Frontline Action's indoor and outdoor fields, or battle zones, set the stage for high-adrenaline games of paintball, laser tag, and more. To ensure fair play, professionally trained referees oversee all simulated combat and tactical scenarios. Airsmiths and marker technicians also work at a large, on-site proshop.
At Michael Foley's Academy, talented instructors train practitioners aged 5 and older in Gracie jiu-jitsu, kenpo karate, kickboxing, and wrestling. A friendly atmosphere ensures students of all levels feel welcome to bristle their inner porcupine via a variety of self-defense and competition tactics. Both men and women partake in a sweat-inducing, skeleton-putty sculpting schedule of classes offered at least five days a week, morning through evening. Protective gear is provided for the kickboxing class but must be purchased after a month of use for the kenpo karate and jiu-jitsu classes. To learn more about the academy, visit the FAQ page here.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
Voted Best Place to Play Pool by the Scope, Dooly's encompasses a sprawling billiards hall brimming with upscale pool tables. Mellifluous tones travel from a stereo system toward ear trumpets as players wage one-on-one billiard battles and attempt to pocket a secret target during games of pea pool. At the bar, a stream of Molson draft rains from the tap and tops off a pitcher of beer perfect for quenching the thirst of highly concentrated nine-ball players. Players watch TV and exchange respectful head nods while lounging on sofas in front of a fireplace after games, as their doppelgangers play video games and both classic and modern board games. Though not included in today's Groupon, Dooly's serves up an assortment of wine, snacks, and eats.
One of the last standing WWI wireless stations, the Admiralty House proudly propagates an understanding of the region's rich past through exhibits and dramatically recounted escapades. Erected nearly a century ago to intercept secret German naval transmissions and track icebergs and ships in distress, Admiralty House now lets visitors gaze into the past like a crystal ball flung deftly over the shoulder. Delve into The City of Mount Pearl exhibit and shine your brain beams on Commander James Pearl and his utopian vision for a settlement democratically governed by sapient oysters. You'll also pick up blind-date-worthy conversation pieces about the city's place in communications, aviation, and WWI history. Contemplate the sea's treacherous side while perusing The S.S. Florizel exhibit, commemorating the disaster of the S.S. Florizel with artifacts from the Newfoundland wreck that claimed 93 lives in 1918.