By Maria Cook
Two new businesses will open in Carmel’s Clay Terrace shopping center in mid-November: F45 Training and X-Golf. F45 is a fitness training facility offering specialized group fitness classes. X-Golf is a virtual golf experience that uses simulators to help people improve their golf games.
F45 is one of several fitness-focused businesses to open in recent years, according to Clay Terrace Marketing Director Melanie Sturgis.
“There’s Spenga, which is coming soon, then we have Solidcore, Inner You and House of Martial Arts, which does a lot of great things with fitness classes for kids and wonderful stuff, so there are four such businesses, total,” Sturgis said. “They all really do play off of each other well, and it’s going to be fun for the community.”
X-Golf has been developing indoor golf simulators for more than 10 years. Sturgis said the facility also will offer food and drinks.
“The simulators are going to be PGA-certified, so they pull up courses from all around and you can play along with tournaments happening throughout the year,” Sturgis said. “It’s also an opportunity for an experience where you can grab a group of buddies, come out and have some fun. They’ll have a liquor license, and drinks and finger food will be available, so it’s a great opportunity for sports fans.”
Sturgis said more changes will soon be coming to Clay Terrace, including several remodels of existing stores.
“Bath & Body Works is doing a full-store remodel, so they’ll have a brand new look and feel and really energize that area,” Sturgis said. “Café Patachou is doing a remodel this year that’s really exciting for them in that space. Of course, going into the holiday season, we’re going to have some fun pop-ups coming onto the property as well.”