Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's Gym members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines. Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.
The winner of five major toy awards, Word Frenzy requires players to quickly construct words while utilizing spelling, vocabulary, and word association, as well as mathematics. Players compete against each other and Father Time as they exchange cards to create words associated with a group category and collect the Frenzy prizes, six colorful foam blocks. The game focuses on four-letter words, promoting vocabulary expansion while leveling the playing field between novice spellers and celebrated laureates. Each deluxe set comes with a 52-card laminated deck, an 18-category card deck with 36 categories, 50 score sheets, instructions, and Frenzy prizes.
The fashion-savvy stylists at Frenzy Boutique rotate garment racks with the latest looks for women and girls by Soul Revival, Level 99, Ankh, and other high-profile designers. Off-the-shoulder shirts by Vain reveal the skin's funkier flairs ($62); pairs of wedge gladiator sandals by Sergio Zelce embellish feet in black-and-brown hues and act as a backup weapon in the event of sword failure ($58). Royal Plush jeans shower lucky legs with snug streaks of attention ($79–$225), pairing primly with T-shirts designed by Inappropriate ($62) and accompanying handbags ($75). As patrons peruse Frenzy's clothing, they can discuss fashion trends or the benefits of bathing in dust with the in-store mascot, a chinchilla named Toby.
Over the painted lanes and distance markers at Ace Archers' outdoor field, arrows hurtle toward American Whitetail target mats situated between 15 and 90 meters away. The range hosts practice sessions for tournaments trainees, and additional instruction takes place at an indoor range where arrows whizz down 14 lanes. Under the tutelage of coach Tom Herrington, participants learn level 1 and level 2 archery instruction or improve their shot with video coaching, with which Tom analyzes a participant's form after filming it from seven angles. Group classes guide archers of all levels with a custom curriculum, and individual coaching pairs students with instructors who focus on issues requiring special attention. Elsewhere, the staff sells competition and hunting bows at its pro shop, hosts two-hour archery parties, and holds annual tournaments where competitors show off their skills by shooting wedding rings onto Maid Marion's finger.
• For $104, you get two tickets for seating in the back half of section 4, 5, 7, or 8 (a $158 value before fees, or up to a $206.10 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees). • For $114, you get two tickets for seating in the front half of section 4, 5, 7, or 8 (a $178 value before fees, or up to a $226.50 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees).
The cooks at Piccadilly Pub Restaurant bake, fry, grill, and assemble a medley of sandwiches, seafood platters, and other comfort cuisine. Haddock fillets take a dip in a light beer batter before trans-fat-free oil cooks them to a golden crisp, and fries and coleslaw cuddle up beside them in a dish of fish 'n' chips ($11.69). A dozen seafood platters harvest additional ocean occupants, including lobster, salmon, shrimp, and mermaid-grown sea vegetables. Baked bowls of shepherd's pie ($9.59) and chicken pot pie ($8.99) release a flood of steam after knives and forks cut into the blistering combination of seasoned meat and vegetables. A different house-made soup holds court daily ($3.50–$4.50), and the soothing staples of Piccadilly clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl ($7.99) and lobster bisque ($4.59–$7.99), taking their middle-school yearbook inscriptions to heart, never change.