Fight Sports Naples was founded by Marcel Goncalves, a Brazilian jujitsu black belt who has won medals in world competitions. Along with his fellow instructors, Marcel teaches sessions focused on mixed martial arts, judo, and Brazilian jujitsu. The classes accommodate all types of students, including those who want to master a new martial art or those who simply want to get in shape.
My Gym, which currently has more than 200 international locations, began more than 20 years ago as a structured place for children to safely play, acquire new skills, and romp off a sugar buzz. All classes are organized according to age—from as tender as 6 weeks young to a timeworn 13 years old—and are designed to incorporate the latest physiological, psychological, and meteorological research. The busy schedule offers sessions such as Tiny Tykes, a class for parents and babies that focuses on movement, and Cardio Kids, which targets the older echelon of prematurity humans ages 7–13 to combat the effects of sedentary activities such as playing video games and tending to bullet ant farms. This Groupon covers My Gym's lifetime membership, a one-time enrollment fee ($75) that allows members to sign up for all future classes.
Just as the workouts scale to students of all fitness levels, they extend to those of all ages as well. The center's CrossFit Kids program is designed to help children and the adults who play them on TV build a solid foundation for a fit, healthy life by challenging them to fun, functional workouts that mimic the movements they do every day, such as jumping, pulling, running, and climbing. Like the adult version, CrossFit Kids is just as beneficial to less-active children as it is to youth athletes, as the challenges are scaled to each student's ability and success is measured on an individual level.
West Coast Boot Camp is a gym with no walls. Trainer Stacey Lins eschews stagnant air and clanging machines for wide-open spaces, turning clients into all-terrain exercisers. Groups take to sandy beaches and synchronize crunches with the waves or pour into empty parking garages to bang out pushups on cool concrete.
Total Athletic Performance’s enthusiastic trainers—who all have degrees and are certified—help athletes of all ages get into sport-ready shape through a variety of programs. Sixty-minute Fundamental classes engage youthful sportsmen with strength-building exercises best applied to whisk pancake batter in record time. The Pro Athlete program, alternatively, customizes workouts to best suit professional athletes’ sport of choice in addition to fine tuning movement for practical results. During Athletic Sculpt classes, small groups match up with motivating coaches, who lead intense, high-energy workouts. :m]]
Modeled after The Juilliard School in New York, the Naples Performing Arts Center celebrates dance, drama, music, and film. When speaking with Fox 4 News, the center's owner proudly proclaimed it a facilitator for the "love of the arts for our children." Kids do receive ample opportunity for creative expression in the creative beginners program, which fosters a fun and supportive environment for preschoolers' imaginations to blossom with songs, stories, and future Internet dance crazes.
Both older children and adults can expand their creative capacities with classes and workshops that are both social and instructional. Dance lessons teach the choreography of Latin, swing, and ballroom dances, and music instruction legally marries hands and minds to the keys and strings of pianos, guitars, and violins. In the drama department, students can challenge themselves with the center's Broadway studio series.