Cross Creek Stables have been fostering deeper horse-rider relationships since 1963. The keyword here is relationship. Before students mount up for the first time, experienced trainers Randy and Hannah strive to create a simpatico pairing from the get-go by matching students with a steed of compatible temperament. Then, they walk students through the fundamentals of saddle-seat style in their spacious indoor arena, which hosts riding lessons year-round.
Dojo 3 takes its name from the three core programs taught by its qualified instructors--Krav Maga, Zumba DAnce Fitness, and Family Martial Arts. Students of any age master tae kwon do, karate, and kung fu in martial arts courses, while grown-ups learn hard-hitting, intuitive self defense techniques with krav maga.
Legacy Sports Academy eliminates offseason woes by keeping baseball players' bats and gloves in shape throughout the year. With huge indoor batting cages that are 65-feet long, 15-feet high, and 14-feet wide, players can hone long-range accuracy on both pitching and hitting abilities and practice interpreting the elaborate signal dances of far off batting coaches. Fifteen-foot high ceilings, artificial-turf ground covering, and siding nets also help to keep players focused by eliminating fears of wild bounces. The batting cages may also be outfitted with adjustable Jugs pitching machines or regulation portable mounds. The outdoor baseball field at Legacy Sports Academy is built to college-league standards to keep players' uniforms stocked with an ample supply of regulation dirt. Though the field only permits bunting and tee hitting, players can practice fielding and base running to their cleats' content. Customers can reserve a date and time for field or cage rental by contacting Legacy Sports Academy by phone or by visiting the facility during office hours.
Owned by Steve Nunno—the two-time USA Olympic coach and trainer of Olympic champion Shannon Miller—Star Gymnastics is a state-of-the-art facility where children go to get an elastic education. Classes are typically one to two hours long and cover fundamental gymnastic movements and routines. All classes are broken up by age and skill level to ensure each child receives the utmost attention during somersaults and hand stands. Fun, flips, and fitness for kids are the central themes at Star Gymnastics, and parents are invited to watch their children’s feats of grace and athleticism in the open-viewing area.
Equipment: Ropes, barbells, kettle bells, rowing machines
Brands Used: Rogue, Fringe
Students should bring: Water bottle
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Walk in with an open mind and leave your ego at the door.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
By constantly changing the workouts, making them fun and interesting, and also by encouraging our clients. We point out where they are improving and help them more where they need it.
What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to get fit on their own?
Consistency with nutrition. Gaining lean muscle is 70% what you eat and the old saying "you are what you eat" has never been more true than when doing CrossFit. If you put great things into your body, your training will reflect that.
Sweating to the oldies is acceptable, but sweating to the blues less so. Do you find that certain styles and genres of music generate more intense workouts?
Yes. Hip Hop, dance, and alternative music seem to keep people going.
As racers scramble through the mud, bikes spray dirt and leap over obstacles. This outdoor mayhem lasts for nearly a full day during each of Beastathlon's obstacle-race events, with heats taking off every 30 minutes. Each course spans two–three sections—or disciplines—designed to test the body in different but equally challenging ways. Participants may surmount up to 10 obstacles on a 1- to 1.5-mile run, complete a 50- to 100-yard "hell dash" through a muddy, obstruction-filled pit, and pedal along challenge-filled trails on a 1- to 1.5-mile mountain-bike race. Competitors are divided into multiple divisions by gender and age group, and each can earn a winning race time as well as awards for best costume or bike decorations.