The Sierra Nevada Mountains don’t just make for beautiful vistas—their lower slopes also play host to some of the region’s best grapes. Winery by the Creek and Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards, nestled in the foothills, harvests the vines and transforms them into nuanced, award winning varietals, such as Black Muscat. The winery plays host to a slew of other regional wines as well, including Splashdown’s Zinfandels and Charles B. Mitchell’s award-winning grand reserve. As Dionysian evangelists, the winery’s staff hosts tasting events, many of which are held on the patio by the creek that overlooks the mountains. For a peek behind the scenes, you can spelunk into the onsite wine cave where the wines are aged. There, you can sip their way through candle-lit futures tastings, sampling up-and-coming wines right from the barrel.
As the head coach of Hangtown Saber Club, Ted Smith extols the benefits of specialization. His club focuses solely on the saber, a sword that bears some marked differences from the other two fencing weapons, the epee and the foil. Not only is it the lightest of the three, it's the only one that permits scoring with both the point and the blade edge?just like real sword fighting or popping a child's birthday balloons with a calligraphy pen. Given these unique rules, the result is a fast, aggressive style of competition. Both group and private lessons start with a warm-up and some aerobic conditioning, followed by drills on footwork and technique. Before class lets out, all students also have the chance to hook up to the electric scoring machines and engage their classmates in some spirited bouts.
Cliff Drysdale, a 45-time Davis Cup veteran, is more than a familiar face in professional tennis?he's one of its signature voices as well, having spent more than 30 years commentating matches on ESPN. Students of his coaching system get to tap into that deep well of experience at In-Shape Sport clubs all across California. At each location, experienced tennis pros lead four-week clinics that cover the fundamentals of the sport, organize competitive leagues for more advanced players, and tailor lessons to teens. Additionally, tennis socials help guests practice the sport as they meet fellow players and use particularly ferocious serves to deliver their phone number to an opponent.
Our gym is over 10,000 square feet. We are a USA Gymnastics Member Club, as well as a USASF Member Club. Our coaches have trained with the highest level instructors from all over the United States. There is always staff on site that are trained in CPR and First Aid
There are no smoothies to be found at MotherLoad CrossFit, and no treadmills either. Instead, the staffers stock their gym with fitness tools such as over-size tires, ropes, gymnastics rings, and kettlebells?equipment designed to shore up functional fitness levels. Each routine (or Workout of the Day) is different, but is always designed to boost strength, stamina, and flexibility. They tailor workouts to the fitness level of each student, regardless of experience level, ensuring everyone is sufficiently challenged.