For many, maintaining a healthy fitness regimen is an off-putting chore on par with cleaning the garage or assembling that backyard roller coaster for the kids. The folks behind Snap Fitness, who now boast locations all over the world, are of the opinion that this doesn't have to be the case. They believe 24-hour access to premium cardio and strength-training equipment, innovative easyFIT monitors to track personal progress, and perpetual guidance from certified professionals can help transform physical fitness into an accessible activity that yields measurable and tangible results. In addition to providing online workout rubrics and meal plans, they work to keep sweat glands up and running by offering work out rewards programs, making regular check-in calls, and measuring bodies—sans padded muscle suits—every 30 days.
Anytime Fitness is a busy, popular fitness chain that works to remove common obstacles to working out. At any one of the 21 locations this Groupon is valid for, clients have 24/7 access to the gym’s cardio and strength-training equipment, and some locations offer group fitness classes, such as Zumba and small group training. Certified personal trainers are available to help those looking to take their workouts to the next level, and members can finish their exercise routines with a stop off at the onsite tanning booth to add a summery glow to muscles.
Big Fun Sports outfits speed-seeking outdoorspeople with power-sports machines for every season and environment. Stocking brand names such as Sea-Doo, Polaris, and Arctic Cat, Big Fun Sports preps willing wilderness-fiends for a day of safe and high-speed sightseeing. Equipment pickup from the Ankeny facility is coordinated with a rental associate, and customers can pickup their rides the night before (if rental schedule allows) or be met as early as 6 a.m. After securing their all-terrain land- or water-chariots, Big Fun Sports will provide safety instruction before adventurers head out to punish Mother Nature's pedway.
Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on physical well-being with a cornucopia of equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man or a random street man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength equipment or top-of-the-line cardio equipment, which features televisions and other media diversions. Even if you exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere will provide a refreshing change of pace from any meat-market gym or tough elementary-schoolyard workout. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling.
Bowlers who revel in the crashing cacophony of well-flung bowling balls can find solace in Ankeny Lanes' 12 wooden alleys. The family-night package bundles a quartet of goodies that fulfills every basic human need: food, drink, recreation, and two-toned footwear. On arriving for an evening of fun, up to four participants first check in at the alley’s shoe section to find the appropriate bowling shoes ($12.64 value). Once tastefully shod, customers are each entitled to a pair of bowling rounds ($33.52 value), giving them two great opportunities to finally break the 300-point barrier that has been the bane of professional rollers for decades. Also included in the Family Night deal is a hot pizza ($10.10 value) and a pitcher of soda ($4.25 value) from Ankeny Lanes’ full-service snack bar. The package is also available for Glo Bowling nights, when the alley trades its normal ambience for an explosion of colorful glow-in-the-dark lights and up-tempo music.
The creators of Cornstalk DSM promise it to be a "corn-tastic time." The corn-themed event celebrates Iowa's biggest—and possibly tastiest—crop. The festival is comprised of four distinct events: Cornball, Cornmeal, Cornucopia, and Cornholio. At Cornball, VIPs enjoy gourmet corn-based dishes and beer pairings before dancing to tunes from a DJ, while at Cornmeal, guests can sample bites of corny dishes from local restaurants and catering companies as live music from The Snacks fills the room. For corn purists, Cornucopia offers live music and corny awards with an all-you-can-eat sweet-corn feast featuring flavor-infused butters, and at Cornholio, 32 teams compete in games of old-fashioned corn hole (bags) and enjoy beer from Exile Brewery. A portion of the proceeds from the three-day event go to the Food Bank of Iowa.
Cornucopia offers live music and corny awards with all you can eat sweet corn feast.