The XGolf simulator at BirdieFinish Golf virtually transports players to 93 golf courses worldwide, where they can play and practice while enjoying the comfort of the indoors. The apparatus faithfully re-creates playing conditions at the chosen course, even adjusting the hitting surface to mimic lie angles, and improves upon them by canceling out the possibility of rain, excessive heat, and pelicans that perpetually hum "Happy Birthday to You" in a mocking tone. When not whisking foursomes off to imitations of exotic international courses, the simulator can also be used for club fitting and lessons under the expert guidance of golf coach Jari Hakonen. Repair services are also available for clubs that refuse to play on anything other than tangible courses.
At Uptown Ballroom, expert instructors trot out their experience competing at the amateur and professional level to lead students toward dancing acumen. Classes set the ballroom floor ablaze as twinkle-toed senseis cover a variety of styles including the waltz, foxtrot, cha-cha, salsa, and west coast swing. Instructors work on each student’s individual strengths or weaknesses during private lessons, restoring two left feet with two deft feet in time for social-dance parties where guests can mingle and try out their new moves. The studio also holds Zumba classes designed to increase heart rates for a cardio routine more effective than imitating a hamster on a public-park carousel.
Over the 20 years they've been dance partners, 18 years they've been married, and 10 years they've spent bringing dance into schools, Cynthia and Michael Parent have mastered American style dancing together. They duo helms Impressions Dance Club, where they teach American-style dancing techniques such as Swing, along with the Rumba, and Tango. Students seek their tutelage during group and private lessons for adults, and also show up for the studio's Friday night social dance events where students can mingle and practice their newly acquired moves.
Kickboxing classes deliver a knee to the face of fat, burning up to 860 calories an hour with the high-energy striking moves of martial arts and boxing. All four limbs get in on the bag-bludgeoning action at iLoveKickboxing as each class provides a full-body workout that tones arm, leg, and tentacle muscles while tightening the body’s core and improving balance. Hitting the heavy bags won't skin your knuckles once you don the included boxing gloves, which also double as excellent spring-loaded props for re-creating Three Stooges gags. Class times and dates vary based on location.
Bollywood Dreams’ DJ and dance instructor Prashant expresses himself in the international language of dance with undeniable exuberance and contagious energy. Prashant teaches a variety of styles at local colleges and demonstrates his performance prowess with two Portland-area Bollywood bands. Prashant’s monthly dance parties at The Crystal Ballroom give students an opportunity to strut new choreographies while he spins Bollywood and Bhangra tunes.
A traditional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school with world class instructors in BJJ, womens self defense, mixed martial arts and kids programs. We also have a great retail pro shop with gi's, RVCA, OTM and our Nemesis line. Our gym is very clean and state of the art.