With a focus on martial arts, the staff at Omaha Blue Waves Martial Arts and Fitness aids its clients in losing weight, and increasing endurance. (http://www.omahabluewaves.bravehost.com/) or challenge themselves during full-body boot camps. Onsite massage services soothe sore muscles after or before workouts.
Open Door Mission is a Gospel Rescue Mission that traces its roots back to 1954, when an influx of railroad workers contributed to a stark, sudden rise in homelessness in Omaha. Pastor Jerry Dunn opened the original Open Door Mission on 13th and Douglas Streets to provide food and shelter for the workers. In the ensuing decades, the mission has grown into a multifaceted support system for those in the cycle of homelessness, providing food and shelter, personal and professional development programs, permanent housing, and outreach for women and families.
The light from 10 plasma-screen televisions illuminates the autographed NBA jerseys covering the walls of Blue Jay Bar and Grill. A spacious outdoor deck juts out into the summer air, overlooking a bustling volleyball court and the Creighton University campus, as servers dole out five different Nebraska-brewed beers from a tap. A menu of pizza, wings, and libations sustains patrons as they flit from one room or activity to the next, clutching pints or buckling down to feast on two-for-one burgers.
The Omaha Health Expo encourages visitors to lead an active lifestyle?not just in the future but during the expo itself. It hosts a 5K run, multiple bike rides, and a biathlon, which combines biking and running into a single challenging event. In addition to trying your hand at the races or cheering on participants, you can also visit the weekend expo's eclectic group of exhibitors and speakers, who range from NFL players to psychics who can help guests predict the color of their next pair of running shoes.
The Claussen-Leahy Run & Walk hosts a range of race events that caters to everyone into different levels of competition. The Claussen 10K and 5K runs send competitors to the keystone trail, while the Leahy 2K run offers a shorter alternative. Other events include a campus walk, elders' walk, and an 800-meter kids' race with mini sports clinics.