Nearly a dozen activities and attractions fill the gargantuan space at Asheville's Fun Depot, but that's just the beginning. The family-friendly fun center is also home to a coffee bar, cafe, and ticket redemption area. All of these options almost add up to entertainment overload, which is why the depot lets guests decide how many activities they'd like to do on a given visit. Guests mix and match indoor and outdoor go-kart rides, laser tag, mini bowling, and trips up the climbing wall for a fun (and full) day of activities. The entertainment is appropriate for kids young and old, but guest 3 years old and younger have the tots turtle lagoon all to themselves.
At O3 Health and Fitness, Keith Wimsett leads a team of certified trainers while his wife Marlena rubs down recovering muscles with therapeutic massage. Keith and his team advocate a four-tiered philosophy built around increasing strength and cardiovascular endurance while monitoring food intake and hydration. Personal trainers work with individuals or small groups to forge customized fitness plans while also eliciting sweaty smiles through group boot camps.
It's a Great Day for Dancing's experienced instructors guide students through lessons in waltz, foxtrot, swing, and more. With each class tailored to the students' individual learning styles, burgeoning rug cutters should see immediate results in their hip-twisting abilities. Students can also request instruction in less ballroom-bound styles, such as salsa, West Coast swing, and shag. Aspiring hoofers test out their moves at Friday dance parties, where they can shimmy and shake alongside fellow students, instructors, and the reanimated legs of Gene Kelly.
At Summit CrossFit, the house rules are probably a bit different than what you'd see at a standard gym. They call for all exercisers to check their egos at the door. With?no pretension or mid-workout autograph signings to bog it down, it?essentially?has?created a community of like-minded exercisers.?When everyone is an active participant, they ?collectively??battle? group sessions. They can?grunt through squats, presses, dead lifts, and other functional movements, all of which get incorporated into CrossFit's intense workouts of the day.
Hot Yoga Asheville?s new 3,800-square-foot studio?equipped with six showers, custom antimicrobial yoga flooring and far-infrared Radiant Heat panels with automatic CO2-sensored fresh air exchange?does as much to detoxify the environment as it does its human visitors. While the latter work their way through the 26 traditional Bikram poses on biodegradable mats, they are surrounded by formaldehyde-free insulation and air purified by a hydroxyl generator, which helps eliminate odors and assist with injury recovery.
Ladies Workout Asheville's supportive, attentive staff help women navigate the facility's full exercise circuit, packed schedule of workout classes, and other body-bettering amenities such as tanning beds and nutrition counseling. Members and pass holders can tone tired muscles while shaking their hips in a Zumba class, tackle cardio and strength machines sized specifically for women's bodies, or channel their disdain for punching bags during group kickboxing lessons. After each workout, a thermal massage on a Migun bed relaxes weary muscles, and the sweat-sapping far-infrared sauna evicts toxins from the skin and lifts voodoo stress curses. Ladies Workout Asheville also offers fitness programs for kids at Cardio Kids.