Curves has established nearly 10,000 gyms for women in more than 85 countries, with 4 million members worldwide. Three Anchorage locations invite ladies of all fitness levels to the training circuit. Circuit trainees gather in a circle comprised of 13 resistance machines and 13 recovery stations. During the course of a 30-minute workout, they alternate between machines that work two opposing muscle groups with a single motion and recovery stations where they run, dance, or swagger in place to maintain heart rates. Ladies carry Curves Smart chips that feed their personal fitness info into the training machines. A green light on the chip indicates sufficient workout intensity, which rises as one's strength increases.
Curves now offers the 90-day Curves Complete program, which pairs diet and exercise with the motivation of peers and trainers.
Rockin’ B Riding Club’s 2.5-acre ranch boasts an indoor and an outdoor arena as well as a network of wooded paths for private rides. These facilities are home to seven school horses, who help teach young riders equestrian basics during camps and lessons alongside veteran instructors. Using the Certified Horsemanship Association curriculum, teachers focus on the basics of English- or Western-style riding but also throw in lessons on how to groom horses and how to tell the difference between a mare and a tall four-legged table.
Anchorage City Trolley Tours introduces visitors to multifarious attractions in the City of Lights and Flowers, including the world's busiest floatplane base on Lake Hood, the monuments at Earthquake Park, and the waves of Cook Inlet. While Alaskan-raised trolley drivers dish out useful info and fascinating history about each part of the city, riders will smell Anchorage’s famous flowers and spot majestic moose eating grass and debating their retirement options. Be sure to show up 15 minutes early to nab a seat next to the large, photo-friendly windows inside the heated, enclosed apple-red trolley. Potential passengers should fill out the online seat reservation page to secure a spot.
Phaze One Skate Park provides a year-round, indoor skating haven for young skaters and BMX bikers. The lofty, graffiti-decorated gymnasium park includes ramps, stairways, rails, and platforms to practice and perfect impressive skate tricks. Phaze One’s helpful staffers are there to make sure skaters wear safety helmets and awesome facial expressions at all times. After two hours of practice and completing the world’s first septuple-axel-salchow skate flip, young grinders can peek around Phaze One’s on-site gear shop. Check out the schedule for optimal shredding hours.
Trophy Waters specializes in teaching the art of fly fishing on the majestic Kenai Peninsula. We chase after the monster Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden and Salmon that the almighty Kenai holds. We also provide spin fishing for the people who prefer it. Trophy Waters has two of the most passionate guides on the river.
Jody Mason quickly became enamored with the sights and abundant fish of Prince William Sound during his first fishing trip to Whittier in 1977. Twenty-three years later he started Alaskan 4 Star Charters to share those experiences and resources with others. His vacation destination—at the head of Passage Channel—provided the ideal place to set up shop, as it's one of the closest salt-water fishing grounds to Anchorage and rich with Alaskan scenery. The company's private hunting and fishing charters whisk guests away in pursuit of 15 types of rockfish or five types of salmon, while trio of sightseeing tours through Prince William Sound drift past humpback whales and tidewater glaciers that the prince bedazzled with his favorite rubies.