Eight enormous inflatables tower above the sock-clad youngsters visiting Jump! Zone's indoor park. Decorated with kid-friendly themes such as Tweety and princesses, inflatables accommodate kids ages 2?12 as they hop in bounce houses, slip down slides, navigate obstacle courses, and hatch plans to open up 401(k) accounts. Meanwhile, a toddler play area entices children ages 2 and younger with a three inflatables, including a pirate-themed one. Along with its inflatable fun, Jump! Zone enthralls guests with an arcade and offers to host parties complete with an inflatable throne for guests of honor. Parents enjoy free admission when they enter with a child, at which point they can watch their youngsters play, surf the facility's free WiFi, or join their kids for a bite in the caf?.
Under the umbrella of The Bowling Proprietors' Association of North Jersey, an eclectic group of alleys work together to fill the region with the thunder of scattering pins. At most of Bowling Proprietors' bowling centers, bowlers keep track of pummeled pins with automatic scoring, and bumpers, which arrive at the call of a button, keep balls on course without filling the gutters with retired VCRs. Snack bars at some locations bolster ravenous bowlers, and game rooms in select centers keep hand-eye coordination in peak condition. Free WiFi is available in some centers so that winners can exercise bragging rights.
Music has been a part of Jennifer Esposito's life since the fifth grade, when she picked up her first trumpet. She went on to earn a degree in music education at Montclair State University. In addition to teaching at the elementary and high school levels, she studied with seasoned musicians and performed with groups such as the Princeton Youth Orchestra and The Harrison Bushwackers.
When Jennifer enrolled her daughter in the Kindermusik program, its mix of music, family bonding, education eventually solidified her own desire to teach little ones. She's now a certified instructor and the owner of her own studio, Kindermusik with Ms. Jenni. She leads classes that involve children of all ages and their families. Newborns and toddlers can dive into the finer points of musical expression through imaginative play, song, and dance?activities that also develop language, social skills, and Beatle impressions. As youngsters grow, they progress to wind, stringed, and keyboard instruments.
There are pallets on the padded floor stacked with weights. In the middle of the room, a functional rig is adorned with resistance bands, gymnastics rings, and pull-up bars. Lines of kettlebells, rowers, and medicine balls add to the back-to-basics ensemble that Chrono CrossFit employs. Under supervision of certified coaches, participants use that equipment and more during workouts that feature functional movements performed at a high intensity. Exercises are changed up daily, avoiding workout ruts while constantly challenging different muscle groups throughout the body instead of using isolation machines. To give everyone the opportunity to achieve their goals, no matter age or skill level, they also scale each workout to individual needs. For those seeking an extra edge to complement CrossFit routines, they also offer personal coaching, an on-site certified holistic life coach, and small-group training sessions.
When Joan Barnes founded Gymboree Play & Music in 1976, she envisioned a facility where parents and children could play together in a safe and age-appropriate environment. In the following decades, Gymboree Play & Music spread to more than 30 countries across the globe, helping youngsters from infants to 5 years old develop cognitive, physical, and social skills. The company's instructors lead classes such as Play & Learn, its flagship course, in which parents and kids move through a seven-level program filled with storytelling, play activities, and debates on the merits of sandwich crust. Talented staffers also prep youngsters for school and foster development in areas such as music, art, and sports. Throughout all classes, they make use of custom play equipment designed by acclaimed playground designer and seesaw-tamer Jay Beck.
Koko FitClub?s automated personal-training system rockets both men and women toward fitness goals with 30-minute custom workouts that incorporate cardio and strength training. An initial consultation determines fitness level and baseline measurements, which Koko?s computerized equipment uses to design a tailored workout plan that precisely measures the weight, pace, and rest time appropriate for each exerciser.
The patented Smartraining machines guide exercisers through each workout and adapt as the user?s fitness needs change, to constantly challenge the body. Exercisers can track their results and body composition measurements online and even compare individual fitness levels to others in the Koko FitClub community.