Legendary Excursions’ wheelmen demonstrate the tactics necessary for navigating unpaved environments and install adrenaline-hungry guests inside a 190-horsepower, 4-speed manual-transmission Baja 1000–style off-road racing car. During the Ride Along Adventure, patrons ride shotgun as a professional driver steers them through three laps on a tricky, 6.3-mile off-road course at race-like speeds, navigating tough terrain and catching air on jumps. Experts kick-start the Taste of Baja Adventure by honing fear-conquering clients' driving skills and dressing them in racing helmets and other appropriate gear. Once suited up, racers will be formally introduced to their trusty motor-steed, learning all about its controls, safety equipment, and ticklish spots before having their picture taken with it. Adventurers then spend three laps traversing the baja track's jumps, sweeping turns and rough terrain, letting the colossal BFGoodrich tires create swirling dust formations and spew out perfectly cooked mud pies.
Beads of a Feather's experienced instructors guide students' hands and eyes through the shop's shifting treasure trove of potential body ornamentations. Each Basic Beading class includes three hours of comprehensive, hands-on education covering techniques such as stringing and crimping. All fledgling embellishers walk away with neck and ear adornments along with the basic wire-wrapping skills necessary for future projects and near-future attempts at reinventing the clothes hanger. To aid in such artistic endeavors, Groupon guests can apply their 15% in-store discount toward the shop's exhaustive selection of tools and accessories from brands such as Vintaj, Beadsmith, and Swarovski.
Walking into a HobbyTown USA is like immersing yourself in a science fair, toy store, and art-supply shop all at the same time. Stocked with items ranging from 1/25 scale 1969 Camaro model kits ($19.95) to easy-to-care-for ant farms ($17.99), the store has something for any age or interest. Spicy up the tide of warm weather with interactive outdoor activities, such as flying Turbo Jet 2000 gliders ($4.99) or kites shaped like 3-D space shuttles ($19.99), which, unlike real space shuttles, serve decent in-flight meals. For rainy days, pick up a 10-piece carving-knife set ($7.99) and an eight-color all-purpose paint set ($12.15) to repurpose any banister as a totem pole of achievement.
Colonial Fitness' technicolored gym boasts a battalion of exercise equipment and energetic group classes to motivate guests of all ages and abilities to reach their fitness goals. The certified trainers lead high-energy cardio-fitness classes to pump up muscles and heart rates alongside relaxing yoga classes to increase flexibility and decrease stress. Guests face off on racquetball courts or hit home runs on the basketball courts, toning muscles and burning calories while enjoying some friendly competition. As adults push their bodies' limits, they can rest assured while sending their children off to cavort in the child activity center under the staff's watchful eye. To rejuvenate after a calorie-torching workout, guests can unwind during a massage or tanning session, refuel with a protein-packed smoothie at the Hydration Station, or relax in the sauna and steam rooms.
Down Under Sports and Fitness founders and personal training duo Samantha and Stephen, who hail from Australia and the United States, respectively, use their diverse backgrounds to help push exercisers toward their fitness goals. The other members of their training team also boast their own specific specialties, be it strength training or improving posture.
Yoga Inlet’s experienced instructors help students calm their minds and strengthen their bodies with gentle, Svaroopa-focused yoga classes. Known throughout the yoga world as “luxury yoga” for its nonintimidating, comforting movements and potential for pain relief, Svaroopa yoga employs familiar, accessible alignments and breathing exercises to ease clients of any age and fitness level into a tranquil state of relaxation. Each class guides participants through relaxation and body-awareness exercises, breathing practice, 10–14 different positions, and a series of contemplations to replace mental worries with a meditative chant of the periodic table of elements. To further relax students, Yoga Inlet outfits class attendees with a personal mat and all required equipment.
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