Surrounded by soothing, low-lit earth tones, visitors to Elements Spa Salon at Great Wolf Lodge are encouraged to relax from the moment they cross the spa's threshold. Many of the services incorporate Eminence Organic Skin Care products, an all-natural line made from fruits, vegetables, and herbs.
Led by the experienced fitness guru Ryan Layman and his troop of knowledgeable trainers, Longview Recreation Center's boot camp motivates participants with peer power and intense physical exercises that last 30–45 minutes. Like Christmas sweaters and the length of fingers, no two workouts are ever the same. This boot camp adheres to the mind-body fusion approach, which strategically uses your own body weight in a combination of balance, resistance, cardio, sweaty camaraderie, and yoga stretching. For best Baconnaise-burning results, the professional motivators at Longview recommend attending boot camp two to three times a week. Check out the schedule to determine the best time (morning or night) and place (indoor or outdoor classes) to receive your swift kick in the pantaloons.
In the 11 years since teaching their first students the art of diving, TD Scuba’s crew of instructors certified by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors have certified and imparted their passion for scuba upon more than 2,000 divers of all ages. The team leads courses, from Discover Scuba classes for beginners to advanced sessions such as an underwater digital-photography course centered around capturing a sea cucumber's good side on film. Along with onsite instruction, the staff helps divers acquire real-life experience via numerous dive trips scheduled throughout the year to local hotspots such as Beaver Lake as well as excursions to far-flung locales such as Cozumel. They further prepare their patrons for underwater excursions with a host of equipment and gear available for rent or purchase.
The pool technicians from Picture Perfect Pools keep in-ground pools clean and inviting so that owners don't have to fret over ongoing maintenance. Each visit involves a manual vacuum, scum removal, backwashing, and washing for steps and slides. The cleanings are performed weekly so that grime never has the chance to get a foothold. When swimming season comes to a close, the team also handles the winterization procedure, altering the water chemistry and lowering the water level before covering the pool until next season.
A 36-month-old strokes his arms through clear water as his mother gently holds him afloat with her hands. Over the past few swim sessions, the little student has learned to submerge his face in the water and float on his belly as well as his back. After he and his fellow swimmers finish their parent/baby swimester, it's likely they may never experience the fear of swimming that many children begin to encounter around age 3. This type of insight into the developmental importance of swimming is what informs the instruction at Swim-U, Leesburg's child-oriented swimming school. The school's curriculum opens its lessons to newborns as young as 6 months old and to kids up to age 12 to instill water skills and the joys of fitness swimming from a young age. The Swim-U team comprises upbeat swimming professors who are the brains behind the company's special brand of instruction in swimming, as well as in child CPR and first-aid training and dunk-tank pitching.
At Midwest Aquatics, no one lounges poolside. Instead, students, 10 years old or older, learn scuba skills such as buoyancy control, underwater breathing, and aquatic movement in an on-site pool custom built for diving. Highly certified and trained instructors draw on more than two decades of scuba experience to teach underwater exploration in courses that range from introductory scuba sessions to open water dives, complete with off-site certification dives in locales such as Bali, Curacao, and local brewery tanks.