The Aquaport, which is open from May 29 through September 7, contains all the classic elements of a day of summery family fun. Keep wee ones safe and happy in an 8,000-square-foot family-fun pool full of bubblers, sprinklers, and fountains; relax on a 750-foot-long lazy river for hazy flotation that would put Samuel Clemens to shame; and delight fun-deprived ossicles on six colorful slides of varying length and intensity. Thrill-seeking teenagers and tall children enjoy the extreme bowl, a striped tube that sends riders straight down an enclosed slide and into a funnel-shaped bowl that swirls the intrepid traveler around like a lima bean in a kitchen-sink strainer before depositing him or her into a pool below. More-traditional fun-seekers relish rapids slides on inner tubes and the 50-foot-long racer slides.
The instructors at YogaSource strive to make yoga accessible to everyone, regardless of age or ability. To meet that goal, they offer eleven types of classes split between two studios, which are kept at different temperatures to accommodate those who prefer to stay calm and cool during practice, as well as those who like to sweat as they stretch. Yoga basics and intro to Hatha classes lead newcomers from pose to pose to build a foundation for future practice, and may incorporate props such as straps, blocks, and donuts that dangle just out of reach. Advanced options include power Vinyasa, where students flow through rigorous poses in 90-degree temperatures believed to help increase flexibility and promote detoxification, as well as the open-level class—known as The Practice—in which instructors and students attempt handstands and other challenging feats.
Something new is always happening at Saint Louis Science Center, where hundreds of staff members and volunteers ignite visitors? passion for science and technology with educational exhibitions and special events. The center houses a four-story Omnimax Theater, a hands-on life-science lab and atrium, and a variety of constantly changing exhibitions that draw 1.2 million visitors every year. More than 9,000 stars revolve around the 80-foot domed ceiling of the James S. McDonnell Planetarium, whose two levels of exhibits explore the future of space travel, life on the international space station, or Pluto?s bureaucratic search to regain planetary status.
With human-resources consultants, recruiters, and career coaches on staff, the management at Cornerstone Consulting Group aims to create a one-stop-shop to match its clients with fulfilling careers. Staffers help both sides by using keywords to make résumés and cover letters stand out from the crowd and teaching employers how to verify applications and evaluate skills. They also provide career coaching to help those looking to transition to a new field as well as people who want to develop a trajectory within their current company. For applicants seeking entry-level jobs, Cornerstone provides job-readiness training with custom attention focused on skill development.
Sid Andruska's road to becoming a counselor was bumpy to say the least. Her rocky childhood equipped her with firsthand glimpses into the problems that her clients may be facing, and her own path out of that dark period and into one of security and happiness enables her to help guide others. She channels her knowledge into life coaching with more than 15 years of experience helping others. During sessions she meets one-on-one with clients in the throes of indecision, emotional turmoil, or anxiety.
Under the Mercy umbrella of healthcare providers, Mercy Eye Care sees to patients’ optical needs in the form of exams and prescription eyewear. Qualified optometrists evaluate vision at three area locations, fitting faces with designer frames and lenses that enable eyes to see near, far, and that distance in the middle where cars are.