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Established: 2007 Reservations/Appointments: Required Staff Size: 11?25 people Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours Brands Used: Age-appropriate and quality equipment is provided. Pro Tip: Be ready for your camper to come home and ask you to play hoops or do pushups together. Parking: Parking lot Recommended Age Group: Girls age 4-14 Q&A with Sara Hokin, Director of Operations Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about? Our incentive programs emphasize and reward effort, teamwork, heart, etc. We have special relationships with local, collegiate, and professional women's teams that offer our camps the opportunity for in-camp clinics and professional sports outings. As the old adage says, "Stuff happens." What training do you and your staff have to stay ahead of the unexpected? Our staff training is pretty intense, to the extent that we role play worst-case scenarios. We practice adjusting to different circumstances, including quick transitions from outside to inside, should we encounter extreme weather. What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of? Our impact both on the fields and courts and off?our program emphasizes growth as an athlete as [much as] it does growth as a person. Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover? We are proud of the relationships we develop and maintain through the years with our camp families. Throughout these years, we have worked hard to create a customized teaching technique and unique understanding of how young girls best learn and thrive. The results are a program and environment that effectively foster their love for sports and fitness to last a lifetime. This is our passion. This is our mission.
4140 North Marine Drive
Chicago,
IL
US
Started in 2005 by four-time Olympic gold medalist Lenny Krayzelburg, this aquatic academy offers a learn-to-swim program for children of all ages. In their nearly 10 years in operation, Krayzelburg and crew have taught thousands of children how to be safe, proficient swimmers. During group classes, private lessons, and parent-tot sessions, the team uses a seven-level SwimRight curriculum to build proper form. The approach starts with helping kids get into the water and assisting them during back floats and basic drills. As students progress through the program, they learn to master the freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Advancement to a new level is marked with color-coded swim caps.
5050 Church St
Skokie,
IL
US
Performance Factory Training doesn’t look like your average gym. Grunts and shouts echo off the rafters of the 5,000-square-foot facility, a cavernous warehouse that’s mostly empty, save for a smattering of kettlebells and cast-iron weight plates. The students here have little use for gimmicky equipment, as they focus on functional movements—pushing, pulling, squatting, and lifting, to name a few—that rely on body weight for resistance. Though PFT’s instructors offer everything from personal training to football-specific workouts, their flagship program is CrossFit. This functional fitness phenomenon consists of a series of short, intense workouts that combine grueling strength and cardio training with basic gymnastics. To prove that CrossFit’s for everyone, the instructors offer a two-week On Ramp program designed to get new students up to speed on the foundational movements. It’s hard not to get caught up in the daily workouts, seeing as how no two are ever the same. One day might involve shoulder presses and deadlifts, while another might require you to haul the tires of a car that was double-parked in the facility’s parking lot.
525 Bank Lane
Highwood,
IL
US
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