Game Truck Amarillo helps take the stress out of planning children's parties by arriving at doorsteps with all of the equipment and supplies needed to occupy partygoers for an afternoon. As its name implies, the company's signature attraction is its game truck: a mobile, 50-foot video-game theater featuring five high-definition televisions, multiple gaming systems, and dozens of games for kids. The fully insulated, climate-controlled theater can accommodate as many as 20 guests at a time and is entirely self-powered.
Video games aren't the only thing that Game Truck Amarillo can bring to liven up a party, though. The staff can also deliver Zorb balls?human-sized hamster balls participants climb into and roll around in?so guests can explore the party without worrying about a pet cat trying to eat them. Regardless of the kind of party being thrown, one of the company's game coaches will always be present for the duration, ensuring that kids get the most out of their experience. Game Truck Amarillo even uses its gaming setup to provide school groups with a different kind of educational experience. Students can board the game truck and spend time interacting with grade-appropriate programs that explore various educational topics such as outer space and animation.
YMCA of Amarillo has opened its doors to peoples of all faiths, races, income levels, and abilities since 1937. Today staffers continue to uphold the YMCA’s core values of honesty, acceptance, and fairness as they ensure each location is a safe place for members to play, exercise, and strengthen family bonds weakened by overzealous games of Monopoly. Adults can take aquatic, boot-camp, and Zumba classes or workout within fitness centers filled with cardio and strength-training equipment. Kids, meanwhile, can join in on youth basketball and soccer matches or stimulate their imagination, mental development, and growth in afterschool programs, homework-assistance sessions, and art classes. To help guests of all ages get in touch with their creative sides, local artists host writing groups, dance courses, and photography classes.
YMCA of Amarillo emphasizes the importance of cultural enrichment in their community as well—they partner with such community-based organizations as Boy Scouts of America, Lone Star Ballet, and Amarillo Opera. They also further strengthen the community by offering much-needed funding to children and families who cannot afford the full cost of any of these progressive programs.
Karen Lucius began by helping her office coworkers alleviate their own stress migraines, and her success became the basis of her new career.
Today, Karen is a licensed therapist certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and also has her 150-hour certification in Reflexology. Using a variety of massage modalities?including Swedish deep tissue, Thai, Myofacial and Positional Release, Hot and Cold Stone, Critz Method, and individualized aromatherapy?she works in a slow, purposeful, and sensitive manner to release tension, heal sore muscles, and relax the body, mind, and spirit.
No matter the techniques Karen uses, clients reap the benefits of massage's multitude of therapeutic uses. In addition to reducing fatigue and anxiety, the treatments can also increase energy, boost concentration, and improve sleep quality. The bodywork sessions also assuage physical ailments, treating everything from lower back pain and migraine to weak immune systems and inflexible joints.
Heather Simpson of Panhandle Talent enjoys time in front of and behind the camera. As an actress, she has appeared in a featured role in a 20th Century Fox film, other leads in festival films, and more than 45 film, television, industrial, and theatrical productions. Offscreen, she has served in positions as casting director and producer. At Panhandle Talent, she shares her passion by coaching students toward their dreams with film-acting classes and professional consultations. Her classes introduce students to film-acting techniques such as acting for the camera, improvisation, and how to cry when an onion breaks up with you. Film-acting classes culminate in the chance to participate in a real movie. During consultations, she performs a variety of services such as private coaching, headshot/resume analysis, and self-marketing.
Staff Size: 1 person
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Bounce house
Recommended Age Group: All ages
The Party Suite eases the planning of birthday, graduation, or retirement parties with its private hall, onsite kitchen, and entertainment options. Kids can tumble around in the indoor suite's bounce house or zip down its slide, and adults can grab the karaoke machine's wireless microphone and read off interesting facts on Snapple caps. Plus, they don't even have to pay more to do so because the karaoke machine, as well as the bounce house and slide, are included with the rental of the party hall, along with tables and chairs that can seat up to 48.
Founded with the goal of outfitting its pupils with the skills necessary to excel in the spa and salon industries, Milan Institute of Cosmetology deploys a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes professionalism and hands-on learning to train fledgling cosmetologists and aestheticians around the country. As the most important aspect of the course of study, student salons and spas serve as a real-world classroom wherein nascent beauticians—under the careful supervision of their instructors—can practice their newly minted skills on humans or sentient mannequins. The beauty apprentices gussy up patrons head to toe via sundry lavish salon and spa services—specific to each location—that may include nail services, haircare, facials therapeutic massages, or nourishing body wraps.