The Strike Zone II gives parents a positive place to bring their whole brood for athletic, academic, or musical enrichment under one polymathic roof. While one child raises a joyful tune during music lessons, another can enlist a tutor for help with memorizing multiplication tables or searching the Gettysburg Address for hidden emoticons. For the athletically inclined, Mark Stevens—formerly a coach at the Division I, II, and III collegiate levels—heads up a staff of baseball and softball instructors who help cadets hone hitting, pitching, and fielding prowess during four-packs of lessons. The onsite batting cage lets hitters practice churning out frozen ropes within a safely confined space, and the practice pitching mound offers young hurlers a place to practice building moats for protection against charging batters.
Salon Zurell?s stylists start each haircut with an in-depth consultation, and end it with a styling lesson. Using this one-on-one approach, the staff imparts unparalleled wisdom during salon services, which include conditioning treatments, highlights, and perms. The salon also offers spa treatments such as waxing, mani-pedis, and facials performed with organic ?minence products that are completely free of harmful chemicals, additives, and other ingredients that will make dolphins cry.
Once past the quaint brick storefront of Polished Nail Bar & Spa, the spa's receptionist works to make guests comfortable while they await their day of pampering. Amid tiled floors, soft lighting, and sleek white furniture, aestheticians treat fingers and toes like celebrities during indulgent mani-pedis; they also rejuvenate faces with nourishing facial masks and products. A licensed massage therapist kneads stress away through a variety of muscle-melting modalities, including Swedish and deep-tissue massage. The spa also offers romantic services such as couples massages, encouraging duos to bond without having to wear each other's shoes to work.
Glowing waves lap at the walls of Pirate Mini Golf, an 18-hole indoor course brought to life by black lights. A lighthouse beckons golfers to holes in one, while windmills distract golfers from making perfect putts and noticing the tiny people living inside them. But mini golf isn’t the only source of fun—racing video games and pirate-themed pinball entertain in the arcade, and guests spar vocally at Karaoke Cove. Wii games and movies are often emblazoned across a huge projector screen, which keep kids engaged while parents enjoy free WiFi at nearby tables.
The pristinely clean premises of Always Tan sparkle with the beds, sprays, and lotions necessary to achieve a perfectly darkened pelt. Fans and headphones lie waiting inside the shop’s private tanning rooms, where reflector-light beds gradually bronze physiques until they acquire a sun-kissed glow or a marriage proposal from a Rodin sculpture. UV–free Norvell tanning solutions fly from the hands of certified tech Christine Andro as she deftly spritzes faces and bodies with streak-free color.
Drawing on her experience studying yoga at Yoga Vidya Gurukul in Nasik, India, Bloom owner Julie Wallace and her team of elastic-limbed instructors guide students toward flexibility and inner peace. Creating a crisp, static-free connection between the corporal and the spiritual, the 60- to 90-minute classes can help amp up the immune system, tone down stress, and sculpt muscles from the body's putty-like protein deposits. Yoga newbies learn basic posture, breath awareness, and spinal alignment, and advanced classes emphasize a faster pace and challenging postures.