At Inner Diva, ladies learn to tone, love, and flaunt their body in a supportive, nonjudgmental environment. Instructors target thighs, abs, and arms with free flowing aerobic dance classes, and shout out instructions and encouragements during lively Zumba dance parties.
Koko FitClub?s digital keys unlock personalized cardio- and strength-training regimens tailored to each guest?s abilities and goals. Each user receives a small, USB-like device that stores personal fitness data, which is extracted during an initial fitness consultation. During each workout, guests plug their keys into the host of strength-training and cardio equipment. Based on the key?s data, the machines display the user?s ideal cardio intensity and resistance level or number of reps for each session?and even rate how they?re performing. The system adapts routines as members work toward their goals or gain +5 strength from an enchanted amulet, offering them the intelligence of a personal trainer without the costly fees or hassle of matching schedules. Online tracking further digitizes training, allowing users to see their progress on their home computers, in the very same browser where they?ll soon order smaller clown suits.
At Shankz Glo-Par-Tee, larger-than-life dinosaurs, sea creatures, and volcanoes glow under black lights as guests play through 18 holes of miniature golf in the 6,000-square-foot facility. It can take about 30–40 minutes for players aged 3 and older to travel through the course’s glowing jungles, underwater worlds, and prehistoric locales, and even longer when they’re sporting Shankz’s ChromaDepth 3-D glasses, which inhibit the wearers’ ability to perceive the fourth dimension. In addition to mini golf, Shankz Glo-Par-Tee features a glowing arcade and themed party rooms where patrons can host birthday parties or private events.
Sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, the 2012 Northwest Ribfest pits teams from across the country against each other in a bout of flavorful fisticuffs. Guests enjoy the succulent product of their slow-cooked combat as teams vie for a $10,000 purse and the title of Grand Champion. As live music booms at an outdoor amphitheater, trout wriggle in a trophy pond stocked by Sportsman's Warehouse. Tykes in the dedicated children's area take turns trying to snag a catch while adults attempt a go-round on the event's mechanical bull, waiting at least 20 minutes after eating to keep it from turning around to lick their fingers.
General manager Michael Baker shares his 25 years of pool-and-spa-industry experience to help Four Seasons' crews perform regular pool- and spa-maintenance services and outfit backyards with hot tubs, pools, grills, and full outdoor kitchens. The specialists keep household bodies of water in working order throughout the summer and ready pools for warm seasons by luring out any mermaids who may nested over the winter.
A competitive shooter since he was a teenager, Mike Wirth began teaching responsible firearms operations during college. Between bouts of studying for his degree in mechanical engineering, he showed friends and classmates the firearms basics, such as marksmanship fundamentals, proper cleaning and storage, and how to smelt each bullet by hand.
Now teamed with business partner Aaron Goodfellow, Wirth continues training clients in responsible armed defense. On the outdoor ranges shared with Parma Rod and Gun Club, he and Goodfellow lead classes focused on handgun operations, teaching guests skills from swapping magazines to courteous behaviors when on the range.