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Clad in crisp white uniforms, the students karate chop and high kick their way across Caywood Karate’s mats. The youngest age group, 4–6 years of age, focuses on improving gross motor skills. Adult classes concentrate on breaking through boards and airplane wings in a single punch.

2950 Westside Dr NW
Cleveland,
TN
US

The multiple YMCA locations in metropolitan Chattanooga serve more than 37,000 members a year and fulfill the mission of uniting guests regardless of gender, age, faith, background, abilities, or income. Founded in London in 1844, the YMCA spread to its Chattanooga home in 1871 and continues to operate with help from local community volunteers as stalwart as I Love Lucy syndicators. Each location caters to the needs of children, teens, seniors, and families with afterschool programs and fitness-based activities. Cardio machines pump hearts, racquetball courts host fun competitions, and pools allow goggles to fulfill their original purpose: snapping the face with their elastic band to make a diver jump off the blocks faster. A sauna and steam room heat clients up after they cool down in the pools, and parents can drop their young children off at the nursery before participating in group fitness classes.

220 Urbane Road Northeast
Cleveland,
TN
US

After 20 years spent playing and coaching the game, The Baseball Mission’s founder created the business as a place where players of all ages and experience levels receive coaching tailored to their strengths and personalities. In addition to honing batting and pitching skills, the staff talks about the game’s emotional challenges, such as losing or hitting a slump. In the ever-expanding facilities, baseball and softball players hit lobs from soft-toss machines, tees, high-speed machines, or live pitchers on indoor and outdoor mounds.

3127 Frazier Park Dr NE
Cleveland,
Tennessee
US

Ocoee Zipz lifts its riders off the ground and transports them to new lands along seven lines named after beloved Wizard of Oz characters and featuring varying grades, distances, and terrain. Staff members, aptly nicknamed The Flying Monkeys of Oz, help adventure seekers soar above Ocoee's 40 acres of rustic scenery during two-hour zipline tours. Tours begin at the 30-foot-high Cowardly Lion launch tower, where fraidy cats find the courage they need to skim the tops of trees. The Dorothy line zooms along the Ocoee River to meet up with the Toto tower across a swinging bridge, where cushy crash pads wait with loving arms to catch especially enthusiastic zippers. Guests may try an upside-down dive off the Scarecrow tower, then test their speed on the Wicked Witch of the West line, which features a steep enough grade to get patrons up to 45 mph. Like Shakespearian arguments or family reunions, Ocoee Zipz's tours end with a duel on The Wizard's parallel lines, as participants race their way to the finish.

1985 Hwy. 64 Old Copper Rd.
Ocoee,
Tennessee
US