Sunday, July 31, 2016

Capital SUP, Annapolis, MD

Summer is the time for new experiences. If you are looking to get your feet wet (put intended), stand up paddle boarding is the way to go. Capital SUP is located in Annapolis, is a great company that has wonderful staff, and a nice venue for enjoying time on the water. If you have never SUP’ed (stand up paddle board) before, they offer lessons. I chose to forego the lesson and just figured out the balance on my own. They provide you with the board the paddle and a life jacket. However, even though I didn’t sign up for lessons, the staffer on the dock gave me a few basic tips to make sure that I did okay. In the end, I only fell in the water 3 times (not bad for a first timer). The feeling of floating on the water without being in a boat is a as close to surfing as you can get without being in waves. This was a very cool experience.

In addition to hourly rentals and lessons, they also offer guided tours, LED night tours, race training, special events (such as Full Moon LED lit Sup Yoga), day time SUP Yoga, and more. I went with my son (8 years old at the time) and he and I had a blast. Make sure to bring lots of sunscreen as it gets hot on the water.

Standard Rate $25
Local/Military $20
Standard Rate $45
Local/Military $40
Special Pricing
1-Hour $15; 2-Hour $30
Ladies Night (TH) 4PM-8PM $15

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Monday, July 4, 2016

Zava Zone, Rockville MD

Growing in popularity all over the country, ninja warrior  and ropes courses have rapidly started popping up all around the country. Recently, a new place called Zavazone opened up in Rockville, MD. This new gym offers a wide array of great options for a quick drop in, membership, or parties.  Some of their features include, a two leveled ropes course, a foam jousting pit, trampolines (regular, dodgeball, and basketball, as well as a rock climbing wall. They also have a tall pole walk and a timed ninja warrior challenge course.
The gym had children of all ages, as well as many adults who came for a challenge. Each participant was able to find things that fit their skill level. I would say that the most ideal ages are 6 and up as the larger obstacles will not be doable for really small children. The staff was friendly, and the place was very clean. They also do training sessions before anyone goes on the ropes courses to make sure that everyone is safe. I highly recommend that anybody planning to participate bring work out gloves as the ropes will wear on your hands. If you forget them, they do sell gloves as well.

All ZAVAZONE activities are included with admission.  
 1 Hour   ------------------------------ $19.50
2nd Hour ---------------------------- $14.50
3rd Hour ----------------------------- $10.00
4th Hour ----------------------------- $10.00
 Add and Hour ---------------------$16.00

*There is a 10% discount for groups of 10 or more and 20% for groups of 20 or more on non-holiday weekdays (Tuesday-Thursday)

ZAVAZONE will be open on the following schedule from June 27th through August 28th 2016:
 Monday:              CLOSED
Tuesday:              10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wednesday:        10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday:            12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Friday:                  12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday:             10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday:                10:00 am to 8:00 pm
*All Hours Subject to Change

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