As the wakeboards, waterskies, and skateboards of The Texas Ski Ranch zoom about outside, the Spring Loaded Indoor Trampoline Park facility holds airborne activities of its own. Trampolines stretch across the more than 15,000-square-foot facility, pulsating beneath the socks of leaping, tumbling, and flipping adults and youngsters alike. The venue also houses inflatable bounce houses for tinier guests, and come Tuesday nights, colorful balls sail through the air during weekly dodge-ball games. The staff hosts birthdays throughout the year, along with Mommy and Me sessions and fitness classes.
Expect an inspiring day of fun, calorie-burning workouts such as Zumba, Body Interiors' The Ultimate Burn Skinny Mini 30 minute workout, boot camps, and the anywhere-anytime TOWELmoves workout, which sculpts your body using just a towel. Beyond the workouts, there will be specialty sessions on healthy cooking, panels of expert trainers, myth busting, and meet and greets with Biggest Loser alumni, as well as demos for heavy rope training, kettlebell training, and myopractic balance.
On a 10-acre swatch of picturesque land, experienced photographer Rolland Krueger plans, poses, and snaps pictures, capturing key moments for couples and families. With nearly 50 years of experience as a portrait ace, Krueger wields his camera confidently, assuring subjects that if they do not enjoy the photographs, he will either take more at no extra charge or turn himself into a monkey's uncle. Each one-hour photography session at the indoor-outdoor studio is preceded by a planning session, during which an unlimited number of smiley subjects can discuss wardrobe and style preferences. Following shoots, Krueger lightly retouches photographs to prepare them for printing. Subjects choose the photographs they'd like to receive in hardcopy ($125 for first 8"x10" or smaller; $89 for duplicates of same pose) and represent them in Congress.
For many Americans traveling abroad, Europe's centuries-old charm sparks feelings of love. That’s what happened for Carissa Hoopes, and while she didn’t fall for a mustachioed bread maker, it was during a trek across the pond where her passion for photography solidified. After returning home, Carissa was inspired to pursue a professional career, first learning under other commercial and wedding snappers, and eventually opening a business with her husband, Chris. As he manages the production and design details, Carissa takes the creative lead, capturing the tender, genuine, and naturally funny moments clients have when they aren't aware they’re in her camera’s viewfinder.
A bright, five-pointed star gleams above the Texas State University campus on select nights. Fixed atop Jackson Hall—a 12-story building that marks the campus's highest point—the star can be seen for miles throughout Hays County, letting fans know that it's time to celebrate a Bobcats victory and take out the pizza they started baking at half-time. Throughout the Bobcats' proud history, the Victory Star has had many occasions for beaming, as the school has won a litany of championships across multiple sports, including NCAA Div. II championships in football and men's golf and NAIA titles in men's basketball and men's tennis.
The certified tanning techs at iBeach Tan are trained to carry out a range of UV and sunless bronzing treatments to keep your skin looking bronzed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The studio features four levels of UV beds housed in brightly colored private rooms. During spray-tan sessions, custom combinations of Norvell bronzing agents and hydration formulas leave skin with a healthy glow. The formula also helps to disguise fine lines caused by sun exposure and hugs from corduroy salesmen. The shop also stocks moisturizers and tanning lotions to help deepen and extend the life of tans, and you can get frequent access to its tanning facilities in a variety of membership programs.