Things To Do In Lakeland Highlands

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The licensed skydive veterans of Skydive Tampa Bay have accompanied customers soaring from the bellies of airplanes since 1978. These plummetologists have earned national and international championship titles and multiple world records, and now start beginners on a path to their own air-bound accolades with introductory tandem jumps. Lessons begin with on-ground instruction before instructors securely attach students to their torsos like thrill-seeking mother kangaroos and freefall for two miles. After students learn the basics through tandem dives, instructors put them through the Accelerated Freefall Program, which includes classroom time, ground training, solo jumps, and post-dive critiques of freefall techniques and maneuvers.

7498 Coronet Rd
Mulberry,
FL
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Helmed by the brother-sister duo of Chanel Bellotto and John Dedes, Skate World's funcentric rollo-dome and family-focused atmosphere have garnered the attention of Lakeland patrons and NBC's Channel 8 News alike. Roller-aficionados and timid trundlers glide along the rink with the zeal of a businessman diving across a conference-room table made of slip 'n slides. Freewheelers can practice time-honored moves, such as shoot-the-duck and the two-arm flail, under the dance-inducing disco ball, flashing colored lights, and pumping tunes. Between rounds of going around, reenergize with a snow cone ($1.25), cotton candy ($2), nachos ($2.50), and more from the fully stocked snack bar (not included in this Groupon).

911 N Lake Ave
Lakeland,
FL
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The Imperial Symphony Orchestra is an approximately 80-member coterie of melodically-minded do-gooders, largely made up of volunteer musicians, who provide high-quality entertainment. Today’s deal gets you a best-available reserved seat to all five of the orchestra’s 2010–2011 Masterworks performances, which celebrate the accomplishments of some the world’s finest, most eccentric composers. The initial, October 5 concert kicks things off by traversing the fifth symphonies and concertos of such storied composers as Beethoven, Bach, and Tchaikovsky, whose Symphony no. 5, movement II revealed that Paul was dead and John was the walrus nearly a century before it became popular knowledge. Future concerts include Respighi’s Pines of Rome and symphonized Christmas music featuring a kinetic kick from members of Florida Dance Theatre.

701 West Lime Street
Lakeland,
FL
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As a conglomerate of paintball facilities, Paintball International is a one-stop shop for weekend warriors seeking some chromatic outdoor combat. Partnering with fields across the country, the company helps players live out their battlefield fantasies, whether they're sneaking up on an enemy installation, executing tactic strategies, or painting Water Lilies on the chest of a charging opponent.

Off the Wall Adventures
Lakeland,
FL
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As a conglomerate of paintball facilities, Paintballtickets.com is a one-stop shop for weekend warriors seeking some chromatic outdoor combat. Partnering with fields across the country, the company helps players live out their battlefield fantasies, whether they're sneaking up on an enemy installation, executing tactic strategies, or painting Water Lilies on the chest of a charging opponent.

2055 Shepard Rd.
Lakeland,
FL
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Equipment: Exercise tubing, the stroller, and the environment
Students should bring: Water, sun block, and any other essentials to keep you and baby happy.
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Outdoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Join playdates, mom's night out, and community events throughout the month in our Free Mom's Club.

Q&A with Ginger, Owner and Instructor

Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
Our mission is to help you make strides in fitness, motherhood and life. In just one hour, you will get a full body workout leaving you ready and energized for what the day brings. Stroller Strides instructors weave songs and activities into the routine designed to entertain and engage baby, while moms are led through a series of exercises specific to her role as mom. We also offer playdates, mom's night out, and other community events throughout the month with our Free Mom's Club. We are more than a workout club, we are a community of moms building our strength together.

What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to get fit on their own?
That they are trying to do it alone.

Besides working out, what else can clients do to spend their time at your facility?
Enjoy fun and playful activities with your child and build a tight community of like-minded moms to share advice, tips and, most importantly, laughter. We get together outside of class for playdates, mom's night out, and other community events throughout the month.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Stroller Strides is a total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. It includes power walking and intervals of strength and body toning exercises using exercise tubing, the stroller and the environment. For baby's safety, we ask that they stay buckled in strollers or worn by mom during the class.

1314 W Daughtery Rd
Lakeland,
FL
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