Flight! Nebraska's well-groomed fleet of Piper aircrafts can accommodate one licensed pilot, one aspiring altitude seeker, and two wide-eyed guests. During a 30-minute scenic flight tour, one of Flight! Nebraska's experienced instructors will regale passengers with aviation lore as he or she guides the plane through the wild blue yonder like a noble bald eagle or a very lost tiger shark. The discovery flight allows adventurous aviatrixes who receive 30 minutes of on-the-ground instruction to taste the excitement of self-guided volitation when they take the wheel, masterfully gliding the sky buggy through the air, leaving their guests white-knuckled but duly impressed.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic-resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine-maneuvering and your muscle-making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
The sales floor at Omaha Air Tactical buzzes with the conversation of hobbyists and enthusiasts browsing the immense collection of airsoft guns, tactical equipment, combat clothing, and accessories. It's in the indoor Close Quarters Battle arena, however, where chatter turns into action. Here, teams duke it out in tactical play simulating military encounters, launching pellets at opposing players. The facility's staff maintains its own set of weapons to rent to players who don't bring their own, as well as stores of ammunition to fuel a full day on the field. Of course, they also sell the airsoft guns themselves, acting as licensed dealers for manufacturers such as Elite Force, G&G Armament, and Echo1.
Kosama's eight-week Complete Body Transformation program embraces the power of variety, perplexing muscles with six distinct workouts throughout each week. The combined conditioning effects of kettlebell swings, kickboxing jabs, and yoga poses, among other exercises, banish calories as they streamline the body "from the core out" during group sessions. Instructors take an all-inclusive approach to health, building physical strength, mental focus, and wholesome eating habits such as adding a parsley garnish to Cadbury-creme omelets. They welcome participants of every age and build to their many Kosama locations.
When Christopher Geary began teaching martial arts back in 1994, he didn't even have a facility in which to do so. Instead, he used a schoolyard. Christopher had just returned home from the Marine Corps and brought with him skills in the art of kenpo karate. Today, as a 10th-degree black belt, Christopher does have his own facility—and he teaches every class that takes place there.When he isn't schooling students on the mats at Geary's Kempo Karate (Omaha NE), Christopher can be found volunteering his wisdom and teaching self-defense techniques around the community.
At Sempai Judo Academy, fourth-degree judo and jujitsu black belt Jason Reinders and his staff specialize in the Japanese martial art of judo. During a typical judo match, contestants rely on takedowns, pins, and submissions to either beat their opponents or impress them so much that they burst into tears of joy. The team actually teaches or is inspired by a range of martial arts styles like jujitsu, ninjutsu, and tae kwon do. Judo classes here are also available for kids.