Fitness retreats have come a long way since they days when they were the exclusive territory of high-powered celebrities and the old-guard elite. Now, thanks to the help of gurus like Don Miguel, these wellness-oriented escapes welcome a wider audience while retaining their air of exclusive luxury. Don Miguel whips visiting travelers and native Dallasites alike into shape with intimate boutique-style fitness retreats that focus on weight loss and full-body conditioning. Each day, Don Miguel's Fitness spices up group workouts with Zumba or belly-dancing classes, as well as morning and evening yoga sessions. Don also leads guided hikes through the Oak Cliff Nature Preserve, a patch of densely forested land a few miles outside of downtown. When he’s not leading these treks or demonstrating an exercise, Don’s hard at work as the CEO of the Fit-for-Me Foundation, an organization that advocates youth fitness and wellness programs.
Participants jump-start weight-loss goals by following a four-day juice cleanse, which involves drinking plenty of fresh-pressed juices before and after each activity. In the evenings, they’ll retire to deluxe suites with a queen bed, free WiFi, and views of the city at the Belmont Hotel, where they can relax or work up a night sweat during optional dream workouts. On the day of your choice, a licensed massage therapist will be on hand to help improve circulation and alleviate muscle fatigue with a 30-minute massage.
Rosewood Academy's teachers spend as much time learning as instructing. Using a blend of Montessori method and traditional, structured classes, they help preschool-aged children figure out how they learn best. Then, they use that knowledge to introduce kids to the full range of academic subjects: reading, writing, music, language, math, science, and arts. They tailor lessons to each child's preferred styles of learning to produce academic excellence.
The teachers don't let the end of the school year slow them down in their work, though. During the summer, the run academically focused summer camps with fun, hands-on themes. For example, they provide opportunities for kids to learn about wild animals, blending biology and art into classroom lessons that culminate in a trip to the zoo. They also encourage inquisitiveness through an inventor's workshop, teach practical kitchen skills and chemistry to young chefs, and explore watery ecosystems with those too young to recall Kevin Kostner's Waterworld.
Our Goal is to provide the best value for your investment in your child's education. We continually improve our services with excellent certified Montessori teachers and parent involvement. We provide a safe, friendly environment and an effective curriculum.
Children have it so good at Kids ?R? Kids, they may not want to leave. Open to youngsters from six weeks to 12 years of age, the center strives to help its students develop wholly?cognitively, socially, emotionally, and physically. Kids ?R? Kids accomplishes just that with its various programs, each led by caring, highly qualified teachers instead of cold, emotionless holograms of Mr. Kotter. To the kids themselves, though, their instructors' accolades are often secondary. Tykes are typically too busy exploring the center?s outdoor playgrounds, developing new skills at interactive learning stations, and enjoying healthy, homemade meals cooked up in the cafeteria by an on-site chef.
The professional teachers and staff at The Children’s Courtyard nurture minds and nourish spirits in tots ranging from 6 weeks to 13 years old. Armed with training they receive at The Children’s Courtyard’s unique master schools, they lead engaging programs in interactive classrooms, most of which brim with computers equipped with up to 50 learning programs. Class participants play games, sing songs, and interact with friends, which allows them to learn valuable skills in cognition, conflict resolution, and academic performance through activities geared toward their age group. Regular programs inspire little minds in half- and full-day increments, and summer camps take kids on field trips to see new animals at the zoo, sing a song at a recording studio, and muse over the complex metaphors for the role of capitalism in a local fairy-tale play.