Walking on water is typically considered a supernatural feat, but in ZoomBall Entertainment's namesake ZoomBalls, it's a commonplace occurrence. The huge, clear plastic balls float on water, and the person enclosed inside of them can walk—or run, or jump, or somersault—and stay afloat. ZoomBall Entertainment also rents out ZoomBoats, miniature plastic boats that aspiring captains can drive around their swimming pools, along with swimming pools in which to relax and enjoy the water gear.
CarolinaNightlife.com is a guide to the region’s hottest clubs, restaurants, and bars. The party resource provides useful information as to which spots are the most popular on a given night, and they also include hours, directions, specials, and onsite photo albums so prospective attendees can check out the crowd. The page teems with recommendations on where to go and what to do, with activities that range from speed dating and live music to ping-pong tournaments and Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show viewings.
Trustus, which was named Best Local Theater Company of 2010 by the Free Times, is a 25-year-old theater company that stages innovative, contemporary plays fresh off New York’s stages. Reasons to Be Pretty is one of the latest works from writer, film director, and tragicomedy master Neil LaBute, whose filmography includes Nurse Betty and In the Company of Men. Reasons to Be Pretty is the final installment of LaBute’s trilogy of plays dealing with beauty and physical appearance. When Greg mentions that his girlfriend Steph has a few physical imperfections, she erupts with rage, causing him to ponder society’s emphasis on looks, love, and lacy mittens.
Sportsman's Shop T&T Sports, which has been in service for more than 60 years, preps athletes for myriad playing fields with equipment and apparel from brands such as Adidas, Easton, New Balance, and Nike. Players can wiggle into the flexible fibers of Under Armour duds such as women's comp shorts ($24.99) or the Tech T ($19.99), which affords drying protection against moisture buildups and sneezy fire hydrants. For Canton-bound flankers and soft-handed tire targets, rubber-covered Wilson footballs ($18.99) provide a more pliable catching surface, and Baden basketballs ($27.99) supply hoopsters with bouncy adaptability for indoor or outdoor play. Protect hand branches from a baseball bat's reverberating sting by sliding finger-first into a pair of Easton batting gloves ($12.99). Use the mesh links of a volleyball net ($30.29) to separate spiked shots or finally achieve checkered tan lines.
GNC's opulent aisles display a wide variety of vitamin and mineral and herbal supplements, as well as sports nutrition, diet, energy, body-care, and other health products. The Mega Men Sport multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets) supports muscle recovery and energy levels while aiding speedy male metabolisms without dangling steaks in front of their treadmills. Fuel feats of female strength with the Women's Ultra Mega Active multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets), ideal for vigorous women. Two pounds of Pro Performance 100% whey protein ($35.99) distract taste buds with the flavor of chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry while smuggling 20 grams of high-quality protein into the body in each scoop. Promote healthy bones with a calcium supplement, such as coral calcium, sustainably harvested from the Okinawa Sea to provide a healthy two-to-one ratio of calcium and magnesium.
As a child, Anna Catherine went door to door in her neighborhood, selling art pieces she had crafted in her basement. That was her first taste of a creative career, and she’s been on the same track ever since. After studying fashion and graphic design, she discovered photography as a medium that allowed her to interact with people as well as express herself. She founded Anna Catherine Photography, bringing the meticulousness of a designer’s trained eye to more free-form photo shoots. Now, she captures memories for families, brides and grooms, and even pets, recommending flattering color palettes and outfits along the way.
Susan Hyatt leads a double life. A fitness guru whose workout DVDs have been lauded in Self magazine, Hyatt has also spent 15 years performing with rock bands throughout the U.K. and the U.S. Her training with American Idol vocal coach Ron Anderson and her DJ gig at Mp3 TV have qualified her to coach students in music theory, diaphragm control while singing, and playing guitar, bass, or piano with their teeth. Hyatt's dual talents have coalesced into the Rockstar Workout, equal parts musical training and group exercise. She also teaches sessions that focus exclusively on either music or fitness.