The instructors at Body & Core Pilates Studio take their craft so seriously that they are constantly enlisting in training and seminars to advance their Pilates knowledge. This training informs the Pilates lessons they lead, whether they're devising a personal-training plan to tackle a client's unique fitness goals or overseeing a quartet of students as they work atop reformer machines. The studio has also added suspension training—which, like Pilates, strengthens and tones the core—to its class curriculum.
The 18 holes of Palm Beach Gardens Golf Course slither through the natural marshes and wetlands of the Loxahatchee Nature Preserve, testing golfers' mettle with frequent changes in fairway direction and lots of water. Players scoot about the Roy Case-designed layout aboard golf carts equipped with GPS systems, which help them ascertain exact distances to greens and around sunbathing caddies. The fairway of the par 5 ninth hole -- dubbed "Mucho Agua" -- lies on an isthmus between two large bodies of water, leaving little room for error as players try to reach the green in two. The fairway of the 13th hole, also a par 5, doglegs twice into a unique Z shape, earning it the name of "Zorro's Revenge." Before players may turn in for the day, they must deal with two shots over water on the last hole, named "Swamp Thing" for its proximity to marshland and proclivity for early '80s horror movies.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total length of 6,500 yards from the back tees * Four sets of tees per hole
Home to UFC competitors, world champions, and black belts in muay thai boxing and Jiu-Jitsu, Valor Martial Arts gives pros and amateurs alike the chance to train with competitive-grade equipment and tutelage. In the 3,000-square-foot facility, Zebra floors and wall mats set the scene for kickboxers, who hit heavy bags, and an MMA-style octagon where fighters spar. The staff strives to have something for everyone, including Jiu-Jitsu sessions for adults and kids’ programs that aim to instill senses of accomplishment, confidence, discipline, and fitness. When they’re not facing a competitor, students make use of the weight training and exercise area before retiring to the onsite changing facilities.
The supportive teachers at Yoga Palm Beach pursue the studio?s mission to improve each student?s overall well-being with a schedule of yoga classes that accommodates all skill levels. Founder Karen Burnett and Studio Manager Lizzy Moore lead the way as visitors stretch out their bodies during Vinyasa sessions that synchronize breath and movement; Vinyasa Power Hour sessions that improve strength, flexibility, and stamina; and free Connected Warriors sessions for active, inactive, and retired members of the military.
At Cool Beans Indoor Playground & Cafe, children frolic in a more than 6,000-square-foot indoor playground among attractions such as a dress-up area, inflatable slides, and an in-floor trampoline. Weekly development classes in arts or music also spur children's mental development. The play center also caters to adults: in a WiFi-connected cafe area, baristas pour coffee and lattes and serve up casual fare, such as fruit-and-chicken salads and Italian-style paninis.