At Kim's USA Taekwondo and Gymnastics (Lewisville) and Kim's Taekwondo Institute (Amarillo), students hone their technique in martial arts and soccer with the help of experienced instructors and supportive class environments. Students who attend Kim's Lewisville location can also hone their gymnastics skills. Afterschool martial-arts camps are not only physically beneficial and fun for kids, but they're also convenient for parents—kids are picked up from their elementary school and transported via van or magic carpet to Kim's studio for camps. Themed birthday parties round out the menu of offerings at this 25,000-square-foot facility.
Owners Jeff and Michelle Dow met at the University of Iowa on athletic scholarships for gymnastics. After decorated careers that included spots on the U.S. Nationals team, the duo moved to Lubbock and founded Tega Kid's Superplex in 1995. Assisted by a skilled staff, they entertain and educate kids in teamwork and the athletic arts during sports programs, camps, and events. Though planted in gymnastics classes and fertilized with hand-grip chalk, the 18,000-square-foot facility has blossomed into a diverse space that teaches noncompetitive dance, cheerleading, tumbling, and swimming lessons that follow the USAG Junior Olympic Program's curriculum. The facility also houses a preschool, afterschool activities, and summer events and is a licensed provider of Motion Evolution, an interactive fitness program for kids.
Expert horse wranglers lead riders of all levels through trail rides in the sprawling, dusty desert just outside Lubbock. Riders climb on top of horses appropriate for all levels, and absolute beginners can profit from a 10- to 15-minute orientation before their ride.
Smooth wood floors and smooth-moved instructors offer support at Just Dancing, where beginners can hone the basics and intermediates can continue to grow. Warm and welcoming, the studio’s dance-savvy instructors boast years of experience and a slew of certifications in ballroom and other dancing disciplines. In class, students will spin, step, and dip their way through an active, applicable style that’s handy for post-wedding boogies and pre-commute sock hops. Sign up with a special partner to prepare for an upcoming unsanctioned cameo on Dancing with the Stars. Solo dancers are more than welcome to come in for some socializing and culturalizing by way of fancy footwork and energetic moves.
Drawing on a traditional Middle Eastern dance discipline, Tribal Rhythm's professional instructors motivate sirens-in-training to torso twirl and hip shake toward greater fitness and self-confidence. Beginning classes let newbies get their swivel on with no prior experience by laying out basic belly-dance movements, posture techniques, and an introduction to zills, the finger cymbals that provide the backbeat for countless amphibian brass quartets. Those who graduate to intermediate and advanced classes with instructor approval can choose from courses in two waist-whittling styles, which include the earthy and improvisational-choreography-based Tribal Fusion and the hip and torso undulations of the ballet-inspired Egyptian variation. Regardless of rank, students are encouraged to don freewheeling duds to each session, including yoga pants, tank tops, and breezy berets.
Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club fuels club-wielding adventures with a secluded 18-hole championship course backdropped by sweeping mountain and valley views. Natural running streams and boulder formations wind along the 6,400 yards of conditioned fairways and varied terrain, allowing golfers to connect with nature while circumnavigating man-made pot bunkers and ninth-hole sphinx riddles. From an aerial perspective, the course layout resembles a figure-8 devoid of parallel holes, enhancing privacy midround. During 60-minute group-lesson clinics, a golf professional will lead you and up to nine other range-stationed players through proper techniques for putting, driving, chipping, and communicating with forecaddies via semaphore.