Soothing music and soft lights reveal The Yoga Sanctuary as just that—a safe and peaceful place where guests can cast stress aside. The studio's nationally registered instructors weave their global teaching experience into each asana as they strive for—and teach the importance of—inner peace and tranquility. They work individually with guests of all ages and fitness levels, unlike the NFL and most quilting circles. With this inclusive approach, the instructors help clients unite mind, body, and spirit in a wide selection of classes, strengthen cores with Pilates exercises, and also teach postures for beginner, intermediate, and experienced students. To further the restorative effects of yoga, the studio also hosts yoga therapy sessions to help alleviate such health issues as back pain and insomnia.
The Yoga Sanctuary's onsite massage therapist intuitively customizes her kneads and strokes to reduce stress and fatigue. This can also improve joint flexibility so that guests may easily slip into complex postures or cast-iron wetsuits.
It would be hard to imagine a more fitting location for Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club. The club takes up residence on a waterfront estate, which was designed by architect Stanford White in 1885. Thirteen acres surround visitors with scenic views of Long Island Sound and docks full of yachts. The historic main house, lush gardens, and a private beach also distinguish the grounds?as do ample outdoor activities.
Lifeguards oversee two pools, and two large fields and nine Har-Tru tennis courts set the stage for sports. Nearby, a shaded outdoor cafe makes an ideal place to eat lunch between games. In the clubhouse, which overlooks Long Island Sound, patrons can sit down for a more formal meal, complete with award-winning cuisine.
The cool blades of skates have cut grooves into the ice at Hommocks Park Ice Rink since 1975. Skaters flock to the indoor rink during public-skate times curving into figure-8s, flying through the air doing axels, and laying down to imitate the most popular hockey mascot, a friendly boulder. Aspiring skaters aged 4 and older brush up on skills during group lessons. Meanwhile, when skaters need time on less slick surfaces, they can refuel with snacks and treats at the Slap Shot Café, which brims with the aromas of pizzas, chicken wings, and nachos.
At Healthy Fit for Women, an all-female studio. The gym stocks equipment sized for the female frame, and classes such as Zumba and Spinning tone bodies with Latin-dance moves and cycling-based aerobics. Other available private and small-group classes include Barre Fusion and Core Sculpt, with more than 95 group fitness classes every week. For an extra boost of encouragement and a chance to gossip about the treadmills behind their backs.
Performance Flight’s fleet of Cirrus aircraft provides safe and instructive tropospheric trips over Westchester County and its eye-catching neighbors. Your professional instructor will explain the craft’s safety features during a pre-flight briefing before taking off from Westchester County Airport into the great blue air ocean. During your 45 minutes of flight time, pilots relinquish control for part of the time, giving you the opportunity to turn knobs, pull levers, and press the big flashing red button labeled "Do Not Touch" under the watchful guidance of your friendly, trained expert. You will even be sitting in the left seat, which is usually designated for the captain. Gliding down the Hudson, you’ll view glittering Manhattan and the mansions of Greenwich from on high.
Backyard Sports engages young athletes in a series of weekly skill sessions, including baseball and basketball sport camps, taught by teachers, coaches, and varsity athletes. One-hour spring baseball sessions for pre-kindergarten through 2nd-graders, which take place on Sundays from May 8 to June 19, are tailored toward appropriate skill levels. Novices learn basic rules of the game, fundamental catching and throwing skills, and how to kick dust when arguing a call. More experienced athletes can hone fielding, hitting, speed and agility, and how to interpret an endorsement contract.