High-school social-studies teacher Anthony Pennino Sr. played his first round of paintball in 1985. By the following year Tony had gathered 20?30 friends and kin for paintball bouts on his family's private land. As demand for paintball guns and safety gear grew among his brigade of marksmen, he converted his basement into a makeshift store, supplying paintball accoutrement from home until moving into a storefront in 1990. Within two decades Tony and his clan formed the lauded paintball team the New York Dogs, opened their own indoor arena, and eventually combined that arena with their largest store yet.
That facility forms the backbone of Island Paintball, where a sports turf field hosts Model 98?brandishing players. In between games, players can watch other contests from behind the staging area's Plexiglas viewing windows or browse Island Paintball Supplies' gun wall and 12 massive showcases of paintball gear. An in-house gunsmith repairs any malfunctioning guns, which patrons can wield at open-play sessions and private parties.
World Gym maintains its 25-year legacy of body-sculpting know-how at its West Babylon location, jump-starting workout routines with cardio equipment, free weights, and an expert staff of personal trainers. After running, jumping, lifting, or stretching, exercisers can linger at the smoothie bar to slurp up chilled energy before retiring to the locker rooms and hitting the showers. Beyond the fitness equipment, members can make use of the gym's other amenities, including tanning services and chiropractors who wrestle tension out of knotted muscles.
Phat Bubbles keeps pint-size partygoers entertained with unique bounce houses and inflatables, including complex castles and massive slides. Transform your average pool party into an at-home water park with a Wild Rapids inflatable water slide, or opt for the Fabulous 5 in 1 with a slide and a basketball hoop. You can even customize your bounce house to fit the party theme with a changeable panel featuring an enchanted forest, a candy factory, or a Hawaiian luau.
The Fit Factory aims to combine the act of getting in shape with a bit a personal entertainment, teaching dance steps during Zumba, self-defense in Pound Fitness, and self-expression through pole fitness. Instructors hold classes up to seven days a week. Outside of regularly scheduled sessions, they hold private pole parties and antigravity hammock parties for groups of ladies looking to enjoy a healthy night out or celebrate a holiday or special occasion.