Each year, the coaches from Kiddie Soccer introduce thousands of children between the ages of 3.5 and 6 to the most popular team sport in the world—soccer—through safe, fun classes in a constructive environment. For the first 50 minutes of each session, groups of up to 12 kids engage in team-building games such as Red Light Green Light or Sharks and Minnows to build physical and cooperative skills and, above all, have fun. Kids then split off into teams for a 10-minute friendly competition, enjoying themselves while learning teamwork under the coach's watchful, supportive eye.
Because of his own firsthand experience with back pain, Doctor of Chiropractic Paul Marston is able to offer a truly sympathetic ear to his patients and help them with their ailments. With the help of chiropractic care, Dr. Marston was able to avoid surgery for three herniated discs, so he is a firm believer in his methods. In addition to spinal adjustments and friendly pats on the back, he and his team also offer physical therapy, massage therapy, and high-tech muscle-stimulation treatments that warm up taught tendons to reduce muscle spasms.
As the mother of three children, Tara started taking Zumba classes as a way to get back in shape. Not only did she quickly see results, she also had fun moving her body to the Latin-inspired beats. Now a certified Zumba instructor, Tara introduces others to this upbeat fitness craze during one-hour classes.
Inside a pink-painted studio, instructors invite ladies of all builds and backgrounds to forget their inhibitions during group fitness classes, which range from Zumba to yoga. They combine muscle-sculpting routines and festive energy by hosting several music-based lessons, including the nightclub-like Zumba in the Dark. Additionally, Fuze Wellness Studio's massage therapists and life coaches balance out fast-paced routines by cultivating relaxation and mental calm. Through all this, the staff aims to help students tap into inner and outer strength, as well as empower them to feel secure in their bodies, a goal that is far easier than empowering them to feel secure in their lederhosen.
At CKO Kickboxing, combatants wage one-hour battles against an army of heavy bags. The weighted punching bags dangle in long rows as participants unleash flurries of kicks, punches, knees, and elbows upon them until they agree to personally train them. CKO's instructors emphasize the fitness aspects of kickboxing over a traditional martial-arts education, peppering sessions of punches and kicks with plyometrics and cross training to sculpt and strengthen the entire body. Students of all skill levels are welcome in each class, and beginners are encouraged to progress at their own pace.