As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby, trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
The National Civil War Naval Museum takes modern-day visitors through the little-traveled footsteps of the sailors who fought in the Civil War, telling the story of the country's deadliest war from a naval point of view. Exhibits detail the technology and commerce that soldiers encountered, and provide a human backdrop with stories about soldiers and slaves affected by Civil War navies. Guided tours feature uniformed sailors who interpret the history of everyday life aboard a Civil War vessel or tell the story of a ship that served in the war. For a spookier outing, nighttime tours explore paranormal anomalies and analyze evidence from ghost investigations that happened in the museum.
Instructor Ray Al encourages all levels of dance enthusiasts to revel in their own fancy footwork with variety of dance classes, including waltz, tango, polka, salsa, and the hustle. After choosing a dance style, couple up with Ray for a 40-minute private class to gauge your experience level, and then cut a captivating rug while learning proper technique in a class attuned to your liking and level, compromised of a series of four, one-hour group-dance sessions held one time a week.
DiVerge Fitness helps transform soft, stationary bodies into mobile, granite effigies with an arsenal of frequently sanitized fitness equipment. A three-month membership grants guests 24-hour access to the gym, enabling early-morning sprints on the treadmill or a late-night climb into a ventilation duct. The full-service gym is stocked with free bottled water and fresh towels for sweat-manufacturing swan-folding competitions.
Daily, golfers hit North Columbus Driving Range to strike golf balls, shake the rust from their swings, and better their games. They can also peruse used clubs at the onsite pro shop, as well as brand-new bags and fashionable hats. For players seeking custom-made clubs or grip replacements, the shop can help.
USA Mini Golf accommodates iron clubbers of all skill levels with its Road Trip Across America–themed course, which comes outfitted in miniature replicas of historic U.S. landmarks. Clean indoor facilities protect the facility's putters from seasonal bouts of heat, rain, wind, and baseballs. Grab a tiny club and whack dimpled balls through a golfable tour of America's beloved attractions, ranging from the Golden Gate Bridge and Redwood Forest to the Carlsbad Caverns and Cape Cod. If you choose the party, your group of up to 50 people will be treated to unlimited rounds of mini golf, a party room, and projector; meanwhile, emcees are free to soundtrack the proceedings with a personal music playlist. The party package also lands guests exclusive access during off hours so that you can host your birthday celebration or body-double audition in privacy. Inflect a futuristic glow to any golf gala by covering the turf and balls in black light (additional $10).