On any given day, students glide their way across the studio floor inside Dance Express Productions. In addition to their fitness classes, instructors help budding dancers learn the techniques of classical, contemporary and cultural dances. The studio’s belly dancing program welcomes all skill levels, from beginner- to performance-level students. Dance Express Productions is also the home of two performance ensembles that perform primarily for charitable events. The facility's fitness instructors are certified by the National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA) and also hold specialty certifications in yoga, Silver Sneakers, and CPR.
The Golf Hub is helmed by teaching professional and owner Steve Roberts, a player who has championed a number of section PGA tournaments over his career. Roberts lends his time-earned expertise to golfers looking to improve through lessons or the outfit's offering of irons, apparel, and accessories by such brands as Nike and Titleist. During individual instruction, Roberts analyzes each player's personal swing profile with TrackMan technology, identifying issues in skills such as backswings and follow-throughs. The Golf Hub also punches up each ball's individuality by performing custom labeling onsite, emblazoning orbs with anything from personal photos to company logos to lost-cat flyers.
Though its name may imply that the shop deals only in boards, Daytona Board Store covers all the ocean-taming essentials you might need. Bouyant watercraft of all sizes cover the space, including surfboards, paddleboards, and bodyboards. The staff also crafts their own boards in the shaping room in back.
And those are just the shop's specialties that don't involve getting wet. Surf camp gives kids a whole new perspective on their time in the ocean and surf teams for adults always lead to at least one participant lobbying for the team to be called the Sharks.
Florida Tennis Center's one-hour clinics acquaint beginner and novice racqueteers with tennis fundamentals in an instructive, competitive environment. Players are grouped by age and ability, so baseline apprentices can begin to master tennis's trying techniques among those equally versed in the art of yellow-orb smashing. Glide across one of the complex's 24 green-clay courts as the ball machine serves up shots to batter cross-court with a textbook low-to-high forehand, a firm-wristed volley, or a highly illegal—but still impressive—scissor-kick. The club provides free loaner racquets to those yet to wrangle their own set of strings and the final class consists of a one-hour supervised practice match where players can test their meddle against fellow classmates and berate imaginary line judges.