Activities in Taylor Ranch


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  • Albuquerque Stars
    At Albuquerque Stars, students can begin to practice their pirouettes as young as age 3. They're helped along by instructors who respect each child's skill level, and who impart the values of teamwork and confidence as passionately as they demonstrate each leap and spin. Their curriculum covers a wide range of styles, including jazz, ballet, and hip-hop. Though students are welcome to learn dance as a casual hobby, they are also encouraged to complete in the annual dance competitions.
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    4801 Montano Rd. NW
    Albuquerque, NM US
  • World Balloon
    World Balloon's skilled pilots have been cruising gentle air currents in their colorful balloons for over 41 years. From the safety of a basket, they unveil panoramic views of the arcing earth, the sun rising above the Sandia Mountains, and the lush greenery of the Rio Grande Valley. After the balloon alights upon the ground, the staffers keep the experience going. They treat guests to a champagne toast and a light snack, and give them a commemorative certificate. The crew also sets the tone for each celebration with a short lesson on the origins of hot-air ballooning and how to identify which clouds would yield the fluffiest pillow stuffing.
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    6390 Coors Blvd. NW
    Albuquerque, NM US
  • Rainbow Ryders
    Fire and wind: that’s all it takes to fly. Hot air ballooning’s sheer simplicity sparked pilot Scott Appelman’s interest in the sport 30 years ago. “In a lot of ways, it’s the exact opposite of the way the world is today,” says the Rainbow Ryders, Inc. founder. “And I think that gives it a certain degree of romance.” Further evidence of ballooning’s inherent romance can be found in the number of proposals and weddings that have taken place aboard Rainbow Ryders’ fleet of 19 balloons, earning the company a spot on Yahoo’s list of top five places in the nation to pop the question. Even if engagement is not on passengers’ agendas, the crew still strives to ensure a memorable expedition. Guests can join the launch crew to help inflate the balloon before takeoff, and upon landing, pilot and passengers clink glasses in a champagne toast to celebrate another successful flight. Though whimsy and romance may prove the biggest draw, Rainbow Ryders’ untarnished safety record is what ultimately keeps the balloons hovering. Since 1982, experienced pilots have safely floated 160,000 people over the Rio Grande Valley. Pilots not only helm top-tier equipment, but carefully monitor the region’s weather patterns to ensure smooth thermal drafts and minimize hitchhiking requests from migrating geese.
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    6440 Coors Boulevard Northwest
    Albuquerque, NM US
  • Curves
    With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were accidentally installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circle of hydraulic resistance machines designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use body weight and fitness levels to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
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    8201 Golfcourse Road NW, Ste. D-1
    Albuquerque, NM US
  • Randy's Indoor Golf
    The 10’x10’ course simulator screens at Randy’s Indoor Golf vividly replicate the bucolic, short-grass corridors of famous courses from the comfort of an indoor, 18-hole golf studio. The fairway facsimiles allow golfers to strike real golf balls off of custom, divot-action golf mats that emulate clubs’ response on real grass without offending Mother Earth's curvaceous topography. Each simulated course is vibrantly brought to life using 3-D graphics, whisking club-toting clientele to courses modeled after 22 famous links such as Torrey Pines and Bethpage Black. Throughout each round, players also benefit from swing-analysis feedback on each shot, allowing them to savor the precise yardage of an extra-long drive or enlist concrete data during motivational speeches delivered to underperforming 6-irons. Before each round, players can also adjust the virtual weather to match their stormy temperament, reflect their sunny disposition, or satisfy their fixation with golf ball-size hail. In addition to golf, Randy's offers other virtual sports, including bowling, baseball, and hang gliding.
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    5400 Sevilla Avenue Northwest
    Albuquerque, NM US
  • Finally Fit
    Within a small, private studio, Finally Fit's head coach Rebecca Grijalva works hard to help all clients meet their fitness goals?no matter what. On top of earning numerous certifications ranging from weight management and performance to TRX suspension and indoor cycling, Rebecca strives to stay at the forefront of the fitness world by making biannual treks to learn from health experts and bestselling authors such as Alwyn and Rachel Cosgrove and Todd Durkin. She uses this knowledge to create non-traditional, results-driven workouts that eschew weight machines for kettlebells, medicine balls, and other free weights that help to build a more stable, balanced body. But she knows that even this approach won't work for everybody. That's why each new Finally Fit client meets with a trainer to determine the best course of action for their desired results, whether it's losing 50 pounds of fat or gaining 10 pounds of muscle. After that, clients can enroll in one of four classes that use interval training, metabolic challenges, heart-rate zones, and other cutting-edge techniques to help them reach their goals.
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    9101 High Assets Way, Ste. 108
    Albuquerque, NM US
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