Kevin Ellis doesn't believe in lost causes. His philosophy at Parker's Place Fitness is that anyone can improve, whether they're struggling to lose weight or work past muscle-building plateaus. He and his staff of certified personal trainers strive to connect with members and steer them toward their wellness goals with a holistic approach, one that could encompass nutrition advice, group classes, and one-on-one workouts. Visitors utilize the gym's free weights, Nautilus equipment, and cardio machines as they pursue their unique milestones, signing up for courses such as Zumba and circuit training for boosts of camaraderie.
Paganica's 18-hole golf course spans 6,576 yards of tree-lined fairways for a challenging but player-friendly layout. Water hazards come into play on seven holes, including the signature fourth hole, a 427-yard par 4 where approach shots must carry 186 yards of water to reach the green and spare golf balls the trouble of befriending barnacles. Throughout the round, well-aimed drives will be necessary to bisect the course's narrow fairways, setting up favorable shots into moderately fast greens. With three tee options, the layout challenges aces when played from the tips, and forward tees cater to beginners or those mistakenly teeing up a bocce ball.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Length of 6,576 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 70.0 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 116 from the farthest tees * Three tee options
The distance from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, to anywhere in Germany is vast, to say the least, and includes a trip over the Atlantic Ocean. But Schwefel's Restaurant—plopped right in between Madison and Milwaukee—cuts out lengthy travels and potential run-ins with hang-gliding sea monsters. Inside Schwefel's, the scents of sauerbraten and wiener schnitzel float amid cherry-red tablecloths in the understated dining area. Familiar American dishes, such as lobster and prime rib, share table space with German house specialties, such as the beef rouladen, a fusion of rolled beef, pickle, bacon, and onion. Regardless of the food's origin, Schwefel's makes each dish from scratch—right down to the soups and dressings. Though Schwefel's Restaurant is no stranger to formal dinners, a more casual bar area entertains patrons with arcade games and sports broadcasts.
After inching through a shadowy cave, groups emerge only to find a macabre carnival waiting for them in another room. The 10,000 square feet of Haunted High's Dark Carnival includes these spooky settings in addition to dungeons, abandoned warehouse spaces, and more, all complete with plenty of corners where costumed actors can hide before frightening passersby. Trips through the Dark Carnival tend to take just over 20 minutes, providing startles and scares throughout the entire attraction.
The Dark Carnival's spooky experience represents the collective efforts of more than 70 volunteers. All proceeds go to support the efforts of the Oconomowoc Public Education Foundation (OPEF), which enriches classroom environments in local schools. By funding grants that provide teachers with materials and equipment, OPEF demonstrates its commitment to furthering education within the community.
Now in its 10th year, Soleil Lune Yoga Center was born from the minds of two passionate yoga instructors, Trisha Washburn and Robin Philips. In 2003, Trisha quit her corporate job and took the helm. Since then, the center has served as a haven from the outside world where yogis of all experience levels come to improve their bodies and calm their minds. Inside the studio, certified instructors guide students through a set of unique classes. Rather than jostle for a spot at the bar or water cooler at the end of the workday, patrons can head to a Happy Hour flow class, a 75-minute session of medium-paced movements set to fun and modern music. In addition to workshops and retreats, the studio also offers balance-improving gentle flow sessions, power yoga, and specially designed courses for deaf or hard of hearing individuals that are lead by a yoga teacher and ASL interpreter.
Created by fitness trainer and life coach Dr. John Spencer Ellis and led by owner and certified fitness professional Doug Krueger, the Lake Country Adventure Boot Camp program shepherds women to physical fitness with motivational workout regimens and nutritional counseling. Before the camp starts, trainers take your measurements and body-fat percentage before hopping into a curious pod, leaping into the future, and comparing them to those of the trimmer post-camp you. In the interim, the four-week or three-day workout regimen cycles through circuit training, jogging, kickboxing, and yoga to surprise and challenge muscles. During winter months and unforeseen Renaissance festivals, sessions move to spacious indoor facilities.