In 2003, Mountain Yoga Sandy was founded by Alex and Jacqueline Wheeler. Recently, Mountain Yoga has expanded and now has 2 studio rooms offering a variety of classes for students of all backgrounds. The Big Cottonwood room offers hot yoga classes while the Little Cottonwood Room offers kids' yoga, mat/barre Pilates, Vinyasa flow, prenatal and postnatal yoga, and restorative yoga.
Gold’s Gym lures fitness seekers from all walks of life with cardio decks, strength-training equipment, and aerobics rooms filled with energizing classes. Instead of reciting Shakespearean monologues as they jog and pedal, guests can watch movies in a cardio theater lined with treadmills, bikes, and an oversize projection screen. Free weights encourage biceps to bulge, and resistance machines tone arms, abs, and legs. Sports lovers dribble basketballs and volley racquetballs on shiny courts (available at most locations), raising their heart rates as they hone hand-eye coordination. Like the nightly news, Zumba classes take an hour and set Latin-inspired dance moves that vaporize calories to vibrant world music, along with a slew of available selections, including cardio and spin classes. Consult each location’s webpage for a class schedule and a list of additional amenities, which range from childcare to personal training (not included in today’s Groupon).
Seven Peaks' multiple locales thrill guests with attractions ranging from water slides to go-karts and paintball. At Seven Peaks Waterpark Provo, the aquatically inclined can cascade down water slides, seesaw around the mammoth half-pipe tube ride, or ride the crests of the 400,000-gallon wave pool. Guests can scan the attractions at Seven Peaks Waterpark Salt Lake City, such as unique water slides and the Amazon River, then plummet off the Cliffhanger, a curvy slide that ends with a sudden 5-foot drop into a pool. The Lehi and Orem locations house an assortment of waterless excursions, including mini golf, go-karts, batting cages, and laser tag.
The Utah Pass of All Passes gives guests access to paintball and laser-tag games. Pass holders also receive perks such as access to skating at Peaks Ice Arena, admission to events at Rocky Mountain Raceways, and admission to baseball and soccer games.
The 2012 PGA Utah Golf Pass offers golfers discounted tee times and deals at more than 70 courses throughout the state. By paying the cart fee, pass-wielders enjoy free rounds at seven of the state's premier golf venues, including the red rock-framed fairways of Sand Hollow and the mountainside greens of Birch Creek Golf Course. At dozens of other courses, players enjoy VIP bargains such as percentages off tee times, buy-one, get-one-free deals on greens fees, special discounts for junior golfers, and free admission for infant sand wedges.
Pass holders also receive discounts on range balls, regripping services, and golf merchandise at certain locations. Check the website for a comprehensive list of discounts, all of which remain valid until the end of 2012 or the golf-cart union goes on strike.
Spokesperson Ty Pennington calls it "the best place to find all the basics, plus all the hot new products—all in one place." At venues across North America, shows presented by Marketplace Events connect homeowners and designers with trusted brands, independent businesses, innovators of new products, and local artisans. The vibrant and inspirational presentations showcase new aesthetic trends and functional designs in the realms of home decor, gardening, energy conservation, and living-space management. In addition to showcasing a range of products and concepts, the event hosts special-guest speakers, who educate audiences on home-remodeling projects from painting walls to adding a fourth dimension to a cramped kitchen.
The experts at Utah Snowkite Center lead courses and clinics on how to harness wind power across open, snow-dusted areas around Salt Lake City and Park City. In sessions ranging from beginner to pro level, students strap into harnesses, kites, and bars provided by the instructors and begin gliding along the snow, eventually learning how to perform tricks like spins and grabs or pulling a rabbit out of your ski boot. Students must provide their own skis or snowboards and helmets for each lesson. In addition to local excursions, Utah Snowkite Center also organizes snowkiting trips throughout the US and to international destinations such as New Zealand and Yukon.