The motto at Greenhouse Golf is "Golf 4 to 84," a reference to the 80-year age range that the indoor facility is designed to appeal to. Though it may seem like a bold business model, it's not hard to imagine multiple generations gathering in the sparkling new facility to enjoy multiple forms of golf. Golfers of all ages can perfect their swings in 10 golf simulators, each showcasing more than 50 digital courses, half of which are hole-by-hole recreations of famous links from across the world. Little clubbers can acquaint themselves with the art of putting and Bavarian yodeling in the alpine-themed, indoor miniature-golf course with rocky outcrops and faux fir trees.
The center maintains its broad appeal while still offering individual services: experienced instructors offer private lessons as well as clinics tailored to all age and ability levels. Greenhouse Golf's loft—a separate section with a kitchenette, seating for up to 120 people, and three 9'x17' screens that can access the Internet—boasts all of the amenities needed for a successful corporate meeting or a party honoring a recently retired golf cart.
The trainers at Odyssey Athletic Center know that a single approach to physical fitness is as boring as it is limiting. They bear certifications and degrees from a variety of disciplines, earning the recognition of workout guilds ranging from the Aerobic & Fitness Association of America and the World Instructor Training School to the American Council of Exercise. This knowledge of different exercise systems enables them to host 60 classes per week inside their 27,000-square-foot facility. Their scheduled Pilates sessions help students nurture lean muscle without bulk, and Zumba meetings melt away calories with fun dance steps set to a Latin beat. To ensure they stay informed on emerging fitness techniques, staff members attend continuing-education classes and hold weekly question-and-answer sessions with their dumbbells.
For those who dream of taking on some of the nation's toughest extreme mud runs, the National Prep Race is the perfect soggy training ground. More family-friendly and less aggressive than the aforementioned gauntlets, the National Prep Race series still offers the thrills of a 5K mud run, just with a lowercase k. Every National Prep Race features two miles of wily challenges, which typically include scaling a 6-foot wall, hopscotching through the tires of destruction, slithering through the treacherous tubes, and mud-sliding across the finish line. Proceeds from every race benefit charities such as the Family Reach Foundation.
For almost 120 years, Eastern Christian has schooled pre K–12th-grade children and prepared them for a life of Christian service. The New Jersey Day Camps branch extends that education into summer camps that ply participants with educational and inspirational experiences. Programming and themes range far and wide, from science and carnivals to sports and drama. Counselors help kids create their own robots to help with chores or they lead crafts and invite guest speakers from Broadway shows during drama camps. Camps are often interspersed with bible-reading sessions and lessons inspired from the scripture.
Most gyms don?t require an appointment before working out, but then most gyms tend not to concern themselves with how many reps each client?s pulled off that week. At Next Generation Training Center, NSCA-certified strength and conditioning coach Rich Mejias and his staff schedule appointments for two reasons: to prepare that day?s personalized fitness program and to help exercisers blast through plateaus. This attention to the exerciser informs the center?s small-group training sessions, which are geared toward everyone from beginners to experts.
Restored and re-covered Brunswick Gold Crown tables wait at Pool Time Billiards Club. Players can grab cues and line up perfect bank shots with their own refreshments in tow, which the Club will gladly keep chilled. An internet jukebox, large-screen television, and a sampling of video games keep entertainment levels up during post-game breaks. Additionally, Pool Time Billiards Club hosts weekly leagues for those seeking a little competitive glory.