Health & Fitness in Whitehall Township

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Extreme athletes banded together to design Spartan Races' intense courses orchestrated over standardized distances, each strewn with natural and man-made obstacles to test mind-body fitness, resilience, stamina, and strength, designed to leave participants exhausted and exhilarated. In waves of 200, runners collect smudges and stains as they perform box jumps, haul heavy sandbags, and juke feral linebackers. Depending on where in the world they're participating, the course may be as short as 3 miles or, for extremely practiced athletes, as long as a full marathon.

1660 Blue Mountain Dr.
Palmerton,
PA
US

LVIRK Training Center opened in May 2003. LVIRK Training Center offers various martial arts classes and private training. We offer classes for students of all ages and ability levels. Our facility consists of four matted workout rooms that contain a wide variety of training equipment including a boxing ring and a cage wall.

767 Front St
Catasauqua,
PA
US

Emerald Dragon Karate's certified instructors, led by eighth-degree black belt Brian Kates, train students in Sa-Gi-Do, a powerful, well-rounded style of karate developed by Kates himself. The style incorporates the kicking, punching, grasping, and grappling of five traditional arts, including Tang Soo Do and Judo. With these techniques at their core, programs for students as young as 3 instill a balanced mix of defensive skills, discipline, and street awareness. Once they've mastered some foundational techniques, students can move onto one of EDK's more advanced classes, such as the weapons program. There, participants learn how to wield a bo staff or sword—skills that come in handy while fending off an opponent or trying to open a birthday gift in memorable fashion.

3440 Franklin Street
Slatington,
PA
US

Whether it's sunny, rainy, or snowy, baseball is still being played at The Hitter's Edge. Within its indoor batting cages, balls fly at six individuals pens, each accented with its own home plate. Protective netting allows bystanders to watch the action while they chow down on ice cream and snacks. And a number of arcade games keep batters entertained while they await their turn in the cages. The facility also houses the Pride of the Diamond training center, where high-school and seasoned athletes alike can sharpen their throwing, fielding, and cartwheeling skills.

3679 Eberhart Rd
Whitehall,
PA
US

The facility at Diamond Hill Equestrian Center—which includes 35 stalls, an indoor and outdoor arena, and a 12-acre pasture—accommodates the needs of horse owners and riders alike. Weekly lessons and summer camps help burgeoning riders brush up on their skills in a calm, supportive environment that caters to each individual’s experience level. Elsewhere in the center, boarding services house steeds and trainers get young horses ready for the show ring and sitcom-casting season.

411 Riverview Drive
Walnutport,
PA
US

Mulligan's Family Golf Center beckons to birdie-hunters with a scaled-down golf course, an 18-hole mini-golf circuit, and a full-length driving range. With its longest hole measuring in at 108 yards, the center's 9-hole Chip-n-Putt course fosters short-game refinement, as players send balls somersaulting onto small greens from artificial tees or out of one of the layout's three sand traps. Mulligan's graciously rents out golf balls (a $0.50 deposit each, refunded when balls are returned) for use on the course, saving players the hassle of buying their own sleeve or chiseling a bocce ball down to the right size.

For more pressure-free swing practice, Mulligan's 30-stall driving range lets clubbers dial in their wedges, irons, woods, and mannequin legs with five signs demarcating yardages all the way back to the 250-yard terminus. The center also encompasses an 18-hole mini-golf course, where putt-putt posses crouch to demystify tricky breaking putts while the burbling sounds of waterfalls, fountains, and streams set a tranquil tone.

2600 Range Rd
Whitehall,
PA
US