When they're not helping patients overcome pain in their office, Drs. Francisco and Sebastian Colón of Cordero Family Chiropractic can sometimes be found performing treatments in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. These missions speak toward their passion for chiropractic care, and their desire to educate patients about its benefits. High on that list is the fact that chiropractic treatment can often help people overcome discomfort without surgery or drugs. Instead of masking pain with pills, the doctors use the body's own self-healing energies to help patients overcome chronic pain and other illnesses.
The professional hip shakers at Cheeky Bellydancer teach and perform belly-dancing maneuvers culled from Turkey and Egypt. Some jewel-clad shimmiers set swords aflame while dancing, and others incorporate moves honed on Egyptian movie sets. When they aren't adding a colorful spectacle to weddings and other events, the belly dancers help newcomers learn the ropes with lessons.
Defensive Shooting Instructors' training staff includes Special Forces members, SWAT officials, and intelligence specialists. Drawing from these backgrounds, the highly trained team teaches dozens of public courses that cover everything from pistols to shotguns to hand-to-hand combat. Rather than guiding their students through simple lessons, the instructors run drills that simulate real-world conditions and aim to create safe-yet-intense environments. For firearms training, they travel to local ranges and put shooters through repetitive drills focused on speed, accuracy, and consistency. In addition to civilian instruction, Defensive Shooting Instructors designs courses for law enforcement officers, military members, and deploying journalists. Its staff mans a gun shop.
Florida Firearms Training teams up with four gun ranges spread across the Tampa, Palm Beach, and Fort Lauderdale areas.
Depending on the course taken, the staff can rent handguns, shotguns, or rifles.
Florida Firearms Training's state-, NRA-, and military-certified instructors abide by the philosophy that with ownership of firearms comes great responsibility. With this in mind, they cover safe gun handling and loading in tactical and defensive courses for pistols, shotguns, rifles, and specialty weapons.
Equipment: Matrix, Star Trac, Precor, Magnum, free weights, cardio
Students should bring: Towel and bottle water
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 11–25 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Family-friendly atmosphere
CrossFit newcomers and regulars can work out side-by-side at Crossfit Athletic Co. That's because the studio assigns two coaches to each class, one to instruct beginners and another to push more seasoned CrossFitters to their limit. Regardless of fitness level, however, exercisers should be ready to work. The daily workouts, which consist of functional exercises such as pull-ups, pushups, and throwing things out of rage, are designed to be as intense as exercisers can handle.