The professionally trained faculty at Vonder Haar Center opens the floodgates of creativity through an array of performance classes that teach the basics while prepping aspiring showstoppers for the stage. Peruse the class schedule to determine your artistic avenue of choice, from intro to dance sessions for tots ages 3 and up, to hip-hop, ballet, and voice lessons for teens and adults. Novice steppers and impassioned professionals alike can benefit from the disciplined yet stimulating offerings at VHC, as these confidence-building courses rally talent muscles into a maelstrom of theatrical output strong enough to fry power grids and crack opera goggles. Children must have their class days and times scheduled in advance, while adults may drop in on any session of their chosen class.
The raw nature of Southern California is a painting turned into reality. Mountains kiss the sky, hills roll across the horizon, and canyons cut deep into the region's red, cherry-hued rock. SoCal Adventure Company's guides take groups to all of these destinations. With gear and healthy snacks in tow, they lead beginners and experienced adrenaline junkies alike on day trips ranging from rock climbing to canyoneering, a mode of adventure hiking that mixes in some thrilling rappels.
The guides lead groups on hikes through the mountains, help them climb top ropes, and rappel down cliffs through waterfalls. Occasionally, they even pause to swim through the pools at the canyon's bottom. Additionally, SoCal Adventure Company's guides always look for new ways to explore. To that end, they lead a trip of the week with an ever-changing itinerary.
The Doctors of Chiropractic at Flintridge Family Chiropractic mock up a holistic WELL system of treatment, which can include the use of x-rays to discover internal issues, the Gonstead method to correct subluxations, and the Webster technique to adjust sacral misalignments in pregnant women. After reviewing patients' medical history and discussing areas of pain or discomfort, the skilled doctors perform a complete orthopedic, neurological, and chiropractic examination. The doctors can also mollify the chronic pain and injury of athletes, such as muscle pulls and ankles tangled into football shapes, using Kinesio taping and rehabilitation therapies.
Forty acres at the Flintridge Riding Club is scarcely enough room to contain all the accolades earned between Martin McAllister Training's Jenni Martin McAllister and Steve McAllister. The husband and wife boast illustrious careers in the sport of show jumping, highlighted by Jenni's wins at the Farmington Grand Prix and Saratoga Cup. Today, the duo passes on their expertise to new show-jumping recruits, stressing the timing, precision, and strategy necessary to succeed in the sport. They start the future phenoms as young as age 4, imparting basic horsemanship skills and riding techniques through beginner and advanced lessons in the English discipline.
West Coast Boot Camp's Adrian Pietrariu is at his best during the heat of athletic competition. Not content with dominating opponents during taekwondo matches, Adrian assembled a team of seasoned instructors that now forms the core of WCBC’s training staff. Their signature boot camp meets in places such as beaches and parking lots to get hearts pumping and calories burning. Adrian also helps individuals unlock inner combatants with martial-arts classes, achieve their athletic aspirations with one-on-one coaching, and learn the difference between a basketball and an overripe cantaloupe with sport-specific training.