Unlike an outdoor field, The Perfect Swing's more than 60,000 sq. ft. facility isn't ever affected by bad weather or movie crews shooting yet another inspiring comeback story. The sound of cracking bats and thudding balls fills the training space rain or shine year-round. Baseball and softball players face off against seven automatic pitching machines, which hurl balls at speeds between 35–70 miles per hour, while pitchers work their arms in 17 practice tunnels.
The Perfect Swing also offers four indoor turf fields for year-round baseball, softball, and soccer. Shoppers who are looking to stock up on softball and baseball equipment can visit the on-site store.
Athletes aren't left to swing and throw blindly, though. The Perfect Swing boasts a staff of more than 25 baseball and softball instructors, including many current and former professional players. During private and group instruction, these experts help students hone fundamental skills in areas such as hitting, pitching, catching, fielding, and agility. Instructors also lead outdoor baseball camps during the summer months.
Organic Spa Intelligent Beauty keeps stress, noise, and toxins such as formaldehyde and other inflaming or dehydrating chemicals out of its sanctuary. What’s left is a menu of ultrarelaxing treatments that condition skin with products from organic lines including Éminence and cruelty-free Starflower Essentials. The staff treats acne and reduces sign of aging with facials or exfoliates away dead skin cells from the surface with a Dermafile resurfacing tool. To deliver a safe, sun-kissed glow, tanning technicians coat skin with a fragrance- and paraben-free solution by hand. Using disposable liners, nail technicians preform manicures and pedicures finished with a coat of vegan and cruelty-free polish.
It?s hard to find quicksand in most residential neighborhoods, but luckily, in WOW Camps? Science Exploration sessions, kids learn to make their own?along with slime, flubber, and various other goops. They don?t just create fun and disgusting substances that could be found on a sci-fi film set or inside that ominous shed grandpa forbids anyone to go into, though?they also learn the science behind chemical reactions and compounds. This blend of education and play characterizes the entirety of WOW Camps? eclectic lineup of day programs, which range from science- and tech-focused curriculums to creative writing camps that boost language skills.
Doctor of Chiropractic Steve Petzel found the chiropractic world by necessity. When high-school football injuries threatened to permanently bench him, a trip to the local chiropractor provided him the treatment needed to continue. Since then, he's founded Adisi, a wellness practice offering chiropractic care and physical therapy as well as wellness seminars on topics such as stress management and insomnia. Dr. Petzel also works closely with licensed massage therapist David Leja, who ease chronic tension with flowing Swedish strokes and deep-tissue pressure.
Q Sports Bar & Grill couldn't fit all its pub attractions under one roof. There were too many beanbags, not enough room for the pool tables, and nowhere for the darts to hide. So, guests can get their Q fix at locations in both Darien and Downers Grove. An Internet jukebox plays convivial tunes as waiters take food orders, describing, if asked, the kitchen's bounty of housemade chicken wings, turkey clubs, Angus-beef burgers (Darien), and burrito and taco entrees (Downers Grove).
Both restaurants invite patrons to wend through a sea of green-felt pool tables and keep in touch with sports via high-definition TVs. Additionally, Q's Darien location boasts a large projection screen and in-booth models in addition to the regular wall-mounted TVs. The Darien spot is also the place to catch performances by local and nationally touring musicians or soak up vitamin D on an outdoor patio.