• One month of gym membership with unlimited fitness classes (up to a $34.95 value) • A 30-minute massage from a licensed massage therapist (a $40 value) • A personal training session (a $60 value) • Access to the Champion Skating Rink during all public skate times (approximately 30 held each month; free with membership)
The instructors at Jiu-Jitsu and Strength Academy never stop learning. They each put on their black belts one foot at a time, just like most everyday citizens, but they also carry certification in several training methods. During kobukai jiujitsu courses, Sensei Matthew Bryers reveals modern Japanese techniques that are often used by members of the military and SWAT teams. Alternatively, instructor Rafael Barbosa leads traditional Brazilian jiujitsu classes while demonstrating artful control of the style designed to disable larger attackers. Barbosa's fighting style has led many to refer to him as Formiga, the Portuguese word for "ant"—which suggests strength beyond his size and the possibility that he may have a few extra fighting arms.
At Guerrero Equestrian, owner Melissa Guerrero offers up her equestrian expertise to aspiring riders, seasoned jockeys, and horse owners alike. Within lessons, she teaches students proper riding technique by identifying their strengths and focusing on the areas where they need special attention, such as their ability to interpret a horse's silent treatment. When she's not instructing, Guerrero hosts horse-themed birthday parties and picnics, and trains horses to perform in the areas of equitation, hunter-jumper, and pleasure riding.