Scientists are still puzzled by the contents of the modern basketball and believe it to be filled either with helium or several baseballs. Contemplate this conundrum with today's Groupon to Courthouse Athletic Club. Choose between two options:
• For $50, you get one week of basketball camp (up to a $100 value).
• For $125, you get three weeks of basketball camp (up to a $300 value).
The Courthouse Athletic Club's passionate and experienced instructors seek to boost hoop-shooting skills and team camaraderie with enjoyable, youth-oriented fitness programs. Athletically inclined adolescents take to the court in two series of summer basketball camps, one for children ages 5–9 and one for ages 10–14, each spanning three separate weeks, with each week focusing on a different aspect of the game. Week one hones ball-handling and hand-eye coordination while week two fills noggins with conflict resolution skills to settle seemingly irreconcilable disputes between basketballs and hoops. The final week focuses its attention on offensive skills, boasting drills for beginning and advanced basketballers. Pick one week to hone a particular skill, or sign up for all three to dunk over the competition.
Once enrolled in Courthouse Athletic Club's camp, participants are divvied up by skill level, in contrast to past years where players were classified by wrist circumference. Each four-day camp ends with a special session, which includes a pizza lunch and an hour of swimming. Each participant takes home a camp T-shirt and an award based on his or her personal strengths and group-singing skills.
For more than 35 years, guests of Courthouse Fitness have conquered every hindrance to personal health, taking advantage of a multilayered approach that addresses fitness, diet, and broader facets of well being. Beyond basic features such as weight training, cardiovascular equipment, and immobile floors that force walking, membership grants access to more than 320 group fitness classes that populate each week's schedule, integrating practices such as Pilates and yoga along with aqua Zumba and Jazzercise. Courthouse Fitness's follow the philosophy that being fit means being empowered to embark on any kind of adventure you want. A core tenet within that philosophy is the belief in fun.
The staff does not emphasize a rating system or hierarchy, instead evaluating progress in terms of whether clients become more able to experience an enjoyably active life. Onsite childcare providers take care of young ones while parents work out, and many youth activities also keep kids busy, including swimming and special-needs dance classes. Courthouse Fitness is also part of a network of 70 clubs in the Pacific Northwest; members can work out at those facilities as guests when on the road.