Twelve years ago, Heidi Ganahl decided to pursue her dream and opened the first Camp Bow Wow in Denver. Camp Bow Wow has now burgeoned into a national franchise with more than 200 locations in 40 states, and her success has earned attention from the likes of CNN Money, CNBC, and various other news outlets.
One of the secrets to Heidi’s success? Her love of dogs. Born from a desire to provide a safe, healthy place where owners could drop their pets instead of cooping them up at home, each Camp Bow Wow location functions more like an all inclusive kids’ summer camp than a depressing kennel. Pooches are free to frolic with each other in indoor play areas and spend their afternoons making fun of the postman’s latest haircut, all while their owners watch them on Camper Cam video streams. For overnight visitors, temperature-controlled cabins host beds with fleece blankets, and the camp counselors give each canine camper a campfire treat before putting them to bed. Dogs and owners feel at ease knowing that certified camp counselors, trained in dog behavior and pet first aid, are close at hand.
Inflatable structures, slides, and even games fill the climate-controlled environs of the numerous BounceU locations that speckle the nation. At each site, staff members closely monitor all activities as little ones traverse obstacle courses or pull on oversized inflatable boxing gloves. In addition to open sessions, the indoor-play haven sets the stage for the Preschool Playdate program, where instructors lead little ones aged 6 and younger in games and activities. Special events include family-bounce night where even parents can join in on the fun, bouncing alongside their kids or make sweeping edicts from atop a bouncy-castle throne. With their party room and variety of party packages, BounceU also makes itself the perfect spot to host a birthday, field trip, fundraiser, or annual Arbor Day party.
Koko FitClub’s digital keys unlock personalized strength-training regimens tailored to each guest’s abilities and goals. Each user receives a small, USB-like device that stores personal fitness data, which is extracted during an initial fitness consultation. During each workout, guests plug their keys into the host of strength-training and cardio equipment. Based on the key’s data, the machines display the user’s ideal strength-training and resistance level or number of reps for each session—and even rate how they’re performing. The system adapts routines as members work toward their goals or gain +5 strength from an enchanted amulet, offering them the intelligence of a personal trainer without the costly fees or hassle of matching schedules. Online tracking further digitizes training, allowing users to see their progress on their home computers, in the very same browser where they’ll soon order smaller clown suits.
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The verdant displays of flowers, plants, and seasonal, locally grown produce at Gold Coast Landscape & Garden Center form a veritable feast for the senses. Trees, perennials, and annuals from growers such as Overdevest Nurseries, Monrovia, and Endless Summer fill the center’s many planters and pots, sharing space with in-season tomatoes and strawberries. The gardening staff helps visitors to create their own vegetable gardens with these tasty fruits and can even lend their expertise to designing backyard ponds. Inside, a farm market further piques appetites with its selection of steaks, salad dressings, and gourmet cheeses freshly picked from the tree.
As a photographer for The Asbury Park Press, USA Today, and The Star-Ledger, Russ DeSantis developed a photojournalist’s eye for detail and the expertise to photograph a wide variety of events. Today he applies that trained eye toward wedding photo shoots where he freeze-frames memorable moments in sharp focus, creating images that can be treasured for generations. He also covers sporting events, business functions, and religious occasions.
Bath Junkie offers a full range of bath products that are custom-blended, with more than 200 scents to mix and match, and fifteen tints. Most products are made from all natural ingredients, while some contain FDA approved, anti-microbial and other skin-soothing, synthetically derived elements. "Aloe-lu-yah" lotion ($11.75 for 4 ounces, $22 for 8 ounces) is designed to sooth sunburns, and "silky allover" hair and body shampoo ($11.75 for 4 oz., $22 for 8 oz.) contains moisturizing glycerin and doses of vitamins A and E to nourish follicles, and "that darn dog" shampoo ($19) and conditioner cleans critters. Scent-conscious men can customize their own shave gel ($11.75 for 4 oz., $22 for 8 oz.), and clean freaks can customize the scent of "clean freak," an antibacterial, biodegradable all-purpose cleaner ($15).