Run Jump-n-Play takes away Mother Nature's power to spoil a day of fun. No matter if it's hailing or raining, the haven gives kids a space to do all activities recommended in its name. Indoor playground sessions feature swings, slides, trampolines, and basketball hoops, whereas open inflatable play lets wee ones bounce and climb to their hearts' content. Not only can they play ball in inflatable arenas, they can also explore an inflatable ocean filled with sharks, dolphins, and treasure, or head to the Cosmic Glo arena for glow-in-the-dark bowling and golf. Taken as a whole, Run Jump-n-Play becomes not only a great place for children to burn off steam, but also a favorite spot to celebrate birthdays and work through an irrational fear of air.
Purse-onality's small, charming boutique boasts brand-name purses, tops, and sundresses, along with fun accessories for fashionistas seeking big-city style. Give displaced piranhas a new home within a seafoam-blue purse, or divide loose change evenly inside the functional and casual olive multizipper purse (most retail items range from around $20 to $100). Handbags and accessories from designers such as Nicole Lee, Big Buddha, and Melie Bianco can be easily acclimated into any wardrobe during any time of year, and Purse-onality's new arrivals afford patrons a stable of summer-friendly wares, from stylish sunglasses to sprightly, floral-pattern tops that make torsos more attractive to mating bees.
Fun N Motion welcomes pintsize adventurers with clean, safe attractions, with the unlimited day-pass granting limitless admission to the laser tag, the laser maze, the inflatables, and the interactive eyePlay games. Stretch and weave through the laser maze, where challengers try to avoid colorful streaks of light while onlookers watch from a dark-light display outside the maze. Sharp-shooters can aim beams of victory at unsuspecting opponents in the 2,400-square-foot laser-tag arena. Miniature knights climb up the 17-foot-tall bouncy castle to feel the breeze through their hair while gliding down the double slide lanes. Playful participants can test their footing at the eyePlay interactive floor displays, where merrymakers can play a game of virtual soccer, step on virtual firecrackers, or wait in line at the virtual DMV.
Academy West gives restless young Utahns a chance to expend excess energy in the form of choreographed dance, tumbling, cheer, or gymnastics classes. The adroit staff of CPR-certified safety gurus is composed of deft dancers and top-notch tumblers who teach thrilling routines to children craving more choreography in their lives. The 22,000-square-foot facility is packed with high-quality equipment and enough protective foam to swaddle a Herculean toddler attempting a triple aerial in place of his or her first steps.
Master Hong of Family Tae Kwon Do urges his students to "always learn to be teachable." This philosophy of respect underlies the school's entire martial-arts curriculum, weaving lessons on leadership skills in between those on launching self-defense strikes. From the 4-year-olds in the Little Dragons program to the adults in a weapons-training course, every pupil works to improve their character as they practice their kicks. The school's supportive class atmosphere draws entire families to the mat for its age-specific programs. Parent and child can earn successive belt colors in karate, kickboxing, and tae kwon do under the same roof, or recruit the staff for a birthday party where every guest gets to break a wooden board instead of besting a piñata in hand-to-hand combat.
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines.
Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.