A decorated veteran for his service as a US Marine Corps infantry platoon leader in Vietnam, Steve Eichelberger knows firsthand the responsibilities of carrying a firearm in the field. As an emeritus instructor at the Oregon Firearms Academy, and a current police firearms instructor, the NRA-certified teacher also knows his way around the classroom. He draws on both these experiences at Firearms Instructor, where his students learn the same handgun skills practiced at the police academy via a mixture of classroom instruction and hands-on lessons.
During private or group live-fire sessions at a local range, Steve demonstrates the five fundamentals of marksmanship to first timers and more-complex skills—such as shooting while moving or tactical reloads—to advanced pupils. He covers similar topics, as well as a gun safety and cleaning, during concealed-carry courses, which qualify graduates to apply for a concealed-carry license in Oregon. A practicing attorney, Steve also hosts the What Do I Do? class series, during which he discusses gun owners' moral, ethical, legal, and tactical responsibilities when it comes to discharging their weapon.
Built on a former dairy farm in 1969, the executive course at Meadowlawn incorporates a compact game of nine holes into residential Arcadia. Four par 3 holes help players develop their short game amid hazards such as a creek, lake, and sand bunkers newly renovated with tiny camels and to-scale mirages. The course also features five par 4s for diverse play while still maintaining a scaled-down layout that ensures a quick round, allowing players to get in enough play. After rounds, the onsite Upper Deck Grill refuels and rejuvenates golfers with a menu of salads, sandwiches, and grill fare.
Steele’s Karate teaches students of all ages how to defend themselves; however, the classes emphasize the importance of humility and self-control above all else. The instructors can incorporate elements of karate, boxing, and kickboxing into their lessons, introducing clients to a variety of techniques while still helping them develop strength, flexibility, and stamina. These classes tend to be held in the 2,000-square-foot training space on the studio’s main floor, although the center also features a lower level—complete with heavy bags, free weights, and regulation-size boxing ring—where visitors can work out at their own tempo.
When Lisa Stark's quest for a sensual, laid-back exercise class turned up nothing, she took matters into her own hands. To forge her ideal workout, which is a balance of sexy sizzle and athletic toning, Stark researched popular dance-fitness styles, documented choreography at local clubs, and even enlisted a former exotic dancer to teach her how to kick, saunter, and fill out tax forms in a sensual manner. The months of studying paid off—today, Lisa shares her wit, warmth, and fitness regimen with troupes of women at The Exotic You. Ladies of all fitness levels gather for classes that teach a complete routine of sensual dance moves, checking negative body-talk at the door and summoning their inner vixen out with slow leg extensions and passionate hip rolls.
Sculpted into the one-time family farm of former Oregon Governor and U.S. Senator Charles McNary, McNary Golf Club encompasses diverse trees and rippling waterways into an 18-hole layout that spans 150 acres of rolling meadows. A mixed assemblage of oaks, firs, pines, and redwood trees mingle on the course's emerald sidelines, watching over each towering drive and bickering about squirrel housing arrangements. Claggett Creek comes into play on four holes, including the signature 18th, where its rippling waters snake in front of the enormous green, shaking its hydraulic fists at well-struck balls as they somersault onto the putting surface. A staff of resident aces roam the pristine grounds, showering guests and unsuspecting flagsticks with nuggets of golf wisdom.
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