Employed by PGA-tour-winner David Lamely, Pure Stix alters your clubs to ensure a consistent, even swing throughout your quiver of graphite or steel shafts. While most players tend to compensate for their clubs' variance by adjusting their strokes, properly fitted clubs allow a golfers to use their most comfortable stroke with each club, be it wood, iron, or glittering pyrite. During a green-grass pure fitting, a Pure Stix technician performs a thorough stroke analysis and a battery of tests to renovate the shafts of each club to precisely suit the golfer's swing. Golfers who have used this system report a lower handicap and more ease of use on the course.
Quinn Boards’ founders, Scott Quinn and Doug Kelly, and their staff of enthusiastic standup paddlers equip riders with a Quinn Board water skimmer perfect for their size before giving them a brief lesson on how to properly glide over sparkling azure fields. After learning proper wave-wrangling techniques, boarders propel themselves through open salt waters in search of traveling schools of fish, dolphins at play, and octopi studying World Cup teams. Standup-paddleboard sessions can also tighten cores, strengthen arms, and tone legs, all while granting surfers lofty views of Naples's pristine white sands.
The newly opened True Blue Water Sports on Tamiami Trail North brings aquatic gear, water-sports lessons, and peaceful paddle tours to the Naples area. Kiteboarding advocate and co-owner David Peterson opened up his laid-back shop to pique the interest of out-of-town water-sports seekers, and his two-hour eco tour does just that with its personalized instruction and open-water demonstrations. Paddlers mount buoyant boards and glide through the Gulf Coast’s resplendent waters, learning about the mangroves that surround them and avoiding the urge to give up all worldly possessions and set up shop as a backwater soothsayer. Instructors demonstrate the mechanics of the stand-up paddle tour before and during the tranquil ride, giving guests ample time to reacquaint themselves with their estranged centers of gravity.
Driving a motor vehicle into a swamp generally sounds like a recipe for disaster, unless the vehicle in question is a swamp buggy. Outfitted with balloon tires and gun racks, swamp buggies originated in the 1930s as a mode of hunting in Naples’ otherwise impenetrable bogs. Years later, buggy owners started an off-season tradition to complement their hunting: swamp-buggy racing. For more than 60 years, Swamp Buggy Races has kept the tradition alive, growing from informal competitions held in muddy potato patches to a thrice-yearly event at Florida Sports Park. Drivers zoom around a track dubbed the Mile O’ Mud, dotted with sinkhole-like “sippy holes” that can only be traversed with sufficient horsepower or with help from a chivalrous man willing to lay down his sturdy coat. As buggies whir past, fans cheer on their favorite buggy from grandstand-style seats and delight in the race’s finale, the Swamp Buggy Queen’s Annual Mudbath, in which the year’s beauty pageant queen is dunked in the track’s sloppiest segment.
A joint venture between a professional boxer and a team of successful kickboxing-equipment tycoons, Title Boxing Club maintains a network of dozens of studios spread across 19 different states, winning over a devoted clientele with its invigorating and engaging boxing- and kickboxing-themed classes. Each workout uses the heart-healthy exercise of cardio training to satisfy people’s innate desire to punch and kick something other than a broken jukebox. Participants build lithe, strong muscle tissue by delivering powerful blows to punching bags, and build flexibility and agility by practicing roundhouse kicks and hooks. Students can build their core strength and endurance with medicine balls and burpees, enlist a qualified personal trainer to practice their newfound skills in the ring, or just torch calories during intense full-body Power Hour workouts.