With more than 1,800 gyms in 10 countries around the globe and 24/7 access, Anytime Fitness makes it as easy as possible for its members to get in shape. Multiple strength-training and cardio machines can build stamina, increase agility, and tone limbs to rival the crisp bicep lines of statues in a nearby park. The center’s virtual classes teach fitness disciplines such as yoga, cycling, and kickboxing. Group training brings those disciplines into 3-D. As far as amenities, private showers and HDTV are just two of the many additional touches that make Anytime Fitness a welcoming workout arena.
Each fall, the typically serene landscape transforms into a 5K course of terror as lurching/walking/sprinting dead try to make buffets of the running living in the pulse-pounding Zombie Frenzy race. But unlike zombie runs that force participants to just play victim, the Zombie Frenzy provides a fresh role-playing twist that lets runners see through the eyes of both the living and the undead, just like Bub, an adorable sentient zombie. With help from a team of professional makeup artists, partakers start the race as ghoulish chaser zombies and savor the thrill of stalking the living for their "brains," which come in the form of belt-mounted "life" flags. After hunting their prey across containment zones, the tables turn as players shed their makeup and rigor mortis to return to the race as runners. Those who finish fastest and with their flags intact can earn prizes. But everyone who participates gets a T-shirt, swag bag, custom silicon bracelets, and snacks and drinks after they've crossed the finish line.
Beneath towering trees, paintballs and laser beams soar across Bill’s Extreme Paintball and Laser Tag’s 2-acre outdoor arena. Tippmann 98 quality markers and masks arm paintball players as they scale sniper towers and dive into hideouts, while professional-grade laser-tag guns allow future hair-removal experts to shoot lasers up to 700 feet. Vigilant referees stave off tomfoolery during matches, and picnic tables scattered around the facility provide platforms for snacks or birthday feasting. Bill's can also tote equipment to a customer’s chosen venue, allowing a partygoer to host a game in their own backyard, local park, or favorite alderman's office.
Kids of all ages literally bounce off the walls at Bouncers, an indoor play place cushioned by an inflatable jump zone. As kids test the limits of gravity, parents can watch from a distance with concessions in hand. Bouncers makes sure its play sessions are age-appropriate by offering specialized dates for toddler jumps, ensuring that little ones don’t get trampled or traded by older kids. The multipurpose center also hosts music lessons on Wednesdays as well as charitable fundraisers for such organizations as Republic High School and the Ronald McDonald House.