Many of the same staff members at Brookside by Day have helped prepare and serve home-cooked favorites since the day the diner opened in 1991. That sense of tradition permeates every aspect of the restaurant, from the country decor of hardwood tables to the house specialties ranging from breakfast burritos to chicken-fried chicken. That's not to say the times can't change, however—along with the regular menu, chalkboard specials rotate daily, and in 2013 the diner added a bar where guests can watch the flat-screen TV over drinks or sip a Bloody Mary at brunch to cure their Sunday papercuts.
Safety comes first at New Heights Rock Climbing Gym. Before strapping in at the gym’s top-rope climbing course, all guests have to complete a training lesson that teaches them the skills needed to safely surmount the gym’s walls. Students learn how to tie weight-bearing knots, help friends safely ascend and descend the walls using belaying techniques, and recognize the difference between rocks and Styrofoam coolers that just look like rocks. Once instructors deem them ready, students can then latch onto the colorful rocks sprinkled throughout the climbing space, using their upper-arm strength and path-finding skills to surmount the vertical obstacle course. The angled bouldering course rises over padded mats, allowing guests to safely climb the inclines while working against gravity pulling down their own body weight. The gym opens its doors to parties of all sizes, with one designated instructor for every eight partygoers to ensure climbers stay safe and agile.
Since 1909, YMCA of Greater Tulsa has helped build strong families and even stronger bicep bulges—keeping families and individuals active with fitness formats that are much more fun than underwater boot camps or being hunted for sport by eccentric millionaires. Firm up your form and increase your energy level with unfettered access to pools, basketball courts, weight gyms, and thumb-wrestling arenas, all included with your membership.
Body Masters Fit helps members make fitness a priority with access to a fully equipped facility 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The on-site crew of personal trainers boasts credentials from national certification programs and draw on proven principles to craft regimes for fitness-seeking physiques of all shapes and experience levels. Whether training for a specific sport or working toward weight-loss or cardio-endurance goals, clients will get one-on-one attention, custom workouts, and motivating encouragement during each training session. Stocked with free weights, strength-training machines, and cardio equipment, the gym grants members key access any hour of the day or night, accommodating both sun bunnies and vampires. For those who wish to exercise their right to exercise past the offering of this Groupon, Body Masters Fit welcomes members on a month-to-month basis with no contracts or sign-up fees.
The Platinum Center is a sparkling 8,000-square-foot facility that bustles with the whirring of workout equipment and the vocal encouragement of instructors leading Zumba, bodypump, yoga, and cardio courses. Coaches and technicians boast certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, as well as CPR and first-aid training, using their expertise to hone bodies into sleek, healthy shape with personal training and specialized aerobic and weight-training lessons. Outside of classes, guests can heft dumbbells in the weight room or take in the scenery of surrounding ponds and trees as they pound the pavement of an outdoor track. A women-only facility lavishes ladies with private showers, spa treatments, and a secluded workout area designed to foster both comfort and social cohesion and support. An LCD display on every cardio machine keeps doting parents connected to the goings-on of the separate kids' zone, where supervised young ones enthusiastically romp in a secure playground or challenge a Russian chess master at the computer station.
After workouts, visitors can refuel with sandwiches and salads at the adjacent café, checking emails at the Internet bar as they await their well-earned meal. Microcarbon-fiber saunas reduce fatigue and boost circulation, while upright and horizontal tanning chambers produce even golden-brown hues across physiques.