Robert and Lucy Sondgeroth’s 7-acre maze, cut from corn-lookalike sorghum grass, draws thousands of visitors each fall. Inspired by the success of the maize-y autumn attraction, the Sondegraths decided to open with a spring version for the first time this year. Explorers of all ages can catch a body coming through the pint-size rye labyrinth, which stands 5 feet tall to allow little ones to keep a watchful eye on their parents' antics. After solving the maze and rehydrating with two bottled waters, agri-tourists can hop a ride on the cow train, hone their aim at the air cannon, or hit the oversize jumping pillow for an enthusiastic bounce.
Equipment: Free weights, battling ropes, power rings, heavy bags, bands/chains.
Students should bring: Training attire and mouthpiece recommended for Martial Arts classes.
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: For memberships only; drop-in classes available for one-day fee
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
By keeping things fun ... and straight to the point. Nothing is more motivating than results. I myself get bored quickly, so my training is designed to keep interest levels high, which keeps people working hard. But the key word here is 'routine'. That is why people give up, because routine is boring. Dr. Zatsiorsky states that the response of a biological object to a constant given stimulus decreases over time. Why don't people own 10 of the same shirt? Because it would get boring wearing the same thing daily, working out is no different.
Besides working out, what else can clients do to spend their time at your facility?
Well, there are two sides to my gym: the working out and the martial arts. Aside from that, during open gym hours clients can pretty much use the place for anything training related.
What is a typical session of your program or class like for a student?
Warm up, high intensity interval training, special exercises to target lagging muscle groups, cool down.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I use interval training to raise overall General Physical Preparedness (GPP), strengthen lagging muscle groups, and burn fat. No cardio machines, no Crossfit, just a scientific approach to strength and fitness.
Bob Mihalyov endured the challenge of feeding his three children as they were growing up. As he slowly learned to cook, and it was soon apparent that Bob had a knack for the craft. A few years later, he met Vicki, a weight-loss coach, and the two married, building not only a home together but also a business: they combined their talents to start Trinity Health. Passionate about educating the public on healthy lifestyle techniques, they conduct cooking classes, weight-loss training, and body-composition analyses.
They teach courses for couples and singles at 77 Stone in El Paso. In each class, Bob and Vicki demonstrate the preparation of an appetizer, soup, two entrees, and two desserts, fielding students' questions and encouraging them to lick everything.
Author and radio host Ken Hudnall leads groups on an informative trek through El Paso's famed, and oftentimes spooky, past during the Downtown History and Mystery Tour. Each traipse through time begins at the Camino Real Hotel, where ominous tales of a distressed bride and the lingering presence of Pancho Villa cast a spectral tone upon the outing's onset. Winding through city streets, Ken and crew stop at the Cortez Building, the Plaza Hotel, and the very first Hilton Hotel, which has hosted several celebrity weddings. As night falls and shadows begin to dance and pants unsuspecting patrons, a stop at the Mills Building—constructed on the site of a hotel that burned to the ground—rounds out the tour's itinerary.
At School of American Kenpo, third-degree black belt Ron Hickey calls on 15 years of martial-arts training to instill each student with not only strength and technique, but also character, confidence, and inner peace in every class he leads. Though the roots of traditional American Kenpo run deep in the studio, Hickey encourages his students to blaze their own trails in their development in the martial art. From four-year-old fighters just starting out to older athletes with hopes of achieving a black belt, School of American Kenpo seeks to help every student achieve their personal, fitness, and self-defense goals.
El Paso Comic Strip Comedy Club has been entertaining El Paso, Texas since early 1986. Long considered one of the top Comedy Clubs nationally, the Comic Strip has been voted the "Best Comedy Club" in Texas and "Best Entertainment Venue" in El Paso.