Escape Rooms are becoming quite popular around the nation and the Quad Cities has followed suit now with five different locations. An escape room is an interactive, mystery solving, group activity filled with puzzles and clues following an adventurous story line. You and your teammates enter into a room with a mission, some guidance, and have to solve your way out. They are very fun and great team-building, bonding experiences.
Though the motive for each establishment is the same – fun and excitement – how they deliver the games is a bit different at each location. There are some things to keep in mind before showing up to play.
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The new year and the spring temperatures often start a health and wellness journey for many individuals in the Quad Cities area. Gym memberships are up, the river walkway is flooded with runners, walkers and bikers, and the number of people signing up for the latest cardio revolution class is astronomical. While I love almost all types of exercise that omits the dreaded burpees and planks, there’s an important mental and emotional wellness that should come along with exercise as well. This can be done through whatever form of exercise fits you best, but is most notably famed for being an essential part of Yoga class. During the month of March, the Quad Cities is full of inexpensive and free Yoga opportunities for those looking to find inner peace during their daily exercise routine. Whether you’re a teen, young adult, expecting parent, mother or father of 5, or grandparent, the Quad Cities has Yoga for everyone! Continue reading Find physical, mental and emotional wellness this March through QC Yoga Classes
As our kids are getting older (we have four boys ages 9, 7, 4, and 2) we are on the lookout for great races for them in which to participate. It’s a bonus, of course, if Dad can run as well. We’ve identified a few races and walks around the Quad Cities that offer great experiences for kids and families.
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Beer Yoga is a trend that is growing in popularity all over the world and you can try it here in the Quad Cities! There are now three local breweries hosting beer yoga:
You can follow the schedule and any updates for Bends & Brews on their Facebook Page.
Classes are $10 per person and you need to bring your own mat!
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A few years back father and son duo, Chad and Nieko Summers, started Healthy Harvest Urban Farms in East Moline, Illinois. It’s an organic community garden and garden center. They have recently taken this venture and extended into a storefront in downtown Rock Island.
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I’m a woman who thrives for days on chocolate, a little bit of coffee, de-stressing, and running. It is the perfect balance to creating a healthy lifestyle balanced with some moderation. Personally, I know a lot of people feel the same. How would we get along in our crazy lifestyles without taking a break to embrace our active java and chocolate junkie lifestyles?
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We headed to Rock Island’s Longview Park this weekend – a favorite of ours going back to when my husband and I had our first date together playing disc golf – and confirmed, yet again, why this is one of our very favorite Quad Cities parks. If you have babies or toddlers, you MUST go and check out the Expression Swings!
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Stretch out your weary bones from late night fireworks. Lace up those running shoes, and fuel that body with water and food (and maybe bring a portable fan post-race) because it’s time for the annual 4th of July Firecracker Run in downtown East Moline.
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The Quad Cities has a lot of options for all types of adults planning a weekend trip away or a local “staycation” from the Active to the Adventurous, or for the more Artistic.
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When I think of India, I think of brilliant colors, beautiful art and deliciously aromatic food. Last month I was reading the newsletter from the University of Illinois Extension Office in Rock Island County located in Milan, Illinois. I was delighted to see that they were offering an Indian cooking class again.
I had taken about 3 or 4 of them in the past because the instructor, Sugandhi, was excellent and the food tasting was a memorable experience. Excited to have a chance to learn more techniques, I signed up for the newest class.
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