Just inside Kids' Club Las Vegas' play area, little ones board a train and ride the pintsize locomotive around a play structure towering with yellow and green tubes, slides, and lookouts. Within the space, kids 18 months to 8 years old expend energy and let their imaginations spill into reality as they crawl through the equipment's twists and turns and soar down its slides. The staff harnesses this imaginative sprit during educational and developmental classes such as Tiny Tumblers, a session for toddlers that helps them learn to identify vibrant colors and the feel of soft, rough, and misunderstood blocks.
Behind glass walls, parents are encouraged to keep an eye on kids as they play. The facility's emphasis on security extends beyond the translucent barriers, as the staff outfits each child and parent with a photo ID, which they must use in tandem to enter and exit, and acquires a list of all imaginary friends' known aliases. All these efforts help grant peace of mind so moms and dads can also use the center's free WiFi and socialize at appropriate moments within the Sandwich Club Café, which envelops its visitors in the aromas of fresh fruit and gourmet coffee.
An experienced personal trainer, amateur bodybuilder, and former gymnast, Carrie Carmichael discovered her true calling while helping her fellow cops stay in shape. Her fitness career quickly evolved from part-time personal trainer to entrepreneur in 2008, when she opened her gym. Alongside a team of certified trainers, Carmichael now conditions clients of all fitness levels with a high-intensity style that uses functional movements and short bursts of cardio to whittle and tone bodies. The trainers safely guide students through the nine foundational CrossFit movements: squats, front squats, overhead squats, press, push press, push jerk, deadlifts, medicine-ball clean, and sumo deadlift high pull.
The trainers teach CrossFit classes in levels one and two to ensure that their clients' muscles are not overtaxed. They also shape up little ones during CrossFit kids' classes. When they're not teaching their students to toss around weighted medicine balls or deadlift a beached whale, trainers customize workouts with personal-training and yoga classes, as well as amplify results with USANA nutrition supplements.
Since 1989, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has saved more than 1.5 billion pounds of possessions from nearby landfills, earning mentions on Dr. Phil and a starring role on A&E's Hoarders. Respecting customers’ time, the punctual, uniformed crews establish two-hour appointment windows, and make a courtesy call 15–30 minutes before they rappel down from their junk-o-copters. Once onsite, the team quickly clears away 19 types of undesirable items—including everything from old mattresses to scrap metal—from cluttered homes, businesses, and construction sites, loading them into their truck before thoroughly cleaning the vacated area. Once loaded, the bric-a-brac makes its way to recycling centers, donation drops, and safe disposal sites, preventing usable furniture, computer monitors, and perfectly good banana costumes from languishing in landfills.
Carpet Green Clean's technicians purify carpets with an eco-friendly, completely dry deep-cleaning process. After an initial vacuuming and a pre-spray treatment to prep any heavy stains, they sow their special cleaning compound—a biodegradable, organic, and nontoxic mixture that poses a threat to none, save the dust, dirt, and soaps running amuck in your carpet. Next, they break out a special machine that drives the compound down through all nine levels of carpet, then sucks it back up right along with the grime, rendering underfoot areas clean without drying time or soapy residue. Carpet Green Clean's cleaners aren't limited to the world of carpets—they also strike out bravely into the land of tile, grout, upholstery, air ducts, and dryer vents, cleaning equipment in hand.
RoadRunner Carpet Care has cleansed and fluffed carpets with state-of-the-art steam machines for more than a decade. The company's equipment has been tested and approved by the Carpet and Rug Institute for high rates of soil and water removal and low fiber damage. In addition to wearing this badge of quality, each device undergoes regular maintenance to ensure efficient, reliable operation. The technicians who wield the cleaning implements are well versed in several odor- and stain-removal techniques and also perform low-moisture upholstery cleanings for natural, synthetic, or papier-mâché furniture. In case of flooding, RoadRunner offers 24-hour emergency services to extract the excess moisture, restore water-damaged carpets, and prevent the growth of mold and toxins.
The hot air balloon has been in use since the 18th century, and the pilots of Vegas Balloon Rides enjoy introducing the public to humankind's oldest form of air travel. Customers hover into the Las Vegas airspace on traditional ballooning flights manned by FAA-certified pilots, which end with celebratory champagne toasts and the balloon silently blushing from all the compliments. The flights tour Las Vegas and its surrounding wilderness in rainbow-patterned inflatables composed of durable rip-stop nylon ideal for safe flying. Coasting along at the same speed as the wind, pilots steer their propane-powered flying machines an average of 10 miles per ride.