As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby, trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
In 2014, Curves partnered with celebrity fitness expert Jillian Michaels to design a new take on its traditional circuit. These workouts incorporate functional bodyweight exercises?each with modifications?into the existing sequence, providing a slightly more intense gym experience intended to jump-start metabolisms while still forging lean, toned muscles.
Despite their name, The Sky Knights won't swoop down to earth on a dragon?instead, they use a parachute. Since its founding in 1963, the club has helped others take their first skydiving plunge via tandem jumps or work toward becoming USPA-certified skydivers. They conduct all of their classes and aerial excursions at Skydive Milwaukee, a dedicated drop zone extending up to 13,500 feet above the Wisconsin countryside. Whether briefing visitors pre-jump in their climate-controlled classrooms or strapping them in with an instructor for their first 50-second free fall, the company adheres to all FAA and United States Parachute Association rules and recommendations and uses only FAA-certified teaching equipment fitted with automatic reserve-activation devices. The center, meanwhile, features open-air grills and an observation deck?allowing even those on the ground to partake in the pulse-pounding thrills.
The splatter of pigment signals a successful hit at The Siege. Here, players can challenge each other on a regulation arena filled with inflated obstacles to test their tournament-style skills. On the open, grassy field, opponents take cover behind whitewashed stacks of pallets and tractor tires. Paintball markers can also be converted to laser tag equipment for indoor play or for people who prefer to do battle in a tuxedo.
Godsell Farm is a prime example of the modern family-owned farm. Owners Mark and Pam Godsell are dedicated to educating laypeople about agricultural practices, all while running a farm that produces organic, pesticide-free produce and antibiotic-free eggs and meats from humanely raised animals. The fruits of their labor are distributed through a community-supported agricultural program, whose members can learn how their food is grown throughout the seasons.
The Godsells also encourage people to visit and experience farm life, if only for an afternoon. Field trips, school programs, and fall celebrations offer kids and adults alike the chance to interact with chickens, bunnies, goats, and cows. Hayrides allow visitors to tour the fields, while engaging demonstrations showcase the tools?both historical and modern?used to work the land and care for the animals. October weekends offer additional entertainment, from a kid-friendly haunted trail to a pumpkin patch where you can pick out a future jack-o'-lantern or Headless Horseman accessory.
The splatter of pigment signals a successful hit at Paintballtickets.com's Mukwonago outpost The Siege Paintball and Holiday Hills outpost H2 Paintball. Here, players can challenge each other on a regulation arena filled with inflated obstacles to test their tournament-style skills. On the open, grassy field, opponents take cover behind whitewashed stacks of pallets and tractor tires.
Jungle Jimmy's keeps little limbs pumping with obstacle courses, slides, and arcade games while putting parents at ease with party hostesses and an attentive staff. Party packages absolve caretakers from the pains of sewing together a piñata as Jungle Jimmy's provides play time, a private party room, and paper plates and utensils for eating spoonfuls of sprinkled frosting. Jungle Jimmy's friendly staffers set up and clean up each party so parents can attempt to outsmart arcade bad guys alongside their youngsters.