With fitness programs for women of all sizes, ages, and ability levels, Ladies California Fitness makes it hard to avoid the gym. The staff maintains a philosophy that fitness should be fun rather than grueling, which they translate in practice by greeting members with smiling faces and pairing them with certified personal trainers.
Referred to as the "fastest-growing pro sports league in the nation" by NBC Sports correspondent Rick Chandler, the Lingerie Football League energizes audiences by pitting two exclusively female teams in alluring uniforms against each other for a chance to participate in Lingerie Bowl IX. On October 21, the ferocious Tampa Breeze takes on the Cleveland Crush, a team known for intensely tackling opponents and pulverizing grapes into wine while running in place. Equipped with football pads, leg garters, and one canister of catcall repellent, the athletes prove their power during each exciting full-contact game of pigskin.
The bowling centre, which touts itself as Regina’s largest, hosts five-pin bowling in a festive setting. Along with bumper rails that keep the ball in play for kids, new bowlers, and physicists studying bounce effects, the centre sports glow-in-the-dark lanes for nighttime bowling battles. Bowling shoes, dubbed this year’s up-and-coming accessory at Paris Fashion and Anaerobic Exercise Week, are included with this Groupon for up to six people (adults $2 per pair, kids $1). Spend an hour at Nortown taunting your friends and taking out frustrations on a group of hapless pinheads. Unlike other competitive sports, such as dogsled racing and rap battling, bowling has zero barriers to entry and a shallow learning curve.
At certain points on the 18-hole course at Sask Landing Golf Resort, it seems like the greens should have slipped into the glassy waters of Lake Diefenbaker eons ago. Or that the soaring foothills that wreathe the course should have swallowed the smooth fairways. But, fortunately for golfers, the course isn’t going anywhere. Routed through an expanse of rolling prairieland, the 6,930-yard layout weaves through wildflowers and cacti that add their own sunny accents and sideline commentary to the scenic experience. Water hazards come into play on seven holes, including the final two, which run right alongside the lake to set up a dramatic finish. After rounds, golfers can continue to enjoy the far-reaching vistas or count each blade of prairie grass from the patio as they nosh burgers and other savory fare at the Clubhouse.
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As they enter the training circle at Curves Regina, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity. All of this takes place within the spacious facilities of the four Regina studios, which have been approved and certified by the franchise as Shining Star Clubs for being model branches.
At Northern Victory Chinese Boxing Institute, students learn the art and discipline of Chinese kung fu from a fifth-degree black belt with more than 25 years of experience. Initial classes focus on fundamentals such as blocks, kicks, and punches; sword and pole training; and body conditioning and confidence building. Once the fundamental techniques have been mastered, classes progress to combinations and sparring. Classes also focus on the spiritual element of kung fu, incorporating techniques of meditation, stretching, and chi kung into the rotation.