Midwesterners itching to snap on a mask and breathe through a mouthpiece have had few options ever since cruel Mr. Shabberham next door filled his poorly guarded swimming pool with earwigs and paste. Today's deal scratches that itch while sparing you the respiratory distress of cornfield snorkeling: for $20, you get a one-hour class for either Discover Snorkeling or Discover Scuba (a $50 value) at Midwest Scuba Center, an educational dive center that's been serving the area since 1976, that unfortunate year when the shores of the Atlantic permanently receded from the coast of Indiana. Anyone can take the snorkeling class, but scuba divers must be at least 15 years old (or as young as 10 years if a parent or guardian takes the class, as well). Call Midwest Scuba Center to schedule your discovery session.
Anytime Fitness, which boasts 1689 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fit seekers challenge themselves on cardio and strength machines and hoist free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or bop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.
The Flip Zone’s 12,000-square-foot activity center bursts at the seams with restless rug rats building agility and confidence in a range of entertaining classes. In-ground trampolines carry youthful tumblers aloft, and skilled instructors instill lofty ambitions in their cartwheeling charges. An in-depth initial assessment analyzes current skills, ensuring the gymnastics or martial-arts class chosen matches children's innate ability to explode brick walls with their fists or melt judges' hearts with their flips. In cheer classes, energetic moppets can learn useful chants that rally siblings to clean their rooms or construct monuments in their honor.
Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the NHRA’s top pedal grinders compete for the checkers as Lucas Oil Raceway hosts the high-octane conclusion to this year’s NHRA Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, one of drag racing’s most prestigious events. The ghosts of former Model-T drivers race alongside novice and veteran speed demons such as champion Larry Dixon as they try to secure enough points to propel their teams into the Countdown playoffs and Full Throttle championships. The legendary track lives up to its reputation for smoothness as cars glide towards the finish line like sticks of butter on a bunny slope.
Indy Racing Experience lets participants enjoy the thrilling experience of speeding around the track in a low-to-the-ground, authentic IndyCar Series car. Each Indy Racing Experience car has competed in the famed Indianapolis 500, so you'll be controlling the same wheel as racers Juan Pablo Montoya, Casey Mears, and Felipe Giaffone. Feel the velocity and pressure that professional IndyCar racers experience while completing eight laps around the Walt Disney World Speedway’s one-mile track, the former home of the IndyCar Series season inaugural race. The speed of each ride depends entirely upon the driver’s comfort level and the amount of mashed potatoes they have ingested that day, as Indy Racing Experience instructors will ensure you're comfortable, secure, and in control of the car.