Mark Weghorst knows a thing or two about developing a sound golf game—the Carmel native played golf at Brebeuf Jesuit and went on to win the Mid-American Conference tournament as an individual while playing at Ohio's Miami University. After competing on several professional mini tours, Mark has returned to the Indianapolis area to help other golfers fine-tune their games. During lessons, golfers correct any flaws in their swings from Mark’s feedback, aided with V1 Pro video swing analysis and the trackman launch monitor . His lessons put to use all of the amenities at Zionsville Golf Practice Center, which has a driving range with heated stalls, a wedge range for short-game practice, and a plane board—a training device that helps golfers break the habit of slicing a shot into another dimension.
Most Popular Service: Art classes for kids
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Pro Tip: E-mail Ms. Jenny to check availability of the classes before coming to the studio.
Q&A with Jenny Tucker, Owner, Founder, Teacher
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
I am best known for my children's art classes. I have been teaching art for eight years and have been a professional artist for more than 20 years. I teach the art of creativity, which means that I teach art history and techniques from different artists throughout history. All of my classes are drop-off, including my classes for toddlers ages 2.5?3.
Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?
I offer a very flexible service to my clients. Since I am a parent as well, I know how difficult it can be to fit everything into a week, and I don't want art to get lost in the shuffle. I make all of my classes "as your schedule allows," which means parents can purchase a set of eight classes and use them as they wish. I keep track of when the child attends so they don't have to, and if they can't make it one week, it is not necessary to make it up.
What's one tip for first-time customers that will make them feel like regulars?
Make sure your child is dressed for making a mess. I do have smocks the kids can wear, but it never fails that red paint or oil pastel finds their way onto a new dress. Also, parking in the village of Zionsville can be tricky sometimes. I find it easier to park one block north of Cedar Street on the residential streets if all of the spaces in front of the studio are filled. I am also happy to come out and bring a child in from their car if the parent has other kids in the car or can't find a space. They can call my cell phone and I will run out to get them.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Because I am a small business?and I mean small?every child gets my full attention and expertise. I am the only teacher, and there is only one class going at a time, so it is calm, cozy, and comfortable for the students. Class sizes are small, and I tailor each class to the age group, so everyone's needs are met. I also have a long-standing reputation in the area as a talented and caring teacher. Since I live in town and have been teaching for eight years, I know almost every elementary-aged child in the area, and am always thrilled to be recognized and hugged at the grocery store. I take my reputation as "Miss Jenny" very seriously, and the parents feel good about leaving their kids with me, because they know they will be loved as well as taught.
Energetic music pumps bodies into motion on treadmills, stationary bicycles, and elliptical trainers. Meanwhile, patrons heave dumbbells and heft weighted balls. And in the group fitness studio, classes punch and kick their way through high-intensity kickboxing routines or breathe steadily as they bend into yoga poses. Such scenes play out daily at each of Better Bodies' three locations. In addition to group training, the gyms also offer one-on-one training from personal trainers with years of experience in the fitness industry, including former Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Mike McGuire. The trainers also boast masters degrees in fitness-related disciplines, including physical therapy and flaming bowling-pin juggling.
Of the many 5K events held in the midwest, only one requires runners to sully themselves slipping down a mudslide. The annual Eat Dirt Mud Run sends thousands of runners through a grueling and characteristically muddy 5K landscape. The hosts have devised a one-lap course replete with slippery hill climbs, cargo nets, multiple mud pits, and fields of tires to challenge runners' endurance and grit. As adult participants?some donning costumes?sprint and stumble through the course, child runners can test their mettle in the Kids Mini Mud Run, in which competitors 6?12 traipse through a smaller, one-mile course. After concluding the race, runners rinse off at the course's wash station and can describe their thrilling journeys to fellow racers and earthworms they befriended during their muddy plunge.
Though Perfekt Fit is an intimate studio, it houses an impressive and diverse selection of fitness classes. Sunlight pours through its lofty windows as trainers motivate students to pedal furiously atop stationary cycles. During other classes, students twist into yoga poses, dance to energetic Latin-inspired Zumba routines, or work their abs in pilates atop the glossy hardwood floor. Groups line up along ballet barres during innovative barre classes, practicing traditional ballet exercises to strengthen muscles and improve coordination. The studio's expert trainers also offer private training sessions, where they work with students individually to accommodate unique fitness goals and overcome restrictive issues, from recovering from injuries to coaxing a stubborn tarantula out of their gym sneakers.
The instructors at Wright's FUNdamentals, an offshoot of Wright's Gymnastics Academy, strive to build enthusiasm for gymnastics, dance, and fitness among kids younger than 9 years old at their two Greenwood facilities. Here, tykes plunge down slides into ball pits, tumble on cushy mats, and swing from monkey bars and rings during open-gym sessions, which foster free-form frolicking throughout the indoor playscape.
For more structured bouts of energy expenditure, kids as young as 2 can hone their coordination, fitness, and summersaulting aptitude in a host of age-appropriate gymnastics and cheerleading classes. The Ninja Gym classes challenge boys to conquer military-style obstacle courses, using ninja-style moves to fend off any rogue cooties from the girls.