Mai-Kai (pictured above), 3599 N Federal Hwy., maikai.com, 954.563.3272
The legendary Mai-Kai is offering a treat for loyal locals. Join the restaurant’s new Mai-Kai Club and you can be eligible for exclusive offers such as savings of 25 percent on your entire check Sundays through Thursdays, as well as every night in the gift shop. You will also receive two complimentary 2-for-1 cover charge admissions to their nightly Polynesian revue discounts on a la carte items and 50 percent off if you spend at least $500 Sunday through Thursday (not including gift shop purchases) by August 30. (The discount is then good from August 31 to November 30.) Club discounts last until November 30. There’s a $20 fee to join, and the form is available on the Mai Kai website.
The Fit Shop, 729 NE 2nd Ave., thefitshop.com, 954.769.1885
Not many gyms offer a space where adults and their kids can work out at the same time (in different classes). But at The Fit Shop, you can. Here you’ll find high-intensity kickboxing, a boot camp and performance training in the form of small or large fitness classes, or personal training. With classes such as The Burnout (kickboxing), Supercharge (total body workout) and Exhaust (Pilates/HIIT), there’s something for everyone. They even offer the Full Throttle program: a 12-week transformation that includes a grocery list, macronutrient guidance and access to small group strength training and classes. And for the little athletes, there are classes designed specifically for kids.
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Penny Lane Emporium, 3038 N Federal Hwy, Suite M, pennylaneemporium.com, 954.566.8141
Penny Lane Emporium is well-established as a top destination for Fort Lauderdale musicians. Recently the shop and music school moved to a new location that’s allowed for an expanded space and inventory. They carry the largest supply of the most popular folk and Americana traditional instruments, from banjos to ukuleles to acoustic guitars. Not sure how to play them yet? Penny Lane also serves as a music school providing private lessons to learn your new favorite instrument. Musicians ranging from beginner to advanced can benefit from a trip to this local music haven.