Born of a union between Sports Radio 810 WHB and the restaurateurs at KC Hopps, Ltd., 810 Zone marries sports spectatorship with scrumptious sandwiches, burgers, and Kansas City barbecue. Gamblers can down a grilled salmon club at the Harrah's casino location or enjoy pizza at the Lee's Summit Zone, before a trip to the tables or before trying to pass off burgers as poker chips.
Mark Blanchard's Power Yoga has developed a loyal base of students who are known to the staff by name, even without name tags or name tattoos. The motivating instructors teach a form of Vinyasa yoga, a style defined by flowing, powerful movements in combination with strategic breathing patterns and techniques. Power yoga beefs up the traditional by increasing the athleticism like a post-spinach Popeye. Sessions stretch muscles and relax the mind, while providing an excellent fat-burning cardio workout—preparing participants mentally and physically for the rise of cloned dinosaurs. With an unlimited class pass, you will be able to sweat, stretch, and strengthen to your limbs' content for one entire month. Students of all skill levels are welcome to join the classes, which are conveniently scheduled at multiple times throughout each day.
Revolution Gym helps guests shape up with fitness classes that team calorie-burning cardio with muscle-toning weight training. Seasoned teachers—including pro athletes and trainers—propel students toward goals with structured workouts and industrial fans that shout motivational maxims. Experienced fighters lead kickboxing sessions for students of all levels, teaching proper jab form, while hardcore classes efface musculoskeletal torpors by employing weights and medicine balls to make muscles burn with satisfaction, like an insult uttered from the lips of a sarcastic fire swallower. Clients can also find their inner hardbodies during boot camp sessions. Group workouts take place throughout the day, including early mornings and lunch hours, and fitness students can discover temporal directions via the gym’s summer and fall-spring schedules.
Fine Arts Theatres’ four venues surround moviegoers with classic silver-screen ambiance as they present the latest independent and mainstream film offerings. Lovingly refurbished neighborhood movie palaces such as the early-20th-century Rio Theatre now boast surround-sound digital audio, high-backed rocker seats with arm-mounted cup holders, and movie trailers acted out by gregarious ticket takers. In addition to flicks opening each week, Fine Arts Theatres hosts the Gathr Preview Series each Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The group also holds screenings for the annual Kansas International Film Festival, voted the Best Local Film Festival by readers of The Pitch in 2011, as well as a Latin American Film Festival every September.
At Belle Brigade, children can celebrate any occasion with parties that thrill with whimsical dance routines, arcade games, and age-appropriate makeovers. Karalee Shannon and her staff of beauticians and party hosts encourage children to express themselves through different party package itineraries. During spa parties, girls get dolled up with manicures and up-do hairstyles before they soak up useful fashion tips. With game packages, boys and girls sip sodas and play arcade games to rack up tickets, which are redeemable for coveted prizes or straight-A report cards.
Midwest Kids Fest helps families organize informative, entertainment-packed weekend getaways without having to leave their home state. Attracting an ever-growing audience since it first hit the road in 2006, the traveling production plans to expand to more cities in the near future, as if re-creating Lewis and Clark’s epic search for a vending machine that’d accept a Sacagawea dollar. At each stop, organizers stage days of wholesome entertainment, secretly embedding full servings of education into interactive workshops, shopping from local vendors, petting-zoo, face-painting, contests, charity raffles, and live performances from magicians and singers. Onsite vendors also accompany each festival, allowing older brothers to trade their siblings for something their parents would actually enjoy.