Inside Shido Martial Arts' sprawling 14,000-square-foot fitness facility, instructors guide children as young as 4 and older than 13 through several international martial-arts programs. As they elucidate the offensive and defensive moves of tae kwon do, muay thai kickboxing, no-gi, and Brazilian jujitsu in age-appropriate classes, instructors work to cultivate discipline and greater self-esteem in their young students. Each day's schedule may lead students to the rows of punching bags to test their strikes, or focus on technique development in open sparring and practice areas. To keep guests limber, the gym also conducts all-ages yoga classes.
Starting in 1998 in the Philadelphia suburbs, the women behind Art of Exotic Dancing have strutted and hip-rolled their way to the forefront of a surge of interest in fun, sensual movement. Dedicated to fostering a comfortable space where all participants feel safe, the certified instructors proffer encouragement and reassurance as they teach dances that emphasize self-expression, personal power, and natural movement. Women learn to dance to a full song during the 90-minute CoreMoves class, while the Signature Workshop fortifies confidence via flirtatious techniques such as sensual walking and slow-motion winking.
Designed by 10-time PGA Tour winner Mark McCumber, Knob Hill Golf Club’s 18-hole course bobs and weaves through 145 acres of scenic, dense woodland terrain. The first McCumber course to grace the American Northeast, the 6,408-yard layout seamlessly incorporates imposing tree lines and 15 manmade, natural, and caddy-tear ponds into an elegant, golf-clap-worthy fairway chain. The course’s most difficult hole—the 464-yard, par 4 fourth hole—showcases characteristic challenges with a tee shot that must carry a pond and bisect a tree-ensconced fairway on its path to a green fronted by a sandtrap. After rounds, duffers can replenish with a sudsy drink and a nosh from a menu of casual, gourmet fare at The Sycamore Grill, named for the 185-year-old sycamore that casts its shadows on the clubhouse and sheds celebratory leaves for players who score under par.
Course at a Glance:
Designed by Mark McCumber
18-hole, par 70 course
Length of 6,408 yards from the farthest tees
Course rating of 71.3 from the farthest tees
Slope rating of 131 from the farthest tees
Three tee options
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