With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were accidentally installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circle of hydraulic resistance machines designed to work with women's bodies, promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use each lady’s body weight and unique fitness level to create resistance that matches her abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions can create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
The NASM-, NETA-, and Les Mills–certified trainers at Alacrity Fitness understand the difficulty of staying motivated throughout exercise and nutrition regimens. Trainers obliterate boredom during group classes, alternating the workout each week to keep muscles mystified. Using kettlebells, rope walls, free weights, and free-range punching bags, instructors solidify core strength, balance, and flexibility. The team's boot camps for kids recognize the importance of forming healthy eating and exercising habits early on. Sessions operate in a fun and nurturing environment brimming with equipment that engages the senses and obeys the very same laws of physics that adult equipment does.
The coaching staff at Idaho Select Basketball fertilizes athletic growth and fosters competitive spirit through year-round youth basketball camps, academies, and tournaments. The Blue Chip Basketball Combine day camp strengthens budding players' skills on the court and includes an educational off-court class on the basics of college recruitment. Biannual three-on-three indoor tournaments test teams' mettle, and shooting camps teach backboards not to quiver when pelted with basketballs.
Formed in 2006 from three merging soccer clubs, Idaho Rush Soccer is a regional footsport powerhouse, with more than 3,000 recreational, select, and competitive players of all age groups under its guidance. Their well-structured developmental-recreation programs pick up savvy kickers starting at age four and, with the help of dedicated coaches, guide them from fundamentals and into their competitive teams. Professional coaches with years of ball-wrangling experience under their belts helm the competitive teams, whose members have unlimited coach access and the opportunity to train with other Rush teams and one of David Beckham's body doubles. Additionally, a college advisory program helps soon-to-be academics find collegiate opportunities for their skills.
Boise Nationals Soccer Club helps develop young soccer players from their first step onto the pitch to their first step onto a college campus. Formed exclusively for boys in 1986, the club has since merged with several girls' affiliates to create one of the state's most formidable coed soccer outfits. Today, 30 competitive teams play beneath its star-emblazoned logo.
The club's programs split player development into six categories, and its youth soccer league—formed in 2008—places pint-size dribblers under the guidance of professional coaches, who provide more in-depth instruction than the volunteer parents or scarecrows that supervise many other recreational sports teams. For players who blossom under the club's stewardship, college-placement programs are available to help hoist games to the next level.
Das Breakroom welcomes guests to unleash their inner Hulks. They can smash printers to smithereens and rip laptop screens off their hinges or stomp on boom boxes and beat chandeliers to tangled messes using baseball bats. The recreational destruction business provides a safe, contained, and private environment for people to obliterate plates, electronic equipment, and furniture. Although individuals can come in to blow off some steam, Das Breakroom also hosts events for parties of all sizes and offers happy-hour sessions.