and beer gardens, live musicians send festive tunes booming across the fairgrounds.
At Performax Fitness, a team of licensed doctors, physical therapists, strength and conditioning specialists, certified fitness trainers, and certified athletic trainers come together to provide well-rounded expertise on clients' individual fitness goals. The center's curriculum runs the gamut from open-gym sessions to Zumba dance classes, with a slew of equipment including kettlebells and Olympic weights.