Each year, boating enthusiasts flock to the Sacramento Boat Show to see the latest in wave-carving technology for the new year. This year's offering features selections from an array of watercraft exhibitors and vendors, who come bearing houseboats as large as 70 feet long and essential boating accessories such as trailers, engines, and wise, old sea captains. But it's not just boats on the showroom floor. The event also spotlights RVs, ATVS, and other off-road vehicles. To learn how to use their newly acquired equipment, visitors can check out fishing seminars, led by popular radio show personalities.
Bright flashing lights swirl in the low-lit studio as Latin-inspired music moves hips through high-energy dance moves. The Klubhouse 2's popular West Sacramento Zumba classes lead exercisers from all walks of life through easy-to-follow, calorie-torching moves demonstrated by energetic instructors 19 times a week. The fitness studio offers bountiful group fitness classes to help guests slim profiles and bolster muscles during R.I.P.P.E.D. classes. The driving force behind these sessions is an aversion to plateaus that other, less-inventive and less-varied workout regimens can engender.
Scrambling over plush barriers and through tunnels, kids burn off youthful energy and build up social skills while cavorting about The Bounce Spot. Tots and tykes busy themselves with navigating the 65 ft. long obstacle course before cascading down the 16 ft. slide. It's not a totally uncommon scene at an indoor playground, but at the Bounce Spot, parents get to throw off the shackles of adulthood as they bound about the inflatables and slam dunking in the air-filled basketball court with their kids. This allows both parent and child to play together, bond, and burn off some extra energy, as well.
Families can also celebrate birthdays in the air-centric playscape. A professional coordinator gets kids decorating fresh-baked cupcakes as the guest of honor sits on a throne-like chair to open gifts and banish siblings from their kingdom. The Bounce Spot's staff also organizes fitness camps for kids in kindergarten through eight grade, leading them on activity-based field trips to play baseball in the park, learn about dinosaurs, or pick up an appreciation for music.
Superior Fighting Academy's instructors spent years honing their craft under the tutelage of venerated masters and in the ring at world-renowned championships. Now, they help students build strength in mind and body with martial arts lessons. Aikido classes teach how to defend against an attacker or overenthusiastic hugger with grace, subtlety, and evasion techniques. Students of all ages build powerful, lean muscles and disciplined minds with muay Thai kickboxing, wrestling, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes. Fitness bootcamp sessions help clients motivate themselves to get into shape with a rewarding fitness routine, while cardio kickboxing classes build endurance and agility with challenging legwork.
Many of the customers who fill International Gymnastics Centre with flips and handsprings are little, but the center itself is enormous. Its 15,000 square feet contains state-of-the-art equipment including spring floors, a 40-foot track trampoline, and an in-ground training pit filled with more than 6,800 foam cubes. The youngest students have their own area equipped with mini trampolines, a child-size trapeze, and a rock-climbing wall for graduates of the pebble-climbing wall. Led by a coaching staff of world champions and a former Olympian, young athletes who make it onto International Gymnastics Centre's Junior Olympic team get to compete nationally.
Owners Patrick Mullen and Linnea Wong opened Design with Fire in 2008 to ignite a fiery passion for glass art throughout the community. Mullen, Wong, and their staff of torch-wielding artists call upon their extensive backgrounds in glass manipulation to equip students with the glass-blowing, glass-fusing, and lampworking skills needed to complete an array of projects. During hands-on classes, students learn how to create their own magnum opuses in the form of colorful beads, shimmering jewelry, unique wall hangings, and light-catching vases that empower plants to grow into Cabbage Patch Kids.