In their 85th season, the Harlem Globetrotters have entertained millions of parents, children, and general basketball admirers with a unique brand of athletic precision and showmanship. For their latest 4 Times the Fun North American tour, the Globetrotters will add new 4-point shot spots located 35 feet from the basket, which is 12 feet farther than the official 3-point line but several thousand miles closer than the prime meridian.
The Fitness Factory of Colorado Springs bases its workouts on the simple idea that people can have fun and get a rigorous cardio workout at the same time. Bumping Latin and international tunes set a dance-party rhythm in the studio’s Zumba classes that blend cha-cha, salsa, reggaeton, rumba, and other dance styles to create high-energy routines. The beginner-friendly courses range from traditional Zumba to Zumba Toning sessions, designed to sculpt specific muscles, and Zumba Gold, aimed at exercise newbies. Yoga sessions and hip-hop lessons complement the core of Zumba offerings. Students can sample four different styles at the Saturday Morning Mixer, where they can select their own workouts from 30-minute mini-classes rather than cobbling together an entire gym from used shoes.
Even though running around after children is more than enough to keep most mothers fit, sometimes they need an exercise that targets both body and mind. Stroller Strides of Southern Col Springs coordinates classes for moms of all ages to get in a burst of physical activity in a social setting. Stroller Strides classes encourage moms to blend baby outings with power walking. At regular intervals, the group stops for a series of strength and body toning exercises using the stroller and exercise tubing.
A slam dunk is just one leap away at Springs Trampoline Park, where 15,000 square feet of wall-to-wall trampolines let guests touch the sky. Three sport courts enable games of basketball and dodgeball, while a dunk tank cushions landings. A popular spot to study Newton's laws of motion, Springs Trampoline Park also hosts birthday parties and fitness classes.
Established nearly two decades ago, the Colorado Springs Swim School boasts a band of certified swim specialists to help kids ages 3 and up navigate the chlorinated waters of their aquatic education. With a maximum teacher-to-student ratio of 5:1, swimmers of all skill levels and flipper diameters get individualized attention with swimming techniques, as well as water-safety instruction and tips on how to overcome a lane-hogging Charybdis. Each one-month session consists of two weekly classes, with group lessons available that allow swimmers of different skill levels to take lessons simultaneously.