At City Grounds, a team of riders and cycle mechanics promote eco-friendly transportation by offering equipment and services for urban cycling needs. Knowledgeable staffers constantly seek out innovative equipment and accessories from manufacturers around the globe, stocking digital odometers by Blackburn, chains by Kryptonite, and Lezyne CO2 cartridges to combat against glass shards on city streets. They can also fit customers with bicycles for several riding styles including BMX, mountain biking, cyclocross, and commuting. Besides bike nuts and bolts, City Grounds also attends to riders' style with a selection of bold graphic tees as well as sleek backpacks and bags by Chrome, Herschel, and Manhattan Portage.
Krav maga is one of the fastest growing self-defense training programs in the world, and for good reason. The official martial-arts system of the Israeli Defense Forces is based on the idea that anyone—no matter the size or physical build—can successfully defend their own life.
The certified instructors at Beach Cities Krav Maga Family Self Defense Centers are serious about helping students learn effective self-defense techniques. Aside from standard classes for adults and children, they teach specialized courses in women's self-defense and police and military defense. There are even fitness classes that use disciplines such as kickboxing as a jumping-off point for a punishing workout. At the spacious and functional facility, bags hang from the ceiling and mirrors line the walls, helping to keep students in proper form as they learn to punch, jab, and steal their opponents' noses.
Master Marshall, a sixth-degree black belt and a three-time national champion, attends every class at Marshall's Tae Kwon Do to make sure his students are receiving the best instruction possible. The studio welcomes kids and adults of all experience levels.
At Astoria Ballroom, instructors teach dance as an art and a language spoken between two partners. The studio combines the talents of Alex, a competitive dancer and teacher hailing from the former Soviet Union, and his partner Midori. The duo cultivates a warm and social environment for students, all while emphasizing correct technique, physical communication between partners, and a connection between body and mind. Students can drop in to pick up a few foxtrot moves, or strap on dancing shoes to train for full-scale competitions. Because the studio holds memberships in the NDCA and USTA, guests get professional-level training.
Focusing on self defense, fitness and life enrichment we have a program for any level. Adults and children can learn realistic effective self defense skills or just get in shape and have fun. Our classes are small a solid sustainable personal improvement are achieved through small classes and personal attention.
Koala Swim School turns nonswimmers into swordfish, or any sort of fish, really. Its heated pool stays in a range of 96–98 degrees, and the smaller facility creates an intimate setting, making lessons comfortable and fun. WSI- and CPR-certified instructors cater to students of all ages and ability lessons, providing lessons and programs to suit every need. The pool also hosts parties and playdates for all your underwater-tea-party needs.