Nicknamed “The Firm,” the Florida International Rally & Motorsport Park spans 430 acres peppered with six paved, unpaved, and off-road driving circuits. This mélange of terrain allows the FIRM to host karts, motorcycles, ATVs, racecars, and rally cars on the tracks, all of which can retire to private onsite garages after races. Experienced American and European instructors lead professional driving courses for members of security teams or the military, and cater to both professional drivers and amateurs with their RallyPro Performance Driving School.
At Trapeze High, students ranging from novices to veteran high-fliers hone their skills in workshops held two days a week, on the weekends. Beginners learn key flight poses on the ground before donning safety belts to soar through the air under the watchful gaze of up to three trainers. Meanwhile, experienced aerial artists swing unfettered by safety gear, building a repertoire of circus-appropriate tricks ranging from the forward roll to advanced peanut-selling techniques. Enthusiasts can also celebrate occasions at the location of their choice with a circus party replete with all equipment and full-service event-planning.
Paintballers of all skill levels streak across Splatman Paintball Park’s battlefields, ducking behind barrel stacks, abandoned industrial piping, or large inflatable obstacles. Armed with air-powered markers, teams can take to the fields for strategic and fast-paced games during open play, or storm the grounds for birthday parties and special events. Paintball is played by millions worldwide and combines elements of tag, hide-and-seek, and capture the flag.
The Color and Glow Run could just as easily be called the Color and Glow Walk, or the Color and Glow Dance. It?s not important how fast racers finish the 5K course, what?s important is what those runners wear. As long as they sport a white T-shirt, they can enjoy a colorful or glow-in-the-dark makeover at the hands of the race?s volunteer crew.
Asbury Arts Center owner Jeanne Glogowski taps experience on both sides of the curtain—boasting bachelor's and master's degrees in dance—to oversee an eclectic array of dance classes for children and adults of all experience levels. Instructors gather budding dancers, fitness-minded patrons, and experienced shimmiers in practice rooms lined with mirrors to ensure both students and teachers can keep an eye out for proper form during dance, yoga, and martial-arts classes. Hammier classes include lessons in performing arts and music, giving patrons the opportunity to test their performing chops under the same level of personalized attention they enjoy in the studio’s fitness classes and during IRS audits.
A massive big-screen television casts a festive glow across Wing City’s dining room. Pitchers of beer slosh atop tables next to sizzling plates of finger food, including wings doused in 20 types of sauce. Specialty sandwiches, such as classic burgers and philly cheesesteaks, provide filling meals or tasty footballs in case patrons are inspired to go long.