U.S. Taekwondo Center passes down the myriad techniques of tae kwon do in classes for kids and adults. Children's classes focus on character development and building self-confidence, whereas adult classes emphasize cardiovascular exercise and improving muscle tone. The centers also offer family classes where participants can train side-by-side. All classes welcome beginners to the sport, teaching students sparring techniques, blocking, and kicks.
Instructors work out of an outdoor shooting range, complete with various shooting distances, barriers, and a combination of steel and paper targets.
Depending on the class, Hunter Corp Training can supply rental firearms such as shotguns, handguns, and semi-automatic weapons.
Every instructor at Hunter Corp Training has served as a US military special operator?from the Recon Marines to the Army Special Forces. Backed by this experience, they train students during handgun and rifle classes for all skill levels.
The Artful Adventures studio bustles with the flick of paintbrushes and the clink of mosaic tiles. The sunny yellow studio offers guests a dizzying array of potential projects: they can choose from more than 200 bisque pottery pieces, which glisten with 66 shades of nontoxic glaze and an array of stencils and stamps. Nearby, the glint of glass tiles entices mosaic-makers, who can decorate clocks or jazz up mirrors that would otherwise be smelted down into a disco ball. Jewelry kits enable even novices to create sophisticated-looking fused-glass pendants, and anyone who wants to gussy up an apron, coaster, or baby bib with a unique design can create pressable art from a selection of 20 paint colors. In addition to dropping by during open-studio hours—for which there is never a sitting fee—crafters can partake in themed events, such as date nights and movie nights, or host parties, which include all project materials and pair youthful celebrants with a balloon for flying home.
At Tiger Rock Academy of Colorado Springs, fitness stands on three legs. Combined, these are called Kisado, and like a tripod, if any one is taken away, the whole is likely to fall. The first leg is strictly physical?interval workouts that pair short, high-intensity, 8?20 second bursts with a phase of rest. Each movement incorporates punching bags, kettle bells, resistance bands, or body weight to scale difficulty to each individual participant. The second leg is called I-X Awareness, which focuses on bulking up mental strength through breathing exercises and relaxation techniques. The final leg, then, is nutrition, with coaches discussing the importance of following a well-rounded diet built on fruits and veggies instead of packing peanuts.
With more than two decades of artistic experience and a sprawling portfolio of canvases and murals, Erin Hill shares the knowledge she’s attained over the years with aspiring artists of all ages. In one-on-one sessions and small groups, she empowers both children and adults with the skills to express themselves through visual art.
A ballerina needs three things: elegance, technique, and the fearlessness to give it all on stage. The Ballet Society of Colorado Springs teaches dancers of all ages to achieve their potential with lessons drawn from the French, Italian, English, and Russian schools of ballet. After learning how to point their toes or execute a jete in class, dancers then perform for friends and family in annual showcases.