At Secrets in a Bottle, a fitness studio exclusive to women, playful instructors teach students to twirl sensually in pole-dancing classes and break a sweat together in dance-based cardio classes. Along with perfecting their firefighting routines in two levels of pole-dance classes, members dance to a thumping soundtrack of Bollywood and hip-hop hits in Nightclub cardio and strap on kneepads before hitting the mat for derriere-focused Booty Shake sessions. Secrets in a Bottle also invites revelers to host private parties at the studio and can dispatch an instructor and mobile pole to merrymakers’ homes or unsupported canvas tents for on-location bashes.
AV Flight Simulations' director of operations, Kevin Gabriel, is an experienced pilot, and even he would agree that not everything about contemporary flight training is perfect. Enter the Redbird FMX flight simulator, an FAA-approved advanced aviation-training device with lifelike motions, controls, and graphics. Inside the simulator, students and AV Flight Simulations' certified instructors can freeze situations in real time, giving them the opportunity to analyze problems as they occur. These issues could range from being in a skewed holding pattern to the plane joining a flock of migrating birds. This advanced simulator training can also be a more cost-effective alternative to traditional flight schools on account of rising fuel costs and other expensive expenses. Though students will have to helm a plane eventually, simulators help them get certified with various lessons, including instrument rating, proficiency, and practical tests.
Chris Green's passion for basketball has led him from the courts of his high school to the major arenas where he played with the ABA West All-Star Team. Though he was bestowed with many awards and accomplishments throughout his career, Green realized that his life's calling was not with basketball, but with helping people improve their lives through fitness. Eager to use his athletic talents to make a difference, he graduated with a degree in kinesiology and became certified in personal training through the International Sports and Science Association.
Today, Green combines the athletic prowess he cultivated on the basketball court with a positive, yet intense style of training during six-week boot camp programs, personal training sessions, and motivational coaching sessions. Dedicated to propelling students towards their fitness goals—whether those goals include losing weight, toning muscle, or squeezing into child-sized giraffe costumes—he supplements training sessions with regular motivational videos. Green also conducts regular self-improvement seminars on nutrition and body image.
Getting and staying in shape is not just about working out, but creating habits to maintain a healthy life style and having the support system to focus on fitness goals. Each day holds a new challenge at Life Fit Personal Fitness Studio because each day is dedicated to developing a different group of muscles. On Monday, trainers work upper bodies with functional exercises that are geared toward boosting metabolism. Tuesday takes care of the lower body and strength training. Wednesday focuses on leg circuit training, and Thursday's routines challenge the entire body. Finally, Friday and Saturday mean it's time for TGIF Fitness Camp's team workouts, which incorporate boot-camp-style exercises such as tire flipping, monkey-bar climbing, and rope swinging.
Interspersed with the daily workouts on the class schedule are some fun breaks from routine. These range from cardio kickboxing and Power Hour??which works both the upper and lower body at once??to Zumba.
A lush lawn and garden center teems with trees, flowers, and fragrant mulches, inspiring homeowners to create cozy stomping grounds for their farm animals and household pets. Inside Gulf Coast Equine and Pet Center, bags of feed from brands such as Purina and Nutrena await trips to swine troughs, dog dishes, and the Triple Crown trophies from which the coolest horses eat their meals. An onsite pet salon grooms dogs large and small, paying close attention to families' and pets' personal tastes as groomers create each dog's new 'do.