After 13 years as a skydiver, Joseph Johnson leapt into a new mission: to become the first franchised skydiving operation in the country. With two locations in two states under his belt so far, he aims to rise above his competitors by offering distinctive features such as a choice of altitudes (13,000, 18,000, or 24,000 feet) and pre-jump training that equips skydivers with the ability to deploy, steer, and land their own chute, even when they’re flying tandem with a licensed instructor. Planes can carry as many as 17 people in one trip, making it ideal for group outings and airborne performances by jazz orchestras, and helmet cams capture the audio and visuals of the entire flight.
A community staple since 1955, Glencoe Country Club weaves through trees and waterways to form an 18-hole, par 71 layout. Rated as the hardest hole on the course, the fourth hole puts golfers at the mercy of all of the course's obstacles at once: trees and sandtraps straddle the landing zone for tee shots, and two ponds?one behind, one on the left side of the hole?protect the green from invading drives and vikings that can't swim. Before rounds, golfers can prepare at the driving range or by grabbing some new gear at the pro shop.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 71 course * Length of 6,094 yards from the tips * Course rating of 68.5 from the tips * Slope rating of 129 from the tips * Four tee options * Scorecard
Anytime Fitness, which boasts 1,689 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.
White barns and rail fences sit atop the deep green hills and trees of the Minnetrista countryside, where Giddy Up Stables's trainer Christina Carl helps students form safe and understanding relationships with horses. Christina's teaching methods extend from the love and respect she has for her horses, and she focuses on teaching students balanced riding techniques. During lessons, students learn to control horses with their lower bodies while also making sure that the horses are confident and relaxed in their jobs. Giddy Up Stables hosts lessons for beginners in English and Western styles, and it also welcomes flocks of children throughout the summer for interactive camps. Riders visiting Giddy Up Stables must wear long pants, riding boots, and a helmet with colors that coordinate with their horse’s hoof manicure.
No men, no makeup, no mirrors. It's a philosophy that?s helped members of the Curves community since 1992. Part fitness center, part community center, Curves is a women?s only club that takes a streamlined approach to health, fitness, and weight loss. Curves has teamed up with health and fitness coach Jillian Michaels to develop full-body, 30-minute workouts that kick-start weight loss, combining strength training, cardio, and stretching into sessions that torch fat, build strength, boost intensity, and prevent plateaus. These workouts are enhanced further by the Curves Complete Program, available for an extra fee, which is rooted in Curves' method for effective weight loss in that it supplements efforts at the gym with personalized meal plans and weekly one-on-one meetings with a certified Curves coach.
Your Boat Rentals helps people enjoy the benefits of boat ownership without hassles such as towing, cleaning, and repairs. The club maintains a fleet of boats, including leisurely Luxury Bennington pontoons that can hold up to 11 people. Renters need only make online reservations for one of these vessels, arrive at their dock of choice, and speed away with a fully fueled and clean boat. Six different lakes set the stage for these aquatic excursions, giving families many boating options. On any given day, Your Boat Rentals' vessels carry passengers across a number of lakes including White Bear Lake, Forest Lake, Waconia, Prior Lake, and Lake Minnetonka.