Leaping Lions' supervised playground of inflatable obstacles, slides, and jumps keep little bodies in motion in a safe, 15,000-square-foot space. With all bouncing feet capped in socks, 5- to 13-year-olds (up to $8.50 admission) can shake out sugar rushes among the vibrantly colored, air-filled jungle gyms. The specialized tot play arena provides ample room for ages 4 and younger ($5 admission for ages 2–3, up to $8.50 admission for age 4) to practice toddling and future circus aerials. Children looking for long-term commitments to fun can invest in 10 play sessions with the 10-pass play card, and youngsters who met on Internet play-dating sites can bond over admission for two (up to a $17 value) and make small talk about past ball pits over two popcorns (a $1 value each) and two juices (a $1 value each). Leaping Lions encourages adults to always keep their child or young musical protégé in sight; however, a crew of CPR-certified staffers does supervise each bouncing zone.
The studio of Got Pole Academy LLC radiates a purple glow as the light filters through the violet curtains and fills the room. Poles spaced evenly throughout the space reflect the sultry light, giving the whole room a cool, mysterious feel as women start to arrive for their pole technique or pole fitness classes. The instructors—many of whom found their way here through gymnastics and professional dance programs—lead a variety of alternative fitness classes, all with an emphasis and respect for the art of pole dancing.
Above all, the classes are fun. Dancers Chyna, DoLove, and Elle "Honeypot" Birchfield show folks the tricks of the trade for pulling off gravity-defying maneuvers, including inversions and twirls. Along the way, students build the core muscles necessary to lift themselves off the ground and carry out slow-motion tricks. In addition to pole fitness, they lead students in sexy chair, floor work, and boot camp classes. They also throw parties for groups to celebrate birthdays, upcoming weddings, or the end of a successful expedition to the North Pole.
The instructors at Game Changers Sports Training don't just create physically fit athletes—they also mold on-the-field strategists. Their program delves into the intricacies of gameplay in addition to exercise. As far as exercise goes, though, their CrossFit routines consist of functional movements for speed and strength, tailored to suit both the season and the off-season. Players attend private and group lessons for any sport. Students of all skill levels, ages 6 and up, are eligible for the program.
Coach Lucien Luntadila conducts boot-camp classes inside recreation centers and local parks, guiding his students through energetic exercises designed to tone muscle and slim physiques. The seasoned fitness instructor infuses his workouts with aerobics, agility training, and kickboxing movements, constantly changing up routines to keep classes fun and engaging. When leading his one-hour workouts, Lucien favors challenging functional exercises such as crunches, squats, and sprints.
Dr. Mike Franklin didn’t always see himself as a dentist; in fact, he worked for seven years in corporate America before deciding that helping others was his true calling. He decided to study dentistry, a choice that would lead him to open Vivid Smile Dental Center in 2011. Dr. Franklin and associates perform a full slate of preventive, surgical, and cosmetic procedures, including routine cleanings and checkups, x-rays, root canals, dental implants, crowns, and teeth whitening.