Flyboard riders fly yards above the waves, held aloft by the downward-facing, more-than 200-horsepower jets of water issuing from their boards' bases. It sounds like a complicated process, but really, flyboarding and walking take roughly the same amount of coordination—newbies typically learn the basics in 5 minutes and more complex tricks in 15. The learning process is especially user-friendly at Aquaflyboarding USA, where a team of certified flyboard instructors start each flight with a safety overview. Then, they coach flights in real-time.
As the morning begins, a row of toddlers takes turns tumbling feet over head while their parents guide them into the correct movement. Later, school-age kids sit in a circle, legs stretched before them as they try to touch their toes. At My Gym, the trained staff imbues kids from the age of 6 weeks to 13 years with life skills through music, physical activities, and games. Many classes incorporate physical exercises with social and developmental skills, while art classes allow kids to explore new topics before expressing what they learned through various media. Additionally, martial-arts training teaches tykes discipline and respect in a noncompetitive atmosphere. Summer camps are also available seasonally. All classes take place in a well-padded room, led by staff trained in child development and fluent in muppet.
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.
Some people are born athletes, but proper training can give most anyone an athletic edge. The team of trainers at Velocity Sports Performance knows how to take personal performance to the next level, just as they have done with their former clients—many of whom include professional and international athletes. Programs for student athletes help them achieve new heights from season to season and training for adults ranges from group fitness classes to elite personal training. With a massive 15,000 square feet of football turf, running tracks, ball courts, and lifting areas, programs can be tailored to help athletes excel in just about any sport.
FastFrame outlines photographs and wall-worthy art with more than 1,000 frames in styles ranging from baroque gold trims to funky, contemporary schemes. Dedicated to craftsmanship and creativity, professional framers help select matting hues to complement a diploma or the original Bill of Rights banning knuckle cracking. All projects are completed onsite, ensuring that no materials get dented or lost by clumsy carrier pigeons, and clients can return any custom designs for complete retooling within 30 days if they don't match homes' décor.
Booge Mercer started small, but she had a vision. Launching Oak Tree Gun Club in 1973 with just six fields, a trailer, and two outhouses, she steadily expanded the private shooting club into a public range, adding a clubhouse, a bar and grill, and more shooting fields. Soon, Charlton Heston and Steven Spielberg were dropping by. When Mercer passed in 1993, James Mitchell purchased the club and resumed Mercer’s vision to turn Oak Tree Gun Club into not just a shooting club, but a destination for the sportsmen of Southern California.Today, Oak Tree Gun Club continues to draw outdoorsmen under the ownership of James' daughters, Betsy and Katie. Set on 100 acres in the Santa Clarita Valley, the club’s outdoor ranges offer trap, skeet, and sporting-clay shooting as well as pistol and rifle shooting. The club’s facilities have even provided filming locations for television shows such as Entourage and NCIS. Beyond the ranges, the staff leads classes from beginners’ handgun courses to tactical defensive combat. The Oak Tree Bar & Grill gives guests a place to unwind after a day on the range or in class, and the weapons experts at the pro shop happily dispense their knowledge to visitors. For sportsmen craving an immersive experience, the team at Oak Tree Travel books international adventure vacations, such as bush safaris through Donald Trump’s hair.