Paintball Indiana's owner and operator Chris bought his first marker––a PCS Storm––almost 20 years ago. He was hooked from the very first paintball shot, and within five years began refereeing games and designing his own equipment. Six years ago, his passion led him to purchase Paintball Indiana's expansive 20 acres of fields, which revolve around a central defensive castle. Chris now employs his own referees, a staff of young and passionate players that regulates games of speedball, woodsball, or scenario play on the three fields and lobby sofas. Chris' fields also play host to three- and five-man speedball leagues, which help players hone their marksmanship before upcoming tournaments. Large-scale games are de rigueur as well, as Chris and the staff takes down the nets between fields for the Big Game––an event hosting vast armies of players battling across 700 feet of terrain in the hopes of capturing the castle's prized Beanie Baby collection.
Planet Fitness embodies a judgment-free zone where guests of all ages and fitness levels can sculpt their physiques with myriad aerobic and strength-training options within a friendly, down-to-earth atmosphere. Patrons may chisel, strengthen, and balloon muscles by pushing and pulling the extensive selection of brand-name equipment and free weights. With the help of a trained instructor, guests can design a custom workout program based on exercise history, medical background, and goals of completing an underwater bicycle race. Thirty-minute small-group classes concentrate on strengthening and toning specific body parts, and others promote salubrious bodies with full-body circuit workouts designed to give each and every lackadaisical muscle a Popeye-like infusion of metaphorical spinach.
Anytime Fitness, which boasts 1689 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fit seekers challenge themselves on cardio and strength machines and hoist free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or bop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.
For more than 17 years, Natasha Walker has practiced yoga—honing her craft everywhere from local studios and public parks to the comfort of her own living room. The seasoned yogi was eager to share her passion with others, so she learned the ropes of power yoga instruction at Colorado's CorePower Yoga. Today, Natasha runs Transcend, where she gears her moderately paced Vinyasa power yoga sequences to beginners. She sets sessions to music and guides students through moves intended to stimulate the entire body by building strength and increasing flexibility. Natasha runs through the sequence during morning classes six days a week alongside evening wind-down classes twice a week.
At CrossFit Unbreakable, trainers aim to help clients take on new challenges in their workout regiment. CrossFit is a variegated fitness program designed to best prepare trainees for any physical contingency, such as silencing an alarm clock solely with a pinky toe. Intense workouts incorporate weightlifting and gymnastics-infused exercises, including dead lifts, squats, rope climbs, handstands, jump rope, wall balls, kettlebell swings, cleans, and presses. All CrossFit coaches work closely with clients in order to perfect their form and push them toward reaching their highest potential.
When it comes to lasers, one size (or wavelength) does not fit all. Recognizing that no single laser could effectively perform every treatment available, licensed aesthetician Lisa Corbit seeks out beams from top manufacturers to find the best tool for each job. The Candela Smoothbeam 1450 (acne), Hoya ConBio C6 (tattoo removal), Candela Vbeam (rosacea and scars), Candela Gentle YAG (hair removal), and other top-notch beams stand ready to address aesthetic concerns or simply sit there looking science-y when Corbit calls upon them.