Much like confronting a former bully at a high-school reunion, playing golf requires an efficient swing and at least three friends to cheer you on. Take a stand against a shank-producing stroke with today's Groupon: for $45, you get three hours in a High Definition Golf simulator and swing analysis at Omega Fit Club (a $177 value).
The virtual caddies within Omega Fit Club's High Definition Golf simulator fetch balls and data to help club-toting players improve their game in a private lounge setting. Patented swing technology amasses an abundance of calculations, dissecting an array of 16 game-changing measurements such as the angle of impact and ball spin. Video-based swing analysis offers further aid with freeze frame, slow-motion playback, and a frustration-relieving cartoon short. Players can also ameliorate inaccurate swings by comparing their own form to such tee-setting greats as Tiger Woods or Ben Hogan. While teeing off, course connoisseurs experience the sights and sounds of Pebble Beach and other world-famous courses in life-like high definition with chirping birds, rolling waves, and golf-cart demolition derbies. Teams of green seekers can also opt to compete against each other, enjoying the virtual golf experience in the large lounge.
Omega Fit Club
Omega Fit Club's amenities evoke scenes from science fiction movies. The facility is lined with Technogym cardio and strength equipment, and a futuristic Kinesis wall challenges fitness seekers with more than 250 distinct exercises centred around working against gravity's resistance.
For all its high-tech toys, however, the gym is neither cold nor robotic—its team of trainers support members as they sweat through group exercise classes and one-on-one sessions. Members can also find relaxation inside an infrared sauna or on a hydrotherapy bed, which buoys physiques on a dry membrane while water jets stamp out muscular knots.
767 Bayridge Dr.
Kingston, Ontario K7P 2P1