Showcasing more than 30 hot air balloons, the Spooktacular Balloon Festival invites aerial-interested families to a day of Halloween-themed attractions. The festival's schedule of events includes costume contests and time to watch hot air balloons inflate at 6 p.m. as they take the shapes of animals, cartoons, and Burt Reynolds combing his mustache. Balloon rides, a kids' zone, and haunted houses beckon intrepid explorers. VIP tickets grant holders access to an Italian buffet dinner and a private cash bar, as well as tickets for a tethered balloon ride that lets two riders experience the fast-paced thrills of hot air balloons without fear of being swept away by flocks of angry clouds.
Established by former professional football player Lance Brown, ProDay Training Camp provides children and adults with exercise opportunities such as indoor soccer leagues, flag-football leagues, and fitness bootcamps. During youth sports leagues, a team of experienced coaches helps kids improve their skills while teaching them important lessons about discipline, respect, and how to have a positive attitude.
Powered by a community of friendly athletes and amateur soccer stars, Arizona Major Soccer League oversees a regular schedule of matches and thrilling summer tournaments in celebration of the beautiful game. The league takes all of the hassles out of match play, coordinating head-to-head tilts between teams. Players can test their footwork against buddies from work, challenge rival teams for bragging rights, or finally take down the snooty camp that wants to turn the community center into an oil refinery.
When it comes to using correct form during a workout, athletes might check themselves in a mirror or get subjective advice from a trainer. Absolute Kinetix Sports Science & Biomechanics Center takes these techniques a step further. Using motion-capture technology similar to that used to develop video games, experts analyze a 3D model of each client to suss out muscle imbalances, potential injury zones, and inefficient form. With this super-specific information, they're able to advise clients on the best ways to achieve their goals, whether that's adjusting the hips before a golf swing, performing special exercises to strengthen weak muscles, or practicing gymnastics until they can recreate scenes from The Matrix. The center showcases this expertise in Fitness From the Ground Up, an easy-to-follow talk show hosted by sports kinesiologist Zig Ziegler. During each show, Ziegler works with guests to demonstrate just how unique the human body is, letting viewers watch both correct and incorrect movements as the show’s guests perform activities, such as running or swinging a golf club, with the motion-capture equipment.
At Skillfully Active Soccer Academy, coaches Kelli and Brittany know what it takes to help fledgling players excel on the field. From a young age, the two thrived with a ball at their feet, ultimately becoming varsity soccer standouts and receiving full scholarships to compete at NCAA Division I schools. Today, the two pass on the skills and attitudes that drove them to success by coaching pupils through games, drills, and workouts designed to help them build confidence, have fun, and take their game to the next level.