Whether taking advantage of weight equipment or sweating up a storm in a group fitness class, Woodstock Health & Fitness equips its members with all the tools they need to get in great shape. With direction from a team of personal trainers, exercise newcomers caneven get a handle on an effective workout routine during one-on-one sessions. Gym memberships include full access to the facilities, as well as group cardio bootcamp, Pilates classes, and the right to walk around flexing your arms at strangers.
Century Physio and Fitness combines the aerobics and group fitness classes of a traditional gym with access to physical therapy, chiropractic, and other rehabilitative treatments. Members burn calories during Zumba classes, or build muscle in boot camps or strength-training sessions with names such as Body Attack. Meanwhile, chiropractors adjust patients' bones and physiotherapists focus on soft tissues, which is a more effective way to remove pain than trying to scare it out by yelling "Boo!"
Sundance Balloons' vibrant hot-air balloons float adventurous passengers over scenic landscapes. Each one-hour journey commences as sojourners greet their flight crew at a pre-determined location, receive a briefing on what to expect during the excursion, and observe their balloon as it swells to more than 10 stories in height.
The woven gondolas glide 1,000 feet above the ground but can sometimes gently skim treetops or cornfields when wandering over the countryside. Since balloons drift with prevailing winds, there is no wind chill and travellers feel only a slight sensation of movement. As is tradition for ballooning, explorers of the appropriate age end their flight with a champagne toast to tranquility, beauty, and neighbourhoods that appear as giant smiley faces only visible from the air.
Though already a funhouse of aquatic activity, Bingemans Big Splash recently added five new waterslides to their expansive water park. Adventure seekers can throw themselves down traditional tube slides such as Boomerango or attempt to beat family and friends in a race on Full Throttle. In between trips down the newborn water slides, a wave pool serves as the wading ground for both children and adults. To end a day of watery fun, guests can shake out their ears and bellybuttons at an outdoor mini-golf course or rock-climbing and ropes courses.
• Lessons at the Ramada Inn July 11–15 between 9 a.m. and noon • Lessons at Sugarcreek July 11–15 between 9 a.m. and noon • Lessons at the Ramada Inn July 18–22 between 9 a.m. and noon • Lessons at Sugarcreek July 18–22 between 9 a.m. and noon • Lessons at the Ramada Inn July 25–29 between 9 a.m. and noon • Lessons at Sugarcreek July 25–29 between 9 a.m. and noon • Lessons at Sugarcreek August 8–12 between 9 a.m. and noon