The Five Seasons Family Sports Club houses tennis courts, a dining area, fitness facilities, swimming pools, and a full-service spa under one roof. Within air-conditioned indoor courts or on outdoor hard or clay courts, racquet slingers compete in friendly bouts to sharpen swings, refine backhands, and showcase grunting abilities. Members can also break a sweat in exercise areas speckled with modern cardio equipment and weights or cool off in an Olympic-sized pool with diving wells and wading areas. Before meeting others for a postgame beverage at the lively café, clients can wander to the spa for a relaxing massage or partake in a sports workshop to gain a firm grasp on game mechanics.
Divers' Supply Indy supplies devoted divers of all skill levels with continuing education and quality equipment. Discover Scuba Diving lessons encourage steadfast swimmers to try out scuba diving and underwater respiration before plunging into the rigors of a certification course. Figure out the fundamentals of scuba equipment in shallow water, allowing for maximum safety and comfort while fiddling with gauges, masks, and car-stereo knobs. Class participants shake hands and talk about the weather while experiencing the new sensation of breathing underwater. Divers' Supply provides all necessary scuba equipment, including basics such as a mask and fins, as well as a buoyancy-compensating jacket with scuba tank, scuba regulator, and instruments to monitor depth, check air supply, and locate sea-life jam sessions. The staff teaches courses, which accommodate between 10 and 20 students, in both indoor and outdoor pools.
After Thanksgiving’s marathon eating sends you on a slippery turkey-cranberry-stuffing-potatoes-Snickers-bar slope toward holiday decadence, today’s physically inspiring Groupon gets you a one-month unlimited access pass to Westview Healthplex Sports Club for $45, a $129 value. Plus, if you decide to join the club, your initiation fee, a $99 value, is waived. Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
The 207 green spaces overseen by Indy Parks and Recreation aren't just oases of natural beauty in the middle of the city: they're also the setting for many of Indianapolis' most diverse cultural attractions. Parks throughout the city host events that range from basketball and league sports games to fitness and yoga on the grass to all-ages, hands-on art classes. In warm weather, sounds of outdoor film screenings and more than 80 live concerts reverberate through the hills and trees. Meanwhile, 20 indoor and outdoor water recreation facilities encourage splashing, and picnic shelters and open-air pavilions host events ranging from large-scale family reunions to children's birthday parties.
The city's parks also inject their entertainment with a bit of education. The hilltop Garfield Park Arts Center organizes live performances and classes in visual and performing arts. Eagle Creek Park](http://bit.ly/1j2TWNp)—the parks system's crown jewel—celebrates nature. Its more than 4,300 acres of forested terrain take visitors out of the city, but attractions such as the aerial ropes course, Go Ape, and the live reptile and amphibian exhibits at the Earth Discovery Center convince them to stay.
Midwesterners itching to snap on a mask and breathe through a mouthpiece have had few options ever since cruel Mr. Shabberham next door filled his poorly guarded swimming pool with earwigs and paste. Today's deal scratches that itch while sparing you the respiratory distress of cornfield snorkeling: for $20, you get a one-hour class for either Discover Snorkeling or Discover Scuba (a $50 value) at Midwest Scuba Center, an educational dive center that's been serving the area since 1976, that unfortunate year when the shores of the Atlantic permanently receded from the coast of Indiana. Anyone can take the snorkeling class, but scuba divers must be at least 15 years old (or as young as 10 years if a parent or guardian takes the class, as well). Call Midwest Scuba Center to schedule your discovery session.
The Zionsville High School Aquatics Center consists of a competitive pool with eight, 25-yard lanes, a diving pool with two one-meter boards, and a shallow pool for teaching. Each maintains a comfortable temperature of 80 degrees or more. So whether guests drop by for the low-impact, high-energy AquaFit class, a solo workout in the lanes, or an open swim, they’ll stay warm in the balmy waters.