Ocean Sands Scuba's knowledgeable instructors guide divers into the deep with scuba training for beginner and advanced aquanauts alike. Interested patrons test their sea lungs in introductory scuba classes, splashing about in the facility's custom-built pool before moving on to a complete certification course. During certification, students pick up essential information on equipment, techniques, and the trendiest Atlantean nightclubs through in-class study and pool dives. After four weekly classes, burgeoning submergers hit the open water on one of Ocean Sands Scuba's dive trips to Gull Lake or Lake Michigan. Ocean Sands Scuba also stocks scuba equipment from Scubapro, Diverite, and Stahlsac for divers who have already reached certification or for hydrophobic sea turtles.
Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable visitors to fortify their physical well-being with a cornucopia of advanced fitness equipment and certified personal trainers. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man or one of his many secretaries tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength-training gear or top-of-the-line cardio machines, which feature televisions and other media diversions. A friendly, unintimidating atmosphere provides a refreshing change of pace from aloof gym employees and ear-splitting pump-up jams. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling.
Art never takes a vacation. That's the view of the creative minds at Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, who have staged high-caliber shows for the past 40 years. Each summer, the company assembles a corps of more than 100 thespians and staff, deftly mixing veteran actors with fresh-faced young performers to create an electric blend of experience and enthusiasm. That mix of tradition and innovation informs the season, too—productions run the gamut from contemporary musicals to updated favorites that shine new footlights on venerable texts.
Flex Fitness Center challenges both novice and seasoned exercisers to rebuild their bodies and redefine their fitness goals with cutting-edge cardio equipment and results-oriented weight training tools. Trim extra inches with sprints on one of the gym’s Precor treadmills, or go the extra 26.2 miles with a marathon jog soundtracked by overhead TVs playing news, sports, or congressional karaoke sessions. With six squat cages and 40 yards of dumbbells, Flex Fitness lays out a smorgasbord of muscle-bulking and power-lifting opportunities. Equipment ranging from free weights to machines helps bench pressers add bulk and subtract chances of being unwillingly buried by crabs during trips to the beach.
Atop a black padded floor, men and women heave barbells aloft, leap atop plyometric boxes, and toss medicine balls to one another. Over on a green strip of turf, they push weighted sleds and scale ropes, while against the wall others lift themselves into handstands. This might seem like chaos, but all these separate operations are actually a carefully orchestrated class that is closely monitored by CrossFit Flight?s coaches. They create one-hour daily workouts chock-full of a variety of strongman-style functional-movement exercises that are designed to deliver striking, natural muscle tone all over the body and boost fitness including speed, agility, and power.
CrossFit Flight?s coaches change up the workout routine during each session. This strategy keeps the hour feeling fresh and interesting so participants stay engaged and muscles don?t become too used to any one exercise, which can cause fitness gains to plateau. To help rookies ease into the intense workout regimen, the coaches lead free 60-minute workout to introduce students to CrossFit principles and evaluate current fitness levels during a baseline workout. Additionally, new participants can enroll in the On Ramp program, which familiarizes attendees with the terminology, motions, and concepts of the CrossFit system.
Once they?ve settled in, CrossFitters will find that these challenging workout routines can prep them for all kinds of physical activities, from strenuous athletic pursuits to rapidly unloading groceries into a trebuchet to ambush the neighbors with a food fight.