Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on their physical well-being with a cornucopia of fitness equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength and cardio equipment, which features built-in TVs and other media diversions. For those who exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere welcomes patrons of all ability levels, unlike schoolyard dodge-ball squads. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling. For a dose of custom advice, patrons can seek out a personal-training session with a certified coach, who helps them assess and address their fitness goals. Clients reap the benefit of individual attention as a personal trainer helps them tackle weight loss, prepare for an arm-wrestling competition, or unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.
The crack of a bat signals another powerful hit inside Extra Innings' spacious, 70-foot-long batting tunnels. Each cage's Iron Mike pitching machine emulates the power and speed of a cantaloupe tossed by Popeye, sending a feast of fastballs screeching toward homerun-hungry hitters. Extra Innings' 12,000-square-foot facility also divvies its plethora of space for private pitching, fielding, and batting lessons hosted by seasoned instructors, as well as a circuit training area furnished with soft-toss machines, tees, and stride boards that further perfect techniques. The onsite pro shop also equips players with all of the baseball essentials.:m]]
Stanton Optical treats shoppers to a selection of more than 3,000 frames from designers such as BCBG, Coach, Tommy Hilfiger, and Calvin Klein. Their optometric physicians calibrate fresh prescriptions before patients browse the wealth of frames and then select from brands of lenses such as Sola, Zeiss, and Transitions, which alternate between clear and tinted to protect eyes from sun rays and help them absorb the zinc found in moon rays. For those who prefer frame-free faces, Stanton Optical also outfits eyes with contacts by Acuvue and Bausch + Lomb.
At No Payne No Gain LLC, certified trainer Shomari Payne understands that toned muscles serve a purpose beyond just looking good. During his one-on-one adult and youth training sessions, he emphasizes strengthening big primary muscles as well as smaller secondary muscles that seldom get enough exercise. His workouts, which incorporate floor routines, cardio drills, and suspension ropes, are designed to build useful, functional strength for performing real-world tasks, such as lifting groceries or pushing a car off the road.
Michael Scoggins firmly believes that anyone—young, old, nimble, or clumsy—can become a great dancer. A talented dancer himself, Michael has spent more than 20 years on stages across the globe, performing in professional theaters, on television, and before the Japanese royal family. Today, he pulls from his years of training and experience to captain his own private dance studio, where he joins with a staff of fellow professional dancers to lead students of all abilities in a variety of partner-based dances. On the dance floors of local athletic clubs, community centers, and opera houses, instructors guide intimate groups of no more than five couples through swing dances, waltzes, and tangos. The teachers also conduct dance lessons for special events, including weddings, university parent nights, and musical civil-war reenactments.
Tac Force Challenge tests the strength of racers by putting them through the rigors of an adventure 5K obstacle course designed by power lifters, martial-arts experts, and special-operations professionals. The muddy, muscle-straining course houses 31 obstacles, such as rope walls, river dashes, unbalanced beams, log trips, and tunnels that force runners to use all their strength and jet-pack fuel to reach the finish line. Participants begin their first race ranked as a Private and advance closer to General as they complete each run. This progress is saved in the Tac Force database, which catalogs completion dates so that the government knows whom to call in the event of a sweaty-bicep shortage.
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