In pools heated to a comfortable 90 degrees, Aqua-Tots Swim Schools' experienced instructors pass their aquatic knowledge onto younger generations. Before taking to the waters, the team sorts prospective swimmers between the ages of 6 months to 12 years into one of eight swim levels along with similarly skilled and aged peers. Instructors work alongside the parents of infants and toddlers to practice water safety skills and other swimming fundamentals such as blowing bubbles and singing whale songs. More advanced swimmers, meanwhile, master different strokes and techniques, and instructors incorporate more advanced concepts as their students progress through the levels. Parents can rest assured that their children are in good hands—each of Aqua-Tot's instructors have completed 32 hours in the company's Lessons for Life training program, and a rigorous Water Safety Instructor exam. In addition to swimming lessons, Aqua-Tots offers and hosts a number of other programs including Adaptive Aquatics programs, water therapy sessions designed specifically for children with special needs. They also donate a portion of their proceeds to World Vision, a non-profit organization that helps children and families worldwide gain access to such necessities as clean water, food, medical supplies, and education.
Equipment: State-of-the-art sprung floors, mirrors, and barres
Average class length: 60 minutes
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Want the look of a dancer but never owned ballet shoes? Miss ballet? Then DREAM Barre is for you.
"D.R.E.A.M." stands for dance, recreation and fitness, education, arts, and mentoring, and the Family D.R.E.A.M. Center stands for all that plus community and Biblical teachings. Dance, music, and fine art classes provide space for every member of the household to learn, grow, and connect. Instructors draw on the Bible in character-building classes that teach subjects such as phone manners, transportation etiquette, and which fork to fling first at a food fight. Carrying off this ambitious scope is a "D.R.E.A.M. team" of instructors who are all degreed, working professionals in their respective fields, from graphic design to dance to speech therapy.
At the center of Walnut Creek Country Club sits not one, but two 18-hole golf courses. The original Pecan course presents a more classic layout, and its 6,516 yards are a little less forgiving. The Oaks course, meanwhile, features new and wider fairways, making it more friendly for beginners and for golf carts that just got off their training wheels. Away from the links, the club boasts award-winning practice areas, a full-service golf shop, and private lessons led by PGA pros. Still, Walnut Creek's members can visit and never even pick up a golf club. Instead, they can play tennis, eat up at the family-friendly grill, or even take a dip in the resort-style pool area complete with cabanas and a water slide.
Signature service: Karate, Jiu-Jitsu, FIT Club for families
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Brands Used: Busho Kai
Pro Tip: Highly qualified professional black belt instructors create a fun and safe learning environment.