Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
Pilates enthusiasts might recognize Kahley Schiller from the cover of Pilates Style magazine, while pageant enthusiasts might recognize her as 2013's Ms. Kansas United States. It's not surprising that she's become so visible, as she's been involved with everything from releasing her own mat and reformer workout DVDs to training dancers for the popular Las Vegas show Le Reve.
At her own studio, Pilates by Kahley, she's taken her experience as a teacher of dance, aerobics, cardio, and Pilates and put together a diverse schedule of classes. Beyond Pilates staples such as mat and reformer sessions, students can also take jump-board cardio, power barre, and BOSU challenge classes.
Nestled within the Oak Park Mall, Zonkers Arcade enchants youngsters and guardians alike with its extensive stock of family-friendly games. Customers can strive for kudos and prizes during rounds of redemption games or can compete in video and racing games with such varied titles as In the Groove 2, Dog Pounder, and Potato Sack Race: The Game! Zonkers also accommodates birthday parties, group chanting events, and fundraisers throughout the year. Not content to contain its fun within one place, the arcade has branched out with its family entertainment center Zonkers in the Great Mall of the Great Plains.
At From the Inside Out Yoga, instructors helps students relax their bodies, center their minds, and improve their flexibility through holistic wellness practices and yoga postures. Guests let stress melt away as they treat themselves to cleansing Gentle yoga, or start their mornings with a burst of natural energy through early Sunrise yoga sessions. Complementary touch therapy with essential oils, as well as positive meditations from the instructor weave together with physical movements to strengthen the spirit as well as the body and mind.
The local artists at Grapes & Paints encourage students to trade in their self-criticism for brushes, acrylic paint, and a good time. Over the course of two hours, they provide instruction to create a featured painting while participants down drinks and snacks. This sociable ambiance pairs well with team building exercises, children's birthday parties, and fun nights out. By the class's end, guests return home with their own unique work of art to hang on a wall or stash inside a loved one's glove compartment.
Certified Ballroom dance instructor Amy has been sweeping people off their feet as young as 6 years old and as mature as 87. In a one-on-one or group setting, Amy guides bodies through a smattering of dances, including the fox trot, tango, waltz, cha-cha, and swing. Her students come to learn basic moves for a special occasion—such as a wedding first dance—as well as to train hard for dance competitions.