Though it's been around since 1999, South Regency Tennis and Fitness underwent a huge renovation in 2008, making the facility more accommodating to racket-swinging members than ever. Inside, visitors will find eight newly resurfaced courts, while outside, six outdoor hard courts keep players swinging their rackets year-round. But playing isn't everything, so the 2,800-square-foot fitness facility offers visitors the chance to tone and strengthen on days they're not swinging rackets and hammering volleys in the spirit of John "Thor" McEnroe.
24/7 Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on their physical well-being with state-of-the-art fitness equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let anyone 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]]
Students should bring: Water bottle, towel, and mat
Average class length: 30?60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Q&A with Jodi O'Neil, Trainer
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We set achievable goals together. I am here to encourage, motivate, and hold you accountable.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
If you don't want to pay for personal training, but are tired of the large groups with no real access to the trainer, then small-group training is for you. Get up to four of your friends to join you for fitness classes. If you don't have a full group, you can join an existing group and meet some new people.