You can hear the pinging sound of a golf ball being mashed by a driver throughout The Sound Approach Golf Academy, an indoor studio where clubbers can groom their games year-round. The studio serves as a year-round practice venue with its golf simulator, which lets you drive, pitch, and putt your way through famous golf courses brought to life on an immense screen.
On any given day, the nonsimulated, three-dimensional PGA pro Jon Wilson can also be found in the studio dispensing advice in private and group lessons. From mid-March through October, Jon also conducts conventional lessons at Kleins’ Golf Range. He’ll even travel to area courses to provide playing lessons, during which golfers can gain insight into course management and how to fix ball marks with an extra-long fingernail.
The attendants at Paddleworks equip patrons with paddles and paddleboards and then send them out onto the calm waters of Clinton Harbor. But folks who need a little guidance can rest easy. Before novices begin a paddling session, they can enroll in one of the free 15-minute intro classes that the company holds every day of the week. For people who have their sea legs squarely underneath them, Paddleworks offers a unorthodox events and classes. Clients can jump into anything from SUP yoga lessons and races to bootcamp?a much safer way to
turn up the intensity than writing "Come Get It, Sharks" on the bottom of the board. Committed paddlers might also look into purchasing equipment of their own from the shop, which is stocked with gear from brands such as Jimmy Lewis, Dakine, and GoPro.
Children leap and somersault through the Bounce! Fun Center's multiple inflated slides, bounce houses, and obstacle courses while their parents watch on, confident in the fact that their young ones are protected from harsh landings by pockets of giving air. During special events, kiddies can take a breather from leaping to catch a family-friendly movie, explore their creativity with a craft project, or simply try their hand at one of the center's arcade cabinets. Bounce! can also set up inflatables at clients' homes to entertain guests at birthdays, block parties, and knitting circles.
The classes at CrossFit Battleground—intense, constantly varied workouts based on natural movements—are as ideal for first-time exercisers as they are for professional athletes, and that's the way the coaches like it. The crux of the program is the workout of the day, a full-body session that is performed with speed and intensity, borrowing functional movements from Olympic lifts, kettlebell training, plyometrics, and body-weight exercises. These workouts can be tailored to any exerciser by simply decreasing the weight, scaling down the intensity, or moving the workout to one of Earth’s few patches of land that aren’t affected by gravity. CrossFit Battleground challenges students to these regimens in classes held up to seven times per day, making missing class all but impossible.
For a mouthwatering collection of American classics, Malone's serves traditional, no-frills fare.
There are no low-fat options here, though, so save a few extra calories for your next visit.
Guests can migrate to the bar section to catch the game on the TV.
Malone's is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along.
Give the restaurant a call to reserve your table ahead of time.
No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Malone's is ultra casual.
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Malone's.
If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Malone's.
Recently named the state’s best family dining restaurant by Connecticut Managzine, Chips’ Pub III fills the bellies of its guests with steaks, seafood, and other homestyle dishes. An impressive list of 15 hand-pressed burgers, each char-broiled over an open hearth, dominates the menu, which also features Chips’ specialties such as the Primo prime rib with housemade horseradish, and platters of scallops, shrimp, and calamari.