Kiddie Mia's Family Fun Center entertains children of all ages in two joy-filled facilities. High ceilings loom jealously above the bright blue floors where games twinkle happily. One building houses the center's coin-operated arcade, which rewards youngsters with tickets that, unlike an armored piñata, actually yield prizes. Alongside the redemption games, families can quell appetites with pizzas, burgers, and a spaghetti buffet, all awaiting charged up maws at the onsite snack bar. In the adjacent all-you-can-play game room, dozens of kiddie rides occupy young children, who can scamper between Disney-themed attractions such as Mickey's truck and Barney's tractor as parents shout parallel-parking instructions from nearby red and blue picnic tables. Older kids can blast computerized foes on a number of arcade games or coordinate hands and eyes with turns at basketball hoops or air-hockey tables.
As the owner and operator of the University of Surfing, Matt Cole has transformed incredibly talented surfers into an accomplished team of instructors. From Kyla Langen, the 2012 Bud Light Lime Tour Champ, and her globe-spanning surf career to veteran teacher and decorated pro surfer Kevin Rhodes, students reap the benefits of the instructors’ years of experience during two-hour introductory surfing lessons. In addition to these basic lessons, the staff also coaches intermediate surfers and offers private lessons, giving advice about paddling, proper standing technique, and proper burial technique for broken surfboards. The wave-loving group also hosts daylong and overnight camps that cover the deepest aspects of surfing.
Inside a heated studio mere blocks from the beach, Pacifica Yoga welcomes guests of all backgrounds to brave the heat of its Bikram and hot yoga flow classes that meet seven days a week. Its certified teachers run through Bikram yoga's 26 postures and two breathing exercises during morning and evening sessions, which emphasize personal growth over fast-paced posing. The team cultivates a silent studio atmosphere to lend students the opportunity to reflect inwardly, as well as to reenact old Fritz Lang movies where workers take over yoga factories.
In addition to espousing inner peace, the staffers at Pacifica Yoga also commit to sustaining the environment. They polish surfaces with Biokleen products and shine up mirrors and windows with an earth-friendly water-and-vinegar solution.
At Pacifica Athletic Center, clients can sculpt chiseled physiques on BodyMasters Abductor machines and bench presses or receive guidance from personal trainers or instructors in the 2,000-square-foot martial arts gym. Renowned Muay Thai kickboxer Kenya Prach teaches fighting techniques alongside taekwondo experts Master Mangonon and Kyo Sa Nim in the martial arts gym, which houses a 20-foot elevated ring. The fitness center's Kid Zone keeps children distracted from their plans to annex sections of the neighbors' yard. Free amenities such as chilled mint-scented towels, modern showers, and coffee are available.
Tucked within the tree-dappled slopes of the Rocky Mountains and located about an hour from four world-class ski-resorts, Eagle Lodge & Suites offers placid accommodations for powder-surfers. Each hospitable suite squeezes out stressors with rejuvenating beds and welcoming living areas. Ramblers can stock up on ski fuel or construct pancake snowboards with the lodge's complimentary hot breakfast buffet, or stretch-out muscles for an upcoming arm-wrestling tournament against local antelope with a morning pass through the on-site Eagle Athletic Club, which supplies lodgers with weight, cardio, and resistance equipment, a sauna, and a 50-foot lap pool. Though not included with the Groupon, excursionists looking to explore the surrounding hills can hop a spot on the lodge's shuttle system, which runs snow-seekers to the lifts at Vail and Beaver Creek without the risks of bird strike associated with traditional slingshot travel ($65 per person, one-way).
Dr. John Acosta and his tenacious team tend to precious masticators with flexible appointment options including late evenings and Saturdays. With teeth-whitening, customized trays envelop sullied teeth in a brightening solution for 3 minutes once a day. An initial fitting session informs plastic-whittlers of your particular mouth-forms to tailor a unique set for maximal whitening. After the second visit, patients take home their personalized trays with two weeks of the whitening mix alongside a touch-up gel that can be used for two additional weeks or more.