When Manga African Dance gets going, the whole room turns into a swirl of sound and color. Ramatu Afegbua-Sabbatt founded the dance troupe in 1990 to share her passion for indigenous African culture. She hasn't had a difficult time turning people on to high-energy dance routines that incorporate drums, colorful clothing, and songs from across the African continent. While performing at schools and community organizations, the group teaches audiences about everything from the ceremonial music of Guinea to the rhythmic footwork of Nigeria. In addition to these performances, they host dance and drum classes for students of all ages and foot sizes.
Trainers and nutritional counselors at Body House Fitness have a unique view of the human form?namely, that it's not much different from a house. On their web site, they clarify: "Nutrition is your foundation, your body is the structure, and your education is the maintenance." Their services address each of these three components. In group and individual training sessions, coaches help exercisers to tone their muscles, elevate their heart rates, and get stubborn gum off the bottoms of their sneakers. Mobile training programs get clients moving, whether they're in their office or their home. Finally, nutritional counseling and the supplements in specially curated "Body Boxes" aim to improve dietary health.
At the women’s only Glitter’s Fitness Club, visitors tone their physiques while unleashing their inner vixens during a choice of 22 classes per week. Instructors guide students through yoga and Piloxing, a fusion of Pilates and boxing, and helm sultry Zumba dance parties and Sexy Chair classes, during which students learn to look seductive while building a wooden rocking chair.
Students should bring: Bottle of water, wear comfortable clothes
Average class length: 45-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Contact us to schedule your first class so we can give you the specialized attention you deserve.
As children, two brothers witnessed firsthand the violence that can destroy a home. As adults, the vowed that their daughters would never suffer the same fate. That?s why they founded Divas In Defense, a safe haven for girls and women to learn self-defense techniques. At their personal-safety classes and self-defense workshops, healthy self-esteem and mental strength develop naturally as women learn how to use their own bodies or those of any nearby mannequins to defend themselves. Trainers hone simple strikes and kicks at beginner classes, which evolve into ground techniques at intermediate classes and defense against armed attackers at advanced classes. Their Girls Can Fight Too! program welcomes students as young as 7 to learn how to stave off bullying, date violence, and interact appropriately online, among other skills.
With its Let's Get Visible campaign, ABC focuses on crash avoidance by identifying ways to increase rider visibility to motorists, other cyclists, and pedestrians. ABC equips cyclists with protective helmets, reflective vests, and front and rear lights free of charge, while accepting optional donations from riders who wish to contribute.