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In 1976, educator, musician, and kinesiologist Robin Wes longed for a children's gym that prioritized personal growth over competition. Unveiled at a time when physical-education classes pushed students to focus almost exclusively on winning, Robin's program was swiftly adopted and is now used in more than 300 Little Gyms worldwide. Robin still pens original music to accompany lessons, which engage whippersnappers 4 months old?12 years old with gymnastics, dance, karate, and parent and child activities. Each of The Little Gym's classes introduces simple movements that sharpen motor skills and set brains whirring, allowing kids to progress at their own pace until they can finally build a computer out of macaroni and glitter. Staff members strive to build a base for lifelong social skills and self-assurance with each exercise, including activities rooted purely in fun, such as summer camps or birthday parties, which helped The Little Gym to earn title of #1 Birthday Chain in Parents magazine.
4 Corbin Dr.
Darien,
CT
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For a different take on the traditional wine bar, check out Ten Twenty Post. It serves everything including gluten-free and low-fat options. With its long wine list and TVs in the bar area, the bar has enough to keep oenophiles and sports fans happy. The whole family can enjoy a meal at Ten Twenty Post with its kid-friendly fare. Dine out in the open during Ten Twenty Post's summer season when patio tables are available for use. Groups of all sizes can easily be seated at Ten Twenty Post. Be prepared to raise your voice, though — the bar can get noisy. Weekend visitors to the bar are well advised to take advantage of the reservation system — crowds tend to pack the place on Fridays and Saturdays. Take it nice and easy at Ten Twenty Post, where casual dress is the rule of the day. Street parking is available, or, on busy nights, a nearby lot is another option for drivers. Your tab at Ten Twenty Post will usually run to about $30 per guest. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the bar, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
1020 Post Rd
Darien,
CT
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A romantic evening for two can be arranged over a plate of pasta at Scena Wine Bar and Restaurant — this Italian restaurant is the perfect date spot. Those looking for a meal that s low in fat won t find it at Scena Wine Bar and Restaurant, where hearty, tasty meals come first. Don't go thirsty during dinner! Scena Wine Bar and Restaurant also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more. The patio seating at Scena Wine Bar and Restaurant is perfect for those warm summer days. Patrons pack the restaurant on weekends, so it's a good idea to make a reservation to ensure prompt seating. It's time to take out your best dress and get ready for a beautiful meal. Find a space on the street or park in the lot not far from the restaurant. You can take it easy on your wallet at Scena Wine Bar and Restaurant — prices are generally less than $30 per person. The dinner menu is a crowd pleaser at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
1077 Post Rd
Darien,
CT
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The supportive staff of personal trainers, boot-camp instructors, and nutrition coaches at Infinity Fitness may be quick to give clients technical tips regarding exercise, but they’re even quicker to give words of encouragement. This kind of engagement helps exercisers get the most out of the gym’s offerings, which include boot-camp workouts as well as private and semiprivate personal-training sessions that track results five different ways. As noted on the website, staff members view clients as “walking billboards” for their programs' effectiveness. In return, the staff asks only that clients work hard and stand for weeks at a time by the highway.
264 Heights Rd
Darien,
CT
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Raised in England and Ireland respectively, Rebecca Binks and Lisa McMullan founded Rhubarb Kitchen to share their nostalgic love for homestyle British cuisine. Meeting in Rebecca's home kitchen, the duo's cooking demonstrations teach 16–20 students how to create some of Great Britain's most iconic dishes. Options include beer-battered fish ‘n’ chips, raspberry and sherry trifles, and house-made jam with scones. In addition to sampling the cuisine afterward, attendees can also savor a complimentary glass of Pimm’s, sparkling wine, or tea, or ask their hosts for practice pronouncing "color" with an extra "u."
262 Noroton Avenue
Darien,
CT
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At Steve DeMasco's Shaolin Studios, Grandmaster DeMasco and his staff of instructors illuminate students of all ages in the nuances of Martial Arts. Himself a vastly experienced practitioner of Martial Arts, DeMasco specializes in kung fu and teaches his pupils not only the fundamentals of the sport, but also the importance of self-respect, discipline, and not just learning from old kung fu movies. Each instructor here also brings their own high level of cred to their classes. As practitioners of Shaolin martial arts?the ancient predecessor of all martial arts?they're all internationally certified by the Shaolin Temple in China.
25 Old Kings Highway North
Darien,
CT
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