Individuals living with ALS may lose their ability to speak, or find that the act of speaking becomes exhausting as the disease progresses. Devices that augment human speech help sustain a connection between those with ALS and their families, friends, and health-care providers. With several applications available for download that convert text to speech, the iPad can be an important tool for individuals living with ALS, providing them with a means of communicating verbally and helping them participate in family life and personal medical decisions. The iPad is easier to obtain than other communication devices for those with ALS, which often require prescriptions and the approval of insurance companies.
Learning2Fly’s founder Sumya Anani believes that all conscious movement leads one further down the path to empowerment. It is this philosophy that led Anani to become a registered yoga teacher, massage therapist, personal trainer, and four-time world boxing champion. After travelling the country to train under several top aerialists, she now strives to inspire others through her curriculum—which includes aerial yoga and trapeze—that stirs up self-awareness, discipline, and perseverance. Her trained instructors also teach floor-bound boxing and Hatha yoga classes, which boost the flexibility and strength of those who are afraid of heights or making their pet emu jealous.
At the helm of CrossFit Lawrence is owner Thomas Thatcher. Certified in everything from CrossFit to USA Weightlifting and CPR, he also relies on his experience as a black belt to lead CrossFit classes that are equally eclectic. During those classes, Thatcher and his team of certified instructors guide participants through daily workouts that incorporate varied, functional movements. They get participants flipping giant tractor tires, lifting weights, and throwing medicine balls, all of which use everyday movements and work every muscle group. Their encouraging shouts rattle the walls of the brand-new 6,000-square-foot facility, which brims with a massive bouldering wall and $30,000 worth of CrossFit gear.
Jelly Bean Junction specializes in tutoring programs for moldable child brains; however, they also provide daycare services for infants through kindergarteners and summer camps for school-aged children. Infant care ($215 per week) is individualized to each wobbly bairn; infants are fed, changed, and napped on their own schedule, all of which is tracked on a daily report. Toddler care ($190 per week) lets the wee ones explore and grow in a carefully planned environment, which includes mealtime, naps, and sensory-rich games. Preschool care ($160 per week) is designed for ages three to five and incorporates developmentally appropriate experiences and learning materials as well as outdoor play. Kindergarten care ($145 per week) involves nutritious snacks, computer games, and creative materials that focus on art, science, and more.
Wichita Riding Academy has been in business over 25 yrs. Teaching Wichita to ride! Customers & students range from riders who enjoy an occasional weekend trail ride to National level competition. Wichita Riding Academy is family oriented horse facility.
A member of the United States Fencing Association, Kansas City Fencing Center was thrust into existence in 1992 under the direction of Vladimir Nazlymov—a fencing champion from Russia. When Vladimir left for a head-coaching job at Ohio State University in 1999, he appointed Kelly Williams as his successor, a move that has helped the KCFC become an elite facility. Certified to coach all three of the sport’s divisions—foil, épée, and watermelon slicing—Kelly and her staff have continued to produce nationally ranked fencers since their inauguration. Today, they share their expertise during introductory classes for both kids ages 7–13 and adults 14 and up, as well as advanced programs for students looking to take their skills to the next level.