Children enjoy physical and imaginative play at Jabbers, wiggling out kilojoules of energy in a safe, 5,000-square-foot indoor activity center. Day passes ($5.66 for kids 1–3 years old; $7 for kids 4 and over) allow energetic youngsters to bound through padded obstacles in a colorful, 13-foot play structure, or hone artistic talents and beret-wearing abilities in the art studio. A mock farmers' market teaches tykes about the fun of everyday errands as they load up on plastic produce and wheel miniature grocery carts to the checkout lane. Pedal-powered cars and scooters roll laps around the roadway cutting through the pretend construction zone, where kids can protect noggin tops with hard hats and take union-mandated naps. A two-story playhouse shelters domestic games like House or Pin the Check on the Mortgage Payment, and a separate toddler area showcases gentler toys for the extra-young.
The team at Yoga 430 approaches health from a variety of different angles. South Nampa's Yoga 430 founder Erika Putnam and her staff address muscular issues before they can become problematic, and yoga classes at the center also help patrons stay well proactively. The center focuses on whole-body wellness, with the intent to balance both the body and the spirit. Through classes geared for guests of all experience levels, the team of instructors helps people build the flexibility and range of motion that will keep them active, increase strength, flexibility, and stabilize the core. A naturally lit studio creates a harmonious and inviting setting, ideal for meditating everyday woes away. The schedule includes hatha and vinyasa yoga classes. And for those who have health issues in their past, the team leads physical rehabilitation sessions in addition to their dance, yoga, and meditation classes, all while drawing on training from centers around the world.
Improvolution’s motto is “live funny, die laughing,” and although it’s a slightly edgy sentiment, the troupe promises that its shows are clean enough for kindergarteners, grandparents, and everyone in between. The crew, whose managing director is also a regular cast member, regularly stages evenings of short-form comedy at their new venue or at business and birthday functions. Continual audience interaction and occasional wacky props produce a stream of new inspirations for the performers as they build quick scenes or even stage a rap video at a moment’s notice. The troupe also spearheads workshops in the art, helping aspiring actors flex their adlibbing abilities and audiences break through debilitating suggestion-shouting blocks.
World travelers Michael Bodine and Rose Neitzell share a passion for health and natural healing. Drawing upon the things they've learned on their journeys, they help clients find relief from stress and pain during massage and bodywork sessions. Michael's specialty lies in structural integration and myofascial release, which can improve range of motion and thereby facilitate a smoother golf swing or a more pendulous grandfather-clock impersonation. Rose's background as a practitioner at international spas has taught her the joys of working with clients from diverse backgrounds, as well as varied skincare and detox regimens.
Pyrrhic Paintball derives its name from an ancient Greek dance, one whose motions were intended to mimic the death struggle of two knife fighters. Like those dancers, the players on this dusty, urban-warfare field play-act modern battles, ducking out from behind particle-board barricades to get a bead on the opponents. But there's a second, better-known meaning to pyrrhic: victory achieved at great cost. Whether attempting to capture a flag, protect a VIP, or defend a base, anyone may be called to sacrifice themselves to a splattering of paint in order to ensure the completion of a team's objective.
Novice calorie burners and ripped Michelangelo models alike can take advantage of Anytime Fitness’s one-month membership ($59), which equips bodies with enough treadmills, cycles, elliptical machines, and weights to make them fit enough to run a marathon inside of a swimming pool filled with mud. Two personal training sessions ($35) help self-sculptors attain results. This deal also includes unlimited tanning ($25/month) to paint new, ripply physiques a brilliant shade of bronze.