Like any good moms, the founders of Kidz Spot want their kids to do two things: learn and have fun. So when they opened their recreation center for kids ages 6 months to 10 years old, they didn't just furnish it with modular play areas and a miniature climbing wall. They also created a classroom where certified teachers and professional engineers teach workshops in the subjects of reading, writing, math, and science. The classroom, with its picnic tables and hardwood floors, also doubles as a private party room, where kids can nosh on pizza and cake while sitting for temporary tattoos or face painting. Kidz Spot just opened in June of 2014, so the facilities are brand new and monsters haven't had enough time to find it yet.
While many golf instructors compete on professional tours, few can also include the title of “TV star” on their resumés. John Lepak of Renaissance Golf Academy is one of those few: in addition to touring for the better part of a decade, he appeared as a contestant on Golf Channel’s reality show Big Break, which awards pro-tour exemptions to the winner of the show’s various challenges. Students of all levels can gain from John’s expertise and see if he really looks 12 feet tall off camera by enrolling in lessons at his private academy, where they’ll hone putting strokes on a 6,000-square-foot putting green and shore up full swings on the 16-tee driving range. Each lesson incorporates video analysis, providing immediate feedback of golfers’ swing mechanics.
At Top Tennis at La Habra Tennis Center, shots skip and spring across a dozen pro-grade courts seven days per week. Recognizing that tennis, like competitive puppy petting, is one of the few sports that can be played from childhood through the golden years, the professionally staffed USTA facility makes sure to serve up programs for all ages and skill levels. Programs for advanced players provide competitive and tournament training, whereas youth services, such as 8 and Under programs, teach pintsize racket holders the basics on smaller-scale courts. Yearly memberships, USTA leagues, and pay-to-play options round out the center's arsenal of specialties, and an onsite pro-shop stocks the latest shoes, rackets, and accessories so players won't have to download gear onto their bodies before each match.
Mysterium Theater in La Habra, CA believes in the three 'E's' of life - enrich, entertain and educate. Through live stage productions, they do just that. Many of their productions run the artistic gamut - moving dramas, musical extravaganza and holiday specials. Summers are often filled with acting and dance classes if you've thought of being a thespian or the next Fred Astair. It's also a time when you can see Bill... Bill Shakespeare, that is. The theater houses productions like A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 12th Night and The Tempest, to name a few. Tickets are usually available individually or by the season (if you love the arts and want a discount too).
The team at Aspire Wellness Studios covers the holistic healing bases with a chiropractor, massage therapist, Pilates instructors, and yoga instructors. Spinal adjustments and bodywork sessions work to recalibrate unbalanced bodies and relax areas of tightness. Meanwhile, yoga and Pilates?both mat and Reformer?classes help folks strengthen muscles without the joint strain associated with jogging or sky-diving into a yoga or Pilates class.