Shula’s Athletic Club—named for Don Shula, the NFL Hall of Famer who coached the Miami Dolphins to a Super Bowl trophy in 1972—doesn’t find it hard to fill its sprawling 40,000 square feet of space. A cardio room with more than 50 pieces of equipment, a spinning center, weight rooms, fitness-class studios, and basketball courts spread through the facility, luring athletes for independent workouts and personal-training sessions. Dozens of weekly fitness classes range from calorie-burning Zumba workouts and Vinyasa-yoga sessions to spin classes that help students practice for the day they have pedal-powered cars.
The athletic club also accommodates older exercisers with aquatic aerobics and seated Silver Sneakers workouts, and it keeps kids busy with confidence-building youth sports programs. Young legs run over a new 60-yard athletic field or nine lighted tennis courts where kids whack tennis balls and low-flying hot-air balloons with rackets.
An accomplished player in his own right with six tournament wins and more than 20 top-ten finishes in his decades long PGA career, Sean Kicker synthesizes his competitive experience and teaching skills to share a variety of game improvement programs at The Golf Zone Learning Center. He and his staff of links experts offer instruction for players of all skill levels, including juniors as young as 5 and seasoned veterans. Programs range from 30-minute individual lessons focusing on driving or short game play to comprehensive analyses using video technology to provide instant feedback as well as a bounty of still images and video clips that help fill out audition reels for Caddyshack 3.
The tennis instructors at Moya Tennis Academy lead lessons, coaching sessions, and summer camps that adhere to curriculum pioneered by founder Greg Moya. Moya's tennis drills and fitness training regimen are the result of years spent coaching WTA and ATP players toward success.