Flyboard Rentals of Toledo weds waterskiing and flight with their gravity-defying flyboards. Certified flyboard instructors are on hand to teach students how to safely soar above the water at the whims of water-pressure-guided boots. It only takes about 5?10 minutes to learn how it works?just strap yourself into a pair of boots that are anchored by a small board, and grab hold of the 50-foot cord attached to a jet ski. When the instructor powers up the jet ski, water blasts out from under the board and you're sent straight up into the air to hover on the water. Jim Stillman, the owner and operator of Flyboard Rentals, has personally trained each instructor and ensured that all are certified in first aid and CPR.
Each year automobile manufacturers ranging from Acura and Aston Martin to Volkswagen and Volvo zoom into the Greater Columbus Convention Center and set up shop for the Columbus International Auto Show. For four days, throngs of automobile enthusiasts stream into the expansive displays to ooh and ahh over the year's shiny new models of sedans, sports cars, SUVs, and minivans. As onlookers longingly envision themselves behind the wheel or backseat driving inside a Ford Mustang, Fiat 500, or one of the futuristic concept cars on display, a number of events vie for overloaded eyeballs, including the Ram Off-Road Experience and the Dialed Action Sports Team BMX Show.
At Maumee Valley Martial Arts, trainers do away with flashy moves and elaborate belt systems for a no-nonsense fighting style designed to fend off attackers. By intensely studying the hard-hitting moves and counters based on Israeli Krav Maga, students can build stronger bodies while remaining mentally and physically intact in nearly any situation.
Inside Miss Cue Sports Cafe, guests are greeted with the clatter of pool balls on 22 tables intermingling with the sound of laughter. Between table times, players shore up hand-eye coordination with games of shuffleboard and darts or play shrunken-down versions of sports, such as basketball shootout and foosball.
Sports fans keep one eye on the televisions scattered about the space and the other on the menu of Harry's Hot Dog Hut. The pure vienna beef hot dogs come with innovative toppings such as creamed peas, bacon, baked beans, and a spicy mango chutney made with a house recipe. The full-service bar stands at the ready to concoct libations that wash down dogs better than frosty mugs of mustard.
Though the certified instructors at Zen in the District – Yoga each lay claim to different style specialties—Hatha, Vinyasa, Sanga, and Amrite among them—they share the aim of heightened self-awareness. Their classes cater to all fitness levels, focusing on introspection more than flawless posing technique or perfect nostril positioning during breath work. Whether they are inside the studio or on the courthouse lawn across the street, the teachers strive to downplay stress with caring vibes. They also apply their compassion to community projects, demonstrating yoga for interested Girl Scout troops and regularly donating to the Seagate Food Bank.
On a 3,000-square-foot floating floor, head instructor Alfredo’s feet execute the graceful steps of waltzes, the energized hops of East Coast swing, and the sinuous turns of Latin styles, luring students from all over the United States and Canada to his Ohio studio. He's been passing these dance moves down to others for more than 30 years, guiding competitors to the stage floor and convincing wallflowers to refrain from hiding in a nightclub’s corners when the music starts up. He and his staff aim to nimble up the leg joints of first-timers, wedding parties, or squeaky tin-men during group and private lessons, as well as judgment-free dance parties. They also host guest seminars led by national and world champion dancers to expose protégés to elite-level twirls.