The SuperGames staff help plan events that go off without a hitch, drawing on lessons learned over years of arranging everything from corporate picnics to kids’ birthday parties. Clients can enjoy themselves without worrying about setting up games or matching party favors to each participant’s astrological sign. Along with running the Adventure Education Center, SuperGames staff lead outdoor expeditions that build teamwork and foster a strong connection to nature through heart-to-heart talks with trustworthy tree branches.
No matter what time it is, someone somewhere is working out at Anytime Fitness. More than 1,800 franchised clubs across the country fling open their doors 24 hours a day, revealing gaggles of equipment designed to make working out less of a chore. Rows of Lifestyle Fitness treadmills and Precor ellipticals mounted with cardio TV let guests work out and catch up on their favorite shows, and Expresso game cycles blend the excitement of playing video games with the exercise of riding your bike to a friend's house to play video games. In addition to copious supplies of free weights, the gym also stocks a Koko all-in-one training machine. The futuristic robot-butler-esque equipment stores individual workout plans and progress on a chip so exercisers can track their performance over time on the built-in monitor.
Vocalist Natalie Wilson Eastman maintains that anyone, young or old, can learn to sing—with the right training, of course. As an accomplished teacher, director, and vocal performer versed in various classical and modern musical styles, she decided to pass on her knowledge to others at A Higher Note. Eastman teaches private vocal lessons for students of all ages, in which she reveals essential singing principles such as proper breathing technique, intonation, and musical interpretation. Alternatively, basic instrumental lessons in guitar and piano cover basic chord structure as well as sight-reading.
Delaware Fit Factory is unlike any factory you've seen. For starters, there's no heavy machinery to take up space on the floor. The studio's instructors instead use the expansive space to their advantage, leading CrossFit and krav maga classes that focus respectively on functional fitness and real-world self-defense skills. Though the programs themselves don't change, the intensity of the workouts is individually scaled and the actual exercises vary constantly. Children looking to build the muscles necessary to tear through thick stacks of homework can check out the KidFit class, which involves fun activities such as running, jumping, and throwing.
Doug Schwaberow was sick of the personal-training industry—the repetitive exercise programs, the competition between trainers, and the outdated, even dangerous techniques he saw some trainers using. So he decided to open Achieve Fitness as a better alternative for fitness and sports conditioning. He took a hands-on approach to designing each program, from two types of boot-camp classes to semiprivate fitness sessions. He and his team also lead Sports Performance training for kids from third grade to high school, helping them become stronger, more agile, and less prone to injuries.