Every year, KC Sports Leagues unite more than 1,500 singles and young professionals, all between the ages of 24 and 30, in recreational sports leagues. Beyond providing an opportunity for friendly competition and social interaction throughout the Kansas City area, the organizers of KC Sports Leagues only have one mission: help players have fun. Coed leagues include dodgeball, basketball, kickball, volleyball, and flag football, which reigns as the most popular type of recreation, apart from the parties that cap off each game in all leagues. Though most matches focus on fun and camaraderie, the men-only leagues also embrace a competitive element, perfect for the serious athlete or the armchair athlete who wonders if their arm-strength translates beyond remote tricks.
Glossy bowling lanes explode with the sounds of crashing pins at Aaron's Family Fun Center, where an arcade, outdoor mini-golf course, and six sand volleyball courts keep all manner of attentions entertained. The 32-lane array gives ample space for individual and league play, though larger parties can opt to reserve The Den, a private, elegant bowling alley featuring six lanes, library-paneled walls, and no restrictions on false old-timey mustaches. The mini-golf course challenges putters to 18 holes with a range of colorful obstacles for year-round enjoyment, though unfavorable weather may limit off-season play to all but the most wind-resistant of miniature athletes.
The health-centric twosome of Brad (a certified personal trainer who has helped his clients lose over 2,000 pounds combined) and his athletic anima Jen (a nutritional specialist who builds realistic and effective diets and teaches yoga and Pilates) operates out of an impressive studio—aptly named "The Sweatshop"—fully outfitted with professional equipment and all accessories needed to transform your body into whatever shape or scent you desire. Your two personal training sessions start with an initial consultation, during which Brad and Jen will develop training exercises geared toward goals such as weight loss, speed, agility, and the ability to lift cars off trapped kittens and hurl them at supervillains. Brad's fitness philosophy adheres to the tenets of functional training, which focuses on stabilizing the abdominal and lower-back muscles to limit the risk of injury and support all other muscle groups.