After living everywhere from Washington, DC, to Guatemala, the owners of Urban Moves wound up in Columbus, and decided to pursue their passion for fitness and entrepreneurship. They bought the gym from its previous owner, and transformed it into a membership-free fitness studio dedicated exclusively to exercisers working with trainers, either one-on-one or in group classes.
In the boutique studio, the team of personal trainers designs programs to suit their clients’ goals, whether they want to complete a 5K race or take a bite from the famed nougat peak of Mount Everest. The troupe also hosts a variety of group classes in a wide range of exercise modalities, from gentle yoga to high-tech Power Plate training—a bona fide miracle of modern science that shapes muscles through vibration.
Typically, bubbles are associated with getting something clean?they remove stains from clothes, or lift dirt from elbows. But at Bubble Palooza, bubbles experience a bit of an identity crisis. Here, relieved of their duty as degunkers and loaded up with non-toxic color, they help transform a three-mile route into a vibrant, foam-filled wonderland. Along that route, and oftentimes buried beneath bubbles, participants clad in white run, walk, and skip their way from one end of the course to the other. In the process, those same participants are blasted by a bubbly rainbow of foam, becoming magnets for the greens, blues, and other colors carried by a seemingly endless deluge of bubbles. After the event, the color-saturated participants gather to celebrate at the Bubble Bash, where they listen to music, dance, and attempt to lure an untamed bubble into coming home as their pet.
Each year automobile manufacturers ranging from Acura and Aston Martin to Volkswagen and Volvo zoom into the Greater Columbus Convention Center and set up shop for the Columbus International Auto Show. For four days, throngs of automobile enthusiasts stream into the expansive displays to ooh and ahh over the year's shiny new models of sedans, sports cars, SUVs, and minivans. As onlookers longingly envision themselves behind the wheel or backseat driving inside a Ford Mustang, Fiat 500, or one of the futuristic concept cars on display, a number of events vie for overloaded eyeballs, including the Ram Off-Road Experience and the Dialed Action Sports Team BMX Show.
At 25,000 square-feet, Wyandotte Athletic Club provides members with plenty of facilities for getting in shape. They can swim laps in the indoor or outdoor pools, sign up for one-on-one training sessions with certified personal trainers, or attend group fitness classes such as yoga and aqua aerobics. Those who prefer to sweat alone will appreciate the vast selection of fitness equipment that's scattered throughout the facility. On top of everything, Wyandotte Athletic Club features amenities like childcare, massage therapy, and dry saunas, the most ideal spots to heat up your post-workout meal.
Slip the arrow into the notch, pull it back, and fire. Then listen for the thwack that confirms you've hit your target. This sequence of actions will be familiar to anybody who has taken a lesson at Velocity Archery Range, an indoor range where archers line up every day to perfect their craft. After working on your marksmanship with some initial target practice, you'll be able to test your Hunger Games skills by firing arrows at 3D objects. This practice becomes a group activity during 3D tournaments on Friday nights, when teams compete to hit animal targets with compound bows, recurve bows, and longbows.
Founded more than 30 years ago to foster cultural pride in the Italian American heritage, the Columbus Italian Festival still hews to its original trifecta of values: faith, family and friends. Held at the St. John The Baptist Italian Catholic Church, the festival has swelled from its inaugural crowd of 10,000 to more than 35,000. The festivities, which go on for three days, honor Columbus’s vibrant Italian community with live music, a smorgasbord of Italian cuisine, a cultural parade, and a film festival featuring the work of famous Italian directors, actors, or boom-mike operators.