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If you're looking to elevate the adventure in your life, look no further than Historic Banning Mills. A resort that takes fun to new heights, this zip lining destination in Whitesburg, Ga. is truly a treasure of the South.

I can say that with confidence because I experienced it first hand with a group of RSVP friends. Early in November, we piled ourselves into a rental van and made the two-hour drive from Montgomery to the excitement that is Banning Mills.

After a full day of soaring across several zip lines and making our way over shaky sky bridges, we settled in for the night in a cozy country lodge located on site. I'm not sure which was more fun: flying above the trees at speeds of 55 mph or hanging around the campfire later with our group.

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When you live in Alabama, you know when hunting season is here - because you, or someone you know, are in a tree stand from the middle of October until the end of January. Bow hunting season officially begins October 15th and runs through the end of the year, Muzzleloader season follows and starts November 18th, and soon after on November 23rd rifle season begins and ends on the 31st of January.

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Soccer is hitting Montgomery in a big way. RSVP had the pleasure of sitting down with Manny Sanchez, YMCA Director of Soccer, to discuss all the exciting things happening with this sport in the Capital City. Soccer is impacting our city both culturally and economically. Montgomery has already hosted numerous college and youth tournaments during Manny’s tenure. We held the Southern Soccer Cup last March, which brought in over 80 youth teams and their families for the event. Montgomery will again host the Capital of Dreams Champions cup that has a goal of hosting 80 junior soccer teams October 5 & 6.

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Box Mania


Do you get bored with the same old workout routine? Maybe you’re stuck in a rut with your trusty old treadmill, or getting sick of the same ol’ same ol’ every week in your exercise class? Allow me to introduce you to Box Mania, a non-choreographed, martial arts based fitness class that includes power punching and kicking combinations on handheld targets. Box Mania uses interval training to develop strength, cardio conditioning and balance, and is popular with both men and women. This fun, challenging exercise program truly gives you a full body workout. Warning: it may be difficult to crawl out of bed the day after your first session.

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Start a New Life at Iron Tribe Fitness


You know you've done it. You've spent a weekend or two on the couch with your good friends Ben & Jerry, watching movies like “The Karate Kid” and “The Shawshank Redemption” play over and over again on TBS. Your idea of exercise was the walk to the fridge to grab a Diet Coke, because that would make up for the Cherry Garcia you just made disappear (a completely legitimate idea in theory, but unfortunately, not very accurate).

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