Bodies twirl gracefully through the air, seemingly defying gravity as they float gracefully earthward in slow-motion pirouettes. Such a descriptions might suit a cirque du soleil performance—or any Saturday morning class at Iluminar Aerial. Founded by two professional aerial dancers, the studio provides both performances and classes for the community.
They take on students of any age, but particularly specialize in teaching kids. For the youth who attend their center, they teach different sports that build fitness right alongside confidence and social skills. They also teach kids on the go with a program called Iluminar Mobile, designed to fit into regular or after school curriculum.
At Ken Lewis Taekwondo, kids and adults alike hone their tae kwon do techniques, spar, and pummel padded bags in the gym. In addition to regular classes for different age groups, the gym hosts open workouts where exercisers can improve their skills or sweat away pounds in a more free-form environment.
Every day for the last 35 years, the staff members at Gymnastics Unlimited sanitize the more than 15,000-square-foot facility. Child-sized hands and feet bound off the surfaces during recreational gymnastics classes, birthday parties, and summer camps.
GolfTEC's thirteen locations in the Los Angeles area, all staffed by experienced golfing professionals and computers who’ve sworn allegiance to the Three Laws of golfing robotics. Motion sensors and high-speed cameras monitor your swing and break down your form on a high-definition video display. GolfTEC’s certified teaching professionals point out your flaws, strengths, and coach you on how to permanently improve your game, from tee to green. Sensors chirp with approval when you’ve executed a perfect stroke or cracked an especially witty golfing joke.
The renowned architectural tandem of Ted Robinson, Sr. and Ted Robinson, Jr. added a true masterpiece to its resum? when they designed Robinson Ranch Golf Club. Located at the base of the Angeles National Forest, the Santa Clarita gem features two award-winning 18-hole courses?the Mountain Course and the Valley course?spread across 400 acres of land that features frequent elevation changes and fields of wild golf carts grazing on the pastureland.
The property sends visitors through unsullied stretches of sage and chaparral, with California sycamores and coastal live oaks adding their own characteristics of emerald beauty to the lush framework. The course's natural juxtaposition means that certain holes challenge players with water hazards, but other holes reward them with waterfalls. After rounds of golf, players can regroup with food and drinks amid rustic ranch decor inside the 25,000 square foot clubhouse.
Mountain Course at a Glance
* 18-hole, par 71 course
* 6,508 yards from the tips
* Four tees per hole
* Course slope of 135
* Course rating of 72.1
Valley Course at a Glance
* 18-hole, par 72 course
* 6,903 yards from the tips
* Four tees per hole
* Course slope of 146
* Course rating of 74.6
Hugo Cherre is an expert when it comes to teaching gymnastics to children, for he was once a child gymnast himself. The owner of Hugo's Gymfitness has been practicing the sport his entire life, a devotion that culminated in becoming the National Gymnastics Champion of Peru and a member of the U.S. gymnastics team in the 1984 Olympics. He employs his expertise to help his students reach their goals, whether they want to compete internationally or learn how to cartwheel their way out of a fight.
In addition to gymnastics, Hugo leads programs in cheerleading, dance, martial arts, and even rock climbing. His facilities are well equipped to host such a wide variety of sports, outfitted with foam pits, a tumbling floor, a climbing wall, and a spectator area where parents can watch and cheer.