The Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando was founded to give those who share the Jewish tradition a communal setting in which to exercise, play, and learn with one another. Between them, the two locations boast full fitness facilities, tennis courts, and an outdoor pool. Group exercise classes and a gymnasium aid adults in acquiring fitter bodies, and sports leagues provide a venue for grownups to compete and ceremoniously dump sports drinks on each other. The center also puts on its own full-blown theatrical productions.
The center’s staff tailors certain events to the needs of senior citizens, helping them with exercise regimes such as yoga. Staff members also assist the Senior Nite club in organizing trips to new restaurants or the theater and help pintsize guests by helming a preschool, kids' camps, and extracurricular programs. Staffers can even pick up youngsters from school and ferry them to one of the facilities for afterschool development programs, which, like backyard mazes, are designed by the child’s parents to challenge young ones.
Adventures in Florida gives you the chance to experience the serene beauty of Florida galaxies away from the T-shirt-cannon-wielding mascots and bedazzled, man-eating airhorns of modern life. After grabbing your favorite life partner for your full-moon paddle, you'll be briefed by an ACA-certified kayak/canoe instructor who will put your paddling apprehensions at ease with a local's deep knowledge of the Winter Park Chain of Lakes. Set out in the midst of a sultry sunset and watch the moon come out to drench your vessel in dim, flattering light that's ideal whether you're looking for high romance or an atmospheric night of ghost stories. Adventures in Florida welcomes customers to bring wine and/or spirits to heighten the dizzifying majesty of the moon people that hide in their peripheral vision.
Sarah Riefke took her first cake-decorating class in 2008. Instantly hooked, she soon became a decorating instructor herself, eventually enrolling as a student in the prestigious French Pastry School in Chicago. She went on to start Sweeter Than The Rest, where she has created a jaw-dropping assortment of specialty cakes and three-dimensional masterpieces that are nearly too pretty to eat, but just pretty enough to chew on.
Carrie DeLozier wanted to create a place for women where time disappeared and they could be truly free to focus on their bodies and minds without the distractions of the outside world. That vision became barre54. Each of her studio’s spacious interiors flatters bodies with natural light shining through floor-to-ceiling windows and chandeliers hanging from exposed ceilings. Instructors with backgrounds in dance, theater, and modeling lead 54-minute sessions of isometric exercises and orthopedic stretches, earning the Winter Park location the title of Best Workout Facility from the Orlando Sentinel. The program is an extension of the Lotte Berk Method developed in the 1950s by the German dancer of the same name. Ms. Berk used the body-aligning movements of ballet to recondition her body after a car accident. Since then, various incarnations of her exercises have been practiced by thousands of students including celebrities such as Madonna, Kelly Ripa, and the all-animal cast of Fantasia.
Over her more than 20-year career in photography, Susan Torregrosa has garnered numerous awards, shown more than 100 images in national and local exhibits, and earned the Professional Photographers of America’s prestigious Masters of Photography degree. She draws on the lifetime of dedication that earned her that recognition as she conducts portrait sessions at Studio T Photography. She specializes in portraiture of families, children, and high school seniors. The photographer creates portraits of kids and kin set against sparse backgrounds or painted backdrops of lush forests. High school students enjoy sessions in natural park and river settings or posing against interesting landmarks, such as a downtown Orlando graffiti wall. Afterward, she preserves her clients’ favorite images with customizable keepsakes such as prints and canvas portraits.
Over the past 20 years, Dr. Andy Michaud has been caring for cats and dogs by adhering to the adage, “I’ll treat your pets like they’re mine, and I’ll treat you like a friend and a neighbor.” Dr. Andy and his staff of animal lovers offer a variety of pet-care services, including after-hours emergency care for dogs and cats. In-house groomer, Rachel, is tasked with the important job of maintaining your pet's health and well-being. Regular grooming, equally important as regular physical check-ups, helps prevent issues like excessive shedding, skin or paw disorders, and bad breath. Rachel is at the animal hospital 6 days a week, during normal business hours to give your best friend the extra attention they deserve.