Since 1979, the namesake of Gary's Indiana Muskie Experience has navigated local lakes and waterways while helping anglers reel in trophy fish. By reading weather patterns and reflecting on wisdom gained through years as a water wizard, the fishing specialist sets out in search of the muskellunge, a deep-dwelling predator known to weigh up to 70 pounds. Gary carefully selects lures that represent the fishes' seasonal diet, finicky appetite, and general distaste for swashbuckling pirate hooks. He also equips each of his guests with rods and reels capable of withstanding the fish's well-known strength. Most expeditions take place on Webster Lake, Backwater Lake, The Barbee Chain, Lake Tippecanoe, James Lake, Oswego Lake, Loon Lake, and Upper Long Lake.
In more than 100 locations around the country, ThrillZown's staff facilitates adrenaline-filled excursions full of extreme water, air, and land adventures. Under the supervision of experts, brave souls defy gravity as they skydive, hang-glide, bungee jump, or play films of apples falling off trees in reverse. On land, crews harness the power of horses, stock cars, and snowmobiles; in the water, groups navigate whitewater rapids or explore aquatic depths as they scuba dive or surf.
Giverny’s qualified cadre of fitness trainers and instructors conducts a variety of group fitness classes within three recently renovated exercise-studio rooms. Start a new routine or vary your workout with any combination of classes over a six-week period, with classes scheduled six days a week. Relax and discover your center animal in a yoga course engineered to tone discordant cores and orchestrate major-chord harmony via breath control. Challenge seekers and wellness zealots can step up in the rigorous boot-camp total-body workouts. Or opt for the Zumba class, with easily imitable dance moves set to intoxicating Latin rhythms that inspire sweat downpours and Hector Elizondo flashbacks. All necessary equipment is provided; childcare is available during peak hours for an additional cost.
Opening doors for 24 hours a day, seven days a week is an exhausting proposition for any doorman, unless he's a robot. That's why Anytime Fitness—having redirected its robot budget into tanning beds, and cardio equipment with built-in TVs—installed a keycard-activated security system instead. The electronic guardian keeps gym members secure while admitting them at any time of day or night for their workouts.
During daylight hours, certified instructors incinerate calories with group fitness classes or Latin-inspired Zumba dancercise. Personal trainers coach clients in one-on-one sessions, tailoring regimens to each individual's level of fitness, past injuries, or number of tentacles. To relax after workouts, staffed tanning beds stand by to bronze bodies.
Hailing from successful careers in the service and hospitality industries, the Skydive Lake Wawasee staff care as much about each guest’s comfort as they do about their safety. They lead a team of experienced instructors who begin each jump with a thorough lesson on safety and techniques. They accompany both beginning and advanced skydivers high into the atmosphere, where they safely perform exhilarating tandem jumps. To challenge their most experienced customers, they oversee single jumps. As skydivers gracefully float to the ground, they soak in views of Lake Wawasee, Indiana's largest natural lake.
A pilot mans the cockpit while an optional videographer captures the airborne adventure. They harness multiple camera angles to catch every bit of action on film, which guests can use as evidence to teach the neighborhood sparrows a thing or two about flight. The jumper’s entourage of friends and family can "oooh" and "ahhhh" as they watch the thrilling descent through the soft landing in the grass fields of Lake Wawasee Airport.
Eby’s Family Fun Skate-Laser Tag has gone through many changes in the last century. Harry Eby began planting the land with trees during the dust bowl in the ‘30s. With the soil protected and cool beneath the broad branches, the park eventually served as a Christmas-tree farm, and later, a campsite. In 1953, he converted it to a family-fun center. Now, the buildings on the edge of the pine forest entertain visitors with arcades, laser tag, and skating.
Future conscripts in battles against extraterrestrial invaders suit up and crouch amid the Day-Glo obstacles in Eby's laser-tag arena, firing practice shots at one another or at alien foes in the 4,800-square-foot center. The sound of music drifts from the skating rink, punctuated by happy shrieks and the sound of wheels kissing the gleaming floor. Visitors can also commandeer the area for private skating or laser-tag parties or attempts to cheer up a tipped-over turtle.