Argentina?born soccer enthusiast Gustavo Szulansky opened Super Soccer Stars to provide the boroughs with a program that championed the personal development of youngsters rather than solely a skill-based focus. Since its debut in 2000, it's grown throughout the city, helping countless youngsters learn teamwork, boost confidence, and decrease arguments during home games played on the dining-room table. This rapid growth is due in part to the positive values Gustavo instilled from the first class. His coaches are carefully selected for their ability to cultivate a noncompetitive, sensitive approach to learning the game, and they dole out their knowledge in both classes and camps.
Super Soccer Star's Kick & Play program features family-friendly classes that help tots 12?24 months old develop pre-soccer skills and physical skill sets simultaneously. During classes, a team of talented and enthusiastic instructors and an athletic duo of puppet friends named Mimi and Pepe buoy budding soccer players with positive reinforcement, individual attention, and the merry clickety-clack of cleated tap dances. Designed with the help of early-childhood specialists, each age-specific class helps players build skills at their own pace with positive reinforcement, individual attention, and engaging original music.
When Sunita Sadhnani received her graduate degree in kathak dance and classical music back in India, she could have struck out on her own as a professional dancer and musician. Instead, she took her considerable talents to a place far less familiar with the art forms in which she specialized: the United States. She founded Bollyarts and brought aboard a staff of experienced instructors to grant American students insight into Bollywood's colorful, electrifying, and narrative dance moves. There, classes range from classical Indian dance forms such as Bollywood, bhangra, and kathak to the contemporary moves of hip-hop to exercise-focused sessions of yoga and Bollywood fitness. The studio offers its students frequent opportunities to perform locally, in neighboring states, state-shows with Bollywood celebrities, and sometimes both.
When Blitz Krav Maga's chief instructor looks at his students, he'll see everyone from law-enforcement officers to military and security personnel. He's been teaching his studio's namesake self-defense system to professionals and civilians alike since 2003, and it's no coincidence that they flock to his craft. Krav Maga was designed for neutralizing surprise attacks and other real-world dangers. The studio's classes don't just foster fitness through self-defense training, though?Blitz and his team also lead kettlebell classes and fitness boot camps.
East Coast MMA & Fitness boasts 6,000 square feet of space, and every inch is dedicated to refining the human body. Students and teachers take to the mats to practice punches, kicks, feints, grapples, and submissions during Brazilian jujitsu, muay thai, and mixed-martial-arts classes. The gym also has an area stocked with traditional gym equipment such as kettlebells, resistance bands, and treadmills, which participants use to condition their bodies for the functional training and movements.