While Trail of Fear is now Oklahoma's largest haunted attraction, Hauntworld.com reveals that the original format was a small, roadside hay maze operated by a father and son in 1998. Today, a three-story pyramid looms above the theme park's frightful environs and prowling actors. Creators Bob Wright Sr. and Bob Wright Jr. supervise a staff of more than 100?a vast increase from their first crew of approximately 15 people and a few rusty table fans?as they guide visitors through four nightmarish worlds. Though the majority of these helpers return to the job each season with fiendish devotion, their strategies for harvesting screams evolve every year to surprise even the most loyal fans.
Between the two locations there are five haunted attractions, including a maniacal ringmaster overseeing the disorienting maze and murderous clowns of Cirque de Morte, malformed test subjects rising from The Experiment's excavation and lab sites, and performers injecting dark humor into their classic sideshow acts at the Thunderbird Trail of Fear.
On the Halloween Midway, Boo House BBQ supplies fuel for brave souls in the form of burgers and brisket. Fairground games embrace macabre twists; past activities include a severed-head toss and live-zombie target practice. For younger children, Pumpkin Junction entertains with scary stories and magic tricks on select nights. A portion of Trail of Fear's proceeds go to benefit a specific charity every year, contributing thousands of dollars to community causes.
Anytime Fitness lives up to its name by giving clients 24/7 access to exercise machines, weights, and tanning facilities. The fitness center even feature private bathrooms and around-the-clock security monitoring. A personal-training session for every new member helps clients put their best foot forward as they start exercise regimens.
Each year, runners gather in downtown Lawton for the Spirit of Survival, an annual, multi-race event benefiting the Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma and cancer research worldwide. The gathering offers events for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities, including the Hulkin' Half-Marathon, the 5K Superhero Race, the Spirit Walk, the Quick Silver Quarter Marathon, and the Superhero Kid's Marathon. In conjunction with the organization's aim at fighting cancer and overcoming obstacles, Spirit of Survival encourages runners to don superhero costumes.
Ashley Heddy, the experienced yoga guru behind Keep Calm Yoga, guides students through therapeutic yoga classes to strengthen muscles, improve endurance, and hone concentration. Students arrive at the studio in the morning armed with their own mats and props, ready to embrace their inner yoga warrior. Ashley shepherds yogis and yoginis through their asanas as they greet the sun with stretched sinews, taut muscles, and peaceful poses. Sessions cover the basics of stretching and breathing for newbies, and the experienced instructor’s keen yoga eye—her left—allows her to provide adjustments to challenge seasoned pupils. Stress melts away during the tranquil lesson, and Ashley empowers students to chop through their mental cinder blocks to find peace and tranquility during trying times outside the studio, from frenzied workweeks to harrowing games of high-stakes Jenga.
Based on resistance, Robotics is a circuit of seven machines each designed to work a different part of a woman's body. The joint-friendly equipment is created to support each user's weight, allowing more repetitions and less pain than other forms of exercise. After your first 28-minute session of chest lifting, thigh firming, and ab tightening, Tan & Tone America guarantees you'll be on your way to losing weight and shedding sizes. Before, after, or completely separate from your workout, relax in your choice of tanning chamber. Spend 20 minutes in a unit with or without facial lamps, or opt for a quick glow in the 12-minute stand-up SunCapsule.
29th Street Dental Care, led by Dr. John Phillips, isn't your grandfather's dental practice. Whereas traditional practices emphasize preventative care and maintenance, 29th Street focuses on cosmetic dentistry, helping patients achieve beautiful smiles with full-mouth transformations.
In a video summary of the practice’s cosmetic services, Dr. Phillips lauds the benefits of even the simplest treatment—tooth-whitening. “You can take someone in two hours 10 to 12 shades whiter, and it’s absolutely unbelievable,” he says, adding, “When you’re done, you walk out of here with a beautiful, bright smile you’ve always dreamed of.” The second statement applies to various other services, including dental implants and orthodontics. Because beauty goes beyond the quality of a person’s smile, Dr. Phillips also plumps up wrinkles with dermal fillers and clips on diamond-encrusted dental bibs before administering treatments.