Wine-A-Palooza combines international wines with musical performance during a five-hour evening celebration. Attendees sample a selection of wines from around the world, testing their palate as they suss out the differences in each red and white. While sipping wines, they can also nibble on a variety of international dishes from the buffet. Live music fills the space with rhythms and harmonies, giving attendees a soundtrack to their wine tasting and purchasing experience.
At Altek Sports and Scuba, divers with years of experience train students of all levels, including those with handicaps or mobility issues, how to explore watery depths during scuba certification classes. Pupils safely plunge beneath the depths of a training pool within the five-star SDI/TDI training facility, or they dive in open water with a licensed instructor leading them through every step in the underwater breathing process.
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.
As the name suggests, Anytime Fitness is open all day and all night, seven days a week, 487 days a year. But just because it's open at all hours doesn't mean it surrenders its locker rooms to the dark forces of the night: security is active there around the clock. Besides creating a safe gym atmosphere that fits your life's schedule rather than vice versa, Anytime's hours cuts down on crowds and long lines to use each club's array of cardio equipment, circuit equipment, and free weights.
Girlfriends Fit Club brings ladies seeking healthier lifestyles together, combining an encouraging environment with chic amenities and plentiful equipment. The club welcomes new members warmly with a gift bag, orientation session, and body analysis, which is used to personalize three workouts. Unlimited group classes allow members to party their way to toned bods with Zumba's Latin beats, reach deeper poses during yoga sessions, or sample the club's step, kickboxing, and other body-bettering classes. A cardio theater brings entertainment to exercise machinists with TVs and finger-puppet stagings of Tamburlaine, and weight-training equipment sculpts muscles and strengthens frames.
Trainers pass along more than 15 years of international equestrian experience to riders during Great Lakes Equestrian Center’s private horseback-riding lessons. Students arrive 30 minutes prior to the class to be paired with one of the center’s trained horses based on stature and ability to harmonize while singing their theme song. Pupils then prep their mounts before trotting out to learn the reign-wielding ropes. The galloping guru instructs burgeoning gauchos on the basics of positioning, balance, and communication before moving on to more advanced techniques. Petersen’s extensive experience allows her to tutor jockeys of all levels, and the private lesson provides one-on-one interactions that can leave novice riders galloping smoothly. Great Lakes' facilities include an outdoor jumping stadium and a 70' x 200' indoor riding arena.