Cardinal Hills Golf Course caters to players of all ages and skill levels with three sets of tee boxes and a traditional layout strewn with manageable challenges. On the front nine, two ponds loom menacingly on holes 5 and 6, forcing wise club selection to avoid its murky depths or wise snorkel selection to search for ancient cartwrecks. Elsewhere on the course, eight bunkers impose their powers of intimidation and dense forests line the fairways, extending their boughs into many a flight path.
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Aesthetically speaking, tae kwon do is a beautiful martial art. There are high, looping kicks, fast punches, and graceful evasions. But for the instructors at Indiana Martial Arts Center, it's not about technical skill alone. Although they teach their students how to execute pinpoint strikes and joint locks, they're equally concerned with building intangible qualities in their students, such as self-control, cooperation, confidence, and leadership skills.
After a day of tending to his biotechnology company, Todd Bracken relaxes the way many CEOs do: by diving into another business venture. For Todd, that means sharing his passion for sailing and windblown hairstyles through Dauntless Sailing School, where he imparts his more than 20 years of experience to students of all experience levels. Docked at Geist Lake Marina, his 28-foot performance cruiser comfortably holds up to ten with a full galley and private bathroom. Eschewing classroom instruction, Todd prefers to give each student as much hands-on experience as possible, teaching them how to navigate the winds blowing across Geist Reservoir. In addition to beginner through advanced lessons, the captain also leads more adventurous outings that include multi-day sails on the Great Lakes, regattas, and coastal cruises around the Florida Keys.
Located in Geist, Massey Martial Arts Academy is a karate, tai chi, and judo/jiujitsu school for students of all ages. Taught by seventh-degree black belt and national champion Marvin Massey and fourth-degree black belt Zach Yde, classes at this private academy range from beginning karate to kickboxing and self-defense sessions. Clients gain strength and flexibility in martial arts classes while simultaneously learning respect and discipline, and can compete for belts or simply come for a workout off the beaten treadmill path.
The inner fire of a karate master. The quick-twitch reflexes of a professional basketball player. The stoic precision of a professional golfer. For most people, locating the sources of these feats of athletic prowess might require years of grueling searches or weeks of intense vision questing. Fortunately for residents of Central Indiana, the entrepreneurs behind Hamilton County Sports Complex had the presence of mind to gather all of these masters and more in a single easy-to-access location.
Within the gargantuan training halls of their self-professed "sports mall", independent tenent ranging from a Divine Therapeutic Massage and A Plus Gymnastics to Adamson's Karate Studio and Golf365 keep bodies active and healthy. Beef up your slugging potential in The Batter's Box's softball and baseball cages, or get hearts pumping with Kiwi Fitness's intense cardio workouts aided by kettlebells, step towers, and resistance bands.
Normally host to rousing sessions of gymnastics, dance, and basketball, Hamilton County Sports Complex mixes all its specialties together every Saturday at its open-gym session. Known as Community Appreciation Day, the Saturday open gym encourages families to run, jump, and otherwise burn calories with a smorgasbord of activities, including climbing ropes, mini zip lines, rock walls, foam pits, a toddler zone, and more. Indoor soccer, basketball, and batting cages give rambunctious sports-lovers a chance to hone their skills, and dance fanatics can rehearse for a spot in Mikhail Gorbachev's Boogie Jamboree with the gym's Dance Dance Revolution. Gymnasts can endlessly bound on trampolines, TumbleTraks, or a bungee trampoline. This Groupon is good for the entire immediate family, giving you the chance to watch the folks grapple up climbing ropes or collectively kick the winning goal.