The dedicated instructors at Kids Love Martial Arts teach children the techniques of self-defense styles such as karate and tang soo do. But they are just as focused on imparting lessons on discipline, focus, and confidence. The studio's websites shares stories of youngsters who were constantly distracted in school or picked on by their peers. The teachers always prescribe the same medicine: a few weeks in Kids Love Martial Arts classes. The physical aspect of the training engages the youthful participants, but it's the less tangible results that can help them positively channel their energy and confidently stare down the karate-practicing monster under the bed.
Within the private Studio Maliha, a dance space with floating oak-laminate floors, full-length mirrors, and track lighting, Serafina Belly Dances welcomes dancers of all ages, sizes, and abilities. In private and group classes—with a capacity of 12—students learn the fundamentals of proper posture, technique, and vocabulary of belly dancing. Students not only glean a full-body workout from the physically challenging moves of belly dance, but can also garner empowerment and a healthy self-image from the sensuous art form. Serafina Belly Dances celebrates self-appreciation and encourages positive body image in women of all sizes.
A heated barn with a connected indoor arena rest amid more than 40 acres of grassy pasture and limestone paddock at Tukaway Farm. This leafy setting greets horseback riders of every skill level as they arrive for private riding lessons, including English riding lessons, which take place outdoors when the weather is agreeable and inside the 85'x225' arena when it's cold out or storm clouds roll in. Meanwhile, friends and family can witness riders' improvements and horses' encouraging neighs from within the comfort of a heated viewing room.
An 18-hole golf-course. A destination for skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. A venue for weddings or simply a Sunday brunch. Villa Olivia wears many hats across its lodge's vaulted ceilings, and the attractions change depending on the season.
While warmer months are spent playing golf on the par 73 course, winter's snow primes the rolling landscape for a tubing hill and seven snowboarding and skiing runs. Instructors teach both private and semiprivate lessons to help visitors navigate these slopes for hours on end, save for a few trips to the ski cafe for refreshments and to warm up with a cup of hot chocolate poured into their ski boots.
A joint venture between a professional boxer and a team of successful kickboxing-equipment tycoons, Title Boxing Club maintains dozens of studios spread across 21 different states, winning over a devoted clientele with engaging boxing- and kickboxing-themed classes. At any one of the centers, a workout can begin with heart-healthy cardio training to satisfy people?s innate desire to punch and kick something other than a broken jukebox. Over the course of many workouts, participants build lithe, strong muscle tissue by delivering powerful blows to punching bags. They work toward flexibility and agility by practicing roundhouse kicks and hooks. Students can also improve their core strength and endurance with medicine balls and burpees, enlist a qualified personal trainer to practice their newfound skills in the ring, or just torch calories during intense full-body Power Hour workouts.