The Odessa Jackalopes have provided live hockey, family-friendly prices, and full-contact High Tea since 1997 at the modern-styled Ector County Coliseum. From the Jackalopes' home base, also known as the “Jack Shack,” spectators get the opportunity to see professional hockey players on their way up from the AA CHL to the AHL's Bridgeport Sound Tigers or the NHL’s New York Islanders. Mascot Slap Jack is also present to entertain the younger fans and infuriate taxonomic biologists with his rabbity antler-antics.
With a straightforward approach to fitness, Flex 24 grants health-minded Homo sapiens round-the-clock access to workout essentials. Guests can shore up physiques on a full range of brand-name weight equipment, including plate-loaded Hammer Strength and Cybex cable machines, along with 30,000 pounds of free weights. Each cardio unit features an individual LCD TV, allowing indoor runners to compare their form against slow-motion examples from the Six Million Dollar Man and stationary riders to envision their dream of cycling through local news stations. The club encourages self-directed exercise, but experienced staffers keep hours to share iron-pumping pointers and help set up personal-training sessions.
The Falls Yoga and Barre Studio boasts indoor, outdoor, and underwater facilities to enhance standard workout routines. Atop a fully equipped gym room floor, treadmills, elliptical machines, and arc trainers with television screens help gym goers burn calories during cardio sessions. Meanwhile, resistance machinery and free weights help build enough muscle to finally reach the treasure trapped inside the pickle jar. The Falls also corrals exercisers in more than 50 group fitness classes a week. A 3,600-square-foot group fitness room offers a spacious place to work out atop spring-loaded wood floors, and an outdoor heated swimming pool and outdoor walking track lie nestled in a landscaped stretch of terra firma. New renovations include a new spin studio, new yoga and barre studio, and an expanded child care facility. After any workout, The Falls' shower facilities, complimentary toiletries, and free towels vanquish lingering sweat.
At Studio 57 Group Fitness, healthy habits sneak into clients? lives with stealth and speed. Here, exercise masquerades as fun during exciting classes that torch calories and sculpt muscles. Upbeat instructors fuel the metamorphosis by filling workouts with dance steps, weightlifting drills, and yoga poses suitable for all fitness levels. Multiple Class formats are offered including Zumba, BARREffect, Body Pump, Yoga, Attack! and Turbo Kick. Classes such as Enduro and Tabata incorporate high-intensity interval training, pairing bursts of cardio and strength training with brief rest periods to boost the metabolism. To boost energy levels and encourage conversation, two classrooms brim with colorful works by local artists. The studio offers childcare during several weekday-morning classes, which helps students to build strength and stamina, not mouthwatering Play-Doh hamburgers.
Premier Sportsplex is a one-stop shop for your inner athlete. Guests can swing at a few balls at the batting cages or driving range, play basketball or racquetball, and re-enact their favorite Spider-Man moves on the climbing wall. More personalized attention is found during fitness classes and personal-training sessions. In addition to 5,000 square feet of free weights and a circuit training area, the gym also makes room for a women’s only space and a separate fitness program for kids.
Research has shown that we are all born with an aptitude for music, but that aptitude diminishes if it is not actively nurtured between the ages of birth and nine.
Musikgarten of Lubbock offers classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age five.