In one of Infused Performing Arts’ Bollywood routines, a princess is trapped in a box, which her assailants then stab with swords. But when they re-open it, they find she has vanished without a trace. Featured on ABC13 News, this routine is just one example of the studio’s Bollywood style, which blends classic choreography with magical flourishes more impressive than pulling a rabbit out of a rabbit-shaped hat. The married couple that heads the studio—Kiron Kumar and Tina Bose—has worked with South Indian movie stars, but now teaches their choreography to the house dance troupe, as well as students trying to master the style.
Signature service: Archery lessons and birthday parties
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Brands Used: Genesis compound bows and Sammick recurve bows
Pro Tip: Bring a water bottle. We are outside and there are no fountains. Wear tennis shoes.
The expert instructors at Zion Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness believe that students can pursue the principles of fitness and sound personal defense at any age. Under the watchful eye of their gi-clad sensei, kids as young as five learn the underpinnings of Brazilian jiujitsu, building their self-confidence more effectively than replacing their glasses with a visor that reads "you're a champ!" on the inside. Older students often continue their study of jiujitsu, or expand their self-defense arsenals by branching off into kickboxing and mixed martial arts. Those just looking to shed a few pounds can enroll in the center's targeted training programs, which are dedicated to weight loss and body sculpting.
Live-fire training takes place at an outdoor range, which accommodates handguns and rifles.
Free gun rental is available upon request.
Sheepdog Tactical Training, LLC's NRA-certified instructors?including an Army veteran and a retired Special Forces sergeant major?share their expertise in firearm safety and self-defense skills with an array of classes for all levels. At their facility, or other convenient locations for students, the teachers introduce or help build upon techniques for handling pistols, rifles, and shotguns. They cover subjects such as grip, trigger control, and advanced-fighting skills. To cater to varying comfort levels, they also administer private lessons and lead women's-only classes.
As the owner of Phat Body Gym, John Mitchell has witnessed some pretty extreme physical transformations. One client, he says, lost 30 pounds in a single month, prompting friends and relatives to file one-quarter of a missing-persons report. Mitchell says the secret to keeping his clients motivated is variety. Whether in boot camps or one-on-one training sessions, he concocts unique combinations of exercises to help them reach their goals.
Students Should Bring: Great attitude
Average Class Length: 30–60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class Location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration Required: No
Good for Beginners: Yes
Guests Allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
The owner of Gymtex, Christina Zhou, attained China’s highest honor for sports—Sports Master—before moving to the United States 29 years ago. At Gymtex for the past 12 years now, she helps young Texans boost both their confidence and fitness levels with gymnastics classes divided by age or skill level. The hour-long group or private classes teach fundamental skills, which kids are welcome to show off at open-play sessions or birthday parties. Coach Christina also heads up competitive gymnastic teams, which consistently perform well at State competitions.