Mandy Voecks has been at it for more than 20 years. After dancing competitively and cheering for the Oakland Raiderettes, she opened Pulse Dance Studio in order to share her passion with others. She and her fellow instructors teach students aged 3–19 using age-appropriate teaching methods. Their classes offer a diversity of styles, such as tap, ballet, cheer, and hip-hop, within a studio with sprung floors.
Staffed by experienced coaches and computers who’ve sworn allegiance to the three laws of golfing robotics, GolfTEC’s motion sensors and high-speed cameras monitor swings and break down each individual’s form on a high-definition video display to get results. Sensors chirp with approval whenever they detect the perfect stroke or an especially witty golfing joke. GolfTEC’s certified personal coaches will point out flaws and strengths while providing golfers with tips on how to permanently improve their game from tee to green.
The full bike tune-up begins with a thorough cable and drive-chain cleaning and lubing. Surgical adjustments are made to the tension of the brakes, ensuring riders can stop on a dime, pick it up, and buy a Chiclet without ever dismounting. The drive train is inspected and rebuffed to transform sticky gears into smooth shifters. Wobbly wheels undergo a truing process to increase pedal-pumping efficiency and ease momentum retention. A final overall inspection for safety and security tops off the tune-up, allowing bikes to roll back to their rack or cat condo.
All of the coaches at 503 West Coast Jiu Jitsu are also active competitors. At 503, they foster a familial atmosphere in which they strive to identify each individual’s personal goals and make it their priority to help them achieve. They lead a variety of combat-style programs, including mixed martial arts, Brazilian jiu jitsu, wrestling, muay-thai kickboxing, and boxing for MMA. They also have classes for kids, teens, and women, as well as CrossFit classes.
Lori Luecke has been dancing since she was 5 and teaching dance since she was 17. At Clackamas Dance, she hopes to instill that same early passion for creativity and self-expression in each of her students. She and her staff lead lessons for dancers between ages 2 and 18, tailoring classes to each age group's capabilities. Students can study styles that include jazz, hip-hop, tap, acrobatics, and musical theater.