A competitive shooter since he was a teenager, Mike Wirth began teaching responsible firearms operations during college. Between bouts of studying for his degree in mechanical engineering, he showed friends and classmates the firearms basics, such as marksmanship fundamentals, proper cleaning and storage, and how to smelt each bullet by hand.
Now teamed with business partner Aaron Goodfellow, Wirth continues training clients in responsible armed defense. On the outdoor ranges shared with Parma Rod and Gun Club, he and Goodfellow lead classes focused on handgun operations, teaching guests skills from swapping magazines to courteous behaviors when on the range.
Parker Arrien grew up rafting through whitewater rapids on the Snake and Salmon Rivers with his family, feeling the crash of waves and the force of the water pulling him forward. As an adult, he knew it would be impossible to ignore his desire to seek outdoor adventures, so he founded America's Rafting Company with his wife, Becky, to share this exhilarating experience with others. His adventures take people whitewater rafting down canyons, fishing for steelhead in the winter, backpacking in the immense wilderness of the Seven Devils Mountains, and making excursions on the Idaho rivers. Participants can expect enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides on all adventures.
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 circle of hydraulic resistance machines designed to work with women's bodies, promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use each lady’s body weight and unique fitness level to create resistance that matches her abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions can 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 pit crew at Quik Karts USA straps kids and adults of all skill levels into miniature motorcars for high-speed laps around the track. A pack of four rides sates one driver's racing urges, and groups can share a pack of eight rides to settle scores on who gets to steer their getaway Ferrari. Kids ages 8–15 can thread through the tire-lined course in junior carts, which top out at 25 mph. Elder automobilists set pedals horizontal in the adult carts, which reach speeds of up to 40 mph, a feat once thought only possible by cheetahs riding on skateboards. Depleted ankle strength is replenished at the snack bar with drinks, candy, shaved ice, and popcorn, though these victuals are not included in the deal.
Sportations connects amateur adrenaline jockeys to certified professional adventurers, drawing from a nationwide network of aeronauts and speed demons to introduce habitual pedestrians to the wonders of skydiving, ballooning, hang gliding, and stock-car racing. Thrill seekers can zipline across a forest canopy, hollering like Tarzan or taunting nearby birds until they agree to race. Helicopter tours ferry patrons skyward over landmarks and cityscapes, whereas paragliding adventures get up close and personal with blue skies and clouds. For most sports, Sportations accommodates groups of any size, from physics classes empirically proving gravity's existence to solo ballooning supervillains declaring dominion over all they see.
Spines chill as they cross the threshold from civilization into the nightmarish realm of 3K Haunted House, where untold fiends await to release their inner-demons onto unwelcome guests. Much like one would expect from George Lucas’s poltergeist, 3K Haunted House strikes fear in the hearts of interlopers with film-set-quality effects and designs, suspending guests’ disbelief as they tiptoe past groaning ghouls and hear a cascade of blood-curdling screams. In addition to its spooky domicile, 3K Haunted House also boasts a number of other harvest-season attractions, such as kid-friendly bounce houses, which early farmers used to create the world’s first-ever popcorn.