Village Limits Supper Club opens its doors to diners six days a week for a time-honored and traditional dinner. Turning out a variety of options, chefs prepare plates ranging from tender cuts of steak cooked-to-order to Friday-night fish fries of perch and haddock. A full bar fills glasses with beer, wine, and mixed drinks to complete each meal.
The owners of Ghost Town Fitness believe that being comfortable in your gym is a necessary step toward having an effective workout. In this spirit, they've decked out their fitness facility with clean amenities ranging from a cardio center and weight rooms to racquetball courts and a steamy sauna. Meanwhile, the gym's instructors draw on the communal power that comes from working out in a group during their fitness classes. In private studios, they lead students pedaling through indoor-cycling workouts, blend martial arts and boxing moves in GroupKick, and orchestrate yoga and Pilates sequences in Group Centergy.
Snap Fitness, bustling with cardio and strength-training gear, throws open the doors to its facilities 24/7. Before exercisers put sneakers to treadmills or lift their first weights, staff meet with them to talk about their fitness goals before suggesting personalized fitness plans based on clients' strength, cardio condition, and bionic-limb manufacturers. The gym keeps members motivated with regular check-in calls and demystifies healthful eating with custom online meal plans designed by nutritionists. Staff also forestall exercise-routine boredom by working individually with clients on a routine basis.
Your water chariot can be delivered to anywhere in the state of Wisconsin, or, if you prefer, you can personally pick it up at Power Sports' Appleton locale. The full-day rental comes unmarked (no garish "rental" label on its exterior) with a full tank of gas, leaving you free to tear across the open waters of any of Wisconsin's 15,000+ lakes on the 110-horsepower, four-stroke-engine ride. Each Jet Ski accommodates up to three passengers at once, making it ideal for identical triplets or the top three finishers in the New York state sauerkraut-eating contest.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, fitness frontierswomen move around a circuit of hydraulic-resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis.
The instructors at Bricks 4 Kidz translate a curriculum molded around science, technology, engineering, and math into kid-friendly language using Legos. They encourage creativity at hands-on classes and parties, where they oversee youngsters in designing and erecting machines, catapults, buildings, and other colorful formations with architecture and physics in mind. By giving their labs whimsical themes, including outer space and roller coasters, they put the kids in an environment where they can work together to master tricky concepts such as friction and scale. Central theories and activities are tailored to groups based on age, ability, and which side of the “Does gravity exist?” debate they support.