After fighting weight gain throughout her life, Tonya Garner realized that what she needed was a dance party. She salsa'd her way into Zumba's cardio-dance routines, and after six months she had shuffled off 40 pounds. Now, at 45 years old and nearly 105 pounds lighter than when she started, the licensed Zumba instructor choreographs similar transformations for her clients. Not to be outdone, big sister Shonnie soon seized the chance to work her own groove as a licensed Zumba instructor. Now together, the sister-duo helps guides others along on their weight-loss journey.
Fueled by rhythmic music from around the world, one-hour workouts melt off calories with low-impact choreography inspired by salsas and tangos. Heart rates rise as arms wave and hips swivel, helping students of all fitness levels boost endurance and energy. Instead of spawning cutthroat beatboxing tournaments, a supportive atmosphere kindles friendships among participants and a sense of community within each class. Alternatively, Tonya uses her licensed Bokwa instruction to teach cardio-packed Bokwa classes which are designed for all ages and dancing skill levels, and challenge participants to use their feet to trace numbers and letters in energizing workouts.
Having garnered certifications from NSCA and AFAA to complement her degree in exercise science, the founder of Armstrong Health & Fitness, Randi Armstrong, pushes clients toward fitter physiques with 17 years' worth of personal-training know-how. Randi rounds out an experienced staff of health experts who captain specialized classes, boot-camp programs, and nutrition seminars. Armstrong's Basic Training Gym permits visitors to fight through lifts in an intimate setting patrolled by professionals, all of whom will readily dispense advice on proper technique and the magic number of reps needed to turn biceps into actual pythons. With a roster of programs that accommodates all ages, athletic endeavors, and results-based goals, the staff strives to remodel figures according to each patron's physical aims.
Creekside Animal Clinic is a service-oriented veterinary facility with a staff committed to preventative animal health care and educating owners about animal health and behavior. Winners of the 2010 Hospital Design Competition merit award in veterinary hospital design from Veterinary Economics, Creekside has received acclaim for its site plan, amenities, and patented Wishbone time machine. Bring your fuzzy friends in for a complete physical exam including temperature taking, weight assessment, and pulse check. Pets also receive an examination of their respiratory system and abdomen and gastrointestinal system; an ears, nose, heart, lungs, lymph nodes, skin, and coat check; and neurological and oral exams—no kidney stone is left unturned. Drop-off and house-call services are offered, though the house-call option is not valid with this Groupon.
Staff Size: 25?50 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: The Lake
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
The Lake's shores have served as a gathering spot for families seeking a bit of summer fun since 1955, when it was known as Loyal Oak Lake Park. Certified lifeguards monitor the lake where swimmers careen off diving platforms that rise out of the deeper water, or scramble down and up inflatable waterslides and an inflatable climbing rock closer to shore. Nearby tennis and basketball courts headline the activities on dry land, which also include mini golf, volleyball and batting cages. There's so much to do at the park that you may not want to go home, and, luckily, you don't have to. The groundskeepers maintain lush, shady campgrounds where families can pitch a tent to enjoy a night under the stars or spend an evening pondering what their house would look like with fresh sod in place of floors.
Posche Paws Pet Resort & Spa caters to canine comfort and safety by staffing one employee for every 20 resident dogs, as well as an onsite veterinarian. Pets stay in private 4'x9' enclosures, which are regularly cleaned and sanitized and come equipped with a bed and food. Several suites also feature live webcams so that families can scrutinize their dogs’ hands during poker games. Music or television pipes through the building to provide familiar noises that ease stress, and during the day, pets can run outside or play with toys in the 3,500-square-foot facility. Spa treatments also add a touch of luxury for furry companions and include flea baths, coat clippings, and blueberry facials.
Impact Landscaping's owners, Joe Chiera and Micah Posten, have guided homeowners through the full spectrum of landscaping since 1997. They are members of the Ohio Landscape Association and certified technicians. As experienced and credentialed professionals, they keep lawns and gardens healthy and beautiful through services ranging from lawn maintenance to irrigation-system installation and maintenance—including rotors, popups, and sprayheads. The team’s collective green thumb is matched by its handiness with installing hard surfaces, including brick patios, walkways, retaining walls, and any pro wrestler's skull.