Smooth, rhythmic, and confident. That's one way witnesses described Mozart's snoring, but it also describes the Paso Fino—a unique horse breed admired for its cadenced gait. Using all four legs in harmony, the paso fino's hooves each strike the ground independently in a flawless sequence of movement. The result is a fluent performance in which the rider appears virtually motionless in the saddle.
Stretched across 56 acres of pastureland in Waymart, RO-NO Ranch lets visitors experience the paso fino's prized march. Nola Haupert-Keill heads the facility's expert staff of equestrians and boasts an equine career that spans more than a quarter-century. At RO-NO, Nola and her team offer lessons to all levels of riders. Most lessons take place in the facility's outdoor riding area, but in cases of bad weather, groups find shelter beneath the roof of RO-NO's spacious indoor riding arena.
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One of the world's leading live-entertainment companies, Live Nation connects millions of fans to thousands of performances across the globe. Today's deal can be used for any Live Nation concert at the open-air Cruzan Amphitheatre, providing fans with aural stimulation of all stripes, filling ears more pleasantly than the aggressively atonal orchestras that roam the countryside. Upcoming concerts at the venue include such diverse performers as Rascal Flatts, Lil' Wayne, and Maroon 5, giving listeners a cornucopia of euphonic options.
Since 1979, the staff of 24-7 Fitness Clubs has made it their mission to obliterate any barriers keeping their members from working out. Each club is open 24 hours a day year-round, with free childcare available during specific times of day. That commitment to availability helps even the busiest people find time to hop on Nautilus and Cybex strength-training circuits, StairMasters, and other equipment. Group fitness classes get students sweating as they execute punches in Turbo Kick cardio-kickboxing sessions or dance to Zumba's Latin-inspired workouts. Full-body boot-camp workouts are also available, mixing in calisthenics, strength training, and agility drills to continuously challenge bodies. All of the clubs’ personal trainers hold bachelor's degrees in health-related fields and have national certifications from accredited organizations, unlike less qualified trainers certified by arcade arm-wrestling machines.
After their workouts, members can unwind in the whirlpool, sauna, or steam rooms, then drop off their free rental towels for cleaning. For sports lovers, the Allentown location also boasts basketball, volleyball, squash, and badminton courts, as well as 11 outdoor and 8 indoor tennis courts.
Beads of a Feather's experienced instructors guide students' hands and eyes through the shop's shifting treasure trove of potential body ornamentations. Each Basic Beading class includes three hours of comprehensive, hands-on education covering techniques such as stringing and crimping. All fledgling embellishers walk away with neck and ear adornments along with the basic wire-wrapping skills necessary for future projects and near-future attempts at reinventing the clothes hanger. To aid in such artistic endeavors, Groupon guests can apply their 15% in-store discount toward the shop's exhaustive selection of tools and accessories from brands such as Vintaj, Beadsmith, and Swarovski.
Renowned for rambling country classics such as "18 Wheels and A Dozen Red Roses" and "Where've You Been," Grammy Award–winning Kathy Mattea brings the soot-streaked tunes of her 2008 album Coal to the spacious 34,000-square-foot hall of Schaeffer Auditorium. Coal is a meticulously picked collection of songs that pays tribute to Mattea's richly detailed coal-mining heritage in Appalachian West Virginia. Enjoy this cavernous gamut of musical emotion in one of Schaeffer's 850 seats, gazing out the looming, arched windows at bountiful foliage, or simply directing complete attention to the powerful songs being performed on-stage. Melodious motorists can take advantage of the auditorium’s free parking and speedy shuttle service.
Seven extreme athletes and one Royal Marine banded together to design Spartan Races' intense miles-long courses, each strewn with obstacles to test resilience, stamina, and strength. Clad in event T-shirts, runners collect smudges and stains as they clamber across mud pits, slide unscathed under barbed wire, and juke feral linebackers. Depending on where in the world they're participating, the course may be as short as three miles or, for extremely practiced athletes, as long as a full marathon.