For Robin London, New York City is more than just a tourist destination—it's home. She's part of a third generation of native New Yorkers, which means her Metro NYC Tours are sprinkled with anecdotes. But the majority of the neighborhood tours' narratives still rest in history.
Robin recounts the escapades of the city's legendary mafia as tour-goers learn about hits, FBI hideouts, killings, and a former opium den on the gang and mob tour. On the Greenwich Village food tour she delves into the diverse—and tasty—cultures of a bohemian hub, which makes stops for everything from pizza to falafel to bike messengers who have the right of way. And she helps guests squeeze the most out of their visit on the all-day tour, which covers ground from Lower Manhattan to Chelsea Market.
On each of the 18 holes at Jacob Riis Park Golf Course, players have three chances to pitch and putt their way to par. Splayed over the 26,000-acre Gateway National Park, holes are kept short—150 yards and less—so as to make accuracy the prime concern, as opposed to driver distance or leaping like Michael Jordan some 400 yards and dunking the golf ball. Since the course's establishment in 1935, this attribute as well as the wide-open format and generous bent-grass greens have made it an ideal place for beginners and rust-banishing veterans to hone short game skills.
From its surfside location in Rockaway Beach, Aloha NYC Surf School teaches students how to navigate the sea on surfboards. During private and group surfing lessons, instructors demonstrate basic warm-up techniques to get the muscles moving. Then, they show students how to balance on their boards in the water, paddle in search of a wave, and pop up to ride it back to the shore. The school also provides wetsuits, boards, and rash guards as part of every lesson.
A swift punch. A powerful kick. A breathtaking elbow strike. At Kickboxing Long Island, these aren't just effective self-defense techniques; they're the stepping stones to a fat-burning cardiovascular workout. During classes held at multiple locations, instructors guide students through kickboxing moves until they're second nature. Additionally, they teach defensive-movement techniques such as bobbing, weaving, and blocking.
Kickboxing Lawrence Inc challenges muscles and keeps students interested during energetic kickboxing classes. Instructors help students choose a fitness program that will best fit their lifestyle and current fitness level, helping them achieve their maximum potential while learning kickboxing kicks and punches.
Lock N Surf recognizes the difficulties of being a surfer in the city, carrying boards for blocks and trying to maneuver through crowded subway trains. The Lock N Surf staff makes their lives a little easier by offering 24-hour access to a private storage facility where clients can stow their boards and gear between trips to Rockaway Beach. Using an electronic key tag that's waterproof for wearing in the ocean, clients gain entrance to Lock N Surf facilities located just two blocks from the beach's only dedicated surf spot. After carving through waves, surfers can wash off in private showers and use Lock N Surf's cleaning equipment to hose off any sand or maps to Atlantis stuck to their boards.