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.
Pacifica Health Fusion doubles as a massage-therapy studio and a first-aid training center. Two licensed massage therapists—a mother and daughter—oversee the business and serve as its primary practitioners. They knead muscles with a choice of nine massage modalities and lead safety and first-aid trainings that adhere to American Heart Association and American Red Cross standards. During basic life support (BLS) and CPR seminars, the duo explains how to recognize medical emergencies or properly resuscitate unresponsive Cabbage Patch dolls.
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).
An inviting, Tuscan-themed relaxery, BellaNirvana freshens clients with a wide variety of health and beauty services. The BellaNirvana Special package grants guests one hour's worth of its Signature Facial and hand treatment plus an additional hour of rejuvenating, body-softening massage. During the signature facial, visitors first undergo skin analysis to ensure optimal treatment customization before receiving a two-step cleanse with hydrophilic oils and herb juice, an enzymatic exfoliation, extractions, a mask, and hydrating serums. The hour-long massage applies Swedish and deep-tissue kneading techniques until soreness, tension, and pain have left the body like an honorably discharged poltergeist.
Good vibes permeate every corner of Karma Wellness Boutique. There's a spiritual element infused into the spa's mission—the staff attributes their generous spirit to karma, which they foster by creating a warm and welcoming space for clients, and by donating partial proceeds from every service to charity. They also begin every treatment with a positive affirmation, believing that positive thoughts yield positive results. But the crew doesn't rely on the power of affirmations alone: the results-oriented treatments—including roughly eight facials—also employ medleys of vitamins and nutrients known to help nurture a healthy complexion and prevent breakouts. Beyond facials, services also include body treatments—think warm organic sugar polishes and exfoliation with essential oils—as well as waxing and lash and brow tinting.
Ocean Yoga sprang from organic beginnings. Devastated when the community's lone yoga studio shuttered, Ron Kino and Alison Sanders gathered their yoga friends for a discussion of where they'd plant their mats next. Hopes were shared and plans were made, and a mere month later, the group was busy installing the bamboo floors and walls that form the base of Ocean Yoga. Today, the studio serves the community that built it with classes in a variety of yoga types, while also serving as a home for belly dance and Pilates practitioners. Hands-on workshops cover topics such as meditation, mandala creation, and whittling yoga pants out of sustainable wood. In addition, Ocean Yoga is bodywork destination, with massage, Reiki, Bowen, and acupuncture lending comfort to ambitious muscles.