Curves houses a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines designed to work with women's bodies to promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and cope with arthritis. Instead of guests fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches each exerciser's abilities during their 30-minute workouts. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, machines use push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
Situated in a quiet, rustic setting at the heart of walleye, smallmouth, trout, and muskie fishing country, Sandy Bay Beach Resort trades city sidewalks for lakefront views and traffic honks for fishing hooks. Suites furnished with luxurious amenities look out on beachside bonfires and prime Door County fishing. A king-size bed and full-size pullout sofa soothe backs sore from hauling in an epic catch, and the bathroom’s oversize shower can fit as many fish as the outdoor grilling area and indoor fish-cleaning room can process. After a long day spent traversing the 200-foot dock and perusing the resort’s library collection, couples can retire to the waters of a whirlpool bathtub or indoor pool.
Novice calorie burners and ripped Michelangelo models alike can take advantage of Anytime Fitness’s membership, which equips bodies with enough treadmills, cycles, elliptical machines, and weights to make them fit enough to run a marathon inside of a swimming pool filled with mud. A free personal-fitness orientation, offered to each new member, helps determine an optimal fat-frying program and teaches muscle-pumping principles of safe, effective exercise. This deal also includes a month of unlimited tanning ($20/month) to paint new, ripply physiques a brilliant shade of bronze.
Gravity Trails gives visitors adventurous ways to explore the outdoors with ziplines, kayak tours, and bike rentals. The company's portable zipline can be set up at virtually any location and stretch from 100 to 300 feet, giving groups and get-togethers a heart-pounding way to explore a favorite park, take in the coastal scenery, or careen through the mall for some very last-minute shopping. For a more leisurely outing, two-hour swamp tours let customers get up close to one of these areas the native flora and fauna of Cane Bayou, Pearl River, Honey Island, and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve amid the silent ripples of a kayak. Tourists sans transportation will especially rejoice in Gravity Trails' bike-rental program, which delivers gleaming cruiser bikes directly to customers' doors for as little as four hours and as long as a week.
The sight of an airplane soaring through the air in the modern era is so unsurprising that most of us never stop to think about how tons of metal are even able to take flight. Not so for the technicians and trainers at Global Flight Research. Their bread and butter is getting folks safely airborne. They provide maintenance and repair for privately owned aircraft, as well as training for aspiring pilots. To that end, they employ flight simulators, especially when teaching advanced strategies to experienced pilots. In the simulated environment, students can safely take on dangerous situations, such as dealing with Upset or Unusual Attitude scenarios, such as the terrifying discover that your co-pilot doesn't like Cheers.
Alcohol without a mixer doesn't usually taste like candy, but liquor produced by The North Woods Distillery is a special case. A slow, two-distillation process yields gluten-free rums whose flavors resemble candies such as toffee or chocolate mint. At North Woods' 10-seat bar, bartenders push those flavors even further with specialty cocktails that all resemble sweets. Heath rum takes on a Werther's creamy texture when mixed with root beer, while pink lemonade and chocolate-mint rum ring in the holidays with a candy-cane flavor. The bar even stocks new spirits still in the testing stages, which, like all of the distillery's libations, are made without hangover-causing toxins.