Adrenaline-pumping fitness and thrilling combat come together in Rising Star Fencing Academy's classes. The United States Fencing Association-member studio's lessons are suited to children as young as 6, and every level teaches creative strategy as it hones stamina, agility, and mental discipline. On a long, rectangular dueling area, coaches and students practice the complex foot- and hand-work for all three fencing styles—foil, sabre, and epee—all using the traditional scoring system. This intensive training is possible, in part, because of the academy's rigorous adherence to safety standards: all students are outfitted with a steel mesh mask and clothed in standard-issue force fields.
Equipment: Dumbbells, kettle bell, cable columns, TRX, sleds, 25-yard turf track
Students should bring: Comfortable exercise clothes, sneakers
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes, everyone must call to schedule their first training session
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Show up a few minutes early to take care of paperwork and be ready for a great training experience.
Although Dr. Marina Guelfguat has practiced dentistry for more than 16 years, her methods aren't stuck in the '90s. She and the A to Z Family Dentistry team rely on advanced technology, such as low-radiation digital radiography and metal-free restorations, to keep mouths in mint condition. Patients looking to amp up their smiles or deflect attention from their second tongue can turn to popular cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening and veneers. And to make visits as stress-free as possible, the office offers evening appointments.
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