The first boxing program of its kind in the country, Rock Steady Boxing unites people with Parkinson's disease through noncontact-boxing fitness programs. Upon diagnosis, doctors often encourage individuals with Parkinson's to start exercising. However, due to noticeable symptoms of the disease such as tremors, balance difficulties, and softened voices, many individuals with Parkinson’s avoid traditional fitness centers. At Rock Steady Boxing, they can exercise safely, surrounded by peers who are also fighting the disease. Four different levels of classes correspond to the severity of symptoms, which could range from people with recent diagnoses to those using wheelchairs and walkers. Certified coaches lead participants through boxing regimens tailored to the individual's abilities and health concerns, and classes teach the fundamentals of boxing through noncontact workouts designed to boost overall fitness and well-being.
While audiences laugh it up at the rib-tickling comedians, Morty's slick performance space entertains their eyes. Eschewing the dowdy aesthetic of many comedy clubs, Morty's features sleek, modern tables and chairs and a wood-paneled bar. A full menu of tasty food, meanwhile, quells hunger while drinks and craft beers cool tongues and help keep people from spontaneously combusting.
A pinch of Mediterranean. Equal parts Asian and Greek. A dash of soul for good measure. Though its recipe is far from exact, the Taste of Indianapolis brings a spread of culinary traditions into one day-long celebration of food. The festival's edible offerings come from some of the city's top restaurants, giving visitors a chance to taste the city without licking the state capitol building. As a distraction from the non-stop munching, attendees can catch live bands jamming out along the canal, watch chefs share their tricks during interactive demonstrations, and visit family friendly attractions that keep even the youngest of visitors entertained.
Friendly barkeeps at Bubbaz Bar & Grill distribute domestic beers and plates of hot burgers, pizzas, wings, and sandwiches in a casual, activity-packed sports bar. A menu of fried and grilled fare fills bellies with classics such as the Philly chicken sandwich with swiss cheese, grilled onions, and a side of fries each shaped like a different ward of Philadelphia (a $6.50 value). The California chicken wrap swaddles marinated chicken alongside red peppers and avocados, sweetening the mélange with sliced cucumber (a $6 value), and a 7-ounce sirloin steak roosts over potato skins, mixed veggies, and garlic bread. After dinner, revelers linger to sip suds and shoot pool or watch wide-screen TVs engage in athletic competition. Patrons can plan ahead for weekly activities such as the Texas Hold ‘Em tournament on Mondays, a beer pong marathon on Tuesdays, karaoke on Wednesdays, and DJ beats on weekends.
Since 1957, the family-owned Hindel Bowling Lanes has welcomed bowlers with its well-maintained lanes and expert team of pro shop employees. Inside the Hindel Bowling Lanes shop, Steve Lang, Mark Sullivan, and Gary Hiday each bring more than 20 years of experience in outfitting players with proper equipment. Hiday and Sullivan both hold memberships to the Professional Bowlers Association, and Lang boasts three PBA regional titles. Guests can visit the alley during open hours, or join a league to give arrogant pins a weekly reminder of their mortality.
When The Haunted Angelus House's monsters first come out in the evening, frightened guests can ward them off with glow sticks. The neon batons send a warning signal to the unseen horrors, letting them know the group contains children or timid souls who may not be ready for the full brunt of their fearsomeness. But as the night progresses, so does the terror, and once the clock strikes eight, nothing can hold back the monsters, demons, and zombies as they spill from the shadows to horrify unsuspecting visitors. The only hope left for the innocent victims is to navigate the 37-room haunt, which swarms with demon tenants, and then make it past the 3,000-square-foot outdoor black maze haunted by chainsaw people and souls willing to risk eternity for their chance at a rent-controlled apartment.
Though the event aims to scare, its real intent will warm visitors' hearts, as all proceeds are donated to The Angelus, a nonprofit that aids those with cerebral palsy.
Guests of Joy's House interact with a community of peers and caregivers in social activities. Staff members engage guests in games, conversation, crafts, and other activities throughout the day, and provide snacks and lunch. During the time of each guest's stay at Joy's House, her or his caregivers can go to work, attend classes, complete daily errands, and enjoy personal time knowing their loved one is in a safe and comfortable setting. Through its scholarship program, Joy's House provides adult day services to families who cannot afford them.