Under the same roof, children of all ages navigate a kaleidoscopic swirl of spinning palm trees, multicolored crawlspaces, and a foam factory that sends lightweight foam spheres careening into the festive atmosphere. This dizzying assortment of kinetic equipment engages children at every turn at Kids Planet, whether they're burrowing their way through an asymmetrical obstacle course, swishing down winding slides, hitching a ride on the balloon merry-go-round, or empathizing with a pet in the hamster wheel. Partitioned playrooms accommodate kids of all ages, including a room for children aged 1–3, and parents can keep themselves entertained while their kids are engaged in safe play by connecting to the free WiFi.
Blake “Top Dogg” Rashad has spent more than 30 years earning his nickname. At age 12, Blake began training neighborhood dogs, a talent that would later lead him to prep military pooches for action during his enlistment in the Army. After his time in the service, Rashad joined the Atlanta police force to train crime-fighting canines.
Today, the expert in dog behavior hosts a weekly Internet radio show about dog behavior, local pet businesses, and canine-related news—playfully called “You Talk I Bark”—and also heads up Top Dogg K-9 Academy. At the academy, Rashad teaches dog owners the training techniques he has accumulated over the past three decades. Pooches leave six- or eight-week courses with a better understanding of how to communicate their needs to owners, and owners leave with dogs that respond quickly to commands such as “heel” and “drop my wedding ring.”
At A Healing Paradigm, wellness-focused practitioners collaborate to help their clients achieve optimal health, inside and out. Counseling sessions aim to lift inner spirits, and yoga classes burn calories and sculpt muscles. The center's walking group leads travelers along a nature trail featuring colorful foliage and the occasional lost yeti.
The sixth-annual incarnation of the Alive! Expo has more than 150 participating local and national businesses representing every aspect of natural products and services. The Alive! Expo features exhibits and lectures from top green-industry experts that run the gamut of natural-product innovations. Join in an interactive yoga or Pilates demo, or watch in horror as a chef batters organic fruit into a deliciously bruised smoothie during a healthy-cooking demo. Participate in a complimentary health and wellness screening before sprinting down the aisles of exhibits, snagging free product samples along the way.
Le’Chic Parties jazzes up events with kid-friendly rental equipment such as colorful bouncy castles, professional foam machines, and concessions and games. Eight package options include various combinations of party products and can be rented for two to eight hours. The staff delivers all items onsite, sanitizes, sets up, and breaks down the bouncy castles, and sticks around to monitor and refill the foam machines. Le'Chic also provides an in-depth FAQ to answer all of your questions about space and power requirements.