Pump It Up's indoor inflatable arenas launch socked striplings into the air with a plethora of kid-friendly bounce pads. Staffers supervise fun-filled visits, during which adult counterparts leap around with their kids through gargantuan bounce houses, skip down air-filled slides, and slither like snakes covered in bacon grease through an inflated obstacle course. Occasionally, the staffers switch off the lights, arming the roomful of players with glow sticks and bracelets as they navigate the air-cushioned obstaclescape.
The colorful venue also hosts custom birthday parties and private team parties, each themed to please the partygoers in question. These soirees immerse children in a schedule of interactive activities befitting a pirate or a superhero while melting off youthful energy faster than ice cubes thrown into a running DVD player. The birthday boy or girl even gets to blow out the candles on their cake seated in their blow-up throne. Relying on the staffers' vigilant, watchful eyes, guardians can rest assured that their charges will stay safe, and each piece of the inflatable playground is held to the wall by a complex series of anchors installed according to strict safety standards.
Swinging around a chrome pole isn't as easy as grabbing hold and traipsing 360 degrees?there's an m?lange of skills one must learn before successfully making a full revolution with seductive grace and panache. Dancers must be able to suspend themselves upside down, launch into dizzying spins, and stand-in for American flags during their paid time off after the 4th of July. The instructors at Spin Sity draw from this artistic and sultry form of choreography to help women empower themselves, tone up, and cultivate overall wellness. Within the pink studio?replete with mirrors, hardwood floors, and metallic poles?students take on Flirty Fitness and pole-dancing classes. Also offered is an unstructured open-gym practice where students can hone their newfound skills or learn new ones.
Spin Sity also puts on birthday parties and girls' nights out where women can join with friends to learn sultry dance skills, as well as lead open-gym practice. For students without a pair of their own sparkly stilettos or leopard-print platform heels, Spin Sity sells a lineup of fashionable and flirty shoes perfect for performing pole routines or putting away dishes on the top shelf.
The 18-hole course at The Golf Club at Rio Vista lives up to the club's moniker, as sweeping views of the scenic Sacramento River Delta abound throughout the layout. Designed by renowned architect Ted Robinson Sr., the course extends beyond 6,800 yards when played from the tips and showcases water features, sand traps, and elevation changes that have earned it accolades from Golf Digest. After rounds, guests can stop in at the onsite Rio Vista Nines restaurant for a salad, a sandwich, or a hearty entree more delicious than a homemade fairway smoothie.
Live2kite's Richmond and Greenbrae locations facilitate wave-riding instruction while also supplying maritime hobbyists with billowing chutes, sturdy boards, and stylish apparel for kitesurfing, standup paddleboarding, and wakeboarding. Canopies by makers such as Ozone, RRD, and Slingshot float upon air currents, free from the interference of kite-hating trees. Rental gear equips wave riders for hours at sea, and lessons impart kiting and paddling basics as well as more advanced tricks and tactics for surfing atop dolphins.
Sheldon Kiteboarding's two-hour semiprivate lessons teach the fundamentals of kiteboarding, an extreme watersport that fuses the wave-glissading maneuvers of wakeboarding with the air-propelling powers of windsurfing. The seasoned instructors kick things off with a land-based lesson before hitting the sea, giving students the opportunity to master the finer points of kite handling atop the safety net of soil. Pupils then take to the warm waters surrounding Sherman Island in Rio Vista, toting waterproof two-way radios to receive instructions, tips, and updates on the potential whereabouts of aquatic supervillains. Aptitude for plank proficiency dictates the tempo of the lesson, permitting students to learn at their own pace. Because sessions transpire in the morning and evening hours, Sheldon Kiteboarding recommends that guests bring a long suit to assist in braving the breezy weather and maintaining a level of professionalism while traipsing through Poseidon's office.
At an early age, aesthetician Tammy Davis began to soak in beauty knowledge as she watched her mother and aunts style hair and listened to her grandmother?s sage advice about skincare. The passion she developed from those early encounters brought her to eventually study at beauty school, and for the last 17 years she's practiced her craft as a licensed cosmetologist and aesthetician. In recent years, Tammy began focusing on her current specialty: body waxing. In her studio, she applies her artful skills to the waxing needs of both women and men, also providing special treatments for clients who are prone to ingrown hairs.