Chicagoland Baseball Academy's 5,000-square-foot training facility reverberates with the clink of balls ricocheting off aluminum bats, the pop of pitches hurtling into practice nets, and the cries of “Got it!” from fielders communicating a pop fly. Owned by longtime baseball trainer and high-school head coach Bill Rosencrans, the Academy helps players improve their games through lessons that isolate essential skills such as power throwing and executing double plays. To ensure each athlete plays to his or her full potential, classes also focus on regular core training, using ropes, medicine balls, and plyometrics to keep bodies in top shape.
If you're a sports fan, Home Plate Batting & Pitching in St. Charles is the place you want to be.
If you're looking for an exciting, fast-paced workout, try your hand at kickboxing.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
So head to Home Plate Batting & Pitching for some fun, laughs, and a great experience.
For a fast bite with tons of flavor, try Lincolnwood's Bunny Hutch Restaurant.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this restaurant.
On warmer days, take advantage of Bunny Hutch Restaurant's outdoor seating.
Bunny Hutch Restaurant has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
Reservations are offered, so call ahead to lock down your table.
No need to put on airs for a trip to Bunny Hutch Restaurant — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back.
Short on time? Don't wait for a driver — pick it up yourself.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Bunny Hutch Restaurant's tasty dishes at your next party.
Don't spend time searching for parking — guests are welcome to use the adjoining lot.
At Bunny Hutch Restaurant, you will need cash to pay for your expenses.
Living life on the go can be stressful, but picking the right place to eat shouldn't be. Make the delicious choice with Bunny Hutch Restaurant.
The Hub at Berens Park invites guests of all ages with a sprawling complex dedicated to wholesome fun. Groups can seek out par across the Hub's 18-hole miniature golf course, which encircles a scenic water feature, or protect the strike zone at the batting cages, where softballs and baseballs dart over the dish at speeds ranging from 40 to 80 miles per hour. A circuit of mini geysers erupts throughout the 6,000-square-foot spray ground, where tykes can freely frolic and arm themselves with Big Squirts—refillable water toys available for purchase at the equipment window—for leverage in juice-box hostage situations. The Hub also encompasses a playground with youth- and tot-friendly equipment, an indoor facility with restrooms and a concessions stand, and a party room families can rent for birthday parties or guileless secret-society meetings.
Outside, snow falls, wind rattles leaf-less branches, and winter blankets the landscape. Then the crack of the bat rings out. That sound of summer is available all year long at Stella's, which offers heated indoor batting cages in the winter and open-air outdoor cages in the summer. An onsite bats and gloves shop outfits players with stacks of Easton and Wilson A2000 mitts and Louisville Slugger and DeMarini bats.
As the sight of pop flies and line drives keep summer always within reach, so too do the aromas of Vienna hot dogs, bratwursts, and burgers wafting through the air. Stella's restaurant also provides ball players and their families with homemade Italian ice and soft-serve ice cream. To celebrate turning another year older or finally getting zombie Babe Ruth on the team, Stella's offers party packages that include good eats, game tokens, and batting cages.
Tri-Fitness's duo of certified trainers help clients, from athletes to those who have never exercised, build their personal fitness through both functional and sports-specific training methods. As the conditioning and speed coach for the Chicago Force women's football team, Tri-Fitness founder Ron Munvez specializes in helping athletes such as runners, golfers, and baseball players fine-tune their bodies for peak performance. He and fellow trainer Brian Lyons lead a vigorous boot-camp program and TRX Suspension classes whose exercise machines use the exerciser’s own body weight to build and tone muscle, accommodating clients of all ages and fitness levels. The recently expanded facility houses a collection of modern fitness equipment, including weighted kettlebells, Schwinn stationary bikes, and giant steel hamster wheels.