The multifaceted fitness facility Bodies in Motion keeps every family member active with its fitness programs, martial arts classes, and children?s activities. With Open Motion sessions, kids zip down the racing wave slide, tackle a high-ropes course, or dart around outstretched hands during refereed games of Capture the Flag. Toddlers build cognitive abilities and skills in group music classes, and Strong Totz programs teach kids how various sports work. For example, on week one, kids might learn to be soccer players, and on week two, they might learn how to negotiate a multimillion-dollar sports contract.
While kids play, parents blast calories during classes such as aerobic kickboxing and extreme conditioning or cement their trust on high-ropes courses for couples. Parents and kids refuel after a hard day of motion at the onsite Sandella's Flatbread Caf?, which staves off hunger pangs with healthy food, including quesadillas, paninis, and wraps that are just the right weight to fool any gods looking to take firstborn children.
In 1971, Michael Sowers taught himself how to throw clay in a high-school art class. The classroom had a functioning pottery wheel, but the instructor didn't know how to use it, so Michael began checking out instructional books from the library to support his fledgling interest.
Ever since, he's been molding masses of clay into plates and vessels, preserving their shapes with the heat of a 2,350-degree kiln. His work is as functional as it is aesthetically pleasing—subtly hued french butter dishes hold a quarter pound of butter in water, keeping it fresh for up to a month, and grater plates come equipped with a built-in shredder for garlic, ginger, parmesan cheese, or CIA documents. Sowers seals each piece with a lead-free glaze used by potters since the time of the Ming dynasty, ensuring that customers can safely send his pottery through a dishwasher or heat them in a microwave or oven.
At Warrior Fit Body Boot Camp, nationally certified trainer Darrin Walton uses metabolic-training techniques to help clients get fit and svelte as quickly as possible. His classes revolve around high-intensity intervals and circuits, which often include kickboxing moves, bodyweight exercises, and battling-rope drills. Many workouts emphasize Tabata training, in which participants rest briefly between intervals to rev up their metabolisms for up to 48 hours. During each class, Darrin exudes enthusiasm and cultivates a supportive vibe among students of all skill levels. He also charts students' body composition to keep them motivated as they watch their fat levels drop, their muscles bulk, and their pecs lay eggs and multiply. A collection of online tools helps students cultivate healthy habits outside the classroom.
Piloted by a professional driving staff, Boise Party Bus's fleet whisks between 16 and 24 clientele away on celebratory jaunts customized for special occasions and tours. Each non-smoking ride arrives equipped with a full bar, hardwood dance floor, and miniature water park built into the tire rims as a driver accommodates requests you make throughout the trip.
Alongside services for private parties, Boise Party Bus's passengers charter the fleet for the Best of the Northwest Wine Tour or Snake River Valley Vineyard Tour to sample boutique wines at five local destinations. Guests on The Great Idaho Brew Tour make pit stops at up to six of the state's best brewers for pours of craft brew on a voyage that Boise Weekly lauds as "a genius idea."