At Aqua-Tots Swim Schools, experienced instructors strive not only to equip students with water-safety skills but to instill a lifelong passion for swimming. To this end, they limit classes to no more than four swimmers to ensure individual attention, and they divide students into eight swimming levels to keep classes challenging. Once students progress to a more advanced swim level, instructors congratulate them with a ribbon and swim certificate, which students can fold into a paper boat and rescue from sinking. In addition to swim lessons, Aqua-Tots Swim Schools hosts family-friendly events throughout the year, from birthday parties to CPR classes.
When you need something to do on your day off, visit Central Iowa Pool and Spa in Des Moines and indulge in a day filled with fun and adventure.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
You'll feel great after working the machines at Clive's YMCA Healthy Living Center.
Cycle away your built-up stress and tension with a group fitness class.
YMCA Healthy Living Center's Zumba instructors are energetic and enthusiastic, which helps make your workout fun and exciting.
With the variation in movements, high-intensity, and fun spirit, aerobics offers you the perfect workout.
These kickboxing classes will teach you how to properly use your upper and lower body during self-defense.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
An all-inclusive fitness center, Seven Flags provides its members with opportunities for both leisurely activities and intense athletic training. Its expansive facility comprises an aquatic center, tennis and basketball courts, a running track, and fitness rooms, where trained staff members instruct and oversee their students' performance. In addition to sports-specific conditioning, they provide personal training and group classes, with everything from innovative Kosama boot camps to calming yoga sessions.
Urbandale Parks and Recreation comprise 48 local parks and 38 miles of trails, so citizens always have a way to take in nature's kaleidoscope. Decorate flowerpots during Arts in the Park, jump into the area’s only indoor pool, go to roller-derby camp, take a fitness class like Zumba, or learn a new skill like stop-motion animation.
Lloyd Bridges had just discovered a host of sunken treasure on the ocean floor in Sea Hunt, and Randy Molnari had stars in his eyes. It didn't help that just weeks before, his elementary school class had visited Houston's marine-biology museum. If you were to tell this young, imaginative boy that he'd go on to earn certifications in shark feeding and technical diving, or that he'd explore some of the world's most exotic underwater locations, he'd believe you. Today, he and his team of carefully vetted instructors help novice and intermediate divers discover the underwater realm with lessons and trips for beginning or technical divers.
Classes include certifications in open-water diving and nitrox usage, and online lessons prepare computers for their own trips to the bottom of a lake. His staff works with police and fire rescue, and each member undergoes a two-year apprenticeship before they begin teaching. Once familiar with the techniques of scuba, clients can accompany staff on trips across the world, daring feats such as exploring shipwrecks in Lake Huron, cave diving in the Caribbean, or rescuing rubber duckies in the bathtub.