Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's Gym members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines. Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.
An FAA-approved helicopter-flight tour operator, North Andover Flight Academy employs five licensed instructors with combined flight and teaching experience that numbers in the thousands of hours. Fledgling aviators can begin their aeronautical journeys at Lawrence and Marlboro Airports, which serve as home bases for services that range from tours and photography flights to full pilot-certification courses and agricultural applications. The team commands a fleet of six Robinson helicopters, including one R44 and five R22s, and keeps Robinson factory-trained mechanics on staff to ensure their safe operation and to ice down their blades after particularly vigorous training flights.
New England's Premier Sports Complexes since 2002 with facilities in Norfolk and Marlboro MA. featuring fitness centers, indoor turf fields, indoor driving ranges, basketball courts, concessions, pro shop, outdoor lighted turf fields (Marlboro), plus a lighted par 3 golf course (Norfolk).
Most supervillains name lasers as their preferred tool of revenge and cat provocation; wreak vengeance of your own with today’s Groupon to LazerZone. For $10, you’ll get a day of unlimited tagging (a $20 value) at either the Randolph or Marlboro location. Your Groupon is deactivated between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturdays, but is charged and ready for action at all other times during regular hours. Serve and volley laser bolts across a darkened, fog-filled court in a tense match to see who is master of the laser now that Argnonoz the Globebreaker is grounded.In his words, Tad is known for “having the hottest girlfriend in town, driving a 1998 Chevy Cavalier, dressing like the dude from The Matrix way before that movie even came out, and never, ever losing a match.” He’s also the world’s foremost expert on laser-tag strategy, having penned the 2004 bestseller LaserTad’s LaserRad Laser-Tag LaserTactics For Laser-Tag LaserFanatics.
The Boston Red Sox Summer Camps whisk young hardball habitués away on weeklong journeys into baseball fantasyland, complete with uniforms and coaching from professional instructors. Attendees (ages 5–13) matriculate into six professional-sounding divisions, where they can improve power swings during home-run derbies and compete in baserunning races with children of the same age. Inspired play surfaces after baseball campers mingle with a current or former Red Sox player, depending on the Red Sox road schedule, or return from the all-access tour of Fenway Park. Scouting reports from the professional coaching staff highlight each camper's strengths and weaknesses in order to cultivate a well-rounded portfolio of baseball assets. A list of what to bring keeps campers from showing up with embarrassing entourages or mistakenly bringing pet vampire bats.
To help women achieve their fitness goals, the certified personal trainers at Get In Shape For Women focus on four areas: weight training, cardio training, nutrition, and accountability. In small group sessions, trainers modify exercises to suit up to four ladies' fitness levels, beginning by calibrating strength-training sessions—such as free weights, lunges, and squats—to each client's abilities while still ensuring they are challenging themselves. Then comes high-intensity cardio interval-training sessions in which trainers encourage exercisers to achieve optimal results on the treadmill or elliptical.
The trainers supplement the group workouts with nutritional planning centered around the concept of eating six small, balanced meals six days a week. They set aside the seventh day as a "free day" for a bit of indulgence, be it eating a favorite sweet or lusting openly after bacon. To hold their women accountable, trainers talk nutrition on the floor during scheduled appointments, and the ladies' progress toward reaching their goals is measured by trainers each week.
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