The Worthington Community Center keeps fitness buffs in shape with a 72,000-square-foot facility, housing two gymnasiums, two pools, an indoor track, and a fitness center. The 30-punch card gifts health hunters access to the fitness facilities and the swimming pools ($8/visit for adults, $5/visit for kids). The sprawling workout facility houses modern equipment for improving bodies, including weight machines, free weights, a pulse-pumping array of cardiovascular contraptions, and all the materials necessary to build a rubber muscle suit.
Jamie Seabolt is a professional makeup artist who strives to give his clients confidence in their natural abilities and beauty with every lesson taught and every makeup application performed. “It's the satisfaction of knowing that you did it,” Jamie writes on his website. Having held titles such as National Artist for Origins, Training Leader at AVON, and ProArtist with Smashbox and Urban Decay, he gives his clients that satisfaction, with his services ranging from professional makeup application for photo shoots and bridal parties, to three separate classes on makeup application and skincare. During his classes—held in a private and professional makeup studio— he dives into the fundamentals of enhancing features along with fellow makeup mavens, giving his students personal satisfaction and the skills to freshen up for cocktail parties, brunches, or strolls through the produce aisle. He employs Smashbox, theBalm, Origins, Mark, MAC, and Bobbi Brown products to help customers look their best during hands-on 30-step makeup workshops.
After hanging up his gloves and hopping out of the ring, retired professional boxer Danny Campbell and his business partners opened the first Title Boxing Club in Kansas in 2008. The club’s boxing and kickboxing classes were such a hit that they opened two more locations, and in 2010, the first franchise location opened in Prairie Village, Kansas. Today, more than 100 nationwide locations house the same fitness classes and personal-training programs that earned the admiration of reporters from The Columbus Dispatch in 2012.
During each session, students tape up their hands and don gloves before aiming jabs, crosses, hooks, or kicks at evenly spaced bags as instructors lead them through a cardio workout designed to burn calories and build muscle. Training sessions also include conditioning with medicine balls, which are more effective at boosting health when lifted than when swallowed.
G Worthy's Bar and Grill speaks of an easy-going environment where friends can come together, rub elbows on a black granite bar, and nosh on nibbles of hearty pub grub. Seasonal athletes grace the electronic canvas of each high-resolution TV as patrons pick out salty starters, such as pretzel bites and nachos. Normally, flocks of buffalo wings wear a wardrobe of different sauces—including bourbon, korean garlic and chili, thai chili, or sweet 'n' spicy plum—but sometimes they just fly around in the nude. A spirited game of billiards might give guests an appetite for classic cheeseburgers, and a spin on the dance floor to the tunes of a band or DJ can help them burn off calories from dessert. G Worthy's serves food and drink six days a week, but remains closed on Sunday to observe the Sabbath of beer nuts.
Founder Doug Owens leverages the vigorous fitness aspects of boxing to train clients, and in the past he has whipped into shape a number of pro athletes, including NFL quarterback Brady Quinn and NHL wing Jody Shelley. He translates his personally devised program into group and one-on-one sessions that incorporate weight training, conditioning, flexibility exercises, and a healthy diet. Doug places an emphasis on uniting these facets of physical fitness into a mutually reinforcing symphony, rather than focusing his program on one area, all while imparting the fundamentals of sparring, such as not sparring at the dinner table.