An official CrossFit training facility, CrossFit Port Saint Lucie builds powerful bodies with exercises inspired by gymnastics, Olympic weightlifting, and track and field. Safety-focused trainers lead group workouts that crackle with camaraderie and one-on-one sessions that enlighten participants with custom exercise routines and nutritional guidance. Both types of sessions brim with CrossFit moves such as box jumps and handstand pushups, challenging participants to run faster and stomp antique tea sets harder. In addition to conditioning muscles for sports, functional training with kettlebells and weighted push sleds preps bodies for the lifts, bends, and shopping-cart drag races of everyday life.
A fog-filled laser tag arena. A bowling alley with 48 computerized lanes. A nine-hole mini-golf course. Superplay USA collects a wide range of family friendly activities inside a 70,000-square foot fun complex. Bowlers can take turns obliterating pins during sessions played by the game or by the hour. Cosmic bowling on Friday and Saturday nights further intensifies the 10-pin action by bathing the alley in black light that makes the lanes glow. Galactic laser tag drops players into a fog-filled arena lit by strobe lights, where the sound of sci-fi music masks the footsteps of other players. The nine-hole mini-golf course punishes poorly aimed shots with bumps, secret alleys, and sharp turns. Kids can also work themselves into a frenzy inside Superplay's giant arcade and cool down over a burger from Duffy's Sports Grill.
On 35 acres in Port St. Lucie, youth groups, businessmen, birthday parties, and paintball enthusiasts gather to play rousing games at InVINCibles Paintball Park. Forts, bunkers, sniper towers, and a Sikorsky helicopter shelter players as they dash from obstacle to obstacle, bonding with friends or hiding from a pet cat who just developed opposable thumbs. Invincibles Paintball Park offers woodsball, speedball, hyperball, air-soft, and rec ball, with a full pro shop onsite to rent out paint, air refills, safety gear, and Tippmann Custom 98 markers.
At the birthday party, children and adults alike sit rapt as the handlers produce a menagerie of small lizards, snakes, and amphibians. As they remark on the creatures' physical features and behavioral traits, these handlers might ask the birthday boy or girl to hold a turtle, or welcome members of the audience up front to pet a scaly head. Though it's often difficult to hold the attention of young and old at once, the staff of Claws Paws & Jaws strike just the right balance with their interactive animal experiences.
Building on the company's 25-year history and their own love for animals, staffers frequently travel to a range of events—from private parties to festivals and corporate promotions—to educate others about their scaly and slimy companions. At the indoor Rainforest Zoofari, they perform public reptile feedings and demonstrations, as well as face-to-face encounters and showcases of the season's hottest pith helmets. And yet, for all of these applause-grabbing shows, some of Claws Paws & Jaws's most important programs unfold behind the scenes. Staffers work tirelessly to rescue abandoned animals, and perform services ranging from assisted feeding and injury care to the sale of pet supplies and frozen or live feeders.
Certified CrossFit trainer Rob Davis and his team of trainers rely the system's on muscle confusion and functional strength workouts to boost the fitness of students of all ages, sizes, and experience levels. At CrossFit Triple D—where the three D's are desire, discipline, and dedication—free weights, kettlebells, and medicine balls occupy the space between patriotically painted walls. Members push through CrossFit routines both inside and outdoors, completing obstacle courses that include everything from tire flips to sled pushes. Workouts also rotate daily, ensuring that muscles never tire of strength, cardio, and endurance routines that might include everything from situps and jump rope sessions to box jumps and burpees. Rob and his trainers aim for a healthy balance between guiding individuals and fostering teamwork, often reminding recruits that "we can't make you want it, but we can help you get there."