What makes your business stand out?
We never charge for parents or guardians. We offer a very clean and safe environment for children to play.
What inspired you to run this business?
To have a place for parents to take their children where they can indulge in the lost art of pretend play. It was important for me to be able to offer a play center that wasn't expensive for families. I wanted it to be somewhere parents could come on a whim and not have to plan it in advance because of money.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
Children not wanting to leave, even if they've been here for two hours, is by far the best compliment. And of course, repeat customers. That always warms my heart.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
Watching the children play creatively. They are fascinating little people. I hear some really funny stuff everyday. They have no limitations to their imaginations and it is amazing to see what they do with that.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Admission is good all day. Once you check in, you may leave and come back within the same day.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Reservations/Appointments: Not necessary
Most popular offering: Regular admission for open play.
Pro Tip: We encourage child-parent interaction.
Equipment: Free weights, plyometric boxes, battle ropes, suspension ropes
Students should bring: Bottle of water, a towel, and a smile.
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 30–60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Call and schedule for an orientation before your first workout.
Q&A with Rachel Elmore, Co-Owner/Certified Personal Trainer
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
The encouragement of the certified personal trainer leading every class keeps the clients motivated, and so does the group setting. Participants motivate and encourage each other. And of course, the results that each client will see are motivating, as well.
Do you believe in the maxim, "No pain, no gain”? Why or why not?
Not all pain is a good sign that means it's working. You have to listen to your body. If it hurts, it may be a sign you are using the wrong form. But there will be muscle tightness. As you exercise, you are tearing down the muscle to build it up again, shape it, and make it stronger. This muscle in turn burns fat.
When and how did you first develop a passion for fitness?
I have always enjoyed being physically active, but I really became passionate about it after having children and discovering the struggle of getting my "before baby" body back.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We train students for reality based situations, not just Tae Kwon-Do
for show. WTA Olympic coach Gary Wilden (6th Dan) oversees all instruction.
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
Come with the assurance that we are all students with different levels of experience and as our experience increases so does our proficiency. no one will ever look down on other students because of their lack of ability.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I wanted to help change peoples lives.
What do you love most about your job?
helping people believe that they can do anything they put their mind to.
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