- $57 for eight swimming lessons for adults or children ($109 value)
Red Cross–certified instructors lead 30-minute group swimming classes for children and adults with varying levels of experience. Adults can learn to swim competently by conquering their fear of water, boost their comfort level by improving their strokes and foundational skills, or refine their strokes to swim for fitness or in competitions. Classes are kept small, with a guaranteed maximum of six students per class.
Envy Sports Club & Cafe - Manchester
Working out at Envy Sports Club & Cafe isn't too different from exercising at home—if your house had state-of-the-art fitness equipment, a well-kept pool, a sauna, and motivating trainers, that is. At this gym, each cardio machine also functions as a personal computer equipped with Internet access and a high-definition screen. Guests can check their email or Facebook, watch TV, or stream a movie as they jog on the treadmill or pedal away on a stationary bike. Private poolside cabanas equipped with TV screens allow swimmers to catch the game, watch a movie, or hear the news in between breaths.
Alternatively, gym-goers can pick up some free weights or hit the weight-training equipment to tone their physiques, possibly with the advice of a personal trainer. A slate of group fitness classes, meanwhile, includes hot yoga, Zumba, aqua aerobics, and high-intensity interval training. After workouts, exercisers can visit the healthful café and relax in a palm-treed oasis with a fresh fruit smoothie.