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After nearly a decade spent working in the health and fitness industry, Joel Thomas wasn't content with his two master's degrees and time spent as a varsity strength and conditioning coach at both the University of Idaho and Washington State University. Joel founded his own practice under the name Out of Bounds CrossFit in 2007, which soon became a full-on CrossFit facility where Joel challenges and surprises members with an ever-changing regimen of fast-paced workouts. He uses kettlebells, medicine balls, dumbbells, and barbells that build muscle through functional movement rather than using machines that isolate individual muscle groups and weights that spit out a chocolate after every rep. Performed properly?that is, with energy and purpose?Joel's approach can increase endurance, strength, and flexibility, and improve overall body composition.

14712 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park,
WA
US

No matter how old a person is, it’s always fun to customize an icy dessert at Swirl Frozen Yogurt. After swirling one of the daily flavors into a cup, you can pair cake batter with chocolate-covered pretzels and almonds, or venture into uncharted waters with pomegranate raspberry sorbet topped with gummy worms and M&M’s. The shop’s ever-changing flavors and diverse toppings bar ensures you don’t ever have to eat the same dessert twice, and offers an amusing distraction when friends learn that you can’t tell the difference between cake batter and cookie batter.

17171 Bothell Way, Ste 001
Lake Forest Park,
WA
US

Established: 2013

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours

Brands Used: We proudly use recycled and green materials in the classrooms.

Pro Tip: We always want to know your child's unique traits and qualities?such as special dietary, social, and physical needs?so expect a registration form. Please fill it out and return it as soon as possible.

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: For grades K?2, it's Beach Party; for grades 3?6, it's Volcano Island.

Recommended Age Group: 5?12

Q&A with Tamara Menteer Gonzalez, Owner And Lead Island Fun-time Hostess.

What is Challenge Island?

Challenge Island is based off the TV show, Survivor?but the good news is, nobody gets kicked off the island. Every island has a different set of challenges. We use recycled and green materials that can be found in most home pantries, so children can challenge themselves (and others) again. The program is designed to introduce intellectual challenges and encourage children to interact with others, rather than taking on each challenge alone. Children start by thinking through the experiment and drawing out plans by brainstorming with their tribes. Then they tackle the challenge once and determine if anything needs to be fixed before trying it again. Sometimes challenges have up to three opportunities for improvement.

This is scientific methodology at its best. The entire program is structured in a manner to address the child's thinking powers and improve social skills, team spirit, and public speaking skills. Many intellectually smart children have unique differences in the social spheres due to how their minds work. Our camp focuses on the child in a holistic fashion. Our teachers also undergo background checks, and campers may request to be placed in the same tribe as their friends.

I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?

Children should dress comfortably. Snacks should be sent along for our four-hour camps; otherwise, we will offer popcorn and some vegetables and fruit. Children will be asked to be good team players and social skills are part of the regular curriculum. Just make sure your child is rested, well fed, and does not have a tummy full of sugar, and things will likely go perfectly. However, if a child becomes unruly, parents will be called in to participate with their child until the improper behavior stops.

Have you ever been a patron of your own business? If so, what was the most enjoyable part?

I did get training by being a "student" in both Las Vegas and Atlanta. The best parts of the experience were gaining a sense of belonging to a team, thinking confidently about engineering concepts, and having a ton of fun. I laughed and used my brain a lot. Who knew building towers from paper and tape would be so challenging? And studies show that laughter improves learning.

7330 Bothell Way Northeast
Kenmore,
WA
US

Some of us will never know what it's like to have superpowers, but a day spent at GoFly Water Aviation offers a glimpse into the magic of human flight. By harnessing water-jet propulsion, GoFly's equipment gives aquatic pilots the power to soar up to 30 feet above the surface with enough control to perform flips and twists or dive into the water with the same speed and grace as a caffeinated dolphin.

GoFly's futuristic, airborne vessels take three forms: the flyboard, the Jetovator, and the hoverboard. All three of these vehicles derive their skygrazing power from a jet stream of high-pressure water attached via a long hose. For the flyboards, the streams shoot out from a pair of boots strapped to the feet, forcing pilots to maintain balance?and execute tricks?by flexing their legs. A trip on the Jetovator, by contrast, is like riding a flying motorcycle: after straddling the bicycle-like contraption, pilots steer with a handlebar as a rear jet provides enough thrust to sail through the air. Lastly, the hoverboard is like surfing above the waves; its surfboard-like platform shoots out water to lift a person high into the air, where they can execute tricks and accelerate to speeds of up to 25 MPH.

For all of these adventures, GoFly offers photo and video packages, letting thrill-seekers relive their experience in HD footage instead of hiring an old Greek poet to narrate the tale every time.

17415 61st Avenue Northeast
Kenmore,
WA
US

It's like a scene from a secret agent film. A man in a black wetsuit shoots out of the lake, propelled by a jet of white water coming from a pack on his back. He arcs into the air, flips head over heels like a dolphin, and splashes back down into the crystalline depths.

This type of high-adrenaline excitement is commonplace at AV Watersports, a sporting company that deals in thrills such as flyboarding, jet ski rentals, and innertubing. Its flyboards are comparable to jetpacks and can propel wearers into the air, or horizontally across the surface of the water while they stand on a board. Using a personal watercraft for propulsion underwater and in the air, Flyboard riders stand on a board that is connected with a hose through a jetski. As water is routed to a pair of jet ski boots, riders fly into the air or can dive headfirst through water. Instructors are readily available to acquaint newbies to the unique aquatic sport, and to acquaint them with the customs of the cloud people they'll soon be meeting.

17415 61st Ave NE
Kenmore WA, 98028,
WA
US

The seasoned staffers at Noble Hair and Nails put their more than two decades of beauty experience to use revamping 'dos with scissors and coloring products, removing unwanted hair with wax, and beautifying nails with coats of OPI and China Glaze gel polishes. As an added flourish, nail techs can also hand paint intricate designs on each digit, such as animal prints or favorite Euclidean algorithms. They also carry this attention to detail over into pedicure services, which they perform at the foot of one of three leather thrones or one child-size chair. In addition to hosting youngsters having a spa day with their moms, this mini-pedicure chair—adorned with a vibrant bear design and pink pedicure bowl—adds a burst of color to the salon's black-and-tan décor.

7016 NE Bothell Way
Kenmore,
WA
US

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