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  • Planet Fitness - Dayton, OH
    Planet Fitness embodies a judgment-free zone where guests of all ages and fitness levels can sculpt their physiques with myriad aerobic and strength-training options within a friendly, down-to-earth atmosphere. Patrons may chisel, strengthen, and balloon muscles by pushing and pulling the extensive selection of brand-name equipment and free weights. With the help of a trained instructor, guests can design a custom workout program based on exercise history, medical background, and goals of completing an underwater bicycle race. Thirty-minute small-group classes concentrate on strengthening and toning specific body parts, and others promote salubrious bodies with full-body circuit workouts designed to give each and every lackadaisical muscle a Popeye-like infusion of metaphorical spinach.
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    4892 Airway Rd.
    Dayton, OH US
  • Riverside Jaycees Haunted Castle of Carnage
    Entry into the Riverside Jaycees Haunted Castle of Carnage should elicit both fear and feel-good vibes. The fear stems from more than 18 spine-tingling scenes livened by real actors and animatronics, and ripe with fake blood and gore. These screams extend from the haunted castle all the way to an outdoor trail, which has nearly doubled in size since last year, yielding twice as many run-ins with evil clowns, chainsaw-toting ghosts, and clipper-toting tree trimmers who parked at the wrong house. Fueling the feel-good leg of the tour is the knowledge that the haunted castle is a not-for-profit entertainment venue staffed entirely by volunteers, as it has been for the past 25 years. Profits from the castle fund the service projects that the Riverside Jaycees complete each year, which in past years have included making food baskets for needy families and organizing community events for kids.
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    1213 Old Harshman Rd.
    Riverside, Ohio US
  • Richens/Timm Academy of Irish Dance
    Shoes clap cross the wooden floor, sequins sparkle in the stage lights, and ringlets bounce with every dancer's leap. Richens/Timm Academy of Irish Dance keeps these sights and sounds alive and well. Imparting tradition to its students while teaching them how to master the techniques of Irish dance, the school has produced 12 North American champions, 3 all-Ireland champions, and 2 Senior Men's World Champions in the past three decades. It's hardly a surprise, though, considering the school was founded by Ann Richens, a Dublin native, and is led today by John Timm, the 1993 Senior Men?s World Champion. Classes start with beginners lessons and introductory workshops to help students get a feel for the motions and remember where their feet are located, before they launch into the full routines of more advanced classes. Once they reach senior status, they can perform at the Dublin Irish Festival and the Indy Irish Fest, as well as a variety of venues across the region.
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    475 Chaucer Rd.
    Dayton, OH US
  • Air Force Museum Foundation
    A crowd of 12,000 gathered across Wright Field on September 3, 1971. The reason: President Nixon had arrived to dedicate the new National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. It was a crowning achievement for the Air Force Museum Foundation, which continues to support the museum in its mission to inform the public on the Air Force's history and heritage. The museum's collection charts military aviation history?from the Wright Brothers to World War II to present day. Museum admission and parking are always free. Current exhibits include more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles, and cover a time span from the beginnings of military fight to today's war on terrorism. Size: more than 17 acres of indoor exhibit space houses more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles, along with thousands of historical items Eye Catcher: the 3-D aviation films shown on the 80'x60' theater screen Permanent Mainstay: the museum?s space shuttle exhibit, which allows visitors to experience a full-size replica of a shuttle payload bay and look into the flight deck and mid-deck levels of the crew compartment trainer. Don't Miss: aviation-related gifts at the museum's store, which also boasts one of the largest aviation bookstores in the country Historical Turning Point: Bockscar, the B-29 bomber that dropped the Fat Man atomic bomb on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945 Hands-On Flying: An interactive simulator lets visitors fly nine different planes, including an F-15 Eagle Pro Tip: Download one of the museum's podcasts to listen to while exploring the galleries
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    1100 Spaatz St.
    Dayton, OH US
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