Trainer and fitness guru Justin Bradshaw modeled Sgt. H2O's Aquatic Boot Camp after the rigorous training he received as an Army diver. Each aquatic session tests fitness practitioners of all ability levels with moves designed to maximize lung capacity, boost swimming speed, and tone the entire body. Water adds extra resistance that amplifies the effects of exercise, and the pool’s gentle gravity proves easy on the joints. Exercisers tackle tasks such as pool sprints, towel swims, treading water with weights, bending submarines over one’s knee, and group exercise drills, as well as aquatic conditioning kicks. In Dallas, Sgt. H2O's personal training programs entitle trainees to attend complimentary boot-camp classes if they complete three hours of personal training per week. An online depository of nutritional advice helps students keep their weight-loss or healthy-living efforts on track.
Designed by esteemed fairway artist P.B. Dye, Crimson Creek Golf Club's 18-hole course summons golfers with 6,992 yards of well-groomed greenery. Constantly primped by a cavalry of lawnmowers and displaced hairstylists, the course sports a high-quality grass to help putts smoothly hold their line. A segment of the scenic course runs in a wide horseshoe pattern around the north end of Lake El Reno, which—along with a series of ponds that come into play throughout the round—compensates for the layout's scarce population of trees by gobbling up errant shots. Before taking to the first tee, golfers can take a few practice cuts at the club's driving range, check out the pro shop to load up on balls, or visit the Hook-N-Slice Restaurant for a bite to eat or a fork to use as a makeshift divot tool.
A gorge filled with foam, a mountain made of tires, and a system of endless mud rivers—it’s not the nightmare of a man hoping to pogo stick across America, but a 5K obstacle course. Participants in The Hillbilly Porkchop Roundup start the day by picking up their swag bag stocked with a racing bib, t-shirt, and chip timer before lining up for an individual or team race. They'll then wind their way through 16 muddy obstacles where the object is to not only garner the best time, but to rescue the largest number of plastic pigs scattered throughout the course. After swinging through the hillbilly high bars and navigating the teetering tire bridge, runners dive into the muddy pig crawl before inadvertently hosing off in streams of a super soaker water canon.
Visitors waiting for their own circuit, or toweling off after a run can check on the kid’s in the 1-mile race, critique the eats at the State BBQ Championship, or fix their hair in the reflective chrome of a car show.
Swing Tulsa Style Dance Club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of West Coast swing dancing. On a 1,500-square-foot wood dance floor, students learn the dance's signature six- and eight-count patterns in beginners' classes or improve their swing techniques during intermediate and advanced classes to a soundtrack of country, disco, pop, and blues songs.
Tom's Bicycles equips scenery hunters with the cycling essentials they need to explore Tulsa’s outdoors from the comfort of a two-wheeled road raft. Mountain and hybrid fitness bikes ($30/day) as well as tandem bikes built for two people ($45/day) offer a convenient way to get around while velocipedalists take to the nearby park’s paved trails or wheelie over to off-road trails. A helmet is included with the rental, ensuring that the vast collection of Oscar Wilde quips stored in each customer’s brain is well protected. Though children’s bikes are not available, kids trailers ($15/day) allow tikes to ride along.
The instructors of Ballroom Blitz hold more than 10 years of experience in leading classes and hosting social dances at their independent studio. Welcoming both singles and couples into the hardwood-floored studio, they teach beginner, intermediate, and advanced lessons in multiple forms of ballroom and social dance, such as the foxtrot, rumba, cha-cha, and east coast swing.