Axtion's indoor attractions help kids and parents fill their daily quotas for fun and exercise regardless of weather conditions. Standing 24 feet high, a rock-climbing wall beckons visitors to grip its colourful handholds, and ropes and ladders let climbers scale direct routes to the ceiling. An auto-belay system accompanies each of these activities, safely carrying climbers down to earth like the parachutes stowed inside every bird's beak. Alternatively, visitors can take off their harnesses and tackle the Spider Mountain Climb. This towering cylinder challenges kids to climb, wiggle, and weave through seven levels of stretchy bands. Aside from these climbing activities, the indoor play haven lets kids soar down inflated slides and reenact famous traffic jams at a pint-sized car track.
Sculpted into the rocky hillsides that comprise the shores of an Atlantic Ocean inlet, The View Golf Resort charms clubbers with sweeping vistas throughout its nine-hole, executive course. Seaside breezes snake through groves of pine trees and fairway-side shrubs, cooling off players and hot-tempered 9-irons as they traverse the 2,250-yard layout. The course challenges duffers with narrow fairways cleaved through ponds, sand traps, and natural hazards, placing accurate shot-making at a premium.
Along with its scenic fairway chain, The View Golf Resort regales guests with two distinct eating options—the Dining Room and Lounge—that serve a menu of traditional Newfoundland cuisine. Six well-appointed suites dot the resort’s placid expanse, providing overnight accommodations for those hoping to enjoy a romantic getaway with their golf bag or spend a weekend boating, hiking, or fishing in the resort’s rustic surroundings.
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The Works’ staff of more than 280 trained professionals—most of whom are students or alumni of Memorial University of Newfoundland—keep St. John’s citizens of all ages in motion via a host of fitness, aquatic, and leisure programs.
At the Field House, bolstered by shining glass walls and gleaming courts that reverberate with the sounds of running feet, guests unleash their inner athletes with facilities that include an indoor track, an air-conditioned gym, and a spin studio. Lifeguards patrol The Aquarena’s watery expanses, ensuring that lanes remain free of cannonball-induced traffic jams. Swim instructors guide pupils through all levels of lessons in the pool, and public, family, and super swims elicit squeals of glee with a dangling Tarzan rope and an inflatable obstacle course.
Champions of bringing the community together through health-building activities, staffers host children’s and youth programs designed to channel youthful energy as well as a seniors' fitness program that fosters well-being in a welcoming social setting.
Robbie Wiseman earned his black belt in kenpo karate at age 11, going on to earn an International Kickboxing Federation world-championship belt. He found that the discipline gleaned from kenpo helped him in school and beyond. Through Rock Athletics, he shares the same philosophies that bettered his life with students, inviting parents and children to train side by side and to learn time-tested techniques for improving focus or dealing with bullies.
Beyond kenpo-karate training, the gym also offers fitness boot camps and cardio-kick-boxing classes. Whether you're studying martial arts or just getting in shape, the fully matted 8,700-square-foot facility provides ample space to work up a sweat or play pickup games of Cirque du Soleil.