After 17 years as a professional fighter and nine titles, kickboxing and karate champion Brian Schwartz stepped out of retirement to try his fists at MMA. A broken hand and, subsequently, the first professional loss of his career slowed him down, but not for long?the next year, he returned to face and beat that opponent. Naturally enough for a man who can?t let a new challenge go untested, Schwartz then turned his focus to a new endeavor: the creation of Undisputed Boxing Gym, where he would share the secrets of the fight with a new generation.
Schwartz has assembled a dynamic staff of fighters with backgrounds in jujitsu, boxing, tae kwon do, and kickboxing to train both aspiring fighters and average fitness enthusiasts. Students can tone up and learn self-defense techniques or even chase a spot in the gym's amateur competitive program. The sweat flows in expansive training facilities that include a tae kwon do dojo, a cycling studio, a set of 40 Everlast heavy bags, and displays that track class progress as well as show the music videos for the songs being played. An in-house chiropractor helps align muscles and massages away any knots from learning an especially brutal tickle submission.
Jeff Smith, a college swim coach and swim-club aquatics director, and Joan Smith, an NCAA all-American swimmer and triathlete, joined forces to open a swim academy that teaches youngsters how to swim safely while having fun. The pair operates two facilities, each with its own heated pool staffed by instructors who have all graduated from King's Swim Academy's training program. Their program begins with Parent and Me classes for kids as young as 6 months old, which introduce children to the water and teach basic skills such as kicking and changing their own diaper underwater. As students progress through the levels, they eventually learn skills such as freestyle swimming, backstroke, flip turns, and survival swimming. Instructors also lead a swim-technique and fitness class that prepares swimmers for swim team while promoting a healthy lifestyle and honing stroke skills.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: No parking
Most popular offering: Mobile bicycle service?tune-up
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What makes your business stand out?
Beeline Bikes provides the ultimate convenience in bicycle service. A mobile shop with a professional, background checked mechanic that comes to the customer, fully stocked with all the parts and accessories you need for your bike (components, lights, locks, pumps, wheels, etc.). And our prices are lower than you will find in most bike shops.
What inspired you to start or run this business?
Getting bicycle service as always been difficult?getting bikes into a car and to and from the shop, being without your bike(s) for a week or more during service and having little transparency on the service actually performed. Beeline Bikes makes it easy for the family, commuter or avid cyclist. We come to the customer's location. Three easy steps: Schedule, Service, and Ride.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?
"This is amazing, I'm telling all my friends." "It's great that my whole family is riding again. The bikes had flat tires and were collecting dust. Now they ride better than when they were new."
What?s your favorite part about your job?
Seeing the amazement and happiness in a customer's eyes when they've used the Beeline Bikes service. Kid's generally say their bikes run better than new.
Infinity Fitness?s owner, Ayelette Robinson, is a lawyer by trade, but her passions are personal training and ballroom dancing, in which she is a national champion. At Infinity Fitness, Ayelette helps clients achieve their fitness goals by drawing from a variety of exercise techniques, including weight training, kickboxing, boot camps, and Pilates.
Dr. Cameron T. Fort takes a multidisciplinary approach to holistic healthcare, employing a trio of hands-on chiropractic techniques—diversified adjusting and thoracic and lumbar drop table—in tandem with active-release soft-tissue therapy. This approach allows him to relieve patients of a wide range of complaints that would typically require separate visits to chiropractors, massage therapists, and wizards who hide behind curtains. His clinic also helps patients look as good as they feel with non-invasive Zerona treatments, which shed inches from waistlines and thighs with FDA-approved cold lasers.
As strobe lights slice across the stage, masked dancers descend from scaffolding and undulate to Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance.” Minutes later, a troupe of 6-year-olds takes to the same stage in traditional Indian shalwar, or loose trousers, and launch into a frenetic dance set to fast-paced bhangra music. These divergent routines—performed at Mona Khan Company’s student showcase—hint at the scope of dance styles that instructors bring to their classes. Though traditional folk and classical South Asian dance make an appearance, instructors also incorporate styles such as salsa, modern, and hip-hop.
This Bollywood dance philosophy has propelled Mona Khan Company into the national spotlight. The company’s professional dance troupe has performed with Bollywood demigod Shah Rukh Khan and dancer Shaan, and dazzled a live audience on America’s Got Talent.
Though classes at Mona Khan Company occasionally lead to professional dance careers, the studio strives to make Bollywood dance accessible to every aspiring dancer. For example, Jollywood dance classes train performers age 65 and older, and the Jeena program trains special-needs students. “It’s more than just dance,” says Ms. Shankar, the company’s dance captain. “We try to build a whole community around it."