Providing a premier indoor racing experience, G-Force Karts hooks up speed-thirsty racers with high-quality junior (eight to 15 years) and adult (16+ years) karts fitted with rip-snorting Honda motors that can reach speeds of 40 miles per hour and pull 1.5 Gs, all in order to overtake lane-hogging crocodiles. A quarter-mile track hosts hairpin turns for deft maneuvering and minimal duck crossings. Each Groupon holder will be able to partake in three races after attending a safety briefing and donning a wind-cutting helmet. Post-race reports are provided, detailing lap times, lap averages, performance rankings, and how often drivers made a funny face. The included one-year membership allows customers to purchase multiple race packages and partake in specials and a free birthday race. For additional questions, customers can refer to the handy online FAQ.
Under the managerial eye of owner and professional marathon runner Tom Purcell, Town Center Fitness’s crew of certified personal trainers welcomes guests into an encouraging environment. On any given day, the gym’s workout spaces buzz with bodies spinning, running, and lindy-hopping atop meticulously maintained Precor cardio equipment or sculpting showroom-floor muscles as they curl Hampton free weights. Within the spacious, wood-floored studio, the energetic instructors guide students through classes from across the aerobic spectrum, from gentle yoga to high-intensity cardio sculpt. The gym’s complimentary towel service and onsite locker facilities ensure comfortable cooldown sessions, and the staff acquaints new members with the equipment during orientations.
The team running Happy Winds Kiteboarding & Water Sports knows board sports like Bo Jackson knows all other sports. Garnering experience in the competitive circuit of snowboarding and chasing the best winds around the globe to engage in the most extreme kiteboarding possible, the staffers have the need for adventure coursing through their veins. In between taming waves, they like to fill their time sharing their knowledge of kiteboarding and sailing with others through organized lessons and training sessions. Aside from lessons, they offer equipment for sale and rental, including everything from standup paddleboards and kayaks to aquacycles, wakeboards, chairs, umbrellas, and cabana sets.
Great White Water Sports creates a harmony with the gentle crash of waves, the powerful growls of jet skis, and the excited yelps of families as they launch a variety of jet-ski rentals right from the sands of Chesapeake Bay. Ranked second on the Norfolk activity list by TripAdvisor, and backed by favorable attention from USA Today, their lifeguard-trained team also saddles up jet skis in waters warmer than the Atlantic and with smaller waves. Their jet skis are not equipped with any speed-restriction devices, allowing guests to rev up their engines and feel the wind hit their faces as they send wake waves rolling shoreward.
Named one of Parents magazine's Top 10 Birthday Chains in 2010, Color Me Mine's international franchise of DIY ceramics studios cater to an older crowd as well. Hundreds of unadorned ceramic pieces—including vases, flatware, and busts of Elvis—await the attentions of muses of kids and their keepers alike, as do glazes in earthy tones and bright crimsons to frighten bulls away from china cabinets. Guests follow simple step-by-step instructions that leave plenty of room for creative expression. When painters are satisfied with their work, the professional kiln-workers help glaze and fire it for them before customers retrieve the finished piece a few days later.
The friendly staffers at Bounce House's multiple Virginia locales breathe new life into the term sock hop, as well as lots of air into inflatable play surfaces. During Open Jump sessions and birthday parties, sock-clad moppets aged 1–12 can hop to their heels’ content across a cadre of themed inflatables, which catapult youngsters into TV-station simulacra and onto the surface of an air-hockey machine. As parents supervise, they can compare their children's bouncing with that of the stock market using complimentary WiFi. Each Bounce House fuels fun by keeping its snack bar fully stocked.