At Hansen Performance Horses, riders of all ages and experience levels saddle up under the direction of Teresa Hansen, who has owned and shown horses for more than 25 years and has coached amateurs to top finishes at prestigious competitions. Hooves gallop across the Hansen family's training facility, which consists of a heated indoor arena, an outdoor arena, and a climate-controlled viewing room for onlookers and curious TVs considering new career paths. Aside from private, one-on-one lessons, aspiring gauchos can earn their spurs during an assortment of different lessons, including therapeutic sessions for autistic children, as well as instruction in Western pleasure, hunter under-saddle, and reining divisions.
Sequestered from the fitness studio, cardio room, and kid center at St. Julian's Fitness, a quiet room plays host to massage therapy. Here, a duo of licensed massage therapists—Bethany Kovach and Ryan Debelak—improves muscle health with soothing hand movements. Both Bethany and Ryan possess the know-how to induce relaxation with gentle Swedish strokes, relieve chronic pain with firm deep-tissue kneads, and target areas of tension with a sports massage. However, Bethany alone practices Thai-yoga massage, which is performed on the floor without lotion, oil, or ranch dressing. Massage therapy is available without a gym membership, and guests are welcome to enjoy a 15-minute Jacuzzi session prior to each appointment.
Inspired Shot, a recently formed nonprofit, is headed by Don, a certified Level 1 archery instructor and NRA-appointed training counselor. Don uses his own range or goes on location to teach the fundamentals of gun fundamentals, firearm safety, and introductory archery. He provides all required class items, furnishing ammunition, firearms, portable targets, benches, and stands for practice shooting. He teaches NRA curriculum and can also train others to become NRA instructors.
At Blo Hookah Bar, guests lounge upon cozy couches as they puff up to 70 different flavors of shisha tobacco through ornate water-cooled pipes. Guests can try fun flavors such as Cherry Bomb, grapefruit with mint, or mint with mint. They can even pack a single serving to take and enjoy at home. In the lounge, an array flat screens broadcast sports and TV shows overhead as visitors blow rings of smoke, sip craft beers or tasty cocktails, and pass the time with friends.
Six miles of trails wind through more than 20 acres of towering cornstalks at The Maize. As participants search for their way back to civilization, they'll occasionally stumble on one of 14 challenge stations that will prompt them with questions. If they answer correctly, the station can help participants find the correct route.
The horticultural brainchild of Bowling Green Christian Academy, The Maize uses its proceeds to benefit both school programs and the Help Light the Night charity, which strives to provide jobs and renewable-light sources to impoverished families in India. In keeping with the theme of lighting the night, The Maize holds campfires on Saturday nights.
With decades of experience skimming the shores of Lake Erie, U.S. Coast Guard–licensed Captain Sib Randolph has had ample time to hone in on the best spots to nab walleye, bass, and perch. Though he relies on years of successful fishing charters to guide his routes, it doesn’t hurt that his 27-foot SportCraft fishing boat is equipped with fish-finding and navigational equipment. In addition to advice on the likelihood of a fish’s ability to grant wishes, Captain Randolph supplies fishermen with free bait and ice.