Confined to mountainless Lubbock until his wife completed med school, Jeremy Roberts decided to create his own crags. Today 7,200 square feet of his 10,000-square-foot gym, Defying Gravity, consists of surfaces for top-rope climbing and bouldering. After staffers walk them through techniques for safe climbing, students of all skill levels can scale green, pink, orange, and blue terrain. Shorter walls cater to beginners, while a towering rock wall challenges advanced climbers and intermediate Peter Pans. The personnel also provide military training, host climbing parties, and rent out gear such as harnesses, chalk bags, and climbing shoes.
At Straight Shooter, Jay Temple teaches classes for both new and renewal Texas concealed-handgun licenses, as well as an introductory and re-familiarization firearms course. In addition to training marksmen of all experience levels, Jay also specializes in cleaning guns, clearing out jam-inducing grime and “Bang!” flags caught in the barrel.
Smooth wood floors and smooth-moved instructors offer support at Just Dancing, where beginners can hone the basics and intermediates can continue to grow. Warm and welcoming, the studio’s dance-savvy instructors boast years of experience and a slew of certifications in ballroom and other dancing disciplines. In class, students will spin, step, and dip their way through an active, applicable style that’s handy for post-wedding boogies and pre-commute sock hops. Sign up with a special partner to prepare for an upcoming unsanctioned cameo on Dancing with the Stars. Solo dancers are more than welcome to come in for some socializing and culturalizing by way of fancy footwork and energetic moves.
It is here that everyday women learn to let go of their insecurities, their inhibititions, and their low sense of self esteem. Through Striptease, Lapdance, and Poledance classes, women are taking charge of their sensuality and becoming sexier, healthier, more self-confident beings. Our schedule changes weekly!
Expert horse wranglers lead riders of all levels through trail rides in the sprawling, dusty desert just outside Lubbock. Riders climb on top of horses appropriate for all levels, and absolute beginners can profit from a 10- to 15-minute orientation before their ride.
Drawing on a traditional Middle Eastern dance discipline, Tribal Rhythm's professional instructors motivate sirens-in-training to torso twirl and hip shake toward greater fitness and self-confidence. Beginning classes let newbies get their swivel on with no prior experience by laying out basic belly-dance movements, posture techniques, and an introduction to zills, the finger cymbals that provide the backbeat for countless amphibian brass quartets. Those who graduate to intermediate and advanced classes with instructor approval can choose from courses in two waist-whittling styles, which include the earthy and improvisational-choreography-based Tribal Fusion and the hip and torso undulations of the ballet-inspired Egyptian variation. Regardless of rank, students are encouraged to don freewheeling duds to each session, including yoga pants, tank tops, and breezy berets.