Like the proud technicians that work on them, the cars leaving SG Autos positively glow. That's thanks to meticulous detailing practices and professional-grade Armor All products, which the techs use to restore each ride's showroom finish. In addition to making paint shine, they also sort out performance issues by tuning up engines, swapping out oil, fixing brakes, and retooling transmissions.
Known in the dance world as Salsa Eddy, Edmanuel Deynes, has been smooth-stepping since childhood and has showcased his toe-tapping talents in a slew of competitions, workshops, and performances. The professional hip- swiveler infuses novice appendages with his Latin-inspired tutelage during three levels of group classes—beginner, basic/intermediate, and intermediate/advanced. Body-swaying visitors can step into one of the hour-long sessions and move their limbs in tune with the salsa beat, creating an elegant dancing duo with themselves and their own or newly-paired partners (partners are not required). Classes meet once a week, allowing enough time to recover from newly discovered muscle soreness and to study the differences between salsa dancing and dancing while covered in salsa. See the website for specific coordination-enhancing class times and dates for each location.
Have Fun Feel Good's certified Zumba instructor Shelia Harris calls her class "happy hour,” and rightly so: each high-energy session gets people shaking their booties and feeling more giddy than if they'd had a few after-work martinis. Shelia also leads 2-mile walks through Bear Creek Park to keep fitness seekers on track and motivated.
Paola Martinez fell in love with dance at the age of 13. She has devoted her life to studying and teaching others about the art ever since, training extensively in flamenco, ballet, hip hop, jazz, and salsa. Her primary educational endeavor, Houston Salsa Dancers, instructs visitors in salsa steps to share Latin and Afro-Caribbean culture. Martinez also hosts classes teaching hip hop, ballet, and Mexican folklorico dance, as well as summer camps that keep kids from having to foxtrot with the television.
At Resurrection Fitness Studio, the staff takes an all-inclusive approach to fitness, working patrons' bodies while nurturing their minds to help them lead an overall healthier lifestyle. Their dynamic boot-camp classes challenge students' brawn with an array of training methods, including circuit training, cardio work, and core exercises. They complement these sessions with stress-relieving sessions of meditation to soothe tension more effectively than lying on a beach as a peaceful manatee brushes your hair. Patrons can work up a sweat while exercising their dance moves in line-dancing classes and Zumba sessions, which set easy-to-follow dance steps to pulsing Latin-inspired beats. In addition to catering their classes to patrons of all fitness levels, they also offer specialty classes for seniors and the visually impaired.