For nearly two decades, USA Karate & Fitness Official Training Center?s experienced martial artists have taught students the foundations of martial arts and self-defense and encouraged them to approach life with positivity. As eager students observe, the certified instructors at each of USA Karate & Fitness Official Training Center's six locations lead them through age-appropriate classes, helping them overcome fear and obstacles through basic martial arts stances and maneuvers. Strength and poise surge within pupils during mixed martial-arts training, helping practitioners harness leverage to administer self-defense blows. Likewise, cardio kickboxing workouts burn calories and impart defense techniques through punching, kicking, and nail-sharpening exercises. Between training sessions, the trainers incorporate martial arts into ninja-themed in-studio birthday parties that invite kids and their friends to celebrate a special day under their guidance.
Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on their physical well-being with a cornucopia of fitness equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength and cardio equipment, which features built-in TVs and other media diversions. For those who exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere welcomes patrons of all ability levels, unlike schoolyard dodge-ball squads. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling. For a dose of custom advice, patrons can seek out a personal-training session with a certified coach, who helps them assess and address their fitness goals. Clients reap the benefit of individual attention as a personal trainer helps them tackle weight loss, prepare for an arm-wrestling competition, or unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.
Mach 5 Cars turns fantasies into reality for drivers who dream of racing down a country road in a fiery red Ferrari or of feeling the wind in their hair while burning rubber in a sleek Lamborghini. During rentals and test drives, the company's sleek fleet of exotic, luxury, and sports vehicles lets handlers experience the purr of a Porsche's engine or hit the gas pedal on a Bentley without the cost of buying one and stabling it alongside the donkey they usually ride to work. Mach 5 Cars' auto experts help clients decide which chariot to take for a spin, sharing their extensive knowledge of autos' horsepower, torque, and traction, as well as their own passion for cars. Their enthusiasm traces back to teenage years tweaking an old V-8 and childhood years spent in the home of the Indy 500, and they're always happy to chat with clients.
Named one of Parents magazine's Top 10 Birthday Chains, Color Me Mine's international franchise of DIY ceramics studios cater to an older crowd as well. Hundreds of unadorned ceramic pieces—including vases, flatware, and whimsical characters—await the attentions of muses of kids and their keepers alike, as do glazes in earthy tones and bright crimsons to frighten bulls away from china cabinets. Guests follow simple step-by-step instructions that leave plenty of room for creative expression. When painters are satisfied with their work, the professional kiln workers help glaze, fire, and de-genie it for them, and they may retrieve the finished piece 4-6 days later.
Cynthia Coolidge and Holly Yablonowitz bring massive credentials to their roles as instructors at All For Dance. Cynthia has taught dance for more than two decades, and danced across the country as Elmo and Betty Lou in Sesame Street Live’s international tour. She is on the board of the International Teachers of Dance Inc. (ITDI) and certified by the Dance Masters of America. Holly has danced since the age of 3, earned a scholarship to dance in Hollywood, and is also certified by the Dancer Masters of America. Together, they seamlessly guide students through such dance styles as jazz, ballet, musical theatre, and tap.
In the kitchen of Tavern on the Lake, chefs not only cook pub classics such as 14-ounce burgers with mushrooms and onions but also an upscale house made ravioli entrees with scallops, chorizo, and mascarpone cheese. Meanwhile, patrons sing karaoke tunes, listen to live band performances, or adjourn to the outdoor patio to sip a pint of beer from the full bar.