Carnivals provide some of the most striking memories of childhood, from the bright colors of whirring rides to the thrill each activity brings. Kids can now get that carnival taste most any time with Bounce About?s rentable inflatables and interactive games. The company?s staff delivers and sets up in customers? backyards and creates safe, cushy, and sanitized play spaces where kids bounce and slide with all the work taken care of. Inflatables range from walled-in bounce houses with slide exits to inflatable obstacle courses and a bungee run. Many inflatables also come in a popular kids' theme, be it an intricate tiki obstacle course, a Justice League bounce house, or a castle just waiting for a kid who can commit to a four-year term as ruler.
Kickboxing classes at Kickboxing of Farmington help clients drop pounds, tone muscles, and carve 12 packs. The instructors also teach women self-defense moves in a supportive environment during Women’s Personal Safety classes. Alternatively, meditation classes turn down the energy level with breathing techniques designed to release tension in the body.
The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, which was cofounded by the legendary toe tapper himself, shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through lessons that span the style spectrum. Low-pressure private sessions allow enthusiastic teachers to fine-tune individual students' techniques and form, using their expert eyes and mechanical dancing shoes preprogrammed to do the Charleston. Patrons can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and fox-trot romps or swivel through the modern steps of salsa, swing, or samba. For dancers hoping to hoof it up in a social setting, the group practice parties provide a one-night extravaganza of instruction, demonstrations, and amateur firewalking.
"Torture chambers"?that's how many students of Bikram Yoga would describe the studios where they practice their craft. It's an apropos name for places set at a blazing 105 degrees that feature students twisting their bodies into 26 yoga postures. However, these hatha-inspired positions heal rather than hurt; as students flow through the therapeutic positions, the simmering heat soothes away chronic aches, boosts flexibility, and encourages everything from weight loss to increased circulation to healthier lymphatic flow.
Winding Trails works to preserve natural woodlands and waterways around the Farmington area, hosting recreational activities that foster a love of the outdoors. In addition to renting out ski equipment to visitors eager to ski over scenic forest trails, the group runs outdoor adventure programs, day camps for ages 3-13, and swim lessons.
Tyler English knows the look of frustration. In his eight years as a fitness professional in Connecticut, he has helped thousands of health-seekers who feel bored or fatigued by solo workouts at big health clubs find a better path. At his gym, he promotes what he calls an ?anti-health-club? environment, enlivening workouts while aiming to quickly whittle fit and healthy bodies through his innovative programs. English, a professional natural bodybuilder and author, leads metabolic-conditioning workouts, which boost the body?s anaerobic and aerobic capacity with interval-based cardio. He also folds in a series of strength sessions that incorporate moves with dumbbells, resistance bands, kettlebells, medicine balls, and medicine balls encased in concrete. Tyler also counts on The Diet Doc's weight-loss program through nutritional guidance.