At Bridges Bay Resort's Boji Splash indoor water park, a 500-gallon tipping bucket fills to the brim before it spills over and dumps its watery contents on the swimmers gathered below. Throughout the water park, guests can swim in the gradual-entry pool, swoosh down water slides, or float on tubes in the lazy river. Other aquatic features include a pirate ship equipped with water cannons, a spray playground, and a lily-pad water walk. After working up an appetite, head to Bracco Waterfront Grill for burgers, steaks, and seafood.
Thanks to Bridges Bay Resort's location along Lake Okoboji, most of the suites and condos feature stunning waterfront views. Condominiums come with a full kitchen, outdoor patio, and living room with fireplace to burn marshmallow effigies of Lex Luthor.
Anytime Fitness, which boasts 1,689 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.
Owned and operated by Dr. Ronald J. Kolegraff, re*be is one of the most credentialed clinics in Iowa, specializing in vein treatments, skin surgeries, and cosmetic procedures. Treating varicose and spider veins with sclerotherapy, Dr. Kolegraff employs one of a variety of techniques best suited for the patient and the severity of vein problems, helping limbs look refreshed and ready for lederhosen season. Damaged veins will be injected with sodium tetradecyl sulfate, which makes the veins collapse or clot and then retreat from public life on the skin's surface. There are few restrictions on patients after the procedure, so three-legged races and leapfrog contests are encouraged.
GNC's opulent aisles display a wide variety of vitamin and mineral and herbal supplements, as well as sports nutrition, diet, energy, bodycare, 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 Okinawan Sea to provide a healthy 2-to-1 ratio of calcium and magnesium.
The course at Emerald Hills Golf Club sweeps over hilly terrain marked by frequent doglegs, fast greens, and stone-lined water hazards. Though the relatively short, flat first hole would lead first-timers to believe otherwise, the course rewards conservative play: most fairways bend to some degree and require distance control to avoid unfavorable lies in the rough and holes that lead to China. The par 5 fifth hole, the course's most difficult, presents an uphill dogleg left onto an elevated, two-tiered green with breaks that can be difficult to discern. Emerald Hills Golf Club also features pristine practice facilities, lessons with resident golf pros, and an onsite clubhouse with a banquet hall and a cocktail lounge.
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400 pounds of lift. 60 pounds per square inch, more than 35 feet straight into the air—or below the water. The specifications of Aquafly's jet-powered Flyboard add up to a unique experience in extreme aquatic sports. Devised in 2011 by French jet-ski racer Franky Zapata, the FlyBoard system uses the jet discharge of a personal watercraft to propel its strapped-in pilot above or through the water. The company's factory-certified instructors help customers break the shimmering surface of Lake Okoboji in beginner through advanced pilot-training classes, divulging tips for basic Flyboard operation while introducing a range of maneuvers and complex tricks. They also provide Flyboard rentals and routine maintenance.