David Clair’s number one goal as the director and a trainer at Fitness For Living Boot Camps is to lead his patrons in having fun. He says, “If it is not fun, you won’t do it; you’ll always have an internal struggle staying motivated.” Here, the strong muscles, solid core, and slimmer waistline just happen to be a byproduct of having fun in the outdoors.
The trainers motivate clients to whip into shape with a series of smile-inducing fitness activities that often incorporate teamwork, including obstacle courses, games of soccer or basketball, and relay races. To further hone in on flexibility, strength, and balance training, campers complete a high-intensity regimen of CrossFit, TRX suspension, and Tabata training, interspersed with heaving sand bags and jumping rope. Alternatively, the Powerfit yoga camps take a blend of flowing Vinyasa-style yoga poses and Pilates techniques to the outdoors. The sessions focus on toning core muscles and building strength and flexibility. The trainers also help clients slim down with nutrition tips and meal-plan programs, and send out motivating emails that have nothing to do with money-hungry princes.
PlanetSwim founder and owner Stephan's life is a timeline of aquatic achievements, containing awards that he won as a competitive swimmer as well as several teaching titles—lifeguard trainer and Red Cross–certified swim instructor among them. At PlanetSwim, Stephan holds his staff to similar standards. Each teacher has a minimum of five years of swim-instruction experience and has also been Red Cross–certified. Together, the team channels its knack for tutelage into swim lessons for children and adults of all ages in indoor, heated pools, including the one in Louisville, which is filled with warm water to encourage students to get in.
PlanetSwim's philosophy centers around personal attention, an element that demands small class sizes and a supportive atmosphere. Whether they are leading a 10-minute lesson for a water-shy toddler or an intermediate course on different strokes, the instructors monitor their pupils closely to ensure both comfort and development of technique.
Although Tutor Doctor - Longmont recognizes that every student is different, the company begins each relationship the same way. First, an educational consultant gathers information from parents, educators, and students themselves to create full-fledged pictures of their learning styles, personalities, and academic goals. Then, the company uses that information to pair the student with one of more than 100 carefully screened tutors or subject specialists to aid with current class work; prep for the SAT, ACT, and other exams; or bolster a shaky understanding of fundamental concepts—all from the convenience of the student's home or favorite swing set. After each session, e-mailed progress reports keep parents on top of their youngster's learning curve. Staff also can accommodate autism and other special-needs students, or aid college and graduate students via adult education.
Spanish Easy & Fun Language School employs certified, trained instructors with at least five years of teaching experience to introduce students to the magic of other languages. Using a unique curriculum developed by the school, instructors use games, songs, and conversational exercises to instill fundamental fluency in languages such as Spanish, Italian, and French. Instructors lead private and group classes for all levels and carry out other services such as translation and interpretation.
Flaky, soft croissants drizzled with chocolate or almond icing. Made-from-scratch dough rolled in cinnamon, butter, and sugar before being baked and frosted. Buttery quick breads stuffed with raspberries. And that's just covering the croissants, cinnamon rolls, and scones.
It goes without saying that the rest of the bakery items at Perky's Coffee are tempting enough to make leaving here with only a cup of coffee seem downright silly. Aside from the baked treats, customers can fuel up at breakfast or lunch with breakfast burritos, savory empanadas, and sandwiches. Of course, there's still the freshly brewed coffee and espresso drinks, which can get a flavor punch of their own with dark chocolate, irish cream, and amaretto syrups, to name a few options. Come back later for the gelato and ice cream.
It’s possible to tinker with your swing all year long at Driving Force Golf—its 3,500 square foot indoor facility features practice equipment designed to help you hone all facets of your game. Feel free to practice on five hitting bays, an indoor putting green, and a short game practice area. In addition, Driving Force Golf's new golf simulator lets golfers play on 68 world famous courses.
The staff features instructors with PGA- and Titleist Performance Institute certification. Lessons cover a wide-ranging curriculum that includes golf-centric fitness evaluations, swing technique feedback, equipment fitting, course strategy advice, and demonstrations on how to turn a curtain rod into a sandwedge.