Registration Required: Yes
Good for Beginners: Yes
Average Class Length: 30–60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class Location: Indoors only
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Wear clothing you are comfortable moving in. Most clients prefer to wear gym shorts and a T-shirt.
As a neighborhood ice cream shop since 1933, The Chocolate Moose sees itself as the repository of B-Town's memories. Post-game celebrations, first dates, and memories of being dared to eat 12 ice cream cones in a row are tied up in this nostalgia-imbued confectionery. Of course, nostalgia alone isn't enough to keep the visitors coming back every year. The ice cream, crafted in-house from a 15% butterfat mix, creamily melts into hot fudge sundaes and slowly dissolves in root beer floats. Flavors of marshmallow, cream de menthe, and butter pecan swirl into smooth milk shakes. Beyond its ice cream desserts, however, The Chocolate Moose prepares food such as Spanish burgers baked in tomato sauce and hot dogs in Coney sauce.
Function. That's what CrossFit is all about. And that's what got Shaun and Jenna Tieman so hooked on the method that they decided to open Hoosier CrossFit. During classes, CrossFit's system of constantly varied movements are performed at a high intensity. Because the movements are functional, they increase agility, speed, and power while readying participants for all manner of physical activity. Classes rely on tools such as gymnastics rings and bumper plates instead of machines, ensuring that the body is doing all the work. To initiate the uninitiated, instructors start all beginners out with On-Ramp classes, which familiarize exercisers with CrossFit basics.
Bites of Bloomington Food Tours introduces groups to foodie destinations off the town's beaten paths. On Saturdays, tour guides and participants head out to savor treats such as Turkish cuisine at Turkuaz Café, baked goods at Sweet Claire Gourmet Bakery, and ice cream at The Chocolate Moose. Groups learn more about Bloomington's neighborhoods, too, as the guides point out interesting historical and architectural sites along the way.
Dr. Ray Stidd boasts several decades of experience in podiatric care. He practiced in podiatric medicine for more than 30 years, was president of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, and served as a medical triage officer for the Olympic marathon trials. He brings this wealth of knowledge and passion for healthcare to Sole Sensations, where he oversees all aspects of the store's operations.
Visitors find literal and physical comfort in the store's mission to help preserve customers' health by matching them with supportive footwear. Feet test-drive everything from orthopedic shoes and sandals to accessories such as sole supports, socks, and toe puppets.