Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New trampoline park, Orange Theory Fitness coming to South Asheville

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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Some of what’s going around for this Monday:

-Asheville police are continuing to investigate the shooting death of 23-year-old Candace Pickens, who was found dead on Friday in a park next to Jones Elementary School in north Asheville, according to reports. Her 3-year-old son, Zachaeus Latese Waters, was found near her body, alive but critically injured. Police have arrested and charged Nathaniel Elijah Dixon with the shooting death with the death of an unborn child (Pickens was pregnant.) He was arrested in Ohio.

-There’s a new art studio tour in town called Asheville Art Studio Tours. The two-hour, walking tour is led by an artist and is billed as “the best way to encounter the River Arts District.” Check it.

Sky Zone indoor trampoline park is planning to open in Gerber Village on Hendersonville Road, according to loyal reader John.

-Also, Orange Theory Fitness is also opening up in the Publix shopping center. They are apparently really popular on the Left Coast. From their website:

The physiological theory behind the Orangetheory workout is known as “Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption,” or EPOC. By providing you with a heart-rate monitor and POD, we can monitor your 5-zone interval training sessions that we call the Orange 60. During the 60-minute workout, you will perform multiple intervals designed to produce 12 to 20 minutes of training at 84% or higher of your maximum heart rate, which translates to Zones 4/5. This program design produces workout “afterburn” effect, which is an increased metabolic rate for 24 to 36 hours after the workout. When combining the amazing workout with EPOC, our clients burn an average of 500 to 1000 calories.

-What’s happening at 520 Haywood Road? It looks like that space has finally been rented.

The Land of Oz, an old theme park that only opens once a year in the fall, has announced that it will be offering summer tours. Here’s the press release from Autumn at Oz:

Begin your adventure by riding Ski Beech’s scenic chairlift up to The Land of Oz!
You will go on a magical trip down the yellow brick road with the best tour guide in Oz – Dorothy herself!
2016 Tour Schedule:
June 3 – June 10 – June 17 – June 24
10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, & 3:30pm
Ticket Prices:
$12.50 – General Admission, plus $10 Roundtrip Lift Ticket

Correction: Sky Zone trampoline center is coming to Gerber Village, not the Publix shopping center on Hendersonville Road as originally reported.

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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