Titanz Fitness & Nutrition is open 24 hours a day to help its visitors devise their own fitness plans. Clients can work out solo or meet up with a class or personal trainer. Augmenting exercises, a nutritionist helps guide the dietary component of guests' wellness regimens, and the onsite store proffers supplements.
Throughout KangaZoom's 12,000-square-foot facility, youngsters aged 2–12 and their parents whoosh down giant slides, carom about jump castles, and dart through obstacle courses during daily open play sessions. The inflatable basketball court's added bounciness makes it easier for kids to dribble the ball or each other, and a separate area for toddlers allows them to safely interact away from older children’s high-octane play. Though adults can join their children as long as they're wearing socks, they can also kick back in the lounge café and snack on concessions and drinks. Three private rooms host birthday parties for groups of up to 20 revelers, and KangaZoom's staff run regular dance and fitness classes for kids to learn impressive moves before the kindergarten prom.
Mothers often chide youngsters for hopping onto flower beds, but Buckhead Bounce encourages it with its 3-D flowerpot bouncer. It’s one of the company’s several playfully themed inflatable rentals, which include a fire truck, a castle combo with a jumping area and slide, and a jousting arena replete with headgear and jousting poles. Professional setup and breakdown bookends each four-hour inflatable rental, during which sirens alert attendants of any loss of power so they can safely clear children from the inflatable before it deflates.
Along with bounce houses, Buckhead Bounce enlivens parties by turning backyards into drive-ins with inflatable movie screens, professional projectors, 450-watt speakers, and Blu-ray players. Guests enjoy their flick of choice while lounging on rental chairs and snacking on a rental hot-dog steamer’s franks, a rental popcorn maker’s kernels, or invisible stew a rental mime keeps trying to prepare.
Resolute Spirit Athletics provides a safe and structured environment for children to get fit and explore self-expression through movement. Instructors guide students of all ages through dance classes in styles such as hip-hop and jazz, and lead tumbling classes that cover everything from basic cartwheels to advanced standing full twists. And, for those who wish to compete or just keep their moves fresh in the off-season, the facility also offers cheerleading classes that teach students how to bring pep to any sporting event or traffic court hearing.
A program of the non-profit organization Community Unite Worldwide, Community Unite Worldwide Performance Arts Camp is a little like college, in that kids can pick an area of concentration. Unlike biology or economics, though, Community Unite Worldwide's subjects are all about self-expression. Courses run the gamut from singing, drama, visual arts, and arts and crafts to dance, hip-hop, step-dancing, and praise dance. The counselors even offer a sports concentration, in which kids learn about athletics and the importance of teamwork, the skill that lets the pros dunk by climbing on their fellow players' shoulders.
Though many people consider playing an instrument to be a lovely skill or hobby, the team at Dean Music Institute looks at it a bit differently. That’s because after a quarter century spent creating and teaching music, they have seen how learning to play an instrument improves both the player’s creativity and brain function, resulting in better test scores, memory, and decision-making skills. They also understand that students will reap the most benefits if they enjoy their courses of study. And so, when instructors lead group sessions in guitar or private lessons in piano, bass, or guitar, they set realistic goals in short assignments and dive into popular songs that students actually want to learn how to play. For those too busy to make it into the studio, they also offer lessons over Skype, and flash classes see instructors and students holding impromptu jam sessions at cafés, bars, shopping centers, and parking-ticket-violation hearings to share a love of artistic expression with the public.