Judging from the amount of artificial turf growing inside Top Athlete Performance, it's safe to say owner Jonathan Rios and his team are serious about athletic training. Rios brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and credentials to the table—he's a certified strength and conditioning specialist and a certified master trainer. He also has a knack for wellness coaching and functional training, two cornerstones of the facility's sports performance program. The program, which is geared toward middle-school, high-school, and collegiate athletes and teams, aims to improve key athletic abilities such as strength, agility, and speed. For those who aren't looking to make a team or a hall of fame but still want to exercise, Top Athlete also offers personal training and adult fitness classes.
Like a job as a mattress salesman, the PJ5K pajama-themed 5K race is on its face just an opportunity for people to wear pajamas outside of their homes and feel accepted by society. But in reality, it's so much more than that. It's a chance for participants to help Haiti. The race partners with the Global Orphan Project?an orphan care ministry intent on preventing orphanhood in Haiti and boosting Haiti's economy with its GO Exchange initiative.
During the race, people of all ages don pajamas and compete in 5K and Junior Jammie runs, which range from 50 yards to a quarter mile. Runners will receive a bag of Haitian coffee, a GO T-shirt, and a discount on GO pajama pants, the proceeds of which will feed one Haitian child for a month. On top of everything, general proceeds from the day's events will also go toward the ministry's noble projects.
While their toes dig into the glossy bamboo floors, students stretch their arms to the ceiling, feeling the hot air curl around their fingertips as their muscles relax into the posture. As light streams in from the windows, an instructor leads the students through one of many classes held at Radiant Yoga, which are designed to suit all fitness levels. Newcomers starting in Yoga Basics get a feel for the proper alignment and foundational asanas before graduating to the titular Radiant Hot Yoga, which covers core- and strength-building moves in a studio heated to 90–95 degrees. Yoga therapy also helps those with musculoskeletal imbalances or painful childhood memories of playing a perfectly still tree in a school play.
Kosama's Complete Body Transformation program embraces the power of variety, perplexing muscles with distinct workouts across 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 crème omelets. They welcome participants of every age and build.
Everyone loves Sarpino's Pizzeria. They are customer-oriented and have a large list of menu items that they freshly prepare for you whenever you’d like a quick bite. Open late, you can easily order online and see if your address is within their delivery zone. Build your own pizza or select one of their perfected specialties - you can't go wrong. Add on some wings, a salad and some drinks for some great party food. Why make your own pasta when they do it right every time? If you're in Overland Park, this is sure to become one of your go-to spots.
Practicality is the name of the game at ATA Martial Arts. For kids and teens, they have bully prevention, child safety, and leadership classes, as well as karate lessons. For adults, they teach self-defense through tae kwon do while fostering fitness, positive attitudes, and confidence.