The instructors at Thought Design believe that, in addition to mastering tongue twisters, one of the most important contributors to a healthy brain is constant learning. To embrace this mindset, they offer a variety of holistic and diverse learning experiences that encourage creativity.
Within an industrial-sized kitchen, guests learn to grill korean-style ribs or can veggies in a variety of cooking classes, which end with students reclining in plush armchairs with a glass of wine and their freshly cooked meals. Across the facility, yoga sessions emphasize building endurance and meditation skills with classic Vinyasa classes as well as unconventional Groove sessions set to music.
For more than three decades, AAA Canoe has rented canoes, kayaks, and tube floats to explorers bound for the scenic, tranquil Rogue River. The rental center accommodates both individuals and group outings, outfitting each trip with paddles and life jackets or flotation cushions before chauffeuring boaters and their vessels to their trip’s starting point. Each trip ends at the Rockford Dam in downtown Rockford, where passengers can explore the city sights and regain their land legs from unscrupulous alleyway leg merchants.
RockFit Center's new workout facility crystallizes faltering musculature while kindling deadbeat calories with sleek equipment, one-on-one personal training, and group classes. Thirty days of open gym access lets sweat donors washboard their cores through exercise-ball workouts or by using the abundant machinery to get in shape for the Olympics' new jumping-jacks event. Otherwise, drop pounds in solidarity during two group classes held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cardiofit (Monday) boosts stamina, and Zumba (Wednesday) exercises the hip's swivel setting. BandTastic training (Thursday) gets bodies in sousaphone-carrying shape with explosive movements on a synthetic turf. A 90-minute yoga class held on Tuesdays and Thursdays keeps muscles from locking and speaking in all caps, and a personal-training session and a complimentary fitness analysis with one of RockFit Center’s experienced staff members establishes current fitness levels and guides patrons toward healthy goals.
Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable visitors to fortify their physical well-being with a cornucopia of advanced fitness equipment and certified personal trainers. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man or one of his many secretaries tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength-training gear or top-of-the-line cardio machines, which feature televisions and other media diversions. A friendly, unintimidating atmosphere provides a refreshing change of pace from aloof gym employees and ear-splitting pump-up jams. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling.
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 circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions 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.