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The Five Seasons Family Sports Club houses tennis courts, a dining area, fitness facilities, swimming pools, and a full-service spa under one roof. Within air-conditioned indoor courts or on outdoor hard or clay courts, racquet slingers compete in friendly bouts to sharpen swings, refine backhands, and showcase grunting abilities. Members can also break a sweat in exercise areas speckled with modern cardio equipment and weights or cool off in an Olympic-sized pool with diving wells and wading areas. Before meeting others for a postgame beverage at the lively caf?, clients can wander to the spa for a relaxing massage or partake in a sports workshop to gain a firm grasp on game mechanics.
28105 Clemens Road
Westlake,
OH
US
Fairview Park Recreation Department at the Gemini Center hosts an impressive array of classes—20 each week. They take advantage of the brand new facility's amenities, holding spinning classes in dedicated cycling rooms or teaching aquatic skills in the aerobic studio. They also hold outdoor classes during summer months, taking advantage of the sunshine and green lawns. "It's great to see members push themselves and have fun while doing it," reports the Center's group-exercise coordinator. Beyond fitness instruction, they also use the facility to host summer camps, athletic leagues, and families looking for a day at the pool. They even built a second pool, exclusively for leisure, with waterslides, a lazy river, and submerged beauty parlors.
20777 Lorain Road
Fairview Park,
OH
US
Designed in stages?just like the little ones they teach?the program at Little Aquanauts gets kids started early. Starting off in infancy, children first learn life-saving safety techniques, as simple as rolling on their backs and floating to breathe more easily or calling out to parents for help. Later on, they'll learn the more advanced mechanics of swimming and foundation-building exercises such as hoisting themselves out of the pool to make them feel confident in the water and assured they can quickly escape pool sharks.
451 Front Street
Berea,
OH
US
Spread across three stories and 110,000 square feet, the Cleveland State University Recreation Center enables students, faculty, and members of the community to tailor custom workouts and play a variety of sports. Weight rooms and cardio equipment help members form balanced workout regimens. Alternatively, athletes can hit the basketball, volleyball, or racquetball courts or take a dip in one of the Busbey Natatorium's two lap pools. Above the facilities, a 7,000-square-foot rooftop patio allows guests to cool off amid light foliage and a view of the campus.
2420 Chester Avenue
Cleveland,
OH
US
Enjoy a large array of finger food at Lincoln Park Pub, a local pub. No need to miss out on Lincoln Park Pub just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has tons of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Drinks are also on the menu here, so patrons can start the night off right. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to Lincoln Park Pub — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment. Swing by after work for happy hour, featuring a wide range of discounted drinks and appetizers. Lincoln Park Pub can easily accommodate large groups or parties. Sit outside at Lincoln Park Pub and soak up the sun on those nice summer days. Those with sensitive ears may want to stay away from this restaurant, though, as it can get quite loud. Regulars recommend heading over to Lincoln Park Pub during the work week. A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the diners at your next shindig. Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so diners can easily walk to and from their cars. The grub at Lincoln Park Pub is also a downright bargain — most people can chow down for less than $15. All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. Head on over to Lincoln Park Pub first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Lincoln Park Pub is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
2609 W 14th St
Cleveland,
OH
US
Winter's icy grip is harshest in the water, yet the intrepid souls who sign up for the Cleveland Polar Plunge thumb their noses at Father Winter for a good cause and, of course, a party. Each pays for the privilege to dive into the frigid shallows of Lake Eerie, their money and that of the event's sponsors going to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Team Fox, the Parkinson's disease research organization founded by Michael J. Fox. After the event, each cold-weather diver warms up with a knit cap and happy-hour festivities with drinks and food at Liquid where Masters of Disasters will play a live set.
6500 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway
Cleveland,
OH
US
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