If you’re anything like me, then going to the gym isn’t an easy sell. A big open room filled with mirrors, and machines and other people reminds me of being made to play sports in P.E. It’s not necessarily my scene.
One of the trendiest and fastest growing sports in the country is hitting a bullseye, offered in downtown Montgomery with rave reviews. Civil Axe Throwing is now open in the Kress Building, located at 39 Dexter Avenue. This fun, although offbeat way to spend an afternoon or evening may seem intimidating at first, but General Manager, Grant Stovall, promises it’s something for everyone. “A lot of people are nervous when they first pick up the axe, but usually after they throw it a couple times, they’re hooked,” he says.
These days there are all sorts of races for runners and non-runners alike. There’s the standard road race for runners seeking to challenge the clock, the obstacle course race for people seeking to challenge their physical strength, and then there is the inflatable obstacle course race, a unique kind of event that puts fun to the test.
If you thought spontaneous getaways and wild trips ended with summer break, think again. The girls at RSVP packed their bags and went soaring through Georgia’s skies with an easy-to-plan and easy-to-enjoy road trip.
In need of a good LAF with friends? Look no further. In an age where entertainment is readily available through cell phones, computers and video games, people have lost their touch with the fun of a simple game shared with others. The magic of winning a steep match of checkers or building something with colorful LEGOs has been lost. But, Julian and Carla Petty have set out- in a big way- to amend this. LAF is a company that provides “Large Amounts of Fun” through oversized yard and board games. Their inspiration comes from their two children, Elijah Alexander and Avery Elise. “Raising young children in an age where electronic devices are practically attached to everyone’s hand, we wanted more from their normal play activities.”
Did you find your body aching after wrapping presents on the floor or experience back pain after standing up too long in the kitchen cooking that delicious holiday feast? If so, it might be time to add a new workout routine to your life, and what better time of year to begin something new? If you’re looking to increase your overall health through strength, flexibility, coordination and endurance without much risk of injury, look no further than Club Pilates. The motto “Do Pilates. Do Life.” speaks to how this exercise method, an art of control over your body, mind, and muscles, can improve your everyday life.
After practicing yoga for seven years and having it completely change her life, Amber Jernigan decided to leave behind the hectic pace of working in real estate to focus on something deeper, more spiritual, and on September 4, 2017, she opened Bombshell Buddha, a yoga studio labeled as a “sacred space for women.” Her classes work to healthe mind, body and spirit, not only for women, but also for young girls through weekly Kids Yoga classes. She wants women to feel united andsupported through the power of yoga, feel the transformative effects yoga has to restore energy, balance and love. Her journey began during a time when days, nights and weekends were consumed with phone calls and appointments, and she wanted to return to a place where she felt centered, at peace.
Fly Aerial Studio is the ideal place in Montgomery for all things ground and aerial yoga. Kimberly Sabel, owner and instructor of Fly Aerial, noticed a need for aerial yoga in the River Region. After receiving her certification in Aerial Yoga in Charleston, South Carolina, Kimberly came back to Montgomery to open her dream studio. ͞Well I’ve always wanted to be in the circus, haven’t we all?͟ Since opening her doors in December of 2016, Kimberly’s life has been a circus in more ways than just her poses on a fabric. Her busy schedule does not leave much room for downtime. But, Kimberly would not have it any other way. Fly Aerial Studio is the ideal place in Montgomery for all things ground and aerial yoga. Kimberly Sabel, owner and instructor of Fly Aerial, noticed a need for aerial yoga in the River Region. After receiving her certification in Aerial Yoga in Charleston, South Carolina, Kimberly came back to Montgomery to open her dream studio. ͞Well I’ve always wanted to be in the circus, haven’t we all?͟ Since opening her doors in December of 2016, Kimberly’s life has been a circus in more ways than just her poses on a fabric. Her busy schedule does not leave much room for downtime. But, Kimberly would not have it any other way.
Paddling the Coosa is one of my favorite outdoor activities. Thousands of people from all around the Southeast have come to enjoy the fun and excitement the Coosa offers. On the Coosa River, you may be rubbing elbows with the server at a local Montgomery eatery or the CEO of a multimillion dollar company; you never know who you may run into. Whether it’s a canoe cruise with the kiddos, a big float trip with friends or soloing through some of the river’s white water rapids, the Coosa has something for everyone no matter your skill level.
After the holidays, when the last cookie has been eaten and the eggnog carton is finally empty, our thoughts turn to health and fitness. Often, though, any weight loss or exercise goals we make at the beginning of the year quickly slip away because of our busy schedules. However, an ahead-of-trend fitness program that’s about to explode in the fitness industry hopes to remedy that. It’s called Fitness Fusion.