It’s easy to see the imprint of Body & Soul Fitness founder Jade Reyes on his studio’s class curriculum. His specialty in dance aerobics is displayed in exotic-dance and Latin-dance-inspired Zumba classes. And his training in kickboxing informs not only classes in the same discipline, but also body-combat classes, which feature high- and low-impact moves to challenge exercisers of all fitness levels. He also specializes in spinning and knows much about massage therapy and relaxation, which explains why yoga is on the schedule and drinking Mountain Dew and screaming Van Halen lyrics is not.
Hang gliding is as close as you can get to flying without sprouting feathers. To avoid that avian fate, Gledeco's Hang Gliding School teaches students how to soar through the skies on a glider. USHPA?certified instructors take students through all of the safety lessons and provide all necessary equipment to get them flying. Once you feel comfortable leaving the ground, you can float over a local canopy or spy on your neighbor?s pool from above during weekday evening and weekend evening and morning sessions.
Former jiu-jitsu world champion Samir Chantre now teaches his craft at Team Endure Martial Arts and Fitness. Adults, children, and family pets learn Brazilian jiu-jitsu techniques while building self-esteem and a sense of discipline. Team Endure also travels to churches, schools, and camps to help motivate kids and teenagers.
A PGA Class A professional, Joe Smith blasts bogeys off of scorecards with advice culled from teaching experience and time competing as a high-level golfer. Joe spent several years pursuing a career as a touring pro by playing in mini tour events before turning his attention to teaching full-time. In more than a decade as a coach, Joe has imparted his swing-honing wisdom to top-ranked juniors, amateurs, and senior golfers.
SOS Club is an unusually luxurious take on a gym—for one, there's an on-site bar and restaurant. For another, there's not one swimming pool, but three, including a heated one. The array of sports courts, meanwhile, ranges from tennis courts to basketball ones. For a group workout, members can also take to the group fitness studios, for sessions of mini-ball Zumba, Pilates, yoga, or pirate toga.
Xavier and Heidi Gomez of You Can Dance Company bolster the skills of aspiring twinkle toes with group classes, private lessons, and open-level dance parties held virtually every week. Xavier has been teaching the hip-shaking arts since his teenage years, earning professional certification in the meantime through the Fred Astaire Dance Studios. Heidi supplements his ballroom expertise with a knack for ballet and aerobics, as well as an affinity for the showier flamenco, jazz, and belly-dance styles. Students can take advantage of both skill sets to hone their waltz, cha-cha, and rumba steps before emerging onto the dance floor at Shooters Pub & Grill or Crocodiles Nightclub to show off moves, sip drinks, and outperform imaginary backup dancers.