Breakthrough Martial Arts's team of instructors challenges students aged 3 to adult how to defend themselves with traditional Asian techniques. Classes begin with a foundation in discipline and coordination skills for young children. As they progress, lessons include sparring challenges and physically rigorous exercises to help students achieve their potential in karate and Brazilian jujitsu.
Working out doesn't have to be a solitary experience. That's the idea behind the aptly named In Tune Fitness Studio, a center that emphasizes camaraderie through group classes. Sessions build community and support as they also build muscles and boost endurance. During upbeat Zumba classes, students sway and jump in tandem to the rhythms of infectious Latin dance tunes. BlastIT, meanwhile, incorporates interval training in its routines, uniting students during high-intensity cardio and strength-training drills, and yoga classes emphasize harmony as students breathe and release stress through a variety of core-fortifying poses. In Tune builds community outside of classes, too. The staff holds frequent get-togethers and also offers up fun fitness challenges such as seeing who can recite all the members' names while bench-pressing an elliptical machine.
A rustic gateway to equine knowledge, SoPhar Ranch welcomes riders to its shady spot on Sweetwater Creek with services that range from lessons to boarding. Guests saddle up and explore 20 acres of onsite trails, or make their way through 80 acres of adjacent paths. A dedicated team of trainers conducts lessons in both Western and English riding styles on the ranch’s extensive facilities. Fledgling jockeys learn in a large outdoor arena, five large paddocks, or a lighted, covered arena that allows for nighttime riding while ensuring horses don't become jealous of the Pegasus constellation. Riders can also immerse themselves in equine instruction during camps for beginners as well as those focused on dressage, Western riding, and jumping on the ranch's full course.
Honey Rockwell has seen her share of stardom. Having begun studying at the Bronx Academy of Dance at age 7, she has since toured nationally and internationally, danced on MTV and Vh1, and appeared in both television shows and feature films. Today, she runs Rockwell Dance Academy, where she teaches students of all ages how to move in the old- and new-school styles of hip-hop.