Serena Plays Tennis at BallenIsles While Pregnant Serena just posted a great video to her Instagram account showing her still practicing her swing while approximately seven months pregnant. The video was filmed at the tennis courts at the Sports Complex at BallenIsles in Palm Beach Gardens. Check out this recent article by Baseline covering the story below. 

It's no secret that Serena Williams is an elite athlete, but now she's turning her greatness up another level. The 35-year-old hit the practice court while an estimated seven months pregnant.

The common misconception is that exercising while pregnant is dangerous, when the opposite is actually true. For healthy women without any medical issues, the American Pregnancy Association recommends physical activity and exercise for women that are expecting.

Regular exercise can—among other things—ease labor, increase energy, improve sleep patterns, increase muscle strength and endurance, speed recovery time after delivery and help women return to their pre-pregnancy weight sooner. 

When will Williams be back on the court for good? Williams' coach Patrick Mourataglou said it could be as soon as the Australian Open. 

“For anyone, it sounds impossible, because it’s too short a time after you give birth,” Mouratoglou said. “But Serena is Serena. There is no rule that you can apply to Serena. She has a body that is not anybody’s body. She has a will that is also completely unusual. She is one of a kind

Williams is due in roughly two months. As women enter their third trimester, issues with balance and freedom of movement arise, but elite athletes like Williams are in a league of their own, and every body is different.

The general rule of thumb is to continue doing whatever physical exercise you did before conception (excluding contact sports, of course), as long as your body allows it. 

Clearly, Williams' body allows it. 

View original article here. 

Tesla and Apple are the businesses of the future. At The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens, mall leaders hope these companies, along with the world’s hottest brands, can be the tenants of the future, too.Leading the charge in the upgrade and evolution of Palm Beach Gardens communities, BallenIsles has inspired more than just other communities to expand and improve facilities. With its new clubhouse as the beacon of progression in Palm Beach Gardens, BallenIsles and its residents will soon see that other local landmarks have taken steps to move the area into its next chapter. 

Tesla and Apple are the businesses of the future. At The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens, mall leaders hope these companies, along with the world’s hottest brands, can be the tenants of the future, too.

Tesla plans to open a retail showroom at the mall next to Saks Fifth Avenue. The AppleStore is undergoing an expansion that will make it the largest store in Palm Beach County. Meanwhile, athletic apparel maker Lululemon will move into an expanded, flagship location where Cache used to be, while Zara, the largest clothing retailer in the world, is being heavily courted.

The stores are part of a number of changes planned for the mall as it adjusts to a shifting retail environment. In addition to these name-brand companies, The Gardens wants to move away from its heavy emphasis on luxury goods by bringing in a greater variety of retailers appealing to consumers of all types.

The goal is to create a warmer atmosphere that will help turn the shopping center, on PGA Boulevard just east of Interstate 95, into a community gathering spot.

Over the long term, The Gardens Mall, like other centers, is sketching a strategy to transform itself into a living, working, entertainment and dining center. 

As the Gardens mall moves forward with their plans, BallenIsles recently announced plans to move forward with thiers. 

The new clubhouse at BallenIsles will have about 25,000 more square feet, a 19th hole with outdoor seating, a la carte dining and a new lobby lounge. There will be a fireplace in the grill room and new floors. Board of Directors President Jack Cook said the project has been long in planning and is needed for the current membership’s enjoyment and future growth.

The membership approved the project by a 72 percent majority. The club plans to pay for it with $10 million cash and a $25 million loan paid back through home sales and upgraded memberships 

BallenIsles plans to put up a large tent in October for activities while its club is a work zone. The new BallenIsles club should be finished by next summer.

Woven into the tropical fabric of Palm Beach Gardens, BallenIsles simply resonates with world-class facilities. From three championship golf courses and a tennis facility ranked #1 in the country by the USTA, to an abundance of other amenities, this new clubhouse will set a new standard of luxury for club communities. 

All are enhanced by the warm and friendly social environment at BallenIsles. Built around the interests of its diverse members, BallenIsles offers a rich list of "Clubs-within-the-Club" activities, where members can share common interests with small, more intimate groups. The relaxing yet active social ambiance is one of the main reasons why so many members enjoy calling BallenIsles their home.  

BallenIsles is also heralded for their unwavering commitment to wellness and fitness with its $26 million state-of-the-art Sports Complex that is testimony to the Club's extraordinary commitment to a healthy member lifestyle. For more information visit www.BallenIsles.org.

Memorial Day Weekend Events at BallenIslesThroughout the year, special dates in the calendar bring Members together for

 memorable club events and seasonal celebrations. 

Memorial Day is fast approaching on Monday, May 29 and we're gearing up with an entire slate of activities available for Members to enjoy over the holiday weekend. 

As always, we look forward to seeing you at the Club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY, MAY 26

Cardio Mix: 7:30 am -  8:25 am, Group Exercise Room

Barre: 8:30 am - 9:25 am, Group Exercise Room

Card Open Play: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm, Card Tent

Balance: 9:30 am - 10:00 am, Group Exercise Room

Tennis Boot Camp: 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Tennis Courts
All Levels, $30.00 Per Member, Call The Tennis Shop To Register 561.625.5707

H20-Water Aerobics: 10:30 am - 11:30 am, Pool

Boxing: 12:00 pm -  3:30 pm, Group Exercise Room

Happy Hour Bistro 105: 3:00 pm -  5:30 pm
Two-For-One House Wines, Beer, Call Liquors, $2 Off Premium Wines
& Half-Price Appetizer Menu  

Cycling: 4:00 pm -  4:55 pm, Group Exercise Room

Fish Fry Buffet: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Bistro 105


SATURDAY, MAY 27

Bagels & Papers: 7:00 am - 10:00 am, Card Tent

Memorial Day Golf & Tennis Shop Sale
Golf Shop: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
15% Off Printed Sunshirts
15% Off Already Reduced Apparel
Additional Discounts Off Selected GPS Units
Tennis Shop: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
15% Off Already Reduced Apparel
20% Off Fitness Merchandise 

Body Blast: 8:00 am - 8:55 am, Group Exercise Room

Total Stretch: 9:00 am - 9:55 am, Group Exercise Room

Tennis Tie-Break Memorial Weekend Mixer: 9:30 am - 10:30 am, Tennis Courts
$5.00 Per person, Call The Tennis Shop To Register 561.625.5707

Vinyasa Flow: 10:00 am - 11:25 am, Group Exercise Room

H20-Water Aerobics: 10:30 am - 11:30 am, Pool

Lunch At Bistro 105 With Live Music By Guitarist Carl Padilla: 
11:00 am - 2:30 pm, Bistro 105

Pickleball Learn & Play With Patrick:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Tennis Courts
Complimentary, Call The Tennis Shop To Register 561.625.5707

Duplicate Bridge: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Sports Complex Conference Room

Card Open Play: 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Card Tent

Happy Hour Bistro 105: 3:00 pm -  5:30 pm
Two-For-One House Wines, Beer, Call Liquors, $2 Off Premium Wines 
& Half-Price Appetizer Menu  

SUNDAY, MAY 28

Bagels & Papers: 7:00 am - 10:00 am, Card Tent

Memorial Day Golf & Tennis Shop Sale
Golf Shop: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
15% Off Printed Sunshirts
15% Off Already Reduced Apparel
Additional Discounts Off Selected GPS Units
Tennis Shop: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
15% Off Already Reduced Apparel
20% Off Fitness Merchandise 

Zumba: 9:00 am - 9:55 am, Group Exercise Room 

Slow Flow  Yoga: 10:00 am - 11:25 am, Group Exercise Room

Lunch At Bistro 105 With George Pollis Steel Drums Music: 
11:00 am - 2:30 pm, Bistro 105

Duplicate Bridge: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Sports Complex Conference Room

Card Open Play: 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Card Tent

Happy Hour Bistro 105: 3:00 pm -  5:30 pm
Two-For-One House Wines, Beer, Call Liquors, $2 Off Premium Wines 
& Half-Price Appetizer Menu  

Mediterranean Inspired Cuisine Buffet: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Bistro 105 

MONDAY, MAY 29

Happy Memorial Day!

Holiday Edition Bagels & Papers: 7:00 am - 10:00 am, East Tennis Veranda

Memorial Day Golf & Tennis Shop Sale
Golf Shop: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
15% Off Printed Sunshirts
15% Off Already Reduced Apparel
Additional Discounts Off Selected GPS Units
Tennis Shop: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
15% Off Already Reduced Apparel
20% Off Fitness Merchandise 

Memorial Day Golf Mixer: 7:15 am Breakfast, Card Tent
8:30 am Shotgun, East Course
Shamble Format, $42.00 Per Person
Lunch Following Play, Card Tent

Cardio Mix: 7:30 am -  8:25 am, Group Exercise Room

Body Blast: 8:30 am - 9:25 am, Group Exercise Room

TRX/Condition: 9:30 am - 10:25 am, Group Exercise Room

Total Stretch: 10:30 am - 11:25 am, Group Exercise Room 

 

H20-Water Aerobics: 10:30 am - 11:30 am, Pool

Family BBQ With Balloon Art, Face Painting &
Live Music By Guitarist Carl Padilla:
11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Bistro 105
BBQ Buffet
(In Addition To Our Regular Lunch Buffet)
On The Grill:
Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chicken, Turkey Burgers, Chicken Burgers
Kid's Buffet:
Mac & Cheese, Chicken Fingers, French Fries, Sweet Fries, Onion Rings
$14.00 Per Adult, $8.00 Per Child, For Reservations Call 561.625.5733

Boxing: 12:00 pm -  3:00 pm, Group Exercise Room

Fitness Center, Pool, Spa, Pilates, Group Exercise, 
Tennis & Golf Shops Will Close At 3:00 pm: 
Pool Attendant Available Until 3:00 pm, Towels Are Available At The Pool Gazebo

Happy Hour Bistro 105: 3:00 pm -  7:00 pm
Two-For-One House Wines, Beer, Call Liquors, $2 Off Premium Wines 
& Chef G's Texas Chili

Card Open Play: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Sports Complex Conference Room

Card Open Play (Includes Poker): 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Card Tent

New Clubhouse Lobby BallenIsles | 19th Hole Golf Course New Clubhouse BallenIsles | North Elevation New Clubhouse BallenIsles

The recent groundbreaking of the new, expanded clubhouse at one of Palm Beaches grandest clubs has the area buzzing in excitement. BallenIsles residents and community members celebrated the groundbreaking of the $35 million clubhouse earlier this week. 

The new club will have about 25,000 more square feet, a 19th hole with outdoor seating, a la carte dining and a new lobby lounge. There will be a fireplace in the grill room and new floors. Board of Directors President Jack Cook said the project has been long in planning and is needed for the current membership’s enjoyment and future growth.

The membership approved the project by a 72 percent majority, Cook said. The club plans to pay for it with $10 million cash and a $25 million loan paid back through home sales and upgraded memberships.

BallenIsles plans to put up a large tent in October for activities while its club is a work zone. The new BallenIsles club should be finished by next summer.

Woven into the tropical fabric of Palm Beach Gardens, BallenIsles simply resonates with world-class facilities. From three championship golf courses and a tennis facility ranked #1 in the country by the USTA, to an abundance of other amenities, this new clubhouse will set a new standard of luxury for club communities. 

All are enhanced by the warm and friendly social environment at BallenIsles. Built around the interests of its diverse members, BallenIsles offers a rich list of "Clubs-within-the-Club" activities, where members can share common interests with small, more intimate groups. The relaxing yet active social ambiance is one of the main reasons why so many members enjoy calling BallenIsles their home.  

BallenIsles is also heralded for their unwavering commitment to wellness and fitness with its $26 million state-of-the-art Sports Complex that is testimony to the Club's extraordinary commitment to a healthy member lifestyle. For more information visit www.BallenIsles.org.

BallenIsles Clubhouse Virtual Tour  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Are These 5 Marina’s Considered The Best in Palm Beach Gardens? Water is in abundance around Palm Beach Gardens. Many of us take full advantage of its serenity and alluring charm. The meandering waterways are the gateway to the Bahamas and the many nearby Caribbean Islands, while our cerulean seas are home to thriving coral reefs. Palm Beach Gardens is also paradise for scuba and sport fishing enthusiasts, boaters, snorkelers and those who have a passion for being in and on the water. We have found the best marina’s in the area for that provide over-the-top service to make sure your prized boat is taken care of and ready for your next adventure.  

 

PGA Marina Center

2385 PGA Boulevard #E

661.626.0200

PGA Marina & Boating Center is a 7.5 acre marina with approximately 395 dry slips, 1,330 linear feet of wet dockage, 600 linear feet of floating staging docks, and thriving commercial marine sales with 14 boat lines currently sold onsite. PGA Marina accommodates vessels up to 45' LOA and customers are able to avoid the long lines at boat ramps, boat ramp fees, and the need to own a large tow vehicle. Call ahead and have your vessels placed in the water, fueled and ready to go with drinks and ice in the cooler if requested. When finished you need only leave the boat at the dock, and their staff will wash it down, flush the engine, and return your boat to its dry storage space. PGA Marina offers in season or out of season boat storage with both wetslips and drystack options.

 

Soverel Harbour Marina

2401 PGA Boulevard

561.691.9554

Soverel Marina is South Florida's gateway to restaurants, shopping and golf, as it sits on P.G.A. Boulevard just a few minutes from the best courses in the world. This classic safe harbor is nestled off the Intracoastal Waterway (ICWW), just northwest of the P.G.A Boulevard Bridge. Ocean going boaters will find easy access via the ICWW and to the Jupiter and Lake Worth inlets. Soverel Harbour is about five nautical miles from Palm Beach inlet and the Atlantic Ocean. With 146 boat slips on fixed and floating docks, Soverel Harbour is a comfortable marina with slip sizes from 30' to 75'. Slip rentals are available for the season, a few days or for a couple of hours to access the many restaurants within walking distance. With easy access to repairs, marine supplies, provisioning, restaurants and entertainment, it is a convenient cruising stop when heading to the Bahamas, the Keys, or north for the season.

 

Old Port Cove Marina

116 Lake Shore Drive

561-626-1760

Old Port Cover marina is proudly 5 Star boater rated and a designated Clean Marina. This resort style marina property sits on a beautiful 60-acre peninsula in the heart of the Village of North Palm Beach. Stepping ashore boaters will enjoy the lushly landscaped uplands enhanced by amenities that include a full service on-site restaurant, Sandpiper's Cove Restaurant & Bar, Captain's Lounge, fitness room, indoor laundry facilities and so much more. Accessible by water the marina's private channel is just off the I.C.W. (Intracoastal Waterway) at Coast Guard Channel Marker #27, four miles north of the Lake Worth (Palm Beach) Inlet. No waiting for bridges and minutes from the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean make this a truly convenient home port. Old Port Cove Marina's two on-site basins accommodate 200 vessels ranging in size from the 20' run-a-bout to the 200' mega yacht. The marinas feature state-of-the-art hardwood decked floating docks, modern power pedestals, hi-speed diesel pumps, and yacht maintenance.

 

Seminole Marina

2208 Idelwild Road

561-622-7600

Seminole Marine Maintenance is a do-it-yourself boat yard offering boat hauling and blocking services, as well as long-term boat storage for locals and out-of-state clients. Their facilities feature slips up to 60 feet in width, as well as 70, 80 and 100-ton lifts. They also offer power washing and painting services. We have full service contractors on-site that can take care of virtually all boat maintenance and repair projects including, bottom paint, top paint, fiberglass repairs, prop repair and propeller rebuild, engine work, running gear, electronics (communication, navigation, entertainment, etc.) haul-out, blocking, pressure washing, barnacle removal, hurricane services haul and launch, boat storage, marina services, ship store purchases, wet slips, and many other boat yard and marina services. Seminole is conveniently located on the Intracoastal, just minutes from the Palm Beach Inlet and out to the open ocean!

 

North Palm Beach Marina

1037 Marina Drive

561-626-4919

North Palm Beach Marina is popular for its location which boasts a secluded, sheltered key-hole shaped harbor, the marina features 107 slips accommodating vessels from 45-150 feet. This State-of-the-Art marina features hard wood decked floating docks. Open to the public seven days per week, marina amenities include fully stocked ships store, no ethanol gas, diesel fuel, pump-outs at every slip, plus cable TV, phone jacks and premium Wifi service. Full Yacht Maintenance Service is available as well. Boaters may enjoy complimentary use of the heated Olympic size heated swimming pool at North Palm Beach Country Club where guests also have access to the driving range, clay tennis courts, and the Jack Nicklaus designed 18-hole golf course.

 

All of these marinas are just mere minutes from your front door at BallenIsles Country Club. Renowned for its superb level of service, BallenIsles features a newly-renovated 72,000 square foot Clubhouse and a new 62,000 sq. ft. sports complex which includes a fabulous spa and salon, fitness center, world-class tennis facilities and swimming pools.  Our five dining areas are noted for their variety of offerings, from casual to exceptional cuisine.

 

Managed by Troon Privé, BallenIsles is a fully private club with an array of best-in-class amenities. If you would like to schedule a tour of BallenIsles, please click here. To learn more about our residential opportunities, click here.