The fitness instructors, personal trainers, and nutritionists at ClubSport wield the foundations of total-body wellness: detailed knowledge and cutting-edge equipment. Group classes such as cardio kickboxing, cycling, and circuit training showcase routines for all fitness levels, seven days a week. Personal-training sessions, meanwhile, bring help exercisers develop their own fitness plans and face down the imaginary knight that guards every piece of weight-training equipment.
ClubSport also transforms bodies outside the fitness studio and weight room. A self-described resort-style aquatic center features several lap and exercise pools where swimmers can fine-tune their breaststrokes and favorite shark calls. At an on-site spa, massage therapists ease muscle tension with modalities ranging from hot stone and prenatal to trigger point and reflexology.
At each of several one-day festivals held throughout the country, thousands of revelers unite in an epic clash of pulp, beer, and live music. Armed with a cache of 300,000 tomatoes, participants don protective bathing suits and goggles and hurl the fruit at one another during a two-hour battle. Throughout the afternoon, live music and costume contests offer an entertaining respite from the front lines, as bartenders dispense drafts of beer to attendees older than 21, refueling soldiers' morale before they resign to writing goodbye letters to their produce vendors back home. All tomatoes used during the event are past ripe and already fated for disposal, making the battle an efficient means of tossing them before their cursed transformation into singing Muppets.
Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race sends runners into an obstacle-filled odyssey of muddy endurance. The 5-kilometer course features more than epic 25 obstacles, with participants scaling towers of stacked shipping containers, crawling through underground tunnels, and leaping over fire. After the race, live music and cold beer invite triumphant runners to unwind. Those with excess energy can head over to even more kinetic activities such as mechanical bull riding, beach volleyball, and adult-sized bounce houses.
Technology and golf join forces at CityGolf, where visitors can take their best shot at 24 world-renowned courses without ever stepping foot outside. Six high-definition simulators combine high-resolution digital images and satellite data to precisely replicate 3D models of each course, inviting individual players or groups of friends to drive and putt across the same properties as the pros. But the simulators do more than display HD images: they also analyze each shot, including ball speed, club speed, swing path, and carry distance. Each simulator bay is also outfitted with a flat-screen TV, and the available beer keeps everyone properly fueled. CityGolf also has a portable simulator, which golfers can rent for a party or to liven up a boring kindergarten graduation ceremony.
Thanks to Bay Area Ski Bus, getting from point A to point B never felts so good. Its shuttle buses, outfitted with modern conveniences such as video systems, usher passengers to and from local ski resorts, negating their need to worry over travel plans or convince the troll under their bed to return their car keys. Provided meals, snacks, and beverages keep both hunger and thirst at bay, and lift tickets dispensed upon arrival get skiers straight to the slopes. When the faraway ski destinations of Colorado or Val d'Isère entice travelers away from home, Bay Area Ski Bus grows wings to match. Its guides handle every detail of the adventure, from flights and shuttle arrangements to lodging and lift tickets.
The event organizers at Bay Area Wedding Fairs have had a hand in producing countless dream weddings since their first bridal show production in 2002. Today the company's various events count more than 100,000 brides among their happy clientele, each of whom found inspiration and key contacts at a fair when putting together their own special day. As many as 70 vendors in fields from hair and makeup to limo transportation highlight their services at each show, allowing brides-to-be to make serious planning and shopping headway in a single day, saving them the stress of spacing it out over many appointments.