Generations of animal lovers come together to explore the winding trails of the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, where more than 75 species inhabit displays that stretch across 10 acres of naturally wooded terrain. Run by a full-time staff, as well as Santa Fe College students, the zoo is home to a diverse collection of both native and exotic creatures, headlined by a lineup of family favorites that includes bald eagles, white-throated Capuchin monkeys, and small-clawed otters. While visiting, zoo-goers can lock eyes with endangered beasts or, instead of diving into a mall fountain to inspect the coins, study actual water-dwelling critters wading through the amphibian habitats. Sawdust trails make the zoo easy to navigate for wheelchairs and strollers, and an onsite playground entertains young'uns during breaks from uninhibited discovery.
World-renowned and highly regarded, The Princeton Review helps prepare students for getting into college, law school, and grad school through a fleet of exam-prep classes. During the informative sessions—which cover such tests as the SAT, ACT, LSAT, and GRE—handpicked, rigorously trained teachers coach students to relinquish anxiety over upcoming tests. They conduct math reviews, reading sessions, and writing exercises that pair pupils with weighted pens. In addition to leading group classes, the teachers offer in-person and online private-tutoring services, which are customized to each pupil's learning needs.
Equipment: Iwama and Nishio Styles Aikido. Both recognized by Hombu Aikikai.
Students should bring: Waterbottle or cup. Wear loose clothes covering knees and shoulders.
Average class length: 40-90 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Listen and watch closely and copy as precisely as possible.
A trained Zumba instructor since 2009, Abby Estilong skillfully ushers pupils through the fitness technique's energetic choreography, set to a spirited soundtrack of fast-paced rhythms and latin-music beats. During each class, she engineers a series of lively dance movements that help oust lollygagging calories and yield svelte, toned physiques. Aside from standard Zumba, Abby also forges lean bods during Aqua Zumba and Hot Hula classes inspired by the traditional dances and ThighMaster machines of Pacific Island cultures.
After battling his own demons, Anthony Korahais found a new life purpose through the practice of qigong. After quitting his job as a network engineer in Manhattan, Sifu Anthony moved to Florida and established Flowing Zen as a place to share the healing potential of Eastern philosophies. Sifu Anthony’s classes cross-pollinate elements of qigong with tai chi, kung fu, and guided meditation. They can also help students find balance and heal their bodies from the inside out.
The staff at Gainesville Gun Permit prepare clients to apply for the Florida Concealed Weapons License with its signature Concealed Weapons Permit Course. A two-hour classroom lecture covers gun safety and handling as well as related state laws, after which students head to the range for practice in loading, unloading, and discharging the weapons. For beginners or those looking to hone their shots, instructors also offer the standard NRA Basic Pistol Course and organize private lessons.