At Cincinnati Gymnastics, Olympic coach Mary Lee Tracy and a staff of dedicated instructors help kids realize their athletic potential with expert guidance in gymnastics. Kids aged from three to seven build acrobatic abilities at an early age through classes and camps that hone skills on the vault, bars, balance beam, and floor.
Red steel plates that seem to be taking flight, a warped obelisk, and a dome made of metal dragonflies—these are just a few of the 64 statues nestled among the gardens and meadows at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park. In addition to delighting visitors with massive objects d’art, the 265-acre outdoor museum exhibits the naturally occurring beauty of wooded thickets, seven lakes, and flowers that have never undergone plastic surgery. After wandering along the hiking trails, driving along paved roads, and peering into the remains of a stone house built by pioneers, guests can visit the 10,000-square-foot Ancient Sculpture Museum. The museum showcases Roman, Egyptian, Greek, and Etruscan statuary, which was chiseled before mankind invented the frames that forced all art to become flat.
In addition to curating sculptures, the park hosts a slew of activities relating to art and the environment. Its Summer Concert Series beckons music lovers, and a Summer Series for Kids organizes programming such as puppet shows for little ones.
Snap Fitness's easyFIT monitor is a small, clip-on accelerometer that helps keep track of daily exercise. Unlike pedometers that merely measure steps and spy on daydreams, the easyFIT monitor senses the intensity and duration of physical activity, transmogrifying those stats into simple, numerical points that help assess activity levels from sedentary to peak performance. In addition to tracking exercise in real time, easyFIT monitors can connect to the wearer's personal web portal to upload data and create fitness graphs that help show progress, snag exercise suggestions, and stave off the temptation of living next to a hamburger farm. Watch a video about the easyFit here.
Anytime Fitness makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fit-seekers challenge themselves on Precor cardio and strength machines and hoist free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’ staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms.
Designed mainly for active youngsters under the age of eight, the West Cincinnati location amps up the uninhibited joy of jumping for kids and the stress-reducing rigors of a clean, safe environment for guests young and old. At the West Cincinnati location, tiny tots can boing-boing their way through brightly colored inflatable structures and explore the toddler area or cheer for their elders—children—on the indoor basketball courts. At the simplified Harrison location, kids are free to bask in the bliss of bouncing as their parents hold aloft scorecards for the most awesomest toe-touch jump. The playland offers edible areas for guests to refuel their stomach tanks in between mid-air somersaults and Matrix leaps across chasms; West Cincinnati also maintains a full café.