Tread Bikes suits up cycling enthusiasts with a cornucopia of pedal-pushing gear and apparel, all organized in tidy racks that make for easy browsing. Select RD cleats by Pearl Izumi ($95) use direct-vent technology to cool down overheated tootsies, and the Fox Head Flux helmet ($99.95) keeps cyclers from having to cruise around town in a propeller beanie. Customers can also wrap torsos in the lightweight Carbon Ion jersey by Louis Garneau ($94.99), made from carbon-fiber fabric that assists in reducing static electricity while ushering circulation to the upper body. Tread Bikes' shop boasts a play area for children and welcomes dogs, so long as they are housebroken and aren't wearing rollerblades.
Passionate about dance, open about faith! We love to sweat to good music in every class, whether we are flying gracefully across the floor in ballet or pounding out the rhythms in tap! We find creative ways to interweave the Christian faith with comprehensive (and fun!) dance technique.
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Not every student at Academy of Fencing Masters dreams of competing in the NCAA or the Olympics, but those who do are in good hands. Coaches Natasha Maximovich, PhD and Alexandr Maximovich are veterans of prestigious competitions, having achieved success as professional fencers themselves and having trained innumerable athletes who have gone on to win medals in U.S. nationals, world, and Olympic championships. Alexandr's accomplishments include coaching the foiling team that won the gold at the 1988 Olympics, as well as earning national coaching awards from both the former USSR and his home country of Kazakhstan. Also a native of Kazakhstan, Natasha has taught more than 1,000 championship-winning athletes, but she doesn't just coach student fencers—she coaches coaches themselves, teaching them how to develop youth athletes with fast foils and faster minds. At Academy of Fencing Masters, these seasoned oracles teach students the art of fencing through four tiered levels that focus on endurance, technique, agility, and sportsmanship skills. The facility features 14 total strips, nine of which are electric and five of which are for practice, and specially manufactured floors that are easy on legs and joints. Families are encouraged to watch from a quiet second-floor spectator area with Wi-Fi.
Ever since martial-arts masters Ernie Reyes and Tony Thompson cofounded the West Coast World Martial Arts Association more than 35 years ago, their teachings have been shared at affiliate schools throughout the United States. The seasoned staff spreads Reyes and Thompson's mission by leading classes for all ages and skill levels, from white belts to the prestigious black belts.
Master Reyes has received a wide range of accolades over the course of his decades-long martial-arts career. In 1981, he was inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame as Instructor of the Year. 13 years later, the cable network TNT's special Masters of the Martial Arts named him as one of the 20th century's greatest martial-arts masters. In 2007, the Marital Arts Industry Association gave him a Lifetime Achievement Award—an honor previously bestowed upon Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris. He is also the co-author of the Little Dragons book and video series for young martial artists, and has been featured in Black Belt Magazine's series of instructional videos.
Xtreme Martial Arts and Fitness Center?s martial arts trainers and coaches take on students aged 3?60 in their quest to spread the art of muay thai. Far from regarding the ancient martial art?which incorporates strikes from the fists, feet, elbows, and knees?as simply a means of fighting or very forcefully hailing a cab, staff also gear classes toward fitness with their X-Fit kickboxing programs. All lessons take place in their 5,000-square-foot facility, where students battle punching bags or spar against padded partners. An additional 2,000-square-foot personal-training studio provides space for one-on-one conditioning, which removes all competitive aspects from training, aside from the quest to wipe that smug smile off of your shadow?s face.