With locales dappled throughout the Southeast and Midwest, the brains behind Workout Anytime funnel more than three decades of fitness-industry expertise into filling their gyms with positive vibes and state-of-the-art equipment. The fitness gurus spread Magnum-brand strength-training machines and cutting-edge treadmills—whose frames can support up to 500 pounds—throughout their hygienic antimicrobial floors. They also provide certified personal trainers, nutritional guidance, and weight-loss plans.
Workout Anytime's doors are open to members 24 hours a day every day of the year, permitting access to public exercise zones and areas that offer tanning and massage sessions. Each gym also strives to cultivate a familial atmosphere with staffers who memorize each guest's name and carve each one's Thanksgiving turkey.
After competing together on the 1996 US Olympic gymnastics team, John Macready and John Roethlisberger channeled their enthusiasm into another athletic venture—except in this one, the balance beams were replaced with mud fields. Mudsanity—a 5-mile mud run—resulted. The race’s permanent home by the banks of Lake Frances ensures boggy terrain and allows the founders to build creative obstacles right into the scenery. These obstacles range from mountains of hay bales to steep hills and outright vertical climbs. After the race, athletes relax at an Oktoberfest party that lasts all weekend, complete with live music, piping-hot bratwursts, and beer grown in the onsite beer garden.
Make the most of the summer's end and the school year's impending beginning at Maple Hill Sports Center, where gamers of all ages engage in friendly contests. The mini-golf course features a challenging layout of aquatic holes, complemented by amphibious floating golf balls to aid retrieval. Players can take a risk, putt for the win, and net back any failed attempts without dampening their doublet and breeches. At the Aeroball cages, trampolining foes go jump-for-jump, competing for ballistic superiority of the hybrid basketball-volleyball-moon-exploring sport. Back on Earth, ballplayers of all ages can swing away in one of the five baseball and softball batting cages, all of which come standard with options to raise, lower, or bowdlerize the pitching machine.