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.
America's Action Territory encourages familial bonding through amusements in session year-round indoors and seasonally outdoors. During warm weather, the park staff operates six outdoor activities, from bumper boats in a 75,000-gallon pool to paintball on a 20,000-square-foot inflatable field. Back inside, kids can enter the smoky, black-lit laser-tag arena to demonstrate who is most deserving of parents' love, or challenge their progenitors to skee-ball at the arcade. Between games, an eatery supplies patrons with refreshments such as sandwiches, chicken strips, and pizzas on crust made without gluten or lasers. It also offers a wine and beer list for adults, as well as free WiFi. For special occasions, Action Territory's team can also arrange birthday parties and organize group packages.
Painted the distinctive international orange of the Golden Gate Bridge, to which it bears more than a passing resemblance, the signature bridge at Browns Lake Golf Course crosses the Fox River in style. Players walk over this sleek structure after they’ve made their play off the tee on the par 3 12th hole. Thankfully, they need not fly the San Francisco Bay or lay up on Alcatraz to reach the green in regulation: a 150-yard strike with enough loft ought to do the trick.
Players have been attempting this feat with varying degrees of success since 1921, when the course opened. Wedged between the river to the west and Browns Lake to the east, it's designed to challenge golfers of all handicaps. A round here represents a 6,449-yard loop from the back tees, filled with enough elevated greens to make players reconsider both their club selections and their reluctance to ask their caddies for a piggy-back ride. Though they may want to steer their golf balls clear of it, visitors can admire a bunker in the shape of comic-strip character Andy Gump on the par 3 fourth hole, which was designed to pay homage to local native Sidney Smith, his creator.