Tina Kelly and Diane Flores, sisters and founders of Venus Pole Fitness, have always preferred doing things together. Throughout their adult years, they attended dance classes and boot camps, constantly in search of an exercise regime that was not only fun but effective. When they discovered pole-dance fitness, they instantly loved it and quickly purchased a pole, stage, and DJ booth packed with pop-music CDs. Their purchases led to the eventual creation of Venus Pole Fitness, where the certified duo teach ladies of all fitness levels and friction coefficients how to spice up their exercise regime and build their confidence through hip swivels and spins.
Trudy of Perrien Farms has been riding horses since she was 8 years old. All that time spent with equines has taught her how to connect with the horses on a personal level. She uses that connection to teach other riders how to have fun and perform on horseback. Her classes range from beginner sessions?which acquaint newbies with basic horsemanship skills?all the way to competition-level sessions, which cover jumps and tricks. For students who are serious about the sport, she also leases horses. This allows riders to always train with the same animal, giving them the chance to learn which commands they best respond to and how they take their tea.
Designed by 1992 Masters champion Fred Couples, San Juan Oaks Golf Club showcases an 18-hole course that arches across 7,133 yards of San Juan Valley terrain. On the front nine, golfers test their mettle at one of Freddy's favorite holes, the 204-yard, par-3 sixth hole, where tee shots must speed through swirling winds and trees wielding catchers’ mitts to land on a green guarded by oak and eucalyptus trees. The back nine rolls through the valley’s foothills, regaling golfers with frequent elevation changes and back-to-back tees—at 16 and 17—that offer stunning views of the surrounding area. The course frequently draws top-flight golfers and is a Stage-One site of the PGA Tour's Qualifying School.
Before taking to the first tee, golfers can warm up at the club’s practice facilities, which include a 15-acre, all-grass driving range, a 10,000-square-foot putting green, and an area for chipping and bunker shots. Elegant, high-beamed ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace await golfers and underfed 9-irons at the restaurant, which serves breakfast and lunch.
Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par-72 course designed by Fred Couples
Length of 7,133 yards from the farthest tees
Course rating of 74.6 from the farthest tees
Slope rating of 141 from the farthest tees
Five tee options
Hang gliding is as close as you can get to flying without sprouting feathers. To avoid that avian fate, Gledeco's Hang Gliding School teaches students how to soar through the skies on a glider. USHPA?certified instructors take students through all of the safety lessons and provide all necessary equipment to get them flying. Once you feel comfortable leaving the ground, you can float over a local canopy or spy on your neighbor?s pool from above during weekday evening and weekend evening and morning sessions.
Former jiu-jitsu world champion Samir Chantre now teaches his craft at Team Endure Martial Arts and Fitness. Adults, children, and family pets learn Brazilian jiu-jitsu techniques while building self-esteem and a sense of discipline. Team Endure also travels to churches, schools, and camps to help motivate kids and teenagers.