As they enter the training circuit at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
A tractor rumbles along the rolling hills of Green Meadows Petting Farm's back 40 as it pulls hayride passengers toward the farm’s animals' barns and pens. There, hands of all ages can snuggle on the fuzzy fleece of a baby goat or sheep, brush against the bristly hide of the 700-pound Patty the Pig, or comb fingers into the soft mane of Lad the Pony. Farmers on the staff also share insights and anecdotes on the farm and its four-legged friends as guests roam the farm at their leisure. For Charlie and Mavis Keyes, of all the sights and sounds on a farm that's been in the family since 1964, the ones they enjoy most watching and hearing are from the children and parents who come to visit. It's a thrill, Charlie says, to hear the kids say that they had "the best day ever," providing a happy counterpoint to childhood days that include trips to the doctor's and punishments to file and catalogue a sister's dolls' dresses.
In 1922, The Salvation Army came across a plot of land bordering the pristine waters of Army Lake and began setting up an area for its associated churches and community organizations to plan and enjoy retreats. Over the years Army Lake Camp grew and built new facilities until it was capable of hosting and catering groups of up to 425 people and four really big sleeping bags. The camp now hosts year-round retreats for groups as well as fun events for the public, such as the seasonal corn maze, team-building courses, and paintball tournaments.
Equipment: Weighted sled, heavy rope, pull-up bar, dumbbells, kettlebells, barbells
Students should bring: Bottle of water; for the ladies' class bring a yoga mat and small weights
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Outdoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Eat something small, get a full night's sleep, and be prepared to work hard.
Having been a locally-owned business since 2003, $18 Eyeglasses Place uses their expertise to help patrons adorn their ideal pair of glasses. The store's wide variety of brands—ranging from Rampage, D&G, Versace, Harley Davidson, Vogue, Gant, Guess, Candies, William Rast, Anne Klein, DKNY, Geek, Tommy Hilfiger, and more—offers prescription-holding customers a wide array of choices in shape, style, and color.
Since 1997, The Wedding Faktory has made weddings their passion, and they want their staff to feel the same way. That's why every professional has at least five years of experience in helping to plan and execute numerous weddings. They help brides and grooms prepare for their special day by providing photographers, videographers, DJs, and emcees that can travel straight to the client's location.